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PHOTOS: Girl Scouts Unveil Anniversary Quilt

The quilt will be on display at the Broadneck Library throughout March.

Girl Scout Troop 1832 showed off their quilting project, celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts in the USA and 50 years in Maryland, at a gathering at the on Monday night.

The quilt is the work of 220 girls in Girl Scout Service Unit 44. Each girl fashioned a square block for the quilt showing what they think about the Girl Scouts. The blocks featured campfires, roasting marshmallows, sleeping bags, soccer, friends, animals and much more.

"You have to look close at a lot of the stitching, because a lot of them have secret messages," said Danielle Brown, leader of Girl Scout Troop 1832. 

Troop 1832 includes students from , , and schools. Brown lined up her girls in front of the quilt that they spent eight months working on before the official unveiling and everyone gave them a round of applause. 

Roxann Ashworth, leader of Troop 2499, said she introduced the idea of quilting because she thought it would be a great way to celebrate the Girl Scouts' anniversary.

"They had planned to do paper quilt blocks to celebrate the anniversary, so I told Danielle her girls should probably learn how to do it with fabric, if they're going to bother with paper," Ashworth said.

Ashworth and her daughter, Naomi, spent days sewing together the blocks of the quilt before the unveiling. She said they were both proud of the final product and the work of all the girls involved.

The quilt will be on display at the Broadneck Library throughout March, before it is transported to the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland archives in Howard County.

Proud Momma March 13, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Gasp...Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. They should be sanctioned for sure!
D. Frank Smith (Editor) March 13, 2012 at 04:00 PM
What role does politics play in a quilting event?
ChessiePk March 13, 2012 at 04:11 PM
What role does politics play AT ALL with a group such as Girl Scouts? The Girl Scouts national organization has chosen to affiliate themselves with these liberal groups. It's such a shame.
Arnold Mom March 13, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Oh please... Give me a break. Really?!?!. My daughter is not being indoctrinated into anything. She is building skills, confidence in her abilities, and the desire to make her world a better place. She is building friendships with other Girl Scouts from all over and learning to accept people regardless of whether or not they are like her.
jlleathe March 13, 2012 at 07:31 PM
really ChessiePK? This is where you choose to vent your opinion of the Girl Scouts at the bottom of an article where they might read it? These little girls are just proud of their accomplishment...you can't give them that?
Lilah March 14, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Great job! What a great group project to celebrate the Anniversary! It is neat to see how Girl Scouts impacts their own lives.
dimbrown March 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Thank you to all those who came out and celebrated with us. I am very proud of my troop. They are growing into very nice young ladies who will hopefully make a positive mark in the world.
ChessiePk March 15, 2012 at 04:30 PM
What a disgrace this news outlet is. Censoring my comments? Tisk tisk.

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