The Girl Scouts are 90 years old and still going strong.
On Sunday, June 12, 500 scouts attended the Girl Scout "bridging" ceremony at amphitheater.
On hand at the annual event were the Daisy Brownie, Junior Cadette, senior and ambassador Girl Scouts and their parents.
The girls were honored for stepping up to the next level of scouting. Bronze, Silver and Gold award recipients were also honored.
The event was organized and led by Donna Mulvaney and volunteers Cheryl Fredenburg, Ann Marie Sullivan, Cece Bowe and Rosemarie Dugan.
The Laguna Niguel Rotary incoming president, Barbara Foster, presented the $1,000 Rotary contribution to Sullivan to go toward the needs and advancement of Girl Scouting in Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel.
has contributed a total of more than $30,000 to local charities and $15,000 for scholarships this year.
Here are some facts about the Girl Scouts:
Founder Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout Troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, GA.
An American institution: Girl Scouts of the USA was chartered by the U.S. Congress on March 16, 1950.
Still Going Strong: Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts—2.3 million girl members and 880,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers.