Girl Scouts in Bradley County: Celebrating 100 Years of Scouting in USA
“I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!” On March 12, 1912, Juliette Low gathered 18 girls to register the first troop of American Girl Guides. This program eventually became the Girl Scouts of the United States of America that we know today.
The exhibit running now through November 4, 2012 explores the history of scouting in Bradley and Polk counties. From the first troop formation in 1938, to the building of Camp Adahi in the 60s, to today’s cookie sales, there is something for everyone to see and remember. See how handbooks have changed over the years, listen to some classic Girl Scout songs, and check out the dolls and jewelry.
The most striking part of the exhibit is the display of uniforms ranging from 1938 to the 1980s and 1990s. Find out why they went from zipper fronts to button fronts, and which big name designers created adult uniforms over the years. We even have the first uniform that included pants! (Can you guess what year that is?)
In addition to the exhibit, there are several activities planned for girls of all ages (you don’t have to be a scout to participate!)
- Troop Tours: (call to reserve a date) Bring your troop for a guided tour of the exhibit, and make an anniversary SWAP to take home. Registered girls only, must come in a group with appropriate number of registered adults. Email or call Jennifer White email@example.com or 339-5745 ext 18 to reserve your date. Evenings and weekend dates available.$4 per person, registered adults free
- September 30, 2012 2PM: Make New Friends – Swap and Chalk – come learn to make the little crafts that girls trade and share, and try your hand at chalk painting on the sidewalk! We’ll have an expert chalk artist demonstrating, and you will be able to create your own masterpiece. $2 per person
- October 7, 2012 2PM: Digital Photographer Badge Day – You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to learn about digital cameras! Come try on scouting by completing the Junior Scout badge on photography. Must bring your own camera to participate. $5 per person
- October 20, 2012 10am: Dutch Oven Cooking Class and Cookoff – Spend the morning with us learning the basics of outdoor cooking, then try your hand at cooking over coals for prizes. $5 for class includes supplies and a tasting, $5 additional entry fee for contest to be eligible for prizes.
See our Events page for more details and online registration form.