BSA changing its name; Two area Girl Scouts honored; Special day in the history of Lake Lanier

*A name change is in the works for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Details here: Boy Scouts of America changing name to more inclusive Scouting America after years of woes – SRN News

*Girl Scouts from Gainesville and Winder are among five recently honored by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia with its 2024 Gold Award. Find out who they are by clicking here: 2024 High Awards Region 1 (

*Tuesday was a special day in the history of Lake Lanier. It was on May 7, 1954, that the bill calling for the creation of Lake Lanier was introduced in Congress by then-9th District Congressman Phil Landrum. The development was noted in a front-page article in the Atlanta Constitution but was only a dozen lines long and was placed “below the fold.”