Local Girl Scout Troop Celebrates Founder’s Birthday at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center

March 23, 2012 by Michael DeStefano, Marketing Intern

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts, Mooresville Junior Girl Scout Group Troop 1969 delivered baby baskets to The Stork’s Landing Maternity Center at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center on March 12.  The baskets were delivered to the first six girls born that day.

The baskets contained onesies embroidered with “Future Girl Scout”, burp cloths printed with “100 Years of Girl Scouting”, jars of baby food labeled “Caution: this food will make your daughter courageous and strong”, stuffed animals, bibs with Girl Scout logos, and a box of Girl Scout cookies for parents to enjoy during late night feedings.  Note Cards were also included for parents to send a note to the Mooresville Girl Scouts each year on the baby’s birthday.

A host of troops and vendors donated their time, material, and services to assist with the project.  Troop 1009 contributed the baby food, stuffed animals, and note cards, and bibs were hand sewn by Troop 10243. Troop 1969 gave burp cloths and onesies, and screen printing services were provided by DKD Apparel in Mooresville.  Embroidery services were donated by Kathy Hughes of Goldsboro, and Girl Scout cookies were provided by the Mooresville Girl Scout Service Unit.  Members of Troop 1969 are: Parker Phelix, Erin Bradley, Ellie Binder, Maya Pelletier, Ali Duke, Hale Upright, Samantha Hartsell, Aleigha Myers, and Carolina Thesier.  Beth Puckett, the Mooresville Service Unit Manager, Mackenzie Puckett and Michala Puckett, and members of Troop 10009 also attended the basket delivery.

March 12, 1912, marked the date the first Girl Scout troop meeting that was organized and held by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, GA.  Girl Scouts all over the world celebrated the monumental anniversary throughout the year.