100 Years of Girl Scouting to Be Celebrated at Thinking Day, April 14

Girl Scout Thinking Day 2011

All current and former local scouts invited

This year the Girl Scouts of the USA is celebrating its 100th birthday and the celebrations are going strong in the Hudson Valley.   Local Hudson Highlands Girl Scouts will be celebrating “100 Years of Girl Scouting” at their annual Thinking Day celebration, on Saturday April 14 at the Philipstown Recreation Center. The event runs from 3 until 6 p.m. They invite all former Hudson Highlands leaders, girl scouts, and local residents to share in this celebration.

This year, all local troops have been assigned a specific decade from the last 100 years to explore and present to the community.  Troops will learn about the era, highlighting in particular the role of girl scouting during that time period.  Food, fashion and recreation from each decade will be on display.  Girls will also present a “Living Timeline” during which scouting from each decade will be described.  Artifacts and uniforms from the Girl Scout Museum will be available for viewing.

To further celebrate their history, former Hudson Highlands Girl Scout leaders, volunteers and Girl Scouts from past decades have been invited for a special ceremony of appreciation and rededication at 4:30 p.m. This will be a chance to experience girl scouting across the decades “in the flesh,” as leaders and scouts from prior years join with current scouts to celebrate this special day.

Finally, they will explore the decades of the 20th century through dance.  Dance instructors from the Hudson Valley Dance Studio in Cold Spring have donated their time and expertise to teach the girls dance steps from each era, eventually stringing together movement from the Charleston to the Twist, to the Hustle and beyond. Come and enjoy our local “flash mob” and celebrate 100 years!

For further information contact Deirdre Knapp at 845-265-9485 or [email protected].

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