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The White House
Office of the First Lady
For Immediate Release

Upcoming Guidance for First Lady Michelle Obama

Monday, June 29, 2015

Washington, D.C. * 12:30PM ET – The First Lady will deliver remarks at MORE Magazine’s first-ever MORE Impact Awards Luncheon at the Newseum. In her remarks, Mrs. Obama will speak about the Let Girls Learn initiative and the importance of expanding access to education for adolescent girls around the world. The event will celebrate four exceptional women, chosen by MORE editors, who have made a significant impact in the areas of women’s and girls’ rights, health, veterans and military families, and education, both domestically and internationally. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will also deliver remarks. This event coincides with the release of MORE Magazine’s July/August issue, which was guest-edited by the First Lady.

In case you missed it, additional information about the issue can be found here. For more information on Let Girls Learn, please visit


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The White House – The First Lady will host the first-ever White House Campout as part of the Let’s Move! Outside initiative. The Campout is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior and will celebrate the National Park Service Centennial as well as June being Great Outdoors Month. The Campout will take place in one of the most historic backyards and National Parks in the Nation – the White House South Lawn.

As Honorary National President of Girl Scouts of the USA, the First Lady will welcome fifty fourth-grade Girl Scouts to participate in activities to earn the new Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges. The Girl Scouts will engage in both new and traditional outdoor activities, including rock wall climbing, knot tying, orienteering, and tent pitching. Later that evening, the participants will be joined by NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, who will join a stargazing activity led by NASA staff and scientists on the South Lawn before the girls settle in for the night.

Let’s Move! Outside was created to encourage kids and families to take advantage of America’s great outdoors—which abound in every city, town, and community. Through public-private partnerships and in conjunction with all levels of government, the Department of Interior leads Let’s Move! Outside to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors.

As part of the centennial celebration of the National Park Service, in which the First Lady serves as honorary co-chair, President Obama launched the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative. This new initiative calls on each of our agencies to help get all children to visit and enjoy the outdoors and inspire a new generation of Americans to experience their country’s unrivaled public lands and waters. Starting in September, every fourth-grader in the nation will receive an “Every Kid in a Park” pass that’s good for free admission to all of America’s federal lands and waters -- for them and their families -- for a full year.

The following Girl Scouts Councils will participate in the White House Campout:

  • Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, from Baltimore, M.D.
  • Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, from West Virginia
  • Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council, from southern Virginia
  • Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, from Washington D.C.
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma