WASHINGTON, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Girl Scouts from around the world are gathering on the National Mall, Saturday, June 9, 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA. Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along will be the largest gathering of Girl Scouts in history. An anticipated 250,000 Girl Scouts, friends, and alumnae will gather at the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC to demonstrate the power of girl leadership.
Girl Scouts Rock the Mall will feature talented girl voices including The Voice finalist Erin Willett, American Idol finalist Thia Megia, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Chorus, and "I Want to Rock the Mall" YouTube contest winner Dana Marie.
The 17-year-old singer-songwriter, a Girl Scout Ambassador, won the Girl Scouts' "I Want to Rock the National Mall" YouTube contest for her original song, "Girl Scout Cookie Rap." Dana Marie will take the stage June 9 to perform her winning composition.
Actress, recording artist, and songwriter Mandy Moore will join Dove, a lead sponsor of the event, to introduce four remarkable women who deserve to be famous for the positive lives they lead and the impact they make. Dove supports Girl Scouts of the USA, as both entities share a commitment to inspiring all women and girls to reach their full potential. Mandy Moore shares the brand's commitment to helping others and improving lives.
Girl Scouts have a strong tradition of using song to celebrate friendship, bridge cultural boundaries, and express a commitment to Girl Scout leadership, the environment, and service to our nation. At Girl Scouts Rock the Mall, traditional and new Girl Scout songs will be led by girls and women performers, with dynamic audience participation.
According to the newly released Girl Scout Research Institute report Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study, approximately one in every two adult women (49%) in the U.S. has at some point been a member of Girl Scouts, with the average length of time spent in Girl Scouts four years. There are currently an estimated 59 million Girl Scout alumnae living in the U.S.
For more information about Girl Scouts Rock the Mall and for a live stream of the event, visit: http://100.gscnc.org/rtm_about.html
About Girl Scouts of the USA
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA-4-U (212-852-8000) or visit www.girlscouts.org.
SOURCE Girl Scouts of the USA