Happy 100th Birthday Today, Girl Scouts & Happy 11th
to My Son!
2012 is a momentous year. Today, March 12th, The Girl
Scouts turn 100, and my oldest son turns 11!
Earlier this month,
on my little sister's 40th birthday, March 4th, Chicago turned
175! I was a Brownie and Girl Scout "back in the day" and
it's been a joy rediscovering the girl scouts again with my 8 year
old daughter, who has been a Brownie now for 2 years.
We'll have loads of Girl Scout features throughout the spring at
ChiIL Mama, including an exclusive video interview with Chicago and
NW Indiana's Girl Scout chapter CEO (the largest chapter in the
world!), and the director at Journey World. We'll also
have cookie updates, and photo filled recaps of scout events
including the Wolves Hockey Game, Snoozeum at MSI, Ice Skating at
Skatium in Skokie and so much more! So check back like
we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.
Anniversary Promise Circles all over the world!
locations and details
download the promise circle app or check 'em out on
facebook and twitter.
Here's one for the city folk to get you started:
Wish Field, DePaul University
900 W Belden Ave., Chicago
Monday March 12, 2012
6:45 - 8:12 pm
On March 12, 2012 at 7:12 p.m. (19:12 in military time) join
your fellow Girl Scouts as we, together, participate in a Promise
Circle celebrating the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts.
1) Family & friends! The more the merrier.
2) Each girl should have a flashlight for use during the
3) We would also like everyone in attendance to bring a written
"wish for Girl Scouts future" to deposit in our time capsule as
The ceremony will start PROMPTLY at 7:00 p.m. so be sure to
6:45 p.m. The festivities will be over at 8:12
p.m. when we count
down to the 20:12 military time for our 100th
Free! Bring the whole family!
Extra buttons ($1)
and flashlights ($3) available for purchase at the event.
This event is an ALL WEATHER EVENT and will be OUTSIDE so please
dress accordingly. Parking is available for $6 in the
Sheffield Parking Garage located at 2331 N. Sheffield or the
Clifton Parking Deck located at 2330 N. Clifton. It is also easily
accessible via CTA: just one block south of the Fullerton
Red/Brown/Purple Line stop.
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
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