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Local Girl Scouts Celebrate 99 years

On Sunday, March 19th local Girl Scout Troops 5049 and 5051 earned 3 patches by celebrating the last

99 years in Girl Scouting at the Clubhouse in LaHarpe.

They earned the patch of the month for February and March. The girls all dressed up in 1950's and 1980's clothes, danced and did karaoke.

They learned new dance moves like The Hand Jive, The Twist, the Macarena, the Cha Cha Slide and the Cotton Eyed Joe. They also listened to music from the 50's through the present.

For the decade of 1910 we learned about Susan B. Anthony and for the 20's we drew our own Flapper

dress. For the 1930's they discussed the Great Depression.

For the 40's they tasted tested M&M's, root beer and Cherry Coke.

They had licorice and Hershey's Kisses that were popular in the 30's.

For the 50's they listened to some old music and talked about the price differences from then til now.

For example in the 50's a McDonald's hamburger cost 15 cents, a milkshake was 20 cents and a gallon of gas was 50 cents.

For the 1960's they designed their own outfits with loud patterns and colors, fringe and peace signs.

The 70's was celebrated with taste testing of more foods and pop as well as for the 80's. They enjoyed Pop Rocks, Tootsie Pops, Bottle Caps, Popcorn and Shirley Temples.

In order to complete the badge the girls needed to learn the dance moves, sing Karaoke and dress for their decade they were chosen for.

For their service project they made two No-Sew blankets for the La Harpe Davier Health Care Center. All the girls had a great time playing, singing and dancing for a great afternoon.