2020 is the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. What better way to commemorate this anniversary than with a workshop on Mary Baker Eddy and her newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor, for the future generation of women in Girl Scouts. The workshop was held at the Christian Science Church in Denton on Saturday, Feb 29th.
The girls learned about Eddy’s life in a video provided by the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity. We discussed the challenges and obstacles she faced and overcame to share her ideas with the world. Each girl worked on a cross stitch inspired by one in Eddy’s home which read: “Do right, Fear not”.
Eddy is the only woman to found a newspaper that grew into a news operation that is still going strong today. That paper, The Christian Science Monitor, has a weekly feature called People Making a Difference. After sharing several examples of this feature, the girls wrote how they would like to make a difference in the world and then acted out their ideas in a skit.
The workshop ended with all eating Eddy’s favorite food: ice cream.