Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Opinion

March 18, 2014

Letters to the editor

Girl Scout Week is now

Dear Editor,

This month marks the 102nd anniversary of Girl Scouts. Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga., on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Juliette had a goal of bringing girls out of their home environment and into community service.

One hundred and two years ago, Juliette Gordon Low made this historic phone call to her cousin Miss Nina Anderson Pape: “Come right over! I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America and the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!” Within a few years, Juliette’s dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today Girl Scouts has a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults, and is widely considered the largest educational organization for girls in the world.

Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday, and it always includes the Girl Scout anniversary, March 12. Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath will be celebrated by many girls at their places of worship and many will have the opportunity to participate in the service.

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana invites you to learn about Girl Scouting and its rich history. If you’d like to join, volunteer or donate to Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, call 855-GSCIN-4U and ask for membership development manager Sarah Crain or visit girlscoutsindiana.org.

Deana Potterf, GSCI

chief communications officer

Reader does not understand reasoning

Dear Editor,

Governor Pence could expand Medicaid in Indiana today, giving health coverage to thousands of low-income working families through the Affordable Care Act. Citing costs, he has decided not to.

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