Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouts!

Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouts!

Archives | 03/12/2012

 

Legacy Museum on Main announces the opening of Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting, on Thursday, March 1, 2012. The exhibit, which runs through May 31, 2012, is in conjunction with the national celebration of the Girl Scout’s 100th anniversary.

From the first Girl Scout meeting when founder and Georgian Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled eighteen girls in Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership today of over 3.2 million girls and adults. The exhibit reveals fascinating facts about the Girl Scout organization and its founder while spotlighting contributions by members of the former Pine Valley Council. This council, which served West Georgia, merged with the Northwest Georgia Girl Scout Council to form Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta in 2008. The Pine Valley Council is quoted by many of its former members as “feeling like family” because it served a less populated, rural region where many of the girls grew up together and then served as leaders together.

When the call went out with a request for local loans, the community of current and former Girl Scouts, leaders and Service Unit Directors responded with a variety of exhibit items. The display includes vintage uniforms, handbooks, badges, sashes, photographs and newspaper articles that represent members of the former Pine Valley Council and Girls Scouts in the region.

In addition to local contributions, the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta provided artifacts and archival information and the National Preservation Center of the Girl Scouts of the USA stepped in to support the Legacy exhibit with rare images and a pre-1938 Golden Eaglet award!

There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The guest speaker is Brenda Strozier, the current Director of Member Services for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. Brenda was also the former CEO of the Pine Valley Council!