Girls from Troop 394 traveled to Washington DC, June 6-June 11 touring the Nation’s Capital and participating in the largest gathering of Girl Scouts EVER. Over 250,000 Girl Scouts from around the world gathered on the National Mall, Saturday June 9, 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA. Every USA Girl Scout Council was present and Troop 394 represented Girl Scouts of Central California South. Scouts, friends, family and alumnae joined to mark the 100th anniversary with a sing along. While the Guinness World Record for the largest sing-along and flashmob is still being confirmed, the girls loved learning the song “Ignite” and dance steps to prepare for the flash mob.
The trip was organized and led by leader Sandy Patrick. They saw many DC sights including the Lincoln Memorial, Mount Vernon, Arlington Cemetery, Vietnam Memorial, and received special entry to the National Archives for all Girl Scouts. Washington DC was full of Scouts and the troop was able to meet girls from every state in the nation and from other countries such as England and Singapore. The girls said the best part of the trip was SWAPPING and meeting all the other girls from all over the world. Troop 394 can’t wait for their next trip!