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Hometown: Girl Scouts Go to the Zoo, Earn Badges

Members of Girl Scout Junior Troop 4344 from Williamsburg learn about tortoises from Virginia Zoo volunteer docent Dolores Pitts during Girl Scout Paloozoo on June 2. L to R: Girl Scouts Eli Smith, Bailey Zminkowski, Ancia Myers, Kenisha Miles

More than 2,000 Girl Scouts, including several from the Historic Triangle, spent the afternoon at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk on June 2.

The event, Girl Scout Paloozoo, was hosted by the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. Girls had an opportunity to visit with the zoo animals and do activities in the Girl Scout pavilion with over 20 community partners, including the The Virginia Living Museum.

Zoo volunteers shared information about the animals at many of the animal exhibits. Delores Pitts, who has volunteered at the zoo for 12 years, answered questions about the tortoises (see photo). To earn a Girl Scout patch, girls were encouraged to ask questions during the event.

Events such as Girl Scout Paloozoo are part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which encourages girls to discover a strong sense of self, connect with their communities and take action to become resourceful problem solvers and make a difference in the world.

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