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Scouts at NATO Festival


The Norfolk NATO Festival welcomes Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts are invited to participate in all the activities during the Norfolk NATO Festival weekend. 
Free and Open to the Public
No troop registration required

Thursday, April 15
NATO Flag Raising Ceremony
Girl Scout troops can attend the Flag Raising Ceremony on Scope Plaza on Thursday, April 30, just prior to the Thursday night performance of the Virginia International Tattoo. Watch an official military flag raising ceremony –  enjoy a sampling of music and colorful display as military representatives from all 30 NATO Member Nations present their international flag. Attendance at the Flag Raising Ceremony could help scouts achieve milestones toward badges or awards.

Saturday, April 17
Parade of Nations 
Girl Scout Troops are invited to take part in the 68th Annual Parade of Nations. There will be a Girl Scout unit marching in the Parade. Interested troops should contact Ms. Lincoln at the Girl Scout Office. We also invite troops to come together to watch the Parade of Nations! A beautiful display of NATO Country floats and lots of marching bands will parade through the streets of downtown Norfolk. Please Click here for the Parade of Nations Route.

International Village
Girl Scouts can visit 29 Nations right in Downtown Norfolk at International Village! Hear the cultural music, taste the international foods and meet people from all around the world!  Visit the Girl Scout Tent in Town Point Park to pick up the NATO Explorer Passport – visit each of the 29 NATO Member Tents in the NATO Village and get a passport stamp from each one! Along the way, guests can pick up brochures, maps and other treats from each of the country tents. Girl Scouts who complete their passports can return to the Girl Scout Tent for a special prize! After touring the NATO Village, troops can watch cultural dances and musical performances or sample some international foods from any of the Food Vendors. Norfolk NATO Festival patches will be available for purchase at the Girl Scout store with the presentation of the completed passports.


Questions? Please email us! We can’t wait to see you at the Norfolk NATO Festival!