Julliette Gordon Low would be proud that the organization she built has reached the 100-year mark this month. Formed in 1912 by Low, this now global organization was created to empower and enrich the lives of girls everywhere with positive leadership, impact and celebration of community.
To celebrate, Girl Scouts of Northern California collaborated and developed a “Take Action” project of planting 100 trees – one tree to represent each year of Girl Scouting. Each Girl Scout service unit in northern California has a goal of planting 100 trees by March 2012.
Sonoma Girl Scouts have already shattered that goal, planting more than 150 native oaks and fruit trees throughout the Valley. From the northern reaches of Kenwood all the way to Schellville, on the grounds of both our public and private schools, along our creeks and in our parks and paths, around our churches, our home and hearts, the ever industrious Girl Scouts have helped green Sonoma for themselves and generations to come.
And they’re not done yet. Even after exceeding the 100-tree goal the girls are still planting and are hoping to have 200 trees in the ground by the March 2012 deadline.
The Girl Scouts have had incredible community partners in this effort including the Sonoma Ecology Center and Sonoma Garden Park, who graciously provided the native Valley oak trees for the project. Sonoma Garden Park Manager Rebecca Bozzelli provided tools needed for each planting. Sonoma Valley Girl Scouts also received sponsors and partnership from Whole Foods, The Rotary Club, Sonoma Mission Gardens, Wedekins and Freidman’s for the fruit trees and supplies needed.
Parties interested in having trees planted can call Joyce Carlson, the coordinator of the 100 Years in Scouting Take Action – Tree Planting Project, at 938.2406 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.