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Girl Scouts partners with Anthropologie to celebrate 100th anniversary

 

HOUSTON (September, 2012) - Over the last few months, Girl Scouts has forged a partnership with Anthropologie to develop Anthopologie's fall windows from inspiration that speaks to both organizations. Several Girl Scouts from the Houston area were invited to delve into the world of retail design to help prep and craft elements for the company's window, learn a bit about the window's background and what Anthropologie does as a company at the store location in Highland Village, near the Galleria. The display focused on the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts and its long-standing commitment to the natural world.

"The girls helped us with our Elements of Nature windows," said Brian Sensabaugh, display coordinator for Anthropologie. "They hand painted rocks that they personalized with their initials and made paper spheres that will be used in the window installation that will be up for approximately four weeks."

In addition to painting rocks and creating paper spheres, the girls wrapped twine to be painted bright orange and created chains of teal circles. These items were hung and displayed in a dramatic exhibit that debuted September 19. The Highland Village store is the only Anthroplogie in the area that hosted a workshop of this kind for Girl Scouts. Other stores nationwide that hosted workshops included the following cities: Washingston D.C., Philadelphia and Baton Rouge. 

Anthropologie, is a self-described lifestyle brand that imparts a sense of beauty, optimism and discovery through its eclectic offer of women's apparel, accessories, gifts, beauty and home décor.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is the second largest Girl Scout council in the country serving more than 70,000 girls and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting in the United States in 2012.

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