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Photos from the Girl Scout Celebration

Local Girl Scouts, Brownies and their families gathered in Veterans Memorial Park last night on the centennial of the iconic American organization, which focuses on teaching girls self-esteem, cooperation and new skills. Photos by Tony Flores.

Napa photographer Tony Flores contributed these shots of local Girl Scouts as they gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of America. A group photo was scheduled for 7:12 p.m., which in military time is 19:12.

More about the group:

On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low, whose friends knew her as Daisy, gathered a group of girls from Savannah, Ga., for the first Girl Scout meeting.

Low wanted to bring girls out of their isolated home environments and into community service and the open air. One hundred years later, Girl Scouts of the USA has more than 3.2 million members and some well-known alumni, including Candace Bergen, Lucille Ball, Laura Bush and Katie Couric.

Today the iconic American organization is celebrating 100th birthday with national events like a 200,000-girl-strong sing-along on the Washington Mall and an attempt at the largest flash mob in history, featuring “jazz hands.”

This morning, representatives from Girl Scouts, and VIP guests rang the bell to open the NASDAQ market on Wall Street, with a message about girls’ financial empowerment.

You go, girls!

For more photos by Tony Flores, please see http://tonyflores.zenfolio.com/.

Napa Patch editor Louisa Hufstader contributed to this report.

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Louisa Hufstader (Editor) March 12, 2012 at 11:16 PM
I just received a note from a troop mom: "Napa GS troops will start meeting at 6:30pm at the Veterans Park for the 7:12pm Celebration of Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary." That should be some gathering! I invite anyone who'd like to share photos to kindly upload them to this article, or to our Neighborhood Gallery at napa.patch.com/gallery. Congratulations, Girl Scouts!
Terry Kent March 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Thanks Louisa!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) March 13, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Tony Flores to the rescue! He took a whole gallery of wonderful photos of the Girl Scout gathering at the park. Thanks, Tony, these are delightful and thanks also for adding them to our Neighborhood Gallery (napa.patch.com/gallery).

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