Thursday, August 2, 2012

Girl Scouts Flood OC Fair for 100th anniversary

The Orange County Register in California reports that more than 15,000 Girl Scouts, former Scouts and family members went to the OC Fair to celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary.

Orange County troops held more than 120 performances and activities for fairgoers, and gave out free boxes of cookies to the first 100 people to enter the fair on Friday.

The scouts held a rally for about 5,000 people before the fairgrounds opened, with cheers, songs and a group picture. Girls sold cookies, held a flash mob, donated hair to wigs for cancer patients, and held a sing-along with Girl Scout tunes.

More than 1,000 girls moved to the next level of scouting during a bridging ceremony at the fair, the Girl Scouts stated.

The Girl Scouts 100th anniversary exhibit, "From Cookie Pro to CEO: 100 Years of Building Leaders" is on display in the Memorial Gardens building until the OC Fair closes August 12.