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  1. Scouting Out the Girl-Wide World


    February 24, 2012 by wcobserver

    WASHINGTON COUNTY – Local Girl Scouts have been coming out in full force lately, and not just because they’re selling delicious cookies. On March 8, the Girl Scouts of America celebrates its 100th anniversary and area troops have been keeping busy marking the occasion with events in Washington County. At Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Troop 5251 celebrated the scouts’ birthday with a room full of period displays of the past 100 years, along with a Chili supper for the public on Saturday, Feb. 18. There are about 12 troops comprised of over more than 100 girls in Lincoln, Farmington and Prairie Grove, said Troop leader Beth Swearingen at the chili supper. Cherokee Cole is another area leader, and like Swearingen, has been involved in Girl Scouts since she was a Brownie herself, in 1967. She’s seen plenty of changes in the 45 years she’s been involved. “One thing I do know is we wore our uniforms to school on meeting days and our leaders wore their uniforms to all the meetings,” Cole said. “I can still remember my leaders with their green, and their hats and their clothes and the whole nine yards. This is me now in my …