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

Friday, April 28
NATO Flag Raising Ceremony
Girl Scout troops can attend the NATO Flag Raising Ceremony on Scope Plaza on Friday, April 28, just prior to the Friday night performance of the Virginia International Tattoo. Watch an official military flag raising ceremony –  see the flags and military uniforms of each of the 28 NATO Member Nations. As the flags are presented, a portion of each country’s National Anthem will be played by the United States Fleet Forces Band. Attendance at the Flag Raising Ceremony could help scouts achieve milestones toward badges or awards.

Saturday, April 29
Parade of Nations 
Girl Scout Troops are invited to take part in the 64th 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.

Girl Scouts can visit 28 Nations right in Downtown Norfolk at NATOFest! 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 28 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!