Coronado Girl Scout Troop #1 Leads Flag Ceremony

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More than 650 volunteers gathered at the San Diego Convention Center for San Diego-Imperial Council Girl Scouts Annual Volunteer Conference and ceremony. Part of the evening’s program was to celebrate a landmark chapter in our history: the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts San Diego. The first Girl Scout troop west of the Rockies began in Coronado in 1917, just five years after Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts of the USA. Coronado Troop 1 (yes THAT troop), led by Sandy Downes and Anne Hemp, continuously active since its 1917 inception, does Color Guard honors by leading the flag ceremony.

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: