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Girl Scouts Forever – First-class Stamp Unveiled

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Susan Sizemore, Elk Grove Postmaster and former Girl Scout troop leader, Ralph Petty, Marketing Manager for USPS-Sacramento and two scouts watch as the stamp 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 Girl Scouts’ centennial.

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.

 according to a press release.

blue-silohouetted Girl Scout with binoculars in her hands are at the ready to perhaps watch an eagle soar or a bear catch salmon. Under her is a Girl Scout using a walking stick moving along on a trail.

All the Gir Scouts in the above photos included Girl Scout Brownies:
Amelia R
Isabella L
Isabella G

Girl Scout Juniors:
Sierra H
Grace S
Sophia S
Sierra R
Iliana W
Kiera G

Girl Scout Cadettes:
Fiona R
Kayli R

Girl Scout Seniors:
Manal K
Rachel C
Michaela L

500 envelopes had the new stamps placed on them to be sold.

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!

 

Editor’s note:  Edits were made to quotes in this article after publishing.

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