Girl Scouts to celebrate 100 years in downtown Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tenn. – On Saturday, June 2, hundreds of Girl Scouts from the Southern Appalachians region are expected to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting in downtown Chattanooga. The event, Chattanooga Bridgefest, is scheduled to take place on June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A progressive event, Chattanooga Bridgefest begins at 9 a.m. in AT&T Field – Lookouts Stadium with an Opening Ceremony. Next, at 10 a.m., hundreds of Girl Scouts and their families and friends will walk across Walnut Street Bridge during a symbolic bridging ceremony. Finally, the Girl Scouts will then enjoy a party in Coolidge Park until 2 p.m.

The party in Coolidge Park will feature a family-friendly day full of concessions, inflatables, face painting, games, music and crafts.

But the day doesn’t end at 2 p.m.! The Chattanoooga Lookouts will host Girl Scouts and their families and friends at 7:15 p.m. on June 2 for “2012 Girl Scout Night,” and the group will then sleepover on the field after the game.

Bridgefest and the Chattanooga Lookouts “Girl Scout Night” are both open to the public, regardless of any current or past involvement with Girl Scouts. All members of the community are welcome to come join in a day full of family-friendly fun for all ages.

“The Girl Scouts organization turned 100 years old on March 12, and since then, we’ve hosted numerous events to keep the momentum going,” said Booth Kammann, CEO of Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians. “Bridgefest is the perfect way for our girls to symbolically ‘bridge’ into the second century of Girl Scouting. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them.”

Pre-registration for Bridgefest is requested and is available online at http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/226.  Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Children ages four and under will be admitted free. Pre-registration for “Girl Scout Night” at AT&T Field is requested online at http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/358. There are numerous packages to choose from. All events are open to the public.

The event is sponsored in part by First Tennessee, UNUM, Wells Fargo, News Channel 9 and Sunny 92.3.

The media is invited to attend. If you are interested in setting up interviews and/or attending the event, please contact Sarah Pope at spope@ackermannpr.com or (865) 584-0550 (office).

Visit www.GirlScoutcsa.org to learn more about this event and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting.

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About Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians serves nearly 20,000 girl and adult members stretching from North Georgia to Southwest Virginia. Service centers are located in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Johnson City. The organization’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The council offers financial assistance to ensure that every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout has the opportunity to join this vibrant organization.

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