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100 Years of Girl Scouting in the Heart of the Hudson

Veteran Girl Scout leader Pauline Hansen will lead a talk at the Van Cortlandtville HIstorical Society on Sept. 15.

Thank you to the VanCortlandtville Historical Society's Bob Foley for submitting this information:

 100 Years of Girl Scouting in The Heart of the Hudson will be the topic of a talk by veteran girl scout leader Pauline Hansen on Saturday, September 15th, at 2 p.m., at The Little Red Schoolhouse, 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, New York.  Sponsored by The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society, the program is open free to the public.

Attired in a 1914 khaki girl scouts uniform, Mrs. Hansen will focus on the Girls Scouts of the USA founder, Juliette Gorden Low, and highlight the history and community activities of the girl scouts in the local area.  Part of her presentation will include a short black and white film (vintage 1918, now on DVD) depicting the very early days of girl scouting.  During her 40 years in girl scouting, Mrs. Hansen has been a Leader, Neighborhood Chairperson, Trainer, Day Camp Director and Board member.

A registered lifetime member, Mrs. Hansen is currently active in the Archive and Museum Committee of the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Council.  She is the recipient of the Girl Scouts Thanks Badge---the highest award in girl scouting.

A 45-year resident of Hastings-on-Hudson, Mrs. Hansen retired as a medical technician at the Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla.  She is the mother of three grown children, and has 10 grandchildren.

The Little Red Schoolhouse is located at the north end of Locust Avenue next to Old Saint Peter’s Church and cemetery, just south of Oregon Road in the Town of Cortlandt. For more information, call: 914-736-7868;  Or, visit: www.vancort.net.

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