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Foultz overwhelmed by reception at capital

Annapolis welcomes Anna
Sen. Jim Mathias, right, welcomes 92-year-old Ocean Pines resident Anna Foultz to the state capital during a recent visit to Annapolis. Also pictured is Foultz’s son, Carl “Gilly” Foultz.

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor

(Feb. 22, 2018) Ocean Pines resident and Star Charities founder Anna Foultz said she was shocked during a recent trip to the Maryland State House in Annapolis, where she received three standing ovations.

“Sen. [Jim] Mathias called me and said he was just going to introduce me. He didn’t say anything else, so I went down there,” she said. “He wanted to treat me for my birthday … so he said ‘I want you to come to the Assembly and I want to introduce you to our group.’”

Foultz turned 92 on Jan. 11. She is believed to be the oldest Girl Scout in the United States and recently authored the memoir “Two Steps Forward.”

“I was shocked when he brought me to the center of the assembly, introduced me to the public and talked about my book,” she said. “They gave me a standing ovation and I just cried and cried.”

She said state officials also gave her a private tour of the capital.

Next, Foultz is organizing a March 10 bus trip with 50 area Girl Scouts to tour the White House. She has contacted representatives of President Donald Trump, but has not yet heard back if he is available.

“We’re touring the White House to earn their history patch,” Foultz said. “I sent [Trump] a letter and requested that I present him with Girl Scout cookies and also a book that I wrote.

“I didn’t get an answer yet, but that’s reaching up high,” she added. “It may not work out, but I have to start at the top and come down. If he don’t show up, he don’t.”

For information on “Two Steps Forward,” visit