Almost a century later, the Girl Scouts movement is still engaged in service

“Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding can be the magic thread which links the youth of the world together.” — Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts of the USA founder.

A Girl Scout’s life is typically associated with the selling of cookies, going to camps and earning badges — a phase of girlhood that might last 10 to 12 years. Shariffa Keshavjee, however, has been a Girl Scout for 57 years.

She began at the age of eight as a Girl Guide at the Aga Khan Primary School in Mombasa, Kenya. In 1993, she served as the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts representative at the United Nations. Today, she is the National Vice-Chairman at the Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) and she helped begin the Hawkers Market Girl Centre in Kenya.

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