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Scarsdale Edgemont Girl Scouts Celebrating 100th Anniversary

On May 19, the scouts are holding a free, 100th anniversary celebration for the community.

For the past 100 years, have been earning badges, volunteering in the community and working to "make the world a better place."

On May 19, the Scarsdale Edgemont Girl Scouts are in the U.S. with a special day of events.

From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., scouts, families and community members can enjoy a day of food, dancing, face painting and traditional scouting events.

The celebration is being held at the Girl Scout Field and Betty Taubert Girl Scout House at 37 Wayside Lane in Scarsdale.

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The family-friendly event features carnival games, baking and pie-eating contests, food from , live demonstrations by the and several Girl Scouting traditions, such as tie-dying and soap-carving.

On May 8, at the Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Miriam Levitt Flisser declared May 19, 2012 as "Scarsdale Edgemont Girl Scouts Day."

"On behalf of the Village Board and all its citizens, I recognize, celebrate and congratulate the Scarsdale Edgemont Girl Scouts on their contribution and committment to our community," Flisser stated.

Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Law held the first Girl Scout Troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912.

Mrs. Herbert B. Shonk formed Scarsdale's first troop with 39 girls on November 18, 1919. That troop included scouts from Hartsdale, Edgemont and Scarsdale, according to the village board's declaration.

Due to its popularity, Scarsdale built a Girl Scout House in 1941 in Butler Park, according to the village board. That house is now known as the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House.

The celebration on May 19 is free and open to the public. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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