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Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Launches Cultural Programming Hispanic Heritage Celebration Sept. 16

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada will offer cultural programming for girls throughout the 2010-11 membership year featuring Hispanic, Native American, African American, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern heritages. The cultural series begins September 16 with a Hispanic Heritage Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Girl Scout Service Center, 2941 Harris Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

The celebration will feature music, food, arts, dancing, and various presenters to share the beauty and diversity that make up Hispanic culture in Southern Nevada. Girls ages 5-17 may participate with their families by calling Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada at 702-385-3677 ext. 229. The registration deadline is September 2. The cost is $8 per person. Girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased when registering for the event.

Girl Scouts developed year-long cultural programming to provide girls with the colors, sights, tastes, and stories of cultures that demonstrate the diversity of the United States population.

“Many cultures blend to create the fabric of the United States. These interactive celebrations allow our girls to become more knowledgeable and better relate to the world around them,” said Kelle Boteilho, Chief Operating Officer, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada.

About Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Girl Scouting builds girls of confidence, courage, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with more than 10,000 girl and adult members throughout Southern Nevada. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development. Membership is open to all girls 5-17 years-old. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 702- 385-3677 or visit