2,005 participants needed to break world record for largest sleepover

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is inviting K-12 girls from across the state to help break the world record for the largest sleepover during the Outside In Campout at Towne West Square in Wichita.

The Outside In Campout will be from 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 to 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at Towne West Square, 4600 W. Kellogg Dr. in Wichita. Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland successfully submitted an application with Guinness World Records and will get an official shot at breaking the world record for the largest sleepover. The goal is to have 2,016 participants at Outside In Campout to mark the year 2016. At least 2,005 participants are needed to break the current world record set by Girlguiding Northwest England.

Girls can bring tents and sleeping bags to the mall for this ultimate slumber party, but no sleeping is required! Select stores at the mall will be opening up after 9:30 p.m. Sept. 24 so participants can enjoy exclusive, late-night shopping. Activities planned throughout the night include dancing, karaoke, face-painting, a movie, a fashion runway show, and opportunities to work on earning Girl Scout badges in each grade level.

To participate, girls must be registered Girl Scouts. The cost of a yearlong Girl Scout membership is just $15, but thanks to donors, financial aid is available. The cost to attend Outside In Campout is $25 for girls if registered by Sept. 19 or $35 at the door, and it’s $15 for adults accompanying girls. Girls must be accompanied by a guardian or troop volunteer. To join Girl Scouts, register for the event, volunteer, or learn more, go to kansasgirlscouts.org, email info@gskh.org, or call 888-686-MINT (6468).

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About Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland serves more than 15,000 girls and adults in 80 Kansas counties through its operational headquarters in Wichita, Kan., and regional offices in Salina, Hays, Emporia and Garden City. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and is the pre-eminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.