Hundreds of Girl Scouts from the Southern Appalachians region are expected to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting in downtown Chattanooga. The event, Chattanooga Bridgefest, is scheduled to take place on June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.
A progressive event, Chattanooga Bridgefest begins at 9 a.m. in AT&T Field – Lookouts Stadium with an Opening Ceremony. Next, at 10 a.m., hundreds of Girl Scouts and their families and friends will walk across Walnut Street Bridge during a symbolic bridging ceremony. Finally, the Girl Scouts will enjoy a party in Coolidge Park until 2 p.m. The party in Coolidge Park will feature a family-friendly day full of concessions, inflatables, face painting, games, music and crafts.
The Chattanoooga Lookouts will host Girl Scouts and their families and friends at 7:15 p.m. on June 2 for “2012 Girl Scout Night,” and the group will then sleepover on the field after the game.
Bridgefest and the Chattanooga Lookouts “Girl Scout Night” are both open to the public, regardless of any current or past involvement with Girl Scouts. All members of the community are welcome to come join in a day full of family-friendly fun for all ages.
“The Girl Scouts organization turned 100 years old on March 12, and since then, we’ve hosted numerous events to keep the momentum going,” said Booth Kammann, CEO of Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians. “Bridgefest is the perfect way for our girls to symbolically ‘bridge’ into the second century of Girl Scouting. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them.”
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Children ages four and under will be admitted free. All events are open to the public.
The event is sponsored in part by First Tennessee, UNUM, Wells Fargo, News Channel 9 and Sunny 92.3.