Historic Collections to be Displayed Throughout Local Communities During the Month of March
Garden City, NY (March 12, 2019) – This year, Girl Scouts of Nassau County is celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting in Nassau County. To commemorate its centennial anniversary, the council will be hosting a historical exhibit 100 Years: Empowering Girls Through the Decades. The exhibition, which will highlight a collection of vintage Girl Scout uniforms, patches, artifacts, photos, and more, will be available at four locations throughout the county in partnership with the Town of Oyster Bay, Town of Hempstead, Town of North Hempstead, and Nassau County.
“We are sincerely appreciative of Nassau County Executive Curran, Supervisor Gillen, Supervisor Bosworth and Supervisor Saladino for the opportunity to highlight the tradition of Girl Scouting in Nassau County by helping us share a collection of memories with our communities!” said Rande M. Bynum, CEO of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “We hope that all current Girl Scouts and Girl Scout alums will enjoy visiting these pop-up exhibits and exploring and learning more about our past and future impact on girls in Nassau County.”
In addition to the exhibits, Nassau County will also host a special lighting of the dome ceremony on Monday, March 18, at the Nassau County Legislature building where the Girl Scout’s signature color of green will light up the sky to commemorate the anniversary.
“When the Girl Scouts were formed over 100 years ago, it was envisioned as an organization that would prepare girls to meet their world with courage, confidence, and character. Since then, the Girl Scouts have sparked a worldwide movement inspiring girls to embrace their individuality, strength, and intellect,” said Nassau County Executive, Laura Curran. “These exhibitions are a wonderful celebration of that proud tradition and a perfect way to honor Women’s History Month.”
“The lessons and ideals that were instilled in me at a young age while I was a Girl Scout helped set me on a path that led me to where I am today,” said Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Laura Gillen. “For the past century, young girls have been encouraged to work toward changing our cultural beliefs of what a woman can become thanks in part to the Girl Scouts of USA. As we celebrate two centennials, with the GSNC and Old Town Hall, let’s look toward the next century and envision a future where more women can use the lessons they learned as Girl Scouts to become leaders, innovators, and trailblazers.
“As Nassau County Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary, I would like to pause to reflect on the thousands of girls that this wonderful organization has positively influenced. Girl Scout Troops help foster a sense of courage, confidence, and character and bring together bright minds to help make the world a better place,” said North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “From the Girl Scouts right here in Nassau County to our Girl Scouts across the globe, each and every person works to make a difference. Congratulations to our Nassau County Girl Scouts and to all who have supported them over the years.”
“Over the last 100 years, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County have helped mold future leaders of this nation by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun,” Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino stated. “The Girl Scouts believe and, through a century of experience, understand that helping our youth puts these bright minds on a path toward a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. Establishing a Pop-Up Museum at places like the Town of Oyster Bay’s Hicksville Athletic Center helps shine a well-deserved spotlight on the rich history of the Girl Scouts and the amazing impact this organization has had on our community.”
Nassau County Legislature - Theodore Roosevelt Executive and
1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola, NY 11501
Hempstead Town Hall (Only the week of March 11 – 15)
1 Washington St, Hempstead, NY 11550
Yes We Can Community Center
141 Garden St, Westbury, NY 11590
Town of Oyster Bay—Hicksville Athletic Center
167 S Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801
We’re the Girl Scouts of Nassau County: We’re 23, 000 strong – more than 16,900 girls and 5,100 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ from Nassau County to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout Troop, and every year since we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsnc.org or contact Donna Rivera-Downey at 516 741-2550.