Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mississippi Girl Scouts named Tupelo Parade Grand Marshals

In Tupelo, MS, The Daily Journal reports that Girl Scouts will lead the 2011 Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade.

“We are celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts,” said Emilie Hutcheson, membership manager for Girl Scouts Heart of the South. “We want to say thank you for letting us do this.”

Brownies and Daisies attended Wednesday’s announcement at Reed’s in downtown Tupelo. Hutcheson estimated that more than 500 Girl Scouts will serve as grand marshals during the parade.

Girl Scouts of the USA will have its 100th anniversary in 2012. Girls Scouts Heart of the South serves more than 11,000 girls from kindergarten to 12th grade in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas.