Media Advisory: Sing-Along to Celebrate Scouting
United States Postal Service Commemorates Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary on National Mall
WASHINGTON , June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being released by the U.S. Postal Service:
U.S. Postal Service will issue Celebrate Scouting First-Class Mail Forever stamp to commemorate Girl Scouts of the USA 100th anniversary. The stamp will be dedicated in song at the Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along.
Giselle Valera, vice president, Global Business, United States Postal Service
Lidio Soto-Harmon, chief executive officer, Girl Scouts Nations Capital
Saturday, June 9, 2012
12:15 p.m. (Program begins at 12 Noon)
The Washington Monument grounds on the National Mall
Media check-in tent located behind the main stage (17th and Independence Avenue)
With the issuance of this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Celebrate Scouting, the “sister” stamp to the 2010 Scouting stamp, pays tribute to scouting organizations for the opportunities and pleasures they have provided millions of youths worldwide.
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SOURCE U.S. Postal Service