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West Liberty Girl Scout Troop 20568 and Bellefontaine Girl Scout Troop 20158 recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in Savannah, Ga., where it all started. Pictured  at Chippewa Square on a park bench with a box of (Marie’s Candies) chocolates just as Forrest Gump did, are, from the left, seated: Allison Inskeep, Samantha Hill and Darby Thomas; standing: Abby Goodwin, Morgan Loverde, Maria Renteria, Kandace Miller, Colleen McDaniel, Brianna Jameson, Janessa Huffman and Olivia Fryman. In Savannah, the girls visited Girl Scout founder Juliette Low’s birthplace, her adult home, gravesite, and the first Girl Scout headquarters. They attended the unveiling of the Girl Scout postage stamp and the Medal of Freedom on display at the birthplace, presented to Juliette Low by President Obama. The week also included a ghost tour, dolphin cruise, climb up the Tybee Island lighthouse, pirate ship cruise, swimming in the ocean, and dinner at Paula Deen’s Lady & Sons restaurant. During their stay, each girl earned eight badges and 13 fun patches.

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