Girl Scout pioneer meets with local girls

February 18, 2012 2:13:48 PM PST
Dozens of young girls got the chance to meet one of the very first African American Girl Scouts today in the city's Chatham neighborhood.

It's part of a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts and Black History Month.

Barbara Wilbourne shared her experiences with the girls, along with former U.S. Senator Carol Mosely Braun at St. Mark United Methodist Church.

Wilbourne, who is in her 80's, was a member of the first documented African American Girl Scout troop in Savanah, Georgia, the birthplace of Girl Scouts.

Her membership card is on display at a museum in Savannah.


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