FARMINGDALE, NJ - Monday, March 12, 2012 marks the official 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. That's an entire century of building women of courage, confidence and character. To commemorate this historic occasion, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is unearthing a time capsule buried ten years ago by the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Alumnae Chapter – the Order of the Evergreen at 4:30 pm on Monday at its Ocean Service Center located at 1405 Old Freehold Road in Toms River, NJ. During the event, Girl Scouts present at the initial burial of the time capsule in 2002 will be on hand to watch its unearthing and explain the contents of the capsule to current Girl Scouts, alumnae and guests in attendance. Wendy Galloway, director state of New Jersey department of state division of programs, will also be present for the 100th anniversary festivities. Galloway is a previous recipient of the Girl Scout’s of the Jersey Shore’s prestigious Women of Distinction award, honored for her personal and professional achievements in our community. This historical event is free of charge and the public is welcome to attend.

In addition to Monday’s time capsule unearthing, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is also hosting a series of simultaneous "Birthday Bashes" on Saturday, March 10th at 20 different locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. Past, present and future Girl Scouts will learn about Girl Scout ceremonies and traditions, see a collection of vintage Girl Scout uniforms, sing songs, make crafts, learn new skills and more. These events are also open to the public and free of charge.

Please click here for a full list of "Birthday Bash" locations. Due to space capacity, some locations are closed and unable to accommodate additional participants.

For more information on the time capsule unearthing, "Birthday Bashes," or the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting, please contact Danielle Bagdzinski, public relations manager, at (732) 349-4499, ext. 240 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..