Girl Scouts flood Golden Gate Bridge in annual walk

More than 6,500 Girl Scouts crossed the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday afternoon, celebrating their annual tradition “Golden Gate Bridging,” according to Girl Scout officials.

The event, which has partnered with the Golden Gate National Park Service for 35 years, is a tradition that “bridge” girls from all over the world from one level of Girl Scouts to the next, Girl Scout officials said.

CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California, Marina Park said in a statement:

“The Golden Gate Bridge is the perfect backdrop to commemorate a girl’s journey through the Girl Scouts and we’re proud to celebrate this 35 year tradition with our partners at the Golden Gate National Parks Service.”

Girl Scout officials said the Girl Scouts walked across the Golden Gate Bridge to Crissy Field for a festival and closing ceremony friendship circle.

Park said:

“It is inspiring to see second and third generation Girl Scouts ‘bridge’ with their mothers and grandmothers while girls who are new to the Girl Scouting begin this journey to start a new family tradition.”