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Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc.

5601 North Allen Road

Mableton, GA 30126

For more information, contact:

Melinda Ennis-Roughton

404.729.1446 Or Shana Davis


Girl Scouts Job Shadow & Kick-Off 100th at Girl Scout Day with Atlanta Dream

MABLETON, GA (August 18, 2011) – Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. (GSGATL) will celebrate Girl Scout Day at the Atlanta Dream on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Phillips Arena. Special activities will include an Atlanta Dream/Girl Scout job shadow program and a pinning ceremony at halftime. In addition, Junior Girl Scout Coley Gilchrist will sing the national anthem at half time.

The job shadow program involves Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes and Ambassadors (from grade levels 4 –12) who will perform a variety of typical “day of the game” tasks on the 19th. The Girl Scouts will work in concessions and operations. They will also serve as greeters and as ball girls during the Dream game
The day also marks an official kick-off of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta’s 100th Anniversary celebrations. Girl Scouts was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1912 and as the largest council in the founding state, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta will have major events and 100th activities throughout 2012.
During the pre-tip off pinning ceremony, Coley Gilchrist a Junior Girl Scout with Troop 4322 in Conyers, Georgia will sing the National Anthem. Coley will then award Alison Bales, a Dream player and Girl Scout alumna, with a 100th anniversary pin.
During halftime, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Marilyn Midyette, will be acknowledged by the Atlanta Dream as a co-captain of the team. Midyette will then address the crowd about outstanding Girl Scout alumnae. “Our alumnae are shining examples of our impact in the community and in our nation. Eighty percent of women business owners, almost 70 percent of our legislators, and all female astronauts were Girl Scouts. That’s quite a track record,” says Midyette.
In addition, Midyette will ask the crowd to honor and support the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts by

texting a $5 donation during the game via the text code: GS100 to 27722.

As part of the celebration, the Atlanta Dream will donate partial ticket proceeds to GSGATL on tickets purchased with the special promotion code. Go to,click on the Girl Scout Night section, and use the promotion code “Dream.”

About Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc.

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. is the premier leadership development organization for girls, serving over 41,000 girls, with almost 18,000 adult members in 34 counties in Northwest Georgia. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. For more information about how to join, volunteer or donate to Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta call 800.771.4046, or visit For information about the national organization visit the Girl Scouts of the USA’s website at

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