Lanett fountain changes colors for St. Patrick’s Day, Girl Scouts week celebrated

Published 7:00 am Saturday, March 14, 2020

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LANETT — Lanett’s downtown fountain is running green right now. It turned that color late Thursday afternoon in honor of Girl Scout Week and will stay green through St. Patrick’s Day.

Girl Scout Week starts each year on March 12. It marks the day Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low had her first troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia in 1912.

At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Girl Scouts from Troop 19803 and 18069, both in West Point; members of Troop 5018 in Valley and some Girl Scout alumni gathered by the fountain and recited the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Law just before the water turned green.

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The Girl Scout Promise reads: “On my honor, I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times and to live by the Girl Scout Law.”

The Girl Scout Law reads: “I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.”

The Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Law are memorized by the members of a troop. The local scouts recited them flawlessly standing by the fountain.

When the fountain was turned on and flowed Girl Scout green, there were lots of oohs and aahs from bystanders.

“Girl Scouts are self-reliant and self-sufficient,” Troop Leader Heather McWhorter told media representatives. “They learn to set goals, and they make trips. Later on, this year we will be doing some hiking and some camping. With their cookie money, some of the girls will be going to the Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange.”