100th Anniversary

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Thanking the volunteers who made the 100th Anniversary events unforgettable

On behalf of the Girl Scouts, thank you for your time and generosity during 2012 and our 100th Anniversary…The Year of the Girl! The council sponsored events wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance of countless people who helped prepare ahead of time, worked during the event itself, and cleaned up afterwards. They were all truly community events, from the committee planning them to the people working them.

We have put together a slideshow for you to see the highlights from each of the following events:

  • Celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge
  • The 100th Anniversary Knoxville Sing Along
  • The 100th Anniversary Chattanooga Bridgefest
  • The 100th Anniversary Bristol Motor Speedway Overnight
  • The 100th Anniversary Tennessee Statewide Camporee

The world has changed over the past century, but Girl Scouts has ensured that girls have the life skills they need to be successful.  Thank you for sharing our passion and supporting our critical work during our 100th Anniversary year.

Thank you again for all you do!

 

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Girl Scouts enjoy activities, crafts and more at Bristol Motor Speedway

BRISTOL, Tenn. – More than 500 Girl Scouts and their families gathered at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for Bristol Motor Speedway Overnight, an event produced by the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians to celebrate 100 years of the Girl Scouts organization.

Participants enjoyed a hot dog meal, an Opening Ceremony, ride-alongs on the track, tours of the luxury suites, games, face painting, balloon animals and other activities, plus a movie and ice cream in the in-field.

The evening ended with a camp-out at Earhart Campground, adjacent to the Speedway.  Several attendees participated in the “Bling my Campsite” competition, in which they pitched tents or set up campsites with a special theme.

The event was sponsored by Bristol Motor Speedway, Mayfield Dairy Farms, First Tennessee, Food City, WTFM-FM and the Bristol Herald Courier.

For more information on the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA), visit www.GirlScoutcsa.org.

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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.

Click here for photos from the event!

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Girl Scouts to host event for community at Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol, Tenn. Any and all members of the community are invited to celebrate with the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) when it hosts Bristol Motor Speedway Overnight, an event intended to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting.

The event, which has an overnight component, will last from 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 until 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. More than 500 people are expected to attend the event.

This family-friendly event is open to all members of the community, male or female, regardless of any current or past involvement with Girl Scouts.

Bristol Motor Speedway Overnight will begin with registration at 4 p.m. in the adjacent Earhart Campground. Attendees are invited to participate in the “Bling my Campsite” competition, in which they will pitch tents or set up campsites with a special theme.

Next, the Bristol Motor Speedway gates will open at 5 p.m. From 5 to 6:30 p.m., a hot dog meal will be served (included in ticket price). From 6:30 to 7 p.m., the council will hold an Opening Ceremony and will then move on to activities/games from 7 to 9 p.m. Finally, a movie will be shown inside the Speedway and ice cream will be served courtesy of Mayfield Dairy Farms from 9 to 11 p.m.

At 11 p.m., overnight participants will head back to Earhart Campground for a campout, or day guests may leave the Speedway to head home. All attendees must be out of Earhart Campground by 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 after breakfast is served.

Activities inside the Speedway include crafts, ride-alongs on the track, photo opportunities in Victory Lane, tours of the luxury suites, relay races, face painting, games and more!

“Hosting a 100th Anniversary celebration inside Bristol Motor Speedway truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our girls. This will give them an outlet to celebrate the anniversary but also participate in team-building and productive and educational activities that will improve their Girl Scout experience,” said Booth Kammann, CEO of GSCSA. “This event is also the perfect place for families to come spend an evening and enjoy fun activities in a wholesome environment.”

Members of the community may register for Girl Scouts at the event. Dues are $12 for an annual membership. There are many different ways for girls to join the Girl Scouts movement, from joining a troop that meets bi-weekly to only attending one-day events throughout the Southern Appalachians region. The council is also looking for adult volunteers – male or female. The time commitment ranges from one-time only to once or twice a month as a troop leader. Girl Scouts has a place for everyone!

Pre-registration is requested and is available online at http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/227.  Tickets are $10 via pre-registration ($15 at the gate) for the day-only package, which includes activities and dinner in the Speedway from 5 to 11 p.m. This package also includes a patch and goody bag. Tickets are $15 via pre-registration ($20 at the gate) for the overnight package, which includes activities and dinner in the Speedway from 5 to 11 p.m., plus a sleepover at Earhart Campground and breakfast on September 30. This package also includes a patch and goody bag.

Everyone in attendance must pay the event fee, but children ages 4 and under will be admitted free.

This event is sponsored by Bristol Motor Speedway, Mayfield Dairy Farms, First Tennessee and the Bristol Herald Courier.

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

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@girlscoutcsa.org or (865) 584-0550 (office).

