Published on March 6, 2020
One of the nation’s oldest Girl Scouts is a Phoebe resident! At 98 years old, Phoebe Berks independent living resident Veronica “Ronnie” Backenstoe has dedicated almost 90 years of her life to the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Her story was first captured by Fox 29’s Jennaphr Frederick on February 11 and has since captured the heart of America and beyond! After being featured on Fox 29 Philadelphia and WFMZ 69 News, Ronnie’s story went viral, and was picked up by ABC News, CNN, NPR, People.com, Yahoo News, and Good Morning America, just to name a few!
Ronnie’s interview premiered on Good Morning America on Wednesday, March 4 on the show which starts at 7 am on ABC. Check out Ronnie’s full segment below!
We’re honored that Ronnie is a member of the Phoebe family and amazed at her impact on the Girl Scouts and our community!