1. Where are we meeting and at what time?
The bridge crossing will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the 103rd Street pedestrian bridge located off the FDR Drive. Click HERE for directions.
2. How long does it take to walk over the bridge and reach the Harlem River Event Area?
The walk from the foot of the bridge to the Ward's Meadow event area, field 75, takes approximately 20 minutes.
3. What do I get for my $25?
You will get the Council's 100th Anniversary commemorative t-shirt along with admission to the event. There, you will have program activities, a program resource area and entertainment available to you. You will also have access to exhibitors who will be on hand to provide more information about their programs and potential special offers that you could take advantage of with your troop or your family.
4. What kind of activities will there be?
We will have program activities available, from our new program focus areas, in partnership with leading NYC institutions. For example, we will be offering the girls and adults the chance to participate in a number of hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities provided by the New York Hall of Science, or step into our outdoor classroom and test your survival skills! Learn how to pitch a tent, purify water, pack a survival kit, and more.
Our 2nd Annual Take Action Fair will also be taking place at the event. Girls will have the opportunity to gather information and inspiration from leading community-based organizations on taking action in their communities. The organizations that will be present are familiar with the highest awards in Girl Scouting and enthusiastic about supporting girls in their quest to make the world a better place.
In addition, we will also have a SWAPS Central area, photo opportunities with volunteers in vintage Girl Scout uniforms, games, prizes, a sing-along and more to come. Don't know what a SWAP is? Need SWAPS ideas? Click HERE.
5. Should I bring food?
Troops can bring lunch as there are plenty of areas to picnic. There will also be food concession stands on site providing a variety of food options available for purchase
6. Will there be seating?
The event activities will take place in the park. We recommend bringing blankets and folding chairs if you like. Learn how to make a sit-upon HERE.
7. Can I drive to Randall’s Island?
Yes, there’s ample parking in the island. We recommend designating an adult as the driver to bring snacks, sit-upons, and any other picnic supplies, while the troop participates in the Bridge Crossing. For driving directions, click HERE.
8. Will there be bus parking available?
We strongly encourage chartered transportation to drop off visitors at the Manhattan side for the Bridge Crossing portion of the program. The bus can then drive to Randall's Island and park in the designated lot. Your bus will be parked a short walk away from the event area on Randall's Island. You will depart at the end of the day from the Randall’s Island side, not the Manhattan side.
9. Can I celebrate my Bridging Ceremony on that day?
Absolutely! The Bridge Crossing will be part of Greater New York’s history. Imagine your girls 20 years from now talking about their bridging ceremony!
10. What songs are we singing at the Sing-a-Long?
Celebrate the everlasting tradition of a Sing-a-Long! And you don’t have to wait until June 2nd to do so. Get together with your troop, sing your favorite songs and share it on our YouTube channel for other girls to learn! Click HERE for instructions.
11. How can my girls participate in the Patch Contest?
Every girl can submit one entry. Click HERE for official rules. Hurry! The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2013.
12. Do I need a ticket to get in?
First, register and submit payment online, then come pick up your t-shirts and wristbands at the Council office on one of the designated dates prior to the event. Each registered participant will receive a 100th Anniversary wristband as their admission ticket. The deadline for ticket purchases is May 2, 2013. Children under the age of 5 are not required to pay admission. All attendees will be required to show their wristbands for admission into the park on June 2nd. Additionally, all registered troops must submit an accurate roster on the day of the event -- click HERE to download a roster form.
13. When do I get my t-shirts?
T-shirts are available for pickup as of May 1st. The hours of distribution are Monday through Thursday from 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM. You must email your request for pick up to email@example.com 48 hours in advance for your order to be ready. Please know that pick up is by appointment only, please be sure to email your preferred day and time as we are not able to accommodate walk-ins.
14. Why should I register early?
If you register early, you will receive perks to get you ready for the event! The first 500 participants to register will receive an exclusive 100th Anniversary bracelet, patch, and cheer sticks, in addition to their commemorative t-shirt and Centennial Anniversary patch! The first 2000 to register will receive the 100th Anniversary bracelet and patch, in addition to their commemorative t-shirt and Centennial Anniversary patch.
15. Is there a map available?
For an interactive map of Randall's Island, click HERE.
16. Should girls wear their Girl Scout sash or vest?
Yes, we want the girls to be proud of their accomplishments and celebrate with their Girl Scout sisters. The girls can wear their sash or vest over their 100th Anniversary t-shirts.
18. Have any more questions?
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ivona Boroje at 212.645.4000 x284.