It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lifelong Girl Scout Lois Bell-Toliver (1936 – 2018). She was a positive force for change and served the Girl Scout Nation’s Capital family as board president from 1987-1993. She continued to be a beacon of light for our Movement. Lois said, “Girl Scouting is the bridge to a more vibrant tomorrow. It is a movement that creates learning opportunities unequaled by any other organization.”
We will miss her regal smile, pleasant demeanor and passion for Girl Scouting. During her tenure as President, Lois created the first Girl Scout troop opportunities for homeless youth, and together with other donors helped establish the President’s Circle Dinner, an evening to celebrate donors and recognize the impact of their donations on Girl Scouting. She also initiated a property improvement plan that would expand outdoor adventure for thousands more girls. Lois’ leadership helped to establish the strong, positive and forward thinking Council that we know and love today. We are grateful for her vision.
A celebration of her amazing 82 years of life will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, located at 12319 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland at 11am on Saturday December 15th.
Contributions in memory of Lois Bell Toliver can be made to Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital here. Condolences can be sent to her family in care of her daughter, Christine Eaglin at 13613 Mills Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 United States.