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Girl Scouts rose to the gritty challenge as war came to isles

By Dorothea "Dee" Buckingham

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 09, 2012

~~<p>This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America, founded in March 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. Just five years later, Florence Lowe, a Kamehameha School for Girls teacher, organized Girl Scout Troop 1, quickly followed by the Liliuokalani Troop 2, named after Hawaii's queen.</p>
<p>At no time in Hawaii's history was the Girl Scouts motto, &quot;Be prepared,&quot; put to the test more than during World War II. By 2 p.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, the Girl Scouts, under the direction of Ruth McCulley, served meals to first responders in a cafeteria set up at the Central Union Church.</p>
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This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America, founded in March 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. Just five years later, Florence Lowe, a Kamehameha School for Girls teacher, organized Girl Scout Troop 1, quickly followed by the Liliuokalani Troop 2, named after Hawaii's queen.

At no time in Hawaii's history was the Girl Scouts motto, "Be prepared," put to the test more than during World War II. By 2 p.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, the Girl Scouts, under the direction of Ruth McCulley, served meals to first responders in a cafeteria set up at the Central Union Church. Login for more...



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