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Girl Scouts set to “rock out” World’s Fair Park

Knoxville, Tenn. – On Saturday, April 28, hundreds of Girl Scouts from the Southern Appalachians region are expected to “rock out” World’s Fair Park when they attend the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Knoxville Sing-Along. The event, produced by Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA), is scheduled to take place on April 28 from noon to 4 p.m.

The event is 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.

So, what’s a Sing-Along? It’s a casual gathering for group singing; and it’s a favorite pastime of Girl Scouts everywhere. In fact, since the Girl Scout movement was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, girls have used singing to celebrate friendship and their commitment to girls’ leadership.

This particular Sing-Along will feature Girl Scout “Songstress” Melinda Caroll, a composer, producer, performer, recording artist and lifetime Girl Scouts member. She has been the inspirational creative force behind music for Girl Scouts since 1989.

The Sing-Along will feature songs that anyone who sang campfire songs as a child will remember. In addition to music, the event will include inflatables, face painting, games, magic, crafts and concessions.

“We celebrated the Girl Scouts organization’s 100th anniversary on March 12, and we have several events planned over the next few months to keep the excitement high,” said Booth Kammann, CEO of GSCSA. “A Sing-Along is a perfect way for our girls to celebrate entering the next century of Girl Scouting.”

Pre-registration is requested and is available online at http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/225. Tickets for the event are $10 per person through pre-registration and $15 at the gate. Children ages four and under will be admitted free.

The event is sponsored in part by B97.5, Knoxville News Sentinel, Pilot Travel Centers and First Tennessee.

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.

Melinda Caroll

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Register today to ROCK THE LAWN on April 28!

Can’t make it to Washington, DC on June 9 to Rock the Mall? Well, you can ROCK THE LAWN on April 28 when the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians hosts the 100th Anniversary Sing-Along with GIRL SCOUT SONGSTRESS Melinda Caroll! Melinda is also singing at the DC Rock the Mall so we are hosting our very own version of that event right in Knoxville!

We’ll also have inflatables, games, concessions, face painting and crafts. You won’t want to miss this. It’s a day of family fun for ALL AGES!

Visit http://www.girlscoutcsa.org/events/225 to register today!

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Cities of Rockwood, Kingston recognize 100 years of Girl Scouts and proclaim 2012 “The Year of the Girl”

Kingston, Tenn. –  On February 27, 2012, City of Rockwood Mayor James Watts presented an official proclamation to Roane County Girl Scout Troop 20494.

Additionally, On March 13, 2012, City of Kingston Mayor Troy Beets presented an official proclamation to Roane County Girl Scout Troops 20092, 20489 and 21168.

Watts and Beets both recognized the remarkable milestone of the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary and proclaimed 2012 “The Year of the Girl.” The organization’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

On March 12, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA celebrated its 100th Anniversary. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga. made a historic telephone call to a distant cousin saying, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!”

That phone call was a precursor to the meeting that Low (affectionately called “Daisy” by family and friends) held that evening when 18 girls gathered to register the first troop of American Girl Guides. The name of the organization was changed to Girl Scouts the following year.

Girl Scouts of the USA now has a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults and more than 50 million women in the United States today are Girl Scout alumnae.

Girls in grades K-12 are invited to join a local troop and adults are encouraged to volunteer. Troop leaders engage girls in discovering self, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. Registration is $12 per year, and 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. To get involved or for more information, call 1-800-474-1912 or e-mail css@girlscoutcsa.org.

Visit www.GirlScoutcsa.org to learn more about the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting and how the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will celebrate this year.

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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.

City of Kingston Proclaims "100 Years of Girl Scouts"

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

(Norris, Tenn.) – On March 12, 2012, Norris, Tenn. City Council presented and voted unanimously to recognize 100 years of the Girl Scouts organization and to proclaim 2012 “The Year of the Girl.”

