This is National Girl Scout Week, a time to celebrate the contributions Girl Scouting - and Girl Scouts - have made to our country.
Founded 98 years ago, Girl Scouting helps build courage, confidence and character in girls and helps them make the world a better place.
Founded not long after the Boy Scouting movement, for nearly a century Girl Scouting has helped instill within girls a love, appreciation and understanding of the outdoors and a sense of duty and community.
It is Girl Scouting, in fact, that has been the catalyst that has helped develop the moral fiber and character of many girls so they could become strong contributors to the community.
Locally, Girl Scouts have made lots of contributions, such as volunteering at local blood drives, visiting the elderly and helping foster growth and development of fellow members.
We all know, too, about Girl Scout cookie drives. These are a key way in which Girl Scouts learn entrepreneurship and people skills and how to learn a sense of responsibility. If you haven't already, be sure to "say yes" the next time a Girl Scout asks if you need any cookies today. It's an affordable way to help a great cause and to help a lot of great kids.
Speaking of a lot of great kids
Just a reminder - The Estherville Lincoln
Central Patrons of Fine Arts will hold an ice cream social, silent auction and pre-contest recital Sunday, March 17 at the Little Theater at the high school.
The doors open at 1:15 p.m. and the public is invited to view and bid on silent auction items and enjoy an ice cream sundae bar following the recital at 2 p.m.
Free-will donations will be accepted for the ice cream social with all proceeds going to support arts programming at ELC.