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SHELBY, N.C. -- In honor of the Hunger Games sequel opening in theaters this weekend, hundreds of Girl Scouts put their archery skills to the test.

Scouts from all over the state came together in Shelby at the location where the first movie in the series was filmed.

The girls got the chance to earn their archery badges and learn about the film industry.

Teaching them about safety and the fun we can have and then also about the movie industry and what that means to the local economy and how that brings money into our local economies as well, said Liz Popwell, a troop volunteer.

Production for the hunger games in our area generated an estimated 60-million dollars for the local economy in 2011.

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