Sheldon Troop Celebrates National Girl Scout Week

Sheldon, Iowa — The week of March 7, 2016, is Girl Scout Week in the United States, and local Sheldon Girl Scouts are celebrating.Sheldon Girl Scouts

Cindy Talsma, one of the leaders of the Sheldon Girl Scout Troop says that March 12, 2016, marks the 104th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA, founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia.

She says the local troop has 49 girls in the four different age levels.

She tells us about the different levels of Girl Scouting.

Talsma says the local Girl Scout Troop can trace its roots back to 1921.

Girl Scout officials say that through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience girls develop the skills and lessons that will serve them throughout their lives so that they may contribute to their communities; and that Girl Scouting takes an active role in increasing girls’ awareness of the opportunities in math, science, sports, technology, and many fields of interest that can expand their horizons.

If you have a girl that’s interested in scouting, you can call Talsma at 712-348-1969 or visit

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