Girl Scouts Made History While Camping on the White House Lawn
Fifty Girl Scouts had the experience of a lifetime on Tuesday night. The Today Show reported that these young girls made history by setting up their tents on the White House lawn for an overnight sleepover, in which they turned the White House lawn into a campsite for the first time ever.
The president and first lady Michelle Obama hosted the event as part of the first lady's Let's Move! Outside initiative and for Girl Scouts to earn the new Girls' Choice Outdoor badge. The first lady is the honorary president of the Girls Scouts of America.
A storm eventually rolled in, that forced the 4th grade girl scouts into the White House.
But the girl scouts did have the opportunity to sing campfire songs, pitch tents, rock climb and chat by the fire with President Barack Obama and the first lady.
"Before he left he said that he would give us group hugs," camper Allison told TODAY in an interview. "The next thing you know, he had 50 stampeding girls competing to see who would get the closest to give Barack Obama a hug."
Learn more about the CEO of the Girls Scouts of the USA, Anna Maria Chavez, below.