National Park Service and the Thousands of Girl Scouts To Celebrate New Girl Scout Ranger Program

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Date: April 29, 2015
Contact: Alexandra Picavet, 415-786-8021
Contact: Kathy Kupper, 202-230-2085

Girl Scouts from every state in the Union and all over California are taking part in a Girl Scout Bridging event this Saturday! Approximately 7,000 girls and 1,000 volunteers will be joined by National Park Service leaders for a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. The walk will be followed by a special announcement of the details of the new Girl Scout Ranger Program during a ceremony on Crissy Field, in Golden Gate National Recreation Area.


The new Girl Scout Ranger Program will provide girls with access to national parks throughout the United States, including monuments, seashores and urban sites. Girls will participate in a variety of organized educational and outdoor service projects to earn certificates and patches. 

Who: 8,000 Girl Scouts 
Peggy O’ Dell, Deputy Director, National Park Service (and Girl Scout) 
Marina Park, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California 

What: Special announcement by Deputy Director O'Dell and CEO Park about new Girl Scout Ranger Program followed by the forming of a Friendship Circle with 2,500 Girl Scouts and National Park Rangers on Crissy Field. 

Where: Media Check-in in front of Crissy Field Center, East Beach. Announcement will take place on Crissy Field airfield in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, look for stage with flags. 

When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 2:30 PM Crissy Field announcement of new Girl Scout Ranger Program 

NOTE: at 10:00 AM approximately 7,000 girls and 1,000 volunteers will walk across the bridge as part of the Girl Scout Bridging event. Filming on the Bridge is managed by the Golden Gate Bridge District. Contact Priya Clemens at pclemens@goldengate.org, or 415-317-2222. 

www.nps.gov 

About Girl Scouts of the USA We're the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. It began over 100 years ago, with one woman, Girl Scouts' founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. Juliette organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. Today, as yesterday, Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscouts.org. 

About the National Parks Service More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 407 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.



Last updated: April 29, 2015

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