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N.J. Girl Scouts Mark Organization's 100th Anniversary; L.I. Girls Celebrating Too

RIVERDALE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- What do Hillary Clinton, Sheryl Crow and Vera Wang have in common?

They were all Girl Scouts.

The historic American organization, which began as an 18-girl group in Savannah, Georgia, will celebrate its 100th anniversary Monday. Across the United States, over 3.2 million current girl scouts will commemorate the milestone - with more than just cookies.

Photos: The Girl Scouts Of America Celebrate 100th Anniversary

The Tri-State Area is no exception. The Empire State Building will be lit green on Monday to mark the event.

Meanwhile, in Northern Jersey, more than 3,400 Girl Scouts, volunteers and alumnae will be gathering for a number of ceremonies filled with archival material like vintage uniforms, handbooks, newspaper and magazine articles, and videos/movie reels.

Photos: N.J. Girl Scouts Visit The GW Bridge

There is also a star-studded event scheduled to occur later this summer in honor of the anniversary.

The B.I.G. celebration will take place on June 23, 2012 at Liberty State Park. Open to families, the event will feature a nighttime concert by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles and Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, as well as a performance by Rachel Crow, X-Factor finalist.

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WCBS 880's Sophia Hall On The Story


Being in the Girl Scouts is about fun, learning about business with the cookie sales, and being with your friends.

WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall with Girl Scouts from the Cold Spring Harbor school district on Long Island.

8-year-old Chloe Tyree said, "I get to help people. I get to be nice to people and be with my friends."

And 10-year-old Katie Marasciullo smiled and said her favorite parts are "Camping. We did a Girl Scout booth, selling Girl Scout cookies."

By the way, she loves Thin Mints.

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