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The Phoenix Mercury will host its 4th annual “Girl Scout Lock-In” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts, by inviting Valley Girl Scout troops to spend the night at US Airways Center on July 13, after the Mercury take on the Seattle Storm. Tip-off set for 7 p.m.

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Troops can secure a spot to this special event through one of the five Phoenix Mercury Girl Scout packages. All packages include a ticket to the July 13 Mercury game and select packages will feature additional activities, such as a pre-game sports and entertainment career fair, an exclusive post-game concert with Chicks with Picks, a variety of activity stations to help the Girl Scouts earn credit towards merit badges and an overnight stay at US Airways Center.

Girl Scout packages range from $11- $37 each.  Detailed package pricing and registration forms can be found on  Orders must be by received by July 11.