VIDEO: Girl Scouts make history at Schmitz Park Elementary


Thanks to proud mom Stephanie Gerding for sharing the report, photo, and video about the first Girl Scouts to lead a flag ceremony at Schmitz Park Elementary:

After watching years of assemblies with boys serving Color Guard for the flags, 3rd grader Madeline Gerding from Girl Scout Troop 44428 here in West Seattle wrote a letter to principal Gerrit Kischner reminding him that Girl Scouts are just as responsible as Boy Scouts and could present the colors at assemblies too. Mr. Kischner wholeheartedly agreed and asked the Schmitz Park students from Madeline’s Troop and from Troop 44253 to be Color Guard at the end-of-year assembly today. It was extra exciting since it’s the last assembly at that site before moving on to Genesee Hill this fall!

Yay for all the educators that support these kids and encourage their voices!

4 Replies to "VIDEO: Girl Scouts make history at Schmitz Park Elementary"

  • Wsres June 23, 2016 (9:53 pm)

    Nice work girls! 

  • kg June 23, 2016 (10:51 pm)

    Great work!

  • PLS June 24, 2016 (11:53 am)

    Here’s a good picture where you can see all the girls. Thanks WSB for the coverage – you’re awesome!

  • Mike June 24, 2016 (8:05 pm)


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