Armstrong Hosts Centennial Girl Scouts Camporee

(June 12, 2012) Armstrong Atlantic State University and Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia have teamed up to host the Girl Scouts' nationwide Centennial Camporee. Girl Scouts from 37 states, including Hawaii, as well as from Canada and the United Kingdom, will call the Armstrong campus home base from June 25-30, 2012. The Centennial Camporee continues the Girl Scouts' 100-year celebration and Year of the Girl activities during 2012, with an opening ceremony set to take place on Monday, June 25 at 7:45p.m. on the Armstrong campus, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah.

“Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is excited about partnering with Armstrong for our 100th celebration Centennial Camporee,” said Kathleen Cullinan, officer of program, property and risk management for Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. “The university and Girl Scouts share so many of the same core values of transformative, experiential education and a base respect of diversity and ethical behavior. The Savannah-based site was also a factor as it provides a unique geographic location, a rich history and abundant opportunities for groups arriving early or staying after the Camporee, as well as access to the area's resources for the Camporee itself.”

The location of the Centennial Camporee at Armstrong in Savannah gives Girl Scouts from around the world the opportunity to connect in the organization's hometown. The Armstrong campus will provide dining and lodging, sports facilities, academic and laboratory facilities and a safe, secure setting for all events. Armstrong's location also provides easy access to Camp Low. Armstrong professors, students and student-athletes will lead various sessions for the Girl Scouts while on campus. Activities will also include “throwback” sessions, including Morse code and semaphore lessons to further tie Girl Scouting history to the present. The week-long Camporee is open to girls from 4th to 12th grade.

On Friday, June 29, Girl Scouts of all ages, including alumna and multi-generational Girl Scouts families will be in attendance at the Centennial Camporee on Friday. The closing ceremony will take place on Friday, June 29 from 6-8p.m.

Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.7 million girl and adult members worldwide. Founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1912, Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.