Celebrating a Century of Girl-Scouting: 1913-2013

June 13, 2013 - August 31, 2013
Central Library, Youth Wing

This exhibition is displayed in both the Youth Wing and the Lobby Gallery on the 1st floor (next to the Passport Office).

In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong.

In this exhibition, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York showcase archival prints, historical uniforms, and other ephemera that document the important moments in the Girl Scouts’ history.

Founder Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts!

Girