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Girl Scouts Rock the Dam!

More than 1,000 Girl Scouts rocked the Hoover Dam Saturday in a bridging ceremony to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Girls traded decade inspired Girl Scout S.W.A.P.S. (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere), ate pancakes, walked the green carpet, and participated in a sing-a-long that included a rousing version of Happy Birthday.


A short ceremony honored the Girl Scouts local past, paying homage to its early beginnings, April 14, 1932, in Boulder City, during the construction of the Hoover Dam. As the girls began

their trek across the Hoover Dam, the crowd came to a fever pitch chanting "Rock the Dam! Rock the Dam!" An aerial photo was taken of the group courtesy of Papillon Helicopters and

photographer Frank Carroll.


To see pictures from this event, visit our Facebook page. 

Hoover Dam Goes Green for Girl Scouts

In addition to the spectacular event on March 10, the Bureau of Reclamation also agreed to turn the lights of the Dam green for Girl Scout Week March 10 - 17.


On Girl Scouts Anniversary, Monday, March 12, more than 100 girls and their families turned out for the lighting ceremony. At 7:12 p.m. (1912 military time) the crowd sang Happy Birthday to Girl Scouts followed by a 10 second countdown and the Dam was lit green with the Girls Scout logo. The Dam will remained lit green each evening through March 17.


To see more pictures from this event, visit our Facebook page.

Badges Patches Awards - J

Everyone enjoys learning new skills by earning badges. When you make your own badge, you can decide what you want to learn, either on your own or with your Girl Scout friends.  


Once you've picked your topic, complete these four steps:

  • Make your plan.
  • Put your plan into action.
  • Share your new skills with others. (Check out The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for the requirements for each step.)
  • Then go online to design your actual badge!
At the new Girl Scouts Make Your Own Badge website, you'll find hundreds of shapes, patterns, and colorful symbols to help you design your badge.

Once you're satisfied and ready to purchase your custom badge, you can download a personalized certificate about your badge and a digital copy of your design. You can also save your designs and purchased badges in "My Collection." Your actual badge will arrive in the mail in about two weeks!

Juniors Program Block

Energized Juniors Jammin in Canoes 

May 18-20, 2012  


Get ready for a wet 'n wild weekend full of waterfront activities! Bond with your Girl Scout sisters as you participate in team water games and land activities related to the Junior Journey's. Plus, be a part of the beachside opening/closing ceremonies where you can proudly display your groups' pre-made flag, perform skits, and join in campfire fun!

Junior Learning Opportunities

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Join Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts with the Las Vegas 51s!


We have a unique opportunity for Girl Scouts interested in participating in Girl Scout Night with the Las Vegas 51s. We are looking for girls to:

  • Sing the national anthem
  • Say the pledge of allegiance
  • Provide the color guard at the game
  • Design the 51s program for Girl Scout Night with the Las Vegas 51s

If you're interested in sharing your special talent at this 100th anniversary event, here's what you need to do:

  • Auditions for the national anthem, pledge of allegiance, and color guard will be held at the Girl Scout Leadership Center, April 17, 5 - 7p.m.
  • Color guard must audition as a complete group. Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada will provide the U.S., Nevada, WAGGS, and Girl Scout flags for the group.

Contact Jennifer Weed at or 385.3677 ext 258 to schedule your audition time.

Juniors in Action
Troop 434 
This year, Troop 434 voted to donate 10% of their cookie proceeds to charity. They had already had a volunteer shift set up with Three Square and when the girls found out that Three Square has a grant for matching funds they decided to make their donation go even farther by giving it to them.  


Their donation along with matching funds will provide more than 1,000 meals in southern Nevada. The girls also volunteered two hours of their spring break to fill bags with food for the BackPack program and then took a tour of the facility. Troop 434 helped to pack more than 1,600 backpacks for children in southern Nevada.

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April 2012

In This Issue
Rock the Dam
Hoover Dam Goes Green
Badges, Patches & Awards
Junior Programs
Get in the Game
Learning Opportunities
Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
Register for Summer Camp
Girl Scout Night with the Las Vegas 51s
Design the 51s Program Cover
Give the Gift
Save the date
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Interested in designing the program cover?

51s Program Book 

On a plain piece of white 8.5 x 11 paper, design your cover with the theme: Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouts! You may use crayon, marker, colored pencil, digital design, as long as it's on the paper.


Turn your design into Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, Attention: Jennifer Weed, 2941 Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Include your name, age, phone number and email address on a separate piece of paper. All entries are due by Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m. 



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