Girl Scouts: A century of more than just cookies
Published: March 9, 2012 09:15AM
Updated: March 8, 2012 02:09PM
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President John F. Kennedy, a cut over one eye, covered by a bandage, holds a doll for daughter Caroline, 3,, March 16, 1961. The Chief Executive got the out, described as ìpretty deep,î when his head struck a table a he stooped to pick up something for Caroline. The doll is a gift from Girl Scouts who called on the President. Left to right in Neg.: Sonja Algren, 17, of Silver Spring, Md., Mrs. Malcolm Edgar of Summit, N.J., first Vice President of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Kennedy; and Ellen Hooton, 15, of Chevy Chase, Md. (AP Photo)

Thursday is International Women’s Day, and in Utah as in many other states, Girl Scouts own the day’s celebration for its shared goal to honor women’s economic, political and social contributions. This year, the day’s commemoration coincides with the Girl Scouts of the USA’s 100th anniversary celebration.