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Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Birthday

Current and former girl scouts celebrate the 100th birthday of the Girl Scouts of the USA at Daley Plaza on March 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Current and former girl scouts celebrate the 100th birthday of the Girl Scouts of the USA at Daley Plaza on March 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A few hundred Girl Scouts – and former Girl Scouts – gathered in Daley Plaza to celebrate the organization’s 100th birthday today.

WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller was there as some of the alumnae reminisced.

“Oh, I have wonderful memories of Girl Scouting,” said South Sider Susan Weber, who was a Girl Scout from 1979-85.
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“Going camping.  Getting frozen out at camp,” she said.  “I remember a 10-day trip to Washington, D.C., which I probably never would have experienced without scouting.

“Just the friendships that I made and the values that I’ve carried on to my daughter for the past 10 years.”

But she says her daughter doesn’t share her emotional attachment to Girl Scouts right now.

“She wants to stop,” Weber said.  “And I’m like, ‘No, you can’t stop Girl Scouts!’

“I’m still going to register her though.  And keep her registered.  And I know she’ll miss it after a year.  She’ll come back.”