Girl Scouts Forever - First-class Stamp Unveiled
Susan Sizemore, Elk Grove Postmaster and former Girl Scout troop leader, Ralph Petty, Marketing Manager for USPS-Sacramento and two scouts watch as the stamps begins its unveiling on the Promenade Stage at the State Fair.
I wouldn't mind having a United States postage stamp done in my honor when I hit 100!
That's exactly what the Girl Scouts got - A brand new First-Class Forever stamp called "Celebrate Scouting" honoring the Girl Scout's 100 years. Monday, March 12, marked the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.
Young and older Girl Scouts were on hand to see the new stamp unveiled Sunday at the California State Fair.
Mill Valley, California, artist Craig Frazier, "shows large redwoods, a lake, a distant forested mountainside, and small ferns with a blue sky", says spokesperson Julie O'Donnell, Director of Marketing & Communications, GIRL SCOUTS HEART OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA.
A blue-silohouetted Girl Scout with binoculars in her hands are at the ready to perhaps watch an eagle soar or a bear catching salmon. Under her is a Girl Scout using a walking stick moving along on a trail.
O'Donnell explained that the Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years of leadership, fun and friendship in 2012.
To honor this anniversary milestone, she said, the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) has created a special exhibit for the State Fair called "Girl Scout Zone," highlighting how Girl Scouts discover, connect and take action to make the world a better place.
The exhibit was built with support from Richard Bay and Mark Baker Fantasy Builders, and is located within the County Buildings A and B at Cal Expo. O'Donnell encourages fair visitors to stop by!
Photos by Kati Garner