(Feb. 1, 2019) Longtime Ocean Pines resident Anna Foultz, reportedly the oldest active Girl Scout in the United States, will host a fundraiser for the organization on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in West Ocean City from noon to 3 p.m.

For $15, guests will receive a choice of chicken cordon bleu, spaghetti and meatballs, or tilapia. Dessert is also included.

Proceeds will benefit the Girl Scouts Chesapeake Council-Service Unit #7. The scouts will also be selling cookies.

Foultz, who recently celebrated her 93rd birthday, continues to be active with the Girl Scouts. She first became a member when her oldest daughter, Betty Anne, showed interest as a child. 

“She kept pestering me and saying she wanted to become a Girl Scout. I said, ‘What in the world is a Girl Scout?’” Foultz said in an interview last year.

Not long after, she found herself the Scout leader of a troop with 30 members – not to mention countless boxes of cookies to sell.

“I thought I would die!” she said. “But I loved working and helping the girls all those years, and I learned a lot too, because I was very shy when I was young.”

In the decades since, Foultz has been a strong advocate for the Girl Scouts, which boasts roughly 2.6 million members.

“I think it’s a wonderful program and it does a lot of good. It teaches the girls a lot of things that you don’t get at home,” she said.

“My heart is in it and I guess I’ll die with the Girl Scouts,” Foultz continued. “My husband used to say, ‘You’re going to die with the uniform on!’”

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact Foultz at 410-641-7667 or Beverly Meadows at 443-235-1019.

Josh Davis is an MDDC award-winning editor and reporter at the Bayside Gazette and Ocean City Today newspapers, covering Berlin and Ocean Pines, Maryland. He is the author of three novels, including 'Vanishing is the Last Art' (2012). He lives in Berlin.

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