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Girl Scouts of Hancock County Fund

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Girl Scouts of Hancock County Fund

Established in 2014  Olga L. Swanson was born 100 years ago in August 1914 in Bridgeport Connecticut, just two years after the first Girl Scout Troop was organized. In honor and in memory of Mrs. Swanson, her family has established the Girl Scouts of Hancock County Fund. As a member of the 27th Girl Scout Troop in the United States, Mrs. Swanson was a long time believer in the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. By the age of 22, she was able to positively influence the younger scouts as a leader in her troop. At the age of 26, Mrs. Swanson was married and later had three children, including two sons and a daughter. She passed her passion for Girl Scouts down through several generations of her own family, to her daughter, granddaughter, and even great-granddaughters, who were all involved in Girl Scouts.  Mrs. Swanson's family established this fund for Girl Scouts of Hancock County to support an organization that played a fundamental role in her life and that will encourage young women to develop lifelong self-confidence and leadership skills.