The Girl Scout Councils of New Jersey held a ceremonial “bridging” event beginning at 9 a.m., on Sunday, November 13, 2011 with thousands of Girl Scouts walking across the George Washington Bridge. One hundred years in the making, more than 2,500 Girl Scouts members, volunteers and alumnae participated in this once-in-a-lifetime experience of “bridging” into the next century of Girl Scouting.
In addition to the amazing experience of walking across the landmark and iconic George Washington Bridge with thousands of sister Girl Scouts, participants also experienced a full day of fun, crafts and activities. Activities included the A.C. Moore Craft Zone, a fit clinic with New York Liberty Legends Kym Hampton and Sue Wicks and mascot Maddie, Zumbatonic and dance sessions, bounce houses, rockwall
climbing, an onsite store from FLOMO, entertainment by local girl group, Bloom, and much more.
The lights on the George Washington Bridge were lit green throughout the month of November in honor of the Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary and to commemorate this historic bridging event.
First Lady, Mary Pat Christie, served as the keynote speaker and was the honorary chair of the event. Additionally, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, Bergen County Executive Kathe Donovan and Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Bill Baroni also participated in the program.