The 100 Year Anniversary Book Project
In 100 years, Girl Scouts have produced many girls of courage, confidence and character. Every woman who has been a Girl Scout has a story.
In 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding and Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois has planned a number of ways to help observe this momentous milestone. One of these ways we plan to celebrate will be the publishing of a limited-edition book that tells your stories of Girl Scouts.
We’re currently collecting short stories of 250 words or less from anyone – past and current Girl Scouts, young or old – who have had anything to do with Girl Scouts, as a girl or as a volunteer. Your story can be about you, your friends, your daughter, your mother, or any memories you care to share with us to help celebrate Girl Scouts’ centennial. We know Girl Scouts has made a difference in the lives of many women and girls and those are the stories we want to hear. Has attending a Girl Scout event launched you into a successful science career? Were you able as a Girl Scout to help make the world a better place? Have you as a volunteer seen a girl grow because of her Girl Scout experience? These are the stories we want to hear about.
For only a $15 donation to Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, you can upload your story by April 30, 2011, for consideration in this commemorative book that will last for generations. Our 100th Anniversary Committee members will review every story submitted and select only 100 stories to be published in this hard-cover photo book.
If your story is selected, you’ll receive an e-mail to see whether you want your story included in this commemorative book. All those who agree to publication of their stories will be asked to purchase and schedule a photo session online (click on Story Selection Process and Pricing for more details).
The complete book will be 112 pages with a hard cover and black-and-white photos. Under 1,000 copies of this book will be sold to ensure it’s a keepsake of Girl Scout history in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. In addition, sponsors will graciously place copies of this book in libraries throughout our council.