IRON RIVER—In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting, local scouts will be gathering to Light Up the U.P. on Monday, March 12, at the Iron County Chamber of Commerce.
March 12 is the official birthday of Girl Scouting. In honor of this date, area Girl Scout organizers are asking Girl Scouts past, present and future to bring a candle and meet at 6 p.m. at the Iron County Chamber of Commerce building in Iron River to show their support and appreciation.
Local scouts are part of the Northwestern Great Lakes Council, which includes all of the Upper Peninsula and the northeastern end of Wisconsin and oversees around 20,000 Girl Scouts.
During Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary, Girl Scout memorabilia will be displayed at a variety of celebration events. Local troops will have a display at the Iron County Historical Museum in August.
The council will be having a Girl Scout birthday celebration at the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay, Wis. in June.
“If you have items to donate to this effort, Girl Scouts can put you in touch with a volunteer willing to pick them up or connect with you for a drop-off location,” said a spokesperson.
Items of interest range from the smallest Girl Scout pins, patches and jewelry to uniforms hats and clothing, badge and handbooks, record albums and songbooks, scrapbooks and photo albums and camping equipment.
For more information on the candlelight ceremony, joining Girl Scouts or becoming a volunteer, contact Elizabeth Burmeister at (906) 367-1853 or Robin Caron (906) 875-6330.