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.
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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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