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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Girl Scouts of the USA Is Proud Sponsor of 27th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival

Celebrating the Rich Diversity of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 28, 2006

CONTACT:
Marion Swan
GSUSA
212-852-8012
mswan@girlscouts.org

New York, N.Y. — Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announces that it is a sponsor of the 27th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival to be held Sunday, May 7 from noon to 6 p.m. at Union Square Park in New York City.

Presented by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans, this unique event, the largest of its kind on the East Coast, brings together thousands of participants to learn about Asian and Pacific Islander culture, food and music.

“Throughout its 94-year history, Girl Scouts of the USA has made celebrating the rich diversity of America an integral part of the Girl Scout experience,” said Kathy Cloninger, CEO Girl Scouts of the USA. “Reaching out and gaining multicultural knowledge and experience is crucial for girls who are our future leaders.”

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Girl Scouts pay homage to individuals who make deep contributions to the Girl Scout Movement. From National Board members to girls everywhere, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans play a crucial role in the Girl Scout mission of "building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place."

Throughout the month of May, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds will come together and celebrate Asian Pacific American culture, as well as commemorate the international work of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). With locations across the globe, including countries such as China and India, WAGGGS works to ensure that opportunities exist for all girls.

Join members from the Greater New York Girl Scout Council at the event to learn how Girl Scouts makes a real impact on the life of a girl.

About Girl Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent organization for and leading authority on girls with 3.7 million girl and adult members. Now in its 94th year, Girl Scouting 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, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Girls Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates living overseas and attending American or international schools. For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate to the Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.

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