By Bureau of Reclamation

As part of its efforts to promote youth activities across the country, the Bureau of Reclamation recently joined in the celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA by hosting three events at Hoover Dam.

Reclamation began on March 10 by hosting the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada for a bridging ceremony at the dam. The event celebrated the 100th anniversary of the national organization and marked the local organization’s start in Boulder City, Nev., with 22 girls in 1932.

As part of the event, 1,000 girls, volunteers and alumnae trekked across Hoover Dam to honor the first century of Girl Scouting and welcome the next. As the ceremony came to a close, the girls marched across the dam shouting, "Rock the Dam! Rock the Dam!" Girl Scouts also gathered at Hoover Dam on the evening of March 10, when at 7:12 p.m. (1912 military time), Reclamation honored the Girl Scouts’ anniversary by turning the lights of the dam green. Reclamation will continue to light the dam green through March 17. And on the evening of March 12, Girl Scouts watched as Reclamation commemorated the actual birthday of the national organization (March 12, 1912) by adding the Girl Scouts' logo to the lighted dam.