BRISTOL, Tenn. – More than 500 Girl Scouts and their families gathered at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for Bristol Motor Speedway Overnight, an event produced by the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians to celebrate 100 years of the Girl Scouts organization.

Participants enjoyed a hot dog meal, an Opening Ceremony, ride-alongs on the track, tours of the luxury suites, games, face painting, balloon animals and other activities, plus a movie and ice cream in the in-field.

The evening ended with a camp-out at Earhart Campground, adjacent to the Speedway.  Several attendees participated in the “Bling my Campsite” competition, in which they pitched tents or set up campsites with a special theme.

The event was sponsored by Bristol Motor Speedway, Mayfield Dairy Farms, First Tennessee, Food City, WTFM-FM and the Bristol Herald Courier.

For more information on the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA), visit www.GirlScoutcsa.org.

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About Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians serves nearly 20,000 girl and adult members stretching from North Georgia to Southwest Virginia. Service centers are located in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Johnson City. The organization’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The council offers financial assistance to ensure that every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout has the opportunity to join this vibrant organization.

See below for photos from the event!

A Girl Scout troop prepares to conduct a flag ceremony for the Opening Ceremony of the event.

A Girl Scout enjoys fame in Victory Lane at Bristol Motor Speedway Overnight.

Event participants prepare for dinner on the in-field.

Girl Scouts enjoy ride-alongs on the track! This is what it feels like to be a racecar driver!

Girl Scouts enjoy photos in Victory Lane

Girl Scouts prepare for the Opening Ceremony flag ceremony.

Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians board president, Janice Greer, speaks to the Opening Ceremony crowd

Opening Ceremony crowd

A troop takes a memorable photo in the Speedway

Girl Scouts enjoy tours of the Speedway's luxury suites

A Girl Scout gets her face painted

Girl Scouts sign a banner to wish the organization a happy 100th birthday

A dance crew teaches the Girl Scouts a hip-hop routine (The Chick-Fil-A cow even participated!)

The fog was heavy, but participants still enjoyed a movie and ice cream in the in-field.