Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scout History
Girl Scout Gold Award Project
Ambassador Girl Scout, Mara Scherer is excited to open a new exhibit at the New London Public Museum, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts in America. The exhibit “Girl Scouts 1912-2012” opens with a reception and meet the guest curator event on Saturday, March 10 starting at 10:30 AM. The exhibit runs through Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Miss Scherer has been a Girl Scout for 12 years. Developing a collection and exhibit for the museum is her Gold Award project. Stop by to meet her and talk with her about the project on March 10. Enjoy some coffee and cookies and tour the exhibit. Items on loan from the Wisconsin Historical Society and local Girl Scouts will be on display including uniforms, camping equipment and much more.
Juliette Gordon Low is the founder of Girl Scouts. The first troop was established on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Outdoor skills, first aid, and basketball were some of the first things that the Scouts learned. Now, 100 year later, girls are still learning these skills along with hundreds of others. Girls Scouts started with a troop of 18 girls and one adult, and has grown to 3.2 million girls and adults today.
The New London Public Museum is a gathering place to explore history and discover a wider world. Exhibits include artifacts focusing on natural, local, and Native American history and soon Girl Scouts. The museum is located in the lower level of the New London Public Library, 406 S. Pearl St. and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday. Find out more on our website www.newlondonwi.org/museum.htm. Contact the New London Public Museum at 920-982-8520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.