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Photo of a firefighter demonstrating fire safety to Girl Scouts. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.Photo of Nancy Reagan talking with Girl Scouts. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.

Left: Girl Scouts receive lessons on fire safety and explore careers in fire-fighting.
Right: Nancy Reagan, First Lady and Girl Scout Honorary President, discusses the "Just Say No to Drugs" campaign.

 

 

 

Prisons overflowed with inmates as violent crime rates climbed and the AIDS virus reached epidemic proportions. In 1986, the nation mourned when the spacecraft Challenger exploded, killing all seven astronauts, including school teacher and Girl Scout alumnae, Christa McAuliffe.