Centennial Central: Celebrations Across the USA

Special Events in Savannah, GA
Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplacespecial event in savannah georgia

There will be many special moments in Savannah, GA this year. A reenactment of the famous March 12, 1912 phone call, a ceremony on the Talmadge Bridge, a Centennial Camporee, and events at Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace and the First Headquarters are just a start! Visit these websites to explore Savannah’s special ties with Girl Scouts:

March 10-11, 2012
The Great Girl Gathering
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Councilgreat girl 100 gathering

The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Council are hosting a huge event for girls called the ‘Great Girl Gathering’ which will be held at the Mall of America on March 10 and 11. A grand event at one of the grandest malls in the US! Sounds like fun!  Learn more.

March 12, 2012
Blogger Day: The Call to a New Century

In a distinctly modern version of Juliette Gordon Low's historic call that launched the movement, Girl Scouts and a broad-based coalition of likeminded individuals will mark Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary by focusing their messages on issues facing today's girls and by encouraging readers to invest in girls and their futures. Stay tuned for details!

April 2012
Advocacy Day: Bringing the Voice of Girls to Capitol Hill

In April 2012, council CEOs and one board member from each council will call on each member of congress who serve the council's members. The objective is to further legitimize Girl Scouts as a leader in regard to girls' issues; gain momentum around advocacy for girls' needs and to garner support for the upcoming State of Girls Summit.

June 9, 2012
Rock the Mall Sing-Along
GSUSA and Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capitolrock the mall

Thousands of Girl Scouts from across the country are invited to lift their voices and celebrate the 100th anniversary on June 9 at the National Mall. This has become a traditional event – it was held for GSUSA’s 85th, 90th and 95th anniversaries. 

Online registration, which includes a commemorative T-shirt and patch, has begun. Visit Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital website or their Facebook page often for updates.

June 23, 2012
The B.I.G. Celebration
New Jerseybig celebration new jersey

Four New Jersey Girl Scout councils are joining forces to host The B.I.G. Celebration at Liberty State Park. A great day at the park with concerts by well-known artists! Learn more.

July 12-15, 2012
WAGGS Girls World Forum (Chicago)

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is celebrating 100 years of changing lives. Young women from around the world will participate in the last of three World Forums. The forum provides an opportunity for Girl Scouts to partner with their WAGGGs sisters to discuss and advance three of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals - eradicate extreme hunger and poverty, promote gender equality and empower women and ensure environmental sustainability.

September 2012
State of Girls Summit

The Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary year will culminate with the State of Girls Summit, an externally driven Conversation of Consequence. The goal of the summit is to bring focus and a sense of urgency to achieving a generational lead in leadership opportunities for girls.

September 28-October 21, 2012
The Great State Fair of Texas Spectacular Girl Scout Centennial Celebrationtexas state fair

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas will close out the 100th anniversary celebration in a big way at the State Fair of Texas, the largest and longest-running state fair in the country, attracting 3 million visitors over 24 days. Girl Scout troops from Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana will lead the state fair parade every evening and a centennial exhibit, highlighting the extraordinary history and future of Girl Scouts will be featured. Maybe they’ll even turn a traditional Girl Scout taste into one of those traditional Texas State Fair fried treats!