Girl Scouts of Utah Receive Holocaust Education Through Performance of Sousa Mendes Oratorio

GSU Initiated Unprecedented Educational Campaign of Support

February 6, 2018


Girl Scouts of Troop 756 at the Tabernacle Before the Concert


In a gesture of support for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Girl Scouts of Utah launched an innovative and unique program for its more than 8000 girls and 3000 adult members. The campaign encouraged Utah Girl Scouts, from kindergarten through the 12th grade, and their caring adults, to attend the performance of Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides by Neely Bruce, that took place January 27, 2018 at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The program was designed to increase their awareness and understanding of the Holocaust through music.


Scouts who attended the concert earned badges appropriate to each level. Girl Scouts of Utah CEO Janet Frasier noted that “this event provides the kind of experience that will connect many Girl Scouts with a historical event of monumental proportions. We believe this experience will contribute meaningfully to their understanding of the world, their own leadership development and advocacy for others.”