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Garden City, NY March 8, 2012 – On March 12th, girls throughout the world will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting in the US, an organization that was built on strong values, friendships and traditions.

“We at the Girl Scouts of Nassau County are so thrilled to be celebrating Girl Scouts’ 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “We have a lot of fun and exciting events upcoming this month and through the rest of the 2012 year to recognize and honor this wonderful occasion. We hope you and your daughter will celebrate with us and become a member today!”

Join Girl Scouts of Nassau County as they mark the 100th Anniversary by hosting a day long open house from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Girl Scouts of Nassau County Headquarters located at 110 Ring Road West in Garden City, for all Girl Scouts (girls, volunteers, parents and alumnae). Activities will include a Sunrise Ceremony, the Wish Upon a Star display, and the opening of the time capsule (closed in 2000), as well as 100th Anniversary cake while they sing Happy Birthday to Girl Scouts. Specific event times for this free event are 7:11 a.m. - Sunrise Ceremony (outdoors, weather permitting); 9:00 a.m. - Service Center opens for Open House; 7:00 p.m. - Opening of Time Capsule.

On March 12, 1912 Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low, officially registered the organization's first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. Today, there are more than 10 million Girl Scouts and Girl Guides worldwide.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develop leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. In order to get girls there, Girl Scouts has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl in a move to rally the nation around the cause of girls' leadership. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 100th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County call Donna Rivera Downey 516 741-2550 at ext. 260, or visit

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