City Council presented Troops 20502, 20167 and 20768 of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians with an official proclamation to recognize this remarkable milestone.

Additionally, several members of these Girl Scout troops assisted in the service of worship at Norris United Methodist Church on March 11, 2012 for “Girl Scout Sunday.”  They served as greeters, ushers and read the scripture. Following the service, they hosted a Cookie Fellowship and served Girl Scout cookies.

On March 12, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA celebrated its 100th Anniversary. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga. made a historic telephone call to a distant cousin saying, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!”

That phone call was a precursor to the meeting that Low (affectionately called “Daisy” by family and friends) held that evening when 18 girls gathered to register the first troop of American Girl Guides. The name of the organization was changed to Girl Scouts the following year.

Girl Scouts of the USA now has a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults and more than 50 million women in the United States today are Girl Scout alumnae.

 Girls in grades K-12 are invited to join a local troop and adults are encouraged to volunteer. Troop leaders engage girls in discovering self, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. Registration is $12 per year, and 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. To get involved or for more information, call 1-800-474-1912 or e-mail css@girlscoutcsa.org.

Visit www.GirlScoutcsa.org to learn more about the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting and how the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will celebrate this year.

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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.

Presenting of Proclamation. Front row: Troop 20768 Brownies Hayley Anderson, Karanna Bailey, Ally Perry, Ashlynn Wilson and Jessica Wilson. (Their leaders are Laura Butts and April Perry.) Second row: Troop 20167 Junior Carly Ryan, Troop 20502 Cadettes Mariah Dodge, Masheala Dodge, Dara Koeut, Allison Mohrman, Rachel Ryan and Diana Scarbrough. (Their leaders are Terri Ryan and Samantha Sheehy.) Back row: Councilman Tommy Mariner, Mayor Chris Mitchell, Councilman Jack Black, and Councilwoman Loy Johnson. Girl Scout Sunday. From L to R: Rachel Ryan (Cadette), Carly Ryan, and Payton Campbell (Juniors), ready to serve cookies to the parishioners.

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Song List for the Knoxville Sing-Along on April 28

The song list for the 100th Anniversary Knoxville Sing-Along is now confirmed! Star performer Melinda Caroll will perform the following songs during the Sing-Along. Be sure to listen to the music and learn the words so you can be ready to SING ALONG with Melinda on April 28!

Click on the title of the song to see the lyrics, and “Listen” next to each song to hear the songs with the words.

  1. IGNITE (Listen)
  2. Together We Can Change the World (Listen)
  3. Thunderation (Listen)
  4. Show Us How You Get Down (Listen)
  5. G’ for Generosity (Listen)
  6. Juliette (Listen)
  7. Make New Friends (Listen)
  8. Make A New Friend (Listen)
  9. Hey, Hey Bo Didley Bop (Listen)
  10. Boom Chicka Boom (Listen)
  11. On My Honor (Listen)
  12. In a Circle, Light a Candle (Listen)
  13. We Change the World (Listen)
  14. Girl Scout Rap (Listen)
  15. I Am One Voice (Listen)
  16. It’s a Little Bit of Heaven (Listen)

Girl Scout Songstress Melinda Caroll

In keeping with Girl Scouts of the USA’s 100th Anniversary theme of “Forever Green,” there are no plans to produce song books for this Sing-Along at this time.

“IGNITE” is the official song of the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary. Click here to watch the YouTube Streaming Lyrics Video for the official 100th Anniversary song, INGITE. Click here to watch the IGNITE Dance Flash Mob Instructional Video.

You can also purchase the IGNITE Mp3 for $0.99 and download it directly from www.gsmusic.com or from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ignite-girl-scouts-rock-mall/id465493746.  You may also purchase and download the Streaming Lyric Mp4 or Wmv or Qt Mov video formats to play on your computer or smart phone directly at https://gsmusic.com/music/index-girl_scout_music.html.

SEE YOU ON APRIL 28!

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‘Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts’ at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge a huge success!

Thanks to all who came out to the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge on March 24, 2012 for “Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts.”

The event began with a ribbon-cutting for the new Girl Scouts exhibit inside the museum at 10 a.m., followed by the program in the gymnasium with speakers and the amazing tableaux. Next, attendees enjoyed lunch and activities in rooms throughout the museum.

Be sure to share your thoughts on the event with us! Below is a photo of the ribbon-cutting. Enjoy, and happy birthday Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts Exhibit Ribbon Cutting. Left to Right: Mary Ann Damos, Executive Director, Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, Margaret Allard, Volunteer and Exhibit Designer, Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, Mayor Tom Beehan, City of Oak Ridge, Joyce Maienschein, whose donations made up a large part of the exhibit, and Booth Kammann, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians.

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Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians team up to celebrate “100 Years of Girl Scouts”

(Oak Ridge, Tenn.) – On Saturday, March 24, the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge (CMOR) and the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) will partner to host “Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts” in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in America. The celebration will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.

The March 24 event will include stage presentations, Girl Scout activities throughout the museum, lunch and viewing of the new Girl Scout exhibit. Kathryn D. Sullivan, renowned astronaut, former Girl Scout and current assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction, and deputy administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will be the guest speaker.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouts,” said Booth Kammann, the CEO of GSCSA. “We hope this event will strengthen our current Girl Scouts’ passions and educate them about Girl Scouting throughout history. And we hope our alumnae in attendance will reminisce about their meaningful, incomparable experiences as Girl Scouts.”

“The Children’s Museum is very happy to partner with the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians for the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. Girl Scouting has long been an integral part of Children’s Museum, beginning with Senior Troop 69, which first started the museum,” said Mary Ann Damos, executive director of the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. “I am also proud to include the unveiling of a Girl Scout exhibit during the celebration, which will be very special and close to the hearts of Girl Scouts of every age.” 

The Girl Scout organization has a very special and unique history in Oak Ridge, the “Secret City.” The very first Oak Ridge Girl Scout troop was formed by Elsie Novy (Atkins) during WWII after she received permission from the United States Army. Decades later, Oak Ridger Joyce Maienschein’s Girl Scout Troop 69 founded the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. The aforementioned exhibit of Maienschein’s Girl Scout collection will also include memorabilia from Elsie Novy (Atkins).

The schedule for the event is as follows:

  • 10:15 a.m.:
    Formal stage program in the CMOR gym area
     
  • 12-2:30 p.m.:
    Lunch available by pre-registration, or brown bag
     
  • Noon–3:45 p.m.:
    Girl Scout hands-on activities throughout the museum
     
  • 3:45 p.m.:
    Closing ceremony

Registration is full for the event, but 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.

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.

About the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge
Founded in 1973, the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge is a multi-faceted hands-on cultural center for children and adults, serving families and school systems in the city of Oak Ridge, the counties of Anderson, Roane, Morgan, Scott, Union, and the East Tennessee region. It is housed in a 54,000-square-foot renovated 1940s school building built during the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge and contains 20,000 artifacts in its collection. Young people of all ages and their families are introduced to history, the arts, environmental science and cultural studies through in-depth hands-on classes, interactive exhibitions, and the performing arts through music, storytelling and dance presented as special events throughout the year and at annual festivals.

Current Girl Scouts in vintage uniforms

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Campbell County recognizes 100 years of Girl Scouts and proclaims 2012 “The Year of the Girl”

Jacksboro, Tenn. – Mayor William Baird recognized 100 years of the Girl Scouts organization and proclaimed 2012 “The Year of the Girl.”

Baird presented girls with Troop 20208 and Troop 20715 of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians with a proclamation on March 8, 2012 at the Campbell County Courthouse to recognize this remarkable milestone (photo below).

On March 12, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga. made a historic telephone call to a distant cousin saying, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!”

That phone call was a precursor to the meeting that Low (affectionately called “Daisy” by family and friends) held that evening when 18 girls gathered to register the first troop of American Girl Guides. The name of the organization was changed to Girl Scouts the following year.

Girl Scouts of the USA now has a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults and more than 50 million women in the United States today are Girl Scout alumnae.

Girls in grades K-12 are invited to join a local troop and adults are encouraged to volunteer. Troop leaders engage girls in discovering self, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. Registration is $12 per year, and 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. To get involved or for more information, call 1-800-474-1912 or e-mail css@girlscoutcsa.org.

Visit www.GirlScoutcsa.org to learn more about the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting and how the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will celebrate this year.

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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.

Back row: Mayor William Baird, Marikayla Luallen, Mishonda Monday. Front row: Savannah Jones, Reagan Hatfield, Savannah Pinkston

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Scott County recognizes 100 years of Girl Scouts and proclaims 2012 “The Year of the Girl”

Huntsville, Tenn.On February 21, 2012, Mayor of Scott County Jeff Tibbals presented an official proclamation to Troop Leader Julie Baird and Scott County Girl Scout Troop 20016 after they led the Commission meeting in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Tibbals recognized the remarkable milestone of the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary and proclaimed 2012 “The Year of the Girl.”

On March 12, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga. made a historic telephone call to a distant cousin saying, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!”

That phone call was a precursor to the meeting that Low (affectionately called “Daisy” by family and friends) held that evening when 18 girls gathered to register the first troop of American Girl Guides. The name of the organization was changed to Girl Scouts the following year.

Girl Scouts of the USA now has a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults and more than 50 million women in the United States today are Girl Scout alumnae. Girl Scouts of the USA has declared 2012 the “Year of the Girl.”

Girls in grades K-12 are invited to join a local troop and adults are encouraged to volunteer. Troop leaders engage girls in discovering self, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. Registration is $12 per year, and financial assistance is available as needed. To get involved or for more information, call 1-800-474-1912 or e-mail css@girlscoutcsa.org.

Visit www.GirlScoutcsa.org to learn more about the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting and how the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will celebrate this year.

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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. 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. 

Girl Scout Troop 20016. From left to right: Marie Harness, Jaslyn Smith, Taylor Crabtree, Darcy West, Kaitlyn Norris, Alayna and Carys Baird, Mayor Jeff Tibbals, Isabelle and Anna Hamilton, Jerica Harness, Journey Owens, LaTisha Smith, Elizabeth Flynn, Heather and Nicole Ball and Savanna Ellis

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City of Clinton, Tennessee recognizes 100 years of Girl Scouts and proclaims 2012 “The Year of the Girl”

Girl Scout Troops 20194 & 20089 with Mayor Scott Burton

Clinton, Tenn. – On February 27, 2012, Scott Burton, Mayor of the City of Clinton, presented an official proclamation to Girl Scout troop leader and Service Unit Manager Tammy Freni along with local girls who belong to troops 20089 & 20194.

Burton recognized the remarkable milestone of the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary and proclaimed 2012 “The Year of the Girl.” The organization’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

On March 12, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga. made a historic telephone call to a distant cousin saying, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!”

That phone call was a precursor to the meeting that Low (affectionately called “Daisy” by family and friends) held that evening when 18 girls gathered to register the first troop of American Girl Guides. The name of the organization was changed to Girl Scouts the following year.

Girl Scouts of the USA now has a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults and more than 50 million women in the United States today are Girl Scout alumnae.

Girls in grades K-12 are invited to join a local troop and adults are encouraged to volunteer. Troop leaders engage girls in discovering self, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. Registration is $12 per year, and 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. To get involved or for more information, call 1-800-474-1912 or e-mail css@girlscoutcsa.org.

Visit www.GirlScoutcsa.org to learn more about the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting and how the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will celebrate this year.

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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.

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