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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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Dance the night away with dad

(Knoxville, Tenn.) – Girls of all ages are invited to put on their best dresses and dance the night away with dad at Knoxville’s annual Daddy Daughter Dance. The dance will be held at Knoxville’s Crowne Plaza Hotel from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 15.

The Daddy Daughter Dance is open to girls of all ages. Girls may bring any role model they have in their lives.

“The Daddy Daughter Dance is a great way to kick off Father’s Day weekend. We want all girls to have a positive male role model in their lives, and we invite girls of the community to spend the evening celebrating their dads or other role models and the special relationship they share,” said Booth Kammann, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA).

Attendees will enjoy light appetizers and dessert by Chick-fil-A, a professional photograph to take home that evening, a make-and-take-home craft, a DJ, a goody bag and a flower to take home. The evening will end with milk and cookies provided by Chick-fil-A and Weigel’s.

The Daddy Daughter Dance is hosted by Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians, but the event is not limited to Girl Scouts. Girls of all ages are invited to attend.

The event is sponsored by Chick-fil-A, Weigel’s, Neil Studios and KnoxVegas DJs.

Tickets are $25 for a dad and one daughter and $40 for a dad and multiple daughters. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/339 or at the door, pending space availability.

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About Us
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.

Media Contact:
Sarah Pope
spope@girlscoutcsa.org
(865) 584-0550

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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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Register for the 100th Anniversary Chattanooga Bridgefest

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is pleased to announce that registration is now open on the council website for the 100th  Anniversary Chattanooga Bridgefest! This event is set to take place Saturday, June 2, 2012, in downtown Chattanooga from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bridgefest is a progressive event that begins at 9 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies in AT&T Field – Lookouts Stadium. At 10 a.m., thousands of Girl Scouts will cross the Walnut Street Bridge to symbolically “bridge” to the second century of the Girl Scout organization. After that, we’ll gather in Coolidge Park for music, dancing, food, and tons of games until 2 p.m.

But the fun doesn’t stop then! Join us at AT&T Field when the Chattanooga Lookouts take on the Jackson Generals at 7:15 that evening. Girl Scouts and their friends and families will have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for the game and sleepover on the field!

All Girl Scouts and their friends and family, as well as Girl Scout alumnae, are invited to attend!

Bridgefest on June 2 Registration Information:

Advance tickets are $10; day-of tickets at the gate are $15. Children 4 and under are free. Click here to register and for more info.
Ticket cost for Bridgefest includes entrance into Opening Ceremonies, an official 100th Chattanooga Bridgefest commemorative patch, a Mini Moon Pie, an event schedule, participation in activities such as face painting, inflatables, crafts, swaps, and a chance to walk across Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge with thousands of other Girl Scouts. Food is not included in cost.

Chattanooga Lookouts 2012 Girl Scout Night

Registration Information:
The package options are:
Scout Package: $20
Scout Leader/Parent/Sibling Package: $10
Game Ticket Only: $3
Click here to register and for more info.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN CHATTANOOGA ON JUNE 2!

 

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Chattanooga Doll Club presents a history of Girl Scout dolls

Chattanooga Weekly Community News published a story about the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary and how the Chattanooga Doll Club is educating local Scouts on the organization’s history through a presentation of Girl Scout dolls.

Read the story here: http://community.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/apr/25/chattanooga-doll-club-presents-history-girl-scout-/

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Melinda Caroll on WBIR’s Live at Five at Four

Featured performer at the 100th Anniversary Knoxville Sing-Along Melinda Caroll performed live on WBIR’s Live at Five at Four on April 27!

 

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The Knoxville Sing-Along is tomorrow!

Just a reminder that the 100th Anniversary Knoxville Sing-Along is tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, from noon to 4 p.m. at World’s Fair Park!

You can still purchase tickets at the gate for $15!

Learn more about the event here: http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/225.

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City of LaFollette, Tenn. recognizes 100 years of Girl Scouts and proclaims 2012 “The Year of the Girl”

On Feb. 29, Mayor Mike Stanfield met with Girl Scout Troop 20127 and Ms. Von Wilson and Mishonda Monday from Troop 20208 to present them with the proclamation that declared 2012 “The Year of the Girl.”

In 2010, Troop 20127 met Mayor Stanfield and Officer Glennis Monday at Sgt. Park for a different reason.  The girls cleaned up the park, which is now used every day by many of LaFollette’s citizens.

Mishonda Monday is a Gold Award recipient for 2012, which is the highest award that a Girl Scout can receive.

Abby Green, Ally Greene, Kassie Scarborough, Katelyn Scarborough and Rachel Stiner are all Silver Award recipients for 2012, which is the second highest award that a Girl Scout can receive.

About The 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.

For more information on the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians, visit www.GirlScoutcsa.org.

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