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Girl Scouts Invited to Community Celebration

This year Girl Scouts of the USA is celebrating its 100th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the South Central Fairfax Association of the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) is conducting a special event and opening it up to the community at Springfield Mall on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This 100th Anniversary Thinking Day Celebration will offer something for everyone, but current and former Girl Scouts of all ages and their families are especially encouraged to stop by to join the fun. Throughout the event, local Girl Scouts will be performing on stages and displaying information that they have learned about countries with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world at more than 75 display tables. In addition, there will be a flag ceremony and international parade of flags through the mall at 11:30 a.m., an international fashion show by the girls at noon, a presentation at 1:30 p.m. by re-enactors portraying the founders of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts – Juliette Gordon Low and Lord Robert Baden-Powell, and a closing promise circle at 2:15 p.m. There also will be an area for trading swaps, as well as booths featuring Girl Scout history, local Girl Scout camp opportunities, Girl Scout cookie booth sale locations, and information about joining Girl Scouts as a girl or an adult volunteer.

Additionally, whether you were a Girl Scout in other parts of the country or locally, Girl Scout alumni are invited to stop by the event to share their favorite memories on videotape at a booth recognizing the contributions of Girl Scouts to leadership and community service through the years.

For more information on the event, contact Carol Ann Cunningham, Chair of GSCNC’s South Central Fairfax Association, at carolanncunningham@verizon.net or 703-863-5263.