Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • March 18, 2009 Ho-Ho-Kus The main room of the Ho-Ho-Kus Community Church was the venue for the Ho-Ho-Kus Girl Scout Week World Tour 2009, hosted by second grade Brownie Troops 170 and 1168. Some 111 Ho-HoKus Girl Scouts from 11 different troops, Daisies to Juniors, joined together for an afternoon of friendship, and food. After a colorful flag ceremony, Mayor Thomas Randall kicked off the program by presenting a proclamation marking March 12, 2009 as the 97th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA and designating March 8 through 14 as Girl Scout Week in Ho-Ho-Kus. The mayor’s proclamation noted that Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place as they develop leadership skills, gain skills for success, and learn their duty to the world around them. Girl Scouting, he added, actively advocates for Local troops celebrate 97 years of Girl Scouting girls, encouraging their interest in science, technology, math, and engineering. The Girl Scouts then visited tables that had been decked out to represent Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Ireland, Norway, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Australia and China. As the girls “traveled,” they met new friends, sampled delicious foods, played games, and learned about customs, facts and places unique to each country they visited. Some Scouts went on stage and performed a traditional song or dance. Juliette Gordon Low started the Girl Scout organization in Savannah, Georgia with only 18 girls. Today, there are almost four million Girl Scouts all over the world. Low, an avid traveler, often provided financial assistance to girls and young women from around the globe so they could attend world conferences. Her dedi- Ho-Ho-Kus Girl Scouts recently celebrated Girl Scout Week 2009. Mayor Thomas Randall was on hand for the festivities and proclaimed Girl Scout Week in the girls’ honor. cation to travel inspired the creation of the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund. Each Ho-Ho-Kus Girl Scout and leader who attended the event donated $1 to this fund. �������� ������� ���������� ��������������������� ��������� �� YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER �����������������