Girl Scout Troop 3651

Honor Flight is a heartwarming documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime.

The documentary holds a Guinness World Record for the largest attendance at a film screening (28,442) and won the Best Documentary award at the 2013 GI Film Festival.

“Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.” -HonorFlight.org

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Campaign Highlights

130+ Crowdsourced Tugg Theatrical Screenings
$160k Gross Revenue
15k+ Attendees

Campaign Goal

  • Celebrate the Greatest Generation through nationwide theatrical and non-theatrical campaigns to raise awareness and funds for the Honor Flight Network.
  • Help Girl Scouts learn about and give back to their local veterans’ community while earning their Bronze Award.

Event Spotlight: Honor Flight Promoted by Girl Scout Troop 3651

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On March 16, 2015, through hard work and dedication, Girl Scout Troop 3651 in Herndon, VA brought together their community for a screening of Honor Flight. Having worked with their local Honor Flight Network as Brownies two years prior, the troop built upon established networks and forged new relationships to promote the event, which resulted in a sold out screening and a successful fundraiser in benefit of the Honor Flight Network. The event also featured a post-screening discussion with two local veterans and a teacher who was featured in the film.

Veterans Howard Jester, a paratrooper, and George Hanna spoke to the audience after the girl scouts showed Honor Flight. The girl scouts asked each questions about their service.

“Veterans Howard Jester, a paratrooper, and George Hanna spoke to the audience after the girl scouts showed Honor Flight. The girl scouts asked each questions about their service.”

Event Details

Date: Monday, March 16, 2015 5:30PM
Event Duration: 117 Minutes
Location: AMC Worldgate 9
Ticket Price: $12.50
Event Size: 76 Attendees (Sold Out)
Event Page: tugg.com/events/honor-flight-y5nj
Impact: $5,000 donated to Honor Flight Network

Event Timeline

December 30, 2014 – Event date determined and event page launched
February 10, 2015 – Ticketing begins for event
February 24 – Event is confirmed and sells out – 13 days before the deadline!
March 16 – Showtime! Girl Scout Troop hosted a successful event and donated their proceeds to the Honor Flight Network.

Event Promotion

  • Troop members sent out an email invite citing that the key to success was “sending out the link to buy tickets and mentioning advance sales.”
  • Displayed posters around their city, school, and local retirement homes.
  • This troop found that the best method was to network with local veterans’ groups. They personally attended a military appreciation dinner and other events, where they gave a short talk on the event and handed out fliers.
  • Online articles were written in promotion of the event.

Event Results

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  • Girl Scout Troop 3651 learned about their community and fostered appreciation for their local veterans.
  • $5,000 was raised for the Honor Flight Network to allow more veterans’ to visit the national memorials of Washington, D.C. built in their honor.
  • Each member of the troop completed the project necessary to achieve their Bronze Award.