My daughter's Cadette Girl Scout troop, Troop 6914 in Bowie, Maryland, is having an inaugural celebration as the girls earn the American Patriotism Interest Project Patch Award. I will be leading the girls in a variety of activities, including learning about constitutional amendments, understanding the various cabinet selections that the president-elect has made (and the career paths of the nominees), how technology has changed the way we vote in the United States, the voting process in general, writing letters to Barack Obama on what we think his priorities should be from our perspective and writing letters of appreciation to the servicemen and women serving abroad.
We will celebrate with food and fun in addition to watching a recording of his acceptance speech on November 4. We have invited the president-elect and his family, especially his daughters, to introduce them to the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital and to welcome them to Washington, D.C. Whether we receive a response or not, we are all so excited and are looking forward to having a grand time!
— Carla Partloe from Glenn Dale, Maryland
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