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May 21, 2012

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The Scarsdale-Edgemont Girl Scouts will have a little something extra to celebrate Saturday at the 100 Years of Girl Scouting bash at the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House.

Emily Yankowitz, a junior at Scarsdale High School, was named one of two scouts in the Heart of the Hudson region to the council’s board of directors. The council, according to its website, serves more than 32,000 girls in grades K-12.

“We are honored to have a girl representing Scarsdale-Edgemont on the board,” said Mary Ellis, who organized Saturday’s celebration. 

For her Gold Award project, Emily created a library for Part of the Solution, a community-based organization in the Bronx that offers people in need anything from a meal to a haircut to legal advice. Starting with a goal of 2,000 books, Emily collected more than 9,000 volumes.

Gold Award projects wwere among the many displays last Saturday when the local Scouts marked the scouting centennial at the Girl Scout Field and House in Scarsdale.

The Girl Scouts trace their roots to March 12, 1912, when Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls in Savannah, Ga., for the first Girl Scout troop meeting. Today, according to a statement, one in every two adult women in the U.S. has been a Girl Scout and there are 3.2 million active members.

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