Girl Scouts Birthday


Celebrating the birthday of Girl Scouts won’t be the big bash in 2013 that it was last year. That’s because 2012 was the 100th birthday of the organization  - the anniversary of the date Juliette Gordon Low registered the first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. But the birthday can still be fun for Girl Scouts and their fans who want to celebrate with them.

There are several ideas for celebrating, suggested by the Girl Scouts website. One way to begin is by helping them learn a little more about the Girls Scouts’ founder, Juliette Low, and about Savannah, where it was founded.

The group can make a scrapbook of their events they have conducted over the past year¸or the scrapbook can be about the history of Girl Scouting. Another way to celebrate is to make the environment better, something Girl Scouts are always focused on. The group can plant a tree or design a garden to be planted later in the spring when the weather is ready. They can also plan a recycling effort for a later date and set the plans in motion.

The girls may not want to do anything related to Girl Scouting at all. In fact they may just want to have a pizza and go to a movie. But if they want to have a party in someone’s home and help prepare the food, the food could be related to the Girl Scouts’ history. For example, they could have ice cream with crumbled Girl Scout cookies mixed in. Or they could make food that is native to Savannah, such as this recipe for Peach Cobbler from  


Savannah Peach Cobbler


  6-8 Georgia Peaches

 ¼ cup water

¼ to 1/3 cup sugar

1   cup self-rising flour

  2 tablespoons Crisco

 2 tablespoons Butter

 ¼ teaspoon vanilla (optional)

  ¾ to 1 cup milk

 dash of cinnamon

 dash of nutmeg (optional)

  Peel and slice peaches. Put into 8x8 or 6x9 pan. Add water. Sprinkle with sugar. Dot with butter. Add vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.

 Topping: Cut Crisco into flour. Add milk. Stir. (This mixture should be thin enough to drizzle over peaches.) Pour over peaches. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes until peaches are bubbly and topping is browned

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