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Bucs, Girl Scouts Reveal New Patch Program

Posted Nov 27, 2013

During an appreciation event at One Buccaneer Place last Sunday, the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and the Bucs announced the brand new "Girl in the Game" Patch Program

The Buccaneers hosted 75 Girl Scout Troop Leaders and their guests from the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida for an Appreciation Event at One Buccaneers Place last Saturday evening.

Leaders were feted in style by the Bucs, starting with a VIP Tour of the Buccaneers state-of-the-art headquarters and ending with a sweet treat – milk and Girl Scout Cookies served in the Bucs Dining Room.

-- Local Girl Scouts will soon be able to earn a new "Girl in the Game" patch
During the event, the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and the Buccaneers announced the brand new "Girl in the Game" Patch Program.  The "Girl in the Game" patch will be earned through involvement in year-round programming with the Bucs, from  participating in the 3rd Annual Women in Sports Conference in March, 2014, to being part of the NFL's Play 60 program that encourages active and healthy lifestyles, to participating in an array of team sports.

"The Bucs are committed to providing the Girl Scouts with opportunities and resources to help build girls of courage, confidence and character through working closely with troops and their leaders," said Eileen Sweeney, Director of Community Relations for the Buccaneers.  "Hosting them at One Buc Place was a chance for us to say thank you for all they do for the girls of our community."

To increase awareness of the partnership, the Bucs will recognize Girl Scouts at their annual Play 60 Game on Dec. 8 by having Girl Scouts serve as Honorary Coin Toss Captains. In addition, hundreds of Girl Scouts and their Troop Leaders will participate in a halftime ceremony on the field, during which Girl Scouts who pledged to Play 60 minutes a day will be awarded a special commemorative patch. Finally, as a very special treat for Bucs fans, four lucky troops will be selling Girl Scout cookies at stadium exits after the game.

The Bucs are doing their part to help the Girl Scouts with their mission "To Get Her There."