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Posted on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 : 10:13 a.m.

Girl Scouts searching for families of Ann Arbor-area alumnae from 1920s and '30s

By Staff

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is looking for stories of local women from the 1920s and '30s who have earned the highest award in Girl Scouting.

The award is now known as the Gold Award, but was known earlier as the First Class Award, the Golden Eaglet and the Curved Bar Award, according to a news release.

The organization is looking for family members of the following alumnae. They are listed with the dates they each received the highest award in Girl Scouting: Lucille Farrier (1933), Ypsilanti; Jean Lamming (1934), Manchester; Helen Magdalen Houck (1934), Manchester; Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Mitchell (1933), Ann Arbor; Ruth Mitchell (1935), Ann Arbor; Marjory G. Pierpont (1934), Northville; and Jeanette Mary Snowman (1934), Manchester.

Contact Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan at (800) 497-2688, ext. 7431, if you have information.

Girl Scouts around the nation this year are celebrating 100 years. In Lansing, “Follow the Girls: 100 Years of Girl Scouting,” a historical exhibit highlighting the contributions of Michigan’s Girl Scouts, will open at 9 a.m. March 10 at the Michigan Historical Center.

At noon, thousands of Girl Scouts will gather on the steps of the State Capitol for a 100th birthday sing-along, an afternoon of activities around Lansing and evening fireworks. The pubic is welcome. For more information, visit