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Thousands of Girl Scouts converge on the Capitol (VIDEO)

050214 js 0207RThousands of Girl Scouts from across the state traveled to Springfield recently, taking part in a yearly tradition of visiting the State Capitol.

State Senator Toi Hutchinson and Miss Illinois 2013 Brittany Smith had the opportunity to speak with the scouts in front of the Lincoln Statue, honoring their tradition of community service and offering their advice on setting high goals and working hard to accomplish them.

The Girl Scouts began their day by marching from the Prairie Capital Convention Center before getting a chance to tour the Capitol and meet with legislators.