100 Years of Girl Scouts Honored at Oak Ridge Museum

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Girl Scouts Exhibit in Oak Ridge, TN

Celebrate 100 years of scouting with a new permanent exhibit honoring Girl Scouts at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. This collection of Girl Scout memorabilia, documents, awards, photos and vintage uniforms opens March 24, in time to honor the 100th birthday of the Girl Scout organization, founded in 1912.

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will co-sponsor a special day of presentations and guests for the exhibit’s opening.

Longtime Girl Scout leader, historian and author Joyce Maienschein donated the items in the exhibit, which illustrates the club’s century-long history with a focus on the troops from the area.

Follow the exhibit from the beginning with the story of the first Girl Scout troop in Oak Ridge, founded in 1943 during World War II. Elementary school teacher Elsie Novy had to obtain permission from the Army to start the troop.

For information on ticket prices and hours, visit the museum’s website, www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org, or call (865) 482-1074.

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