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Girl Scouts of the USA Sponsors Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Events

GSUSA furthers its commitment to diversity with new partnerships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2007

CONTACT:
Michelle L. Tompkins
(212) 852-5074
mtompkins@girlscouts.org

New York, N.Y. – In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is sponsoring festivities in four U.S. cities: Houston, Texas, on May 5; New York on May 6; Sacramento, Calif. on May 20; and Washington, D.C. on May 12.

"These festivals give us an incredible opportunity to celebrate all the contributions made by our Asian and Pacific Islander communities," said Norma Barquet, Executive Vice President, GSUSA. "Recognizing and respecting the value of cultural diversity is an important part of the Girl Scout experience."

Local Girl Scouts will be in attendance at each festival at designated Girl Scout booths offering educational and promotional materials.

Members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) will join Girl Scouts in these cultural celebrations. Girl Scouts who want to participate in these rich cultural events should contact their local Girl Scout council. (To find your local council, visit GSUSA's Council Finder)

About Girl Scouts of the USA
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.6 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 strives to serve girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girls Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.

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