Friday, March 22, 2013

2013 Girls Go The Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair Patch Contest


The excitement builds for the 2013 Girls Go The Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair as the Winners of the Girls Go The Distance Patch Contest are presented their Patch! 


Girl Scouts of Nassau County's Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair Patch Contest Winners
GSNC Walkathon Patch Contest Winners
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of presenting the winners of the Girls Go The Distance patch design contest, with their commemorative patch.  Mikayla B from Senior Troop 3077 and Katherine P from Junior Troop 3006 and their families joined me at the GSNC Service Center to be the first to receive the 2013 Girls Go The Distance Walkthon Participation Patch. 

The patch, designed with the 6 Girl Scout level colors, was a combination of two different patch designs, refined into one patch. The patch features 6 girls in the 6 different colors walking and running over green hills with a bright sun in the background. In the foreground of the patch, we see the leg and sneaker of a new walk participant, possibly there to join in the fun of the walk. The patch also features this year’s name of the event, date and location.  Doesn’t it look great?

Girls Go The Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair is a fun and interactive two mile walk and activity fair centered on the theme of Healthy Living. Registered Girl Scout Troops will have the opportunity to earn a “give back” for their own Healthy Living projects.

All funds generated from the Walkathon and Activity Fair will benefit Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Healthy Living Initiatives program. Healthy Living Initiatives brings a unique perspective to keeping girls healthy. In order for girls to live healthy, they first have to learn how, and have fun doing it. Funding is needed to help GSNC develop and provide engaging activities that inspire girls to learn how to integrate all aspects of healthy living into their daily lives.

This year’s Walkathon will be held on Sunday, April 21 from 9:30am to 1:00pm at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. For more information, please visit the GSNC Walkathon Webpage at gsnc.kintera.org/walk

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