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Christmas at the Capitol

In celebration of our 100th Anniversary, Girl Scouts was selected to adorn the large center tree inside the South Dakota Capitol building in Pierre, SD. We are honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to seeing your creative ornaments on

Theme for 2012: Joyous Sounds of Christmas
Please try to utilize this theme in your Girl Scout decorations

• Ornaments need to be sizeable – 10” X 12” minimum size
• Ornaments must have a very strong 5” wide wire loop attached for hanging
• Try not to use individual pictures as they ‘get lost’ on the large tree
• Submit your individual or troop ornaments to:
                             Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons
                             Attn: Christmas at the Capitol
                             1101 S. Marion Rd
                             Sioux Falls, SD 57106

• Use new and vintage Girl Scout items including uniforms, books, badges, etc.
• Incorporate cookie boxes and nut cans/tins
• Tie in the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
• Create ornaments that represent why you love being a Girl Scout

Please submit ornaments and form below by November 1, 2012.

Christmas at the Capitol Submission Form

2 Responses to Christmas at the Capitol

  1. dawn  ::  Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    if the ornaments are lightweight, (ie, made of card stock or heavy paper), must they “have a very strong 5″ wide wire loop attached for hanging”?!!

    • klien  ::  Wednesday, October 17, 2012

      Yes. The hooks need to be able to support the ornament (even if it is lightweight) and also provide for easy decorating and making sure the ornaments are secure on the tree.