STATE – The Girl Scout Councils of New Jersey will hold two ceremonial “bridging” events on Nov. 13, with thousands of Girl Scouts simultaneously walking across the George Washington Bridge and the Ben Franklin Bridge.
One hundred years in the making, the Girl Scouts anticipate as many as 10,000 members, volunteers and alumnae to be part of this once in a lifetime experience of “bridging” into the next century of Girl Scouting. This traditional Girl Scout ceremony, where girls walk across a bridge to signify passage from one level of Girl Scouting to another, is being done on a very large scale to mark the start of the 100th Anniversary celebration of Girl Scouting.
“Bridging is such a significant part of Girl Scouting which is why these two historic bridging events are the perfect way to kick off our 100th anniversary celebration,” said Susan Brooks, CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey. “Bridging represents an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. It’s a defining moment when a girl becomes aware of her achievements and is ready for new adventures and responsibilities. All four New Jersey councils will join together to celebrate this milestone as Girl Scouting bridges into the next century of nurturing and empowering girls of courage, confidence and character.”
There are more than 125,000 active Girl Scout members in New Jersey, and alumnae of the program total in the hundreds of thousands. The 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting, which will feature a number of high-profile events and activities throughout the year, provides an opportunity to celebrate with current members, reconnect with former members and meet new members.
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