Girl Scouts create tribute Betty White badge
The entertainment world suffered a heartbreaking loss at the end of last week, when actress and cultural icon Betty White passed away at the age of 99. White’s tenure as an actress, humanitarian, and public figure has touched many, and tributes have been paid to her. in the week following his death. The latest heartfelt tribute to White comes from the Girl Scouts of Jersey Shore, that offer a national program allowing Girl Scouts to earn a commemorative patch in honor of White. The self-guided program teaches Girl Scouts about various aspects of White’s career, with activities that include building a fake TV, creating a game show, animal advocacy, and learning how to get along. with the others.
âWe are truly saddened by the passing of Betty White, but the incredible response to the patch program is a wonderful tribute to its impact on women,â Heather Coburn, Acting General Manager of Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore revealed to People.com. “She is a strong role model for girls – a feminist, a civil rights activist, an animal activist, a brilliant actress and an overall sympathetic human being.”
The patch is the latest installment in the branch’s Amazing Woman of the Month series, which introduces Girl Scouts to the stories of remarkable women through self-guided activities. Created by Stacy Petti, the series previously covered Shirley Chisholm, Eleanor Roosevelt and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Prior to White’s death, the GSJS had previously planned for White to be the center of the January icon for his 100th birthday, with 712 people signing up for the program. After White passed away on December 31, registrations grew to over 2,000 participants across the country.
If Girl Scouts are interested in registering to be part of the program and earn the Betty White Memorial Badge, they can do it here for $ 10.
âEven though Betty was about to turn 100, I thought she would live forever,â her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas explained with PEOPLE following his death. âI will miss her terribly, as will the animal world she loved so much. I don’t think Betty was ever afraid of dying because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. ‘she would be with him again.
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