Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years at after dark event

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Van Mall -- Hundreds of Girl Scouts from Clark County gathered March 30 at Westfield Vancouver mall to celebrate 100 years of scouting at the third-annual Girl Scouts After Dark event. Activities included a fashion show, dancing and games. Scouts of all ages performed a flash mob and sang the Girl Scouts anthem, “Make New Friends.” In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the organization to give girls the opportunity to escape the social norm of sitting quietly indoors learning to sew, cook and clean. Low’s scouts headed outdoors for hiking, camping and other activities.