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Happy Anniversary, Girl Scouts!

In 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA marked 100 years of inspiring girls and young women with the ideals of courage, confidence, and character. Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles honored the centennial year with a number of phenomenal events which brought together tens of thousands of girls, families, volunteers, and alumnae in celebration of this significant milestone.

Girltopia

October 29, 2011

As the largest girl-focused expo in Greater Los Angeles, this all-day event kicked off Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary. This sold-out event hosted 12,000 attendees and featured exhibits,“Funshop” workshops, speakers, and stage performances. Special thanks to our sponsors: Toyota, Mattel, THQ, Wells Fargo, Toshiba, Ralphs/Food4Less, Ernst & Young, and Little Brownie Bakers.

 

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Tournament of Roses Parade

January 2, 2012

GSGLA hosted a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade which was designed and decorated by Girl Scouts. Over 10,000 Girl Scouts from across the country participated in decorating floats for the parade. Other activities included a rally, badge earning activities, flower dedications, and a post-parade exhibit. More than 160 Girl Scouts either rode on or marched with the float along with GSUSA C.E.O Anna Maria Chavez. Special thanks to our Float Advisory Committee, Float Builders Selection Committee, Float Design Selection Committee, Outwalkers Selection Committee, Float Rider Selection Committee, our co-designers Renee Hoss Johnson and daughter and Gold Award Girl Scout Brianne Johnson, and our sponsors Union Bank and Xerox.

 

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Feed Your Neighbor

March 10, 2012

This council-wide food drive and community service day challenged Girl Scouts to collect 100,000 lbs. of food in celebration of our 100th anniversary. Special thanks to our sponsor: Ralphs/Food4Less.

 

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Official Anniversary Day

March 12, 2012

A girl-led flash mob, Service Center birthday parties, green nail polish, green beanies for babies born on 3/12, and green pylons at LAX celebrated Girl Scouts' official anniversary day. The Los Angeles City Council also signed a resolution celebrating Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary.

 

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Annual Meeting and

Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

April 14, 2012

Girl Scout members voted on important council business at the annual meeting and honored hundreds of volunteers at the volunteer recognition ceremony. This year's event theme celebrated our 100 year history while looking forward to the next 100 years of building girl leaders. Special thanks to our Volunteer Recognition Ceremony sponsor: Little Brownie Bakers.

 

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Gold Award Ceremony

June 30, 2012

The annual award ceremony celebrated girls earning the highest honor in Girl Scouting and featured actress/singer Monique Coleman as the keynote speaker. The 100th anniversary themed ceremony recognized the largest number of girls earning the award to date. Special thanks to our sponsors: Little Brownie Bakers and Xerox.

 

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Locks of Love Week

August 6-12, 2012

Thousands of Girl Scouts and supporters donated their hair to help financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss during Locks of Love Week. GSGLA worked with K-EARTH 101 and Super Cuts to promote Locks of Love Week through live, on-air haircuts and featuring three Girl Scouts on Super Cuts' in-store Locks of Love poster.

 

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Camporee

October 26-28, 2012

This three-day all-council Camporee at Lake Perris brought together more than 6,000 girls, adults, and volunteers. Girls enjoyed outdoor games, STEM (science technology engineering and math) workshops, historical displays, dancing through the decades, singing popular Girl Scout songs, crafts, bonding around campfires, night hikes, and demonstrations by our sponsors Celestron and Camping Maxx. Many wore blue, green, or pink lighted noodle heads while watching fabulous performances on the main stage. As cars were leaving Lake Perris, you could hear the girls’ voices full of laughter and many full of song.

 

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ToGetHerThere Luncheon

December 5, 2012

The event will honor some of L.A.'s most accomplished Girl Scout alumnae and celebrate the movement for girl leadership. Emerging Leader Girl Scouts will engage in round-table discussions with adult alumnae. Among the companies represented are SunAmerica, Sempra Energy, DineEquity, Nestle USA, and Korn/Ferry International.