During Oakley's City Council meeting, more than 30 Oakley Girl Scouts, ranging from brownies to seniors, including their leaders, attended the proclamation.
To begin the meeting, local Troops 2516 and 634 presented a flag ceremony. Also in attendance were Oakley Troops 374, 1437, 2779 and 2912. In Oakley there are more than 120 registered Girl Scouts in 17 troops. After the proclamation, the Scouts joined hands in a traditional friendship circle, closed with a song, and said their goodbyes to fellow Scouts.
In addition, Girl Scouts in East Contra Costa Association was also treated to a 95th birthday party on March 15. More than 300 girls attended to play carnival games, make crafts and enjoy birthday cake.
Another highlight of the event was a Girl Scout dressed up as Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts of America. She captivated attendees with stories of her adventure, all with a proper accent.
More than 3.7 million Girl Scout members nationwide celebrated 95 years of this American tradition.
- Contributed by Theresa Casad