Thought I would do a playful spin on #SAturdayStyle’s “hat” theme today.
Below is a shot of a girl who I saw at a very special event Lane and I attended in May: the 100 Year Anniversary of Girl Scouting.
Events celebrating the centennial were happening simultaneously all over the country, and Lane, Luxe and I attended the third largest event in the nation: over 20,000 mothers and their daughters came from all over Northern California for a weekend of camping, celebration, and bonding. Not only were mothers and daughters encouraged to camp for the entire weekend, but girls were able to go rock climbing, meet heroes/role models, like Brandi Chastain, America’s most famous female soccer player, attend concerts, and watch glorious fireworks displays. One of my favorite events was a beautiful campfire, sing-along, and candle lighting ceremony that took place on Friday night. And one of the most interesting attractions was a whole building of booths dedicated to science and technology, where girls could go engage with science in fun and fascinating ways.
The hat featured in this shot is loaded with something called Swaps or as they say “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” Swaps are a very special girl scouting tradition that inspires and promotes friendship between young girls. Basically, girls are encouraged to design their Swaps in such a way that tells something about the giver and also about their community. When girls meet each other, they exchange Swaps. The Swaps also have the giver’s name and contact info so girls can keep in touch. Each Swap represents a special memory of a Girl Scout Sister.
I included this shot today because I thought it was a wonderful hat that represents two things that never truly go out of style: friendship and the bond of sisterhood :)
I hope you’re having a wonderful #SAturdayStyle.