Willow Valley Retirement Communities will Host Celebration of Girl Scouts Centennial with 500 Local Scouts in Attendance

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Known for promoting the lifestyle benefits of intergenerational activities within its community, Willow Valley is pleased to hold this special Girl Scout event. Activities will include a fashion show of uniforms through the ages and a chance to discuss Girl Scout memories.

Willow Valley Retirement Communities, known for promoting the benefits of intergenerational activities within its community, is pleased to announce it will host a special event to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. The event will take place on April 14 from 3-7 p.m. at the retirement community’s 80,000-square-foot Cultural Center.

More than 500 scouts and Girl Scout leaders from Lancaster, Pa.-area troops will attend an afternoon of fun. The event includes a fashion show of Girl Scout uniforms through the ages, a craft taught by current Girl Scouts, an update on Girl Scouting today, and a chance to talk about Girl Scout memories while enjoying Girl Scout cookies.

The scouts, who range in level from Daisy to Senior, are members of local Penn Manor and Hans Herr troops. The idea to join in the national celebration with a local event was the brainchild of Willow Valley Retirement residents and lifetime Girl Scouts Flora Poulos and Ginger Shelly, who are planning the event.

About the Girl Scouts

On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia. Juliette imagined that Girl Scouting could be “the magic thread” connecting girls everywhere, and for 50 million women, the ties have never been stronger. For a century, Girl Scouts has inspired girls to explore new interests, discover hidden talents, develop healthy, constructive relationships and embrace the qualities that make us all unique inspiring girls to take on all sorts of challenges.

Girl Scouts of the USA remain 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, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U or visit http://www.girlscouts.org.

About Willow Valley Retirement Communities

Willow Valley Retirement Communities, founded in 1984, is located just south of the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Its latest expansion is Providence Park at Willow Valley. A not-for-profit, independently operated continuing care retirement community (CCRC), it is nationally recognized as a retirement destination welcoming residents who have relocated from 37 states. Willow Valley’s standard-setting Lifecare Agreement provides long-term care at a predictable cost, with no increase of fees for a higher level of care. Financial performance is affirmed by Standard and Poor, Fitch “A” Category ratings, and CARF-CCAC accreditation. Residences at WVRC range from 800 to 3,200 square feet. Community features include an 80,000-square-foot Cultural Center, several scenic ponds, and expansive manicured courtyards with large outdoor fire-pit features. The National Association of Home Builders conferred Gold Achievement Awards to WVRC for Best Dining Experience and Best Lifestyle Programs in 2012. For more information, call 800.770.5445 or visit http://www.willowvalleyretirement.org or http://www.providenceparkliving.com.

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