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Girl Scouts Rock Hoover Dam in a Ceremonial Walk

March 7, 2012

Hoover Dam Turns Lights Green to Honor Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada will celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouting, as 1,000 girls, volunteers and alumnae Rock the Dam on March 10. In a symbolical bridging across Hoover Dam the crowd will honor the past as they welcome the next century of Girl Scouting. That evening, the Bureau of Reclamation will turn the lights of the Hoover Dam green to honor Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary. The lights will remain green March 10 – 17, and the Girl Scout logo will be added on March 12 to commemorate the actual birthday of the organization, March 12, 1912.

This historic event pays homage to Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada’s beginnings in Boulder City with 22 girls in 1932. The Bureau of Reclamation is welcoming the Girl Scouts for this once in a lifetime opportunity. The Department of the Interior and Reclamation promote youth activities across the country to employ, educate and engage young people from all backgrounds in exploring, connecting with and preserving America’s natural and cultural heritage.

Participants will arrive at 7 a.m. walking a green carpet with step and repeat. Activities a pancake breakfast and S.W.A.P.S. trade representing past decades of Girl Scouting. A presentation will be made at 8 a.m. and participants will begin their walk at 8:20 a.m. across the Hoover Dam where a commemorative aerial photo will be taken of the group.

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada has 100th anniversary celebrations planned throughout 2012, including its upcoming Girl Scout Night with the Las Vegas 51s, who will take to the ball field in Girl Scout inspired jerseys. For more information on 100th anniversary events open to the public visit girlscoutsnv.org.

About Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls – all girls – where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and life skills for success in the real world. Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada serves more than 10,000 girl and adult members throughout Southern Nevada. Membership is open to all girls 5-17 years-old. To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call (702) 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.

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SOURCE Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

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