RENO — The Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (GSSN) announced their centennial celebration to be held on Saturday, June 23 at Rancho San Rafael Park to celebrate a milestone in Girl Scout history: 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence and character. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the GSSN 100th Anniversary Round Up will be all about connecting the community with Girl Scouting of the past, present and future.
With an expected turn out of 4,000 Girl Scouts, volunteers, alumnae, community partners, families, and friends, this day includes more than 30 activities in the five GSSN focus areas: environmental leadership and responsibility, healthy living, financial literacy, community service, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Kids of all ages will enjoy traditional Girl Scout activities like making s’mores, creating SWAPS, learning to tie knots and using semaphores to communicate, along with contemporary activities like science experiments, rock climbing, geocaching and learning to recycle and up-cycle. More than twenty community partners, including the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum, Junior Achievement, Sierra Safari Zoo, Space Science 4 Schools and the Bureau of Land Management, will bring a host of hands-on activities.
GSSN is also extending a special invitation to all former Girl Scouts.
“We want to take this special occasion to honor our area’s Girl Scout alumnae,” explains Julia Ratti, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, “and this event is the perfect time for us to tell our community that Girl Scouts is proud of the achievements of all the women who are a part of the Girl Scout movement.”
Participants can also see a display of vintage Girl Scout memorabilia, photos from local Girl Scout events from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, as well as girls from a local theater group modeling past Girl Scout uniforms.
Best of all, this event is free! So do not miss out on this day of fun and adventure, and be sure to bring your re-usable water bottle to take advantage of the free water filling stations; the Round Up is a super-green event.
For more information, visit www.gssn.org.