In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting, Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons has decorated the center tree in the rotunda of the State Capitol building in Pierre, SD. The annual lighting ceremony took place November 20 in the capitol rotunda. Over 300 Girl Scouts and more than 55 troops made the decorations that adorn the tree to commemorate the 100th Anniversary.
Girl Scouts is the only available all-girl leadership development program and the girls who participate receive one-of-a-kind leadership experiences. With today’s busy lifestyle, Girl Scouts has made their programs accessible in many ways. If a girls schedule only allows her the opportunity to attend Girl Scout camp, then she can attend camp. If a girl wants to be in a traditional troop, then that’s available too. Girls can be Girl Scouts by attending a 4-6 week series on everything from photography to web design and Girl Scouts offers travel opportunities around the state and around the world.
“To commemorate the 100th, Girl Scouts of the USA declared 2012 as the Year of the Girl,” said Ann Metli, Chief Communications Officer at Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons. The campaign brings volunteers and Girl Scouts together to pave the way for the next generation of leaders. “The new campaign is focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), healthy body image and bullying – three identifiable areas where adults can make a difference in the lives of girls so they can go move forward and change the world,” said Metli.