Girl Scouts plan reunion, celebration

By on March 1, 2012

Wanted: 50 million women who used to earn badges, wear green sashes and learned to ask for what they want by selling boxes of Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Trefoils. Current members of the local Lititz Rolling Hills Service Unit of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania are inviting former members to attend an event to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting.

The reunion will take place March 12 at the Warwick Middle School auditorium from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. The school is located at 401 Maple St.

The event, "Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future," was planned by girls and volunteers and will include the history of Girl Scouts nationally and in Lititz, a fashion show of vintage Girl Scout uniforms, a sing-a-long of past and present Girl Scout songs, a showcase of the troops’ "100 Ways to Celebrate Challenge" and lots more. The event is free to all past and present Girl Scouts. Attendees will also learn how former Girl Scouts can reconnect with the organization.

"Whether you were a Girl Scout Brownie, summer camp counselor or remained in Girl Scouting for 50 years, we know you’ll have fun joining us at this reunion," says Service Unit Program Coordinator, Beverly Kent. "Once a Girl Scout. Always a Girl Scout."

Local Girl Scouts will also be on hand during 2nd Friday, March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. There will be free s’mores, hot chocolate, face painting, a scavenger hunt for kids and more. There will also be representatives on hand and information available on how to join Girl Scouts.

Downtown will be decorated for the occasion with a giant birthday cake at Lititz Mutual Insurance company and luminaries that will light up Lititz. The Girl Scouts will be singing throughout the evening in celebration of this milestone event. Stop by the entrance to the Lititz Springs Park or the Post Office to listen or join in.

For more information about either event, contact Beverly Kent at 371-8392 or bkent.eph@lnpnews.com.

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