County Commissioners and representatives from the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada turned the Welcome sign green today in a show of support for the local Girl Scouts and to help launch their highly anticipated annual cookie sale.
"The Girl Scouts is a great organization that teaches leadership and life skills to thousands every year," Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick said. "The annual cookie sale gives our youth valuable experience and provides funding to support troop activities."
The Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada serves Clark, Lincoln, Nye, and Esmeralda counties in Nevada as well as the Southern California counties of Inyo and San Bernardino.
The organization has many well-known alumnae including U.S. senators, members of congress and Commission Chair Kirkpatrick, who was also a local leader in the organization when her daughters were growing up.
For more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts have held their annual cookie sale to raise funds to pay for camp, trips and service projects. Locally, Girl Scout cookies will be on sale from today (Friday) through March 1. This year, 2,500 Southern Nevada Girl Scouts are expected to sell more than 885,000 boxes of cookies.
County Commissioners and representatives from the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada turned on green light bulbs installed on the world-famous Welcome sign during a brief ceremony in front of the sign today. The light bulbs, which are usually yellow, surround the border of the sign. Like the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is in unincorporated Clark County.