Girl Scouts in Bolingbrook & Romeoville will join millions of other Girl Scouts around the world in a celebratory ceremony to honor the memory of the very first Girl Scout meeting in 1912.
Mayors Roger Claar (Bolingbrook) and John Noak (Romeoville) will gather at The Promenade to join more than 100 local Girl Scouts, their families, alumnae and community members to celebrate the organization’s 100 years of Girl Scouting. The Ceremony will include a large Girl Scout Friendship Circle, Girl Scouts reciting the Promise, Pledge and singing the Friendship song.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Girls Scouts and their families arrive at 6:45 p.m. Ceremony celebration at 19:12 military time to represent the year 1912 or 7:12 p.m.
The Promenade is an open air shopping district featuring specialty shops and restaurants including Macy's, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, iPic Theaters and many other fine retailers. The Promenade is a pedestrian-friendly gathering place for shopping, dining and entertainment. For more information visit : www.thepromenadebolingbrook.com.
More about Girl Scouting:
Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouting on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, in order to give girls access to unique leadership opportunities that enabled them to contribute to society in meaningful ways. Low believed girls were as interested in sports, science, community service and making a difference in the world as boys. The organization quickly grew from 18 original members and now boasts more than 3.2 million girl and adult members nationwide today.
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana impacts the lives of nearly 87,000 girls and 24,000 adult members in 245 communities in six Illinois counties (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Lake, and Will) and four Indiana counties (Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter). Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
For more information, learn about other special 100th anniversary activities or find a list of all Promise Circle locations, visit www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org.