It’s no secret that health and wellness are hot topics, which is why Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is collaborating for a second year on Mighty Girls, a Healthy Living Expo for all ages!

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hundreds of Girl Scouts from across the council footprint will gather at the Friendship Center (5100 Sunset Lane, Country Club Hills, IL) for huge unique group games, hands-on cooking activities, and even a Razor Scooter relay race live broadcast by Chicagoland Sports Radio commentators.

“It’s a complete reinvention of what a Healthy Living Expo can be,” said Gwen Tulin, manager of highest awards and program events for the council. “This is all about having an experience you simply can’t have anywhere else.”

According to Tulin, one of the most exciting features is the Barilla mobile cooking unit, Lucky Penne.

“Girls will be able to cook on state-of-the-art kitchen equipment, and then eat their creation,” Tulin explained. “Plus, Lucky Penne – how cute is that name! Well done. Or should I say, ‘Al dente!'”

Mighty Girls 2016, which is sponsored by Barilla, promises activities and events for all ages. The Razor Scooter Relay Race will run on the half hour, and many other local vendors, hands-on activities, and outdoor games will happen throughout the day.

“A healthy, balanced life is part of being a Girl Scout,” says Tulin, “and we’re lucky to have the capacity to bring large-scale events to our members. We can’t wait to see everyone there!”

Mighty Girls 2016 takes place, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Friendship Center, 5100 Sunset Lane, Country Club Hills, IL 60478. Admission is $14 per girl and $8 per adult. Register here now through May 18, 2016.

Registration includes Mighty Girls 2016 t-shirt for all participants and a Mighty Girls 2016 patch for girl participants. Non-Girl Scouts may also register for event and membership simultaneously. Bus transportation is available from each Gathering Place to the Friendship Center.

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