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Kansas Girl Scouts aim for world record!


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Girl Scouts pose for a photo at Mall Madness in 2013 at Towne West Square mall in Wichita. This September at Towne West, girls can help attempt to set a world record for the largest sleepover!

We've got some BIG news to share: Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland has submitted an application with Guinness World Records, with the hopes of setting a world record for the largest sleepover!

The Outside In Campout coming up on Sept. 24 at Towne West Square mall in Wichita will be one massive sleepover you won’t want to miss. Our goal is to have 2,016 participants to mark the year 2016! The current world record for the largest sleepover/pajama party — with 2,004 participants — was set by Girlguiding North West England in September 2014 in Cheshire, United Kingdom.

All K-12 girls are invited to join Girl Scouts or renew their Girl Scout memberships for the 2016-17 year and attend this exciting event. New Girl Scouts are welcome, so bring your BFF for the ultimate sleepover and help us attempt to break a world record. Girls can bring a tent or sleeping bag, but sleeping is not required!

Activities will include:

  • Exclusive, late-night shopping: Select stores are opening up just for Girl Scouts from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., including the Icing, Claire's (which will have goodie bags for the first 400 shoppers), Orange Julius, Candyopolis, Auntie Anne's, Vintage Stock, Bath and Body Works.
  • There will be a DJ dance party, karaoke, face-painting, a movie and popcorn, a scavenger hunt, photo booth, bingo and a fashion runway show for girls.
  • Girls can make Friendship Bracelets, SWAPS, thank-you cards for the military, face-painting and more in the Activity Zone.
  • Girls can get a jumpstart on badge work in every grade level, a free Outside In patch, plus there will be yummy favorites like pizza and Dairy Queen ice cream.
  • There will even be a "Calm and Coffee" area for adults.
  • The official world-record count will be at around 11:50 p.m. Adults are included in the count and do not have to be registered members to attend.
  • There will be a grab-and-go breakfast before the event concludes at 6 a.m. Sept. 25.

With your help, we hope to make history!

How to participate

  1. Join Girl Scouts or renew your Girl Scout membership for the 2016-17 year.
  2. The cost to attend Outside In Campout is $25 for girls if registered by Sept. 19 or $35 at the door, and it's just $15 for adults. Members can register for the event on UltraCamp. Questions? Just email info@gskh.org for assistance or call 888-686-MINT (6468), and one of our staff members would be happy to help.

Check-in at the Event

  • The event starts at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 24, but an early check-in will be available starting at 8 p.m. outside of JCPenney and the Dick's Sporting Good entrances at Towne West Square. After 10:30 p.m., additional check-ins will be at the east mall entrance by JCPenney.