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Girl Scout 100th Jubilee celebrates the best of Girl Scouting!

May 23, 2012

Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut celebrated the organization’s 100th Anniversary at the Durham Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 19th, during the Girl Scout 100th Jubilee. An estimated 8,000 Girl Scouts, family, friends, and supporters attended throughout the day.
The opening ceremony featured comments from Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Jennifer Smith Turner, Board President Teresa C. Younger, and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s official spokesperson for the 100th Anniversary.

“It was a wonderful day for Girl Scouts throughout the state of Connecticut,” Wyman said. “It was great to be a part of a celebration that recognizes 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence, and character. It’s a fitting way to kick off the next 100 years of Girl Scouting.”

The event featured performances from southern Connecticut’s Nicole Frechette, Magician Peter Boie, country singer and former Connecticut Girl Scout Veronica Ballestrini, and rock band Steve Elci and Friends. Activities included the numerous inflatables, face painting, science and technology activities, and much more.

 “This was truly a day for everyone to celebrate the past, present, and future of Girl Scouting,” said Jennifer Smith Turner, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “It was wonderful to see so many of our families, friends, and supporters out in full force to commemorate our 100th birthday.”

The photo attached features a shot of the opening ceremony, featuring the Connecticut Governor’s Foot Guard and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman. The photo is credited to Barbara Connors, Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

The Girl Scout 100th Jubilee was generously supported by Title Sponsor, First Niagara; Event Sponsor, Webster Bank, and Silver Sponsor, Client Server Technology, Inc. The 100th Anniversary year’s mission sponsor is Travelers, Inc. Cablevision is also a sponsor of the 100th Anniversary.

The 100th celebration continues with a week-long International Camporee from August 5-11 at Camp Laurel in Lebanon. This event will bring together Girl Scouts from around the state and from countries like Japan, Australia, and England to make friends and change the world. For more information about this event and about Girl Scouts of Connecticut, visit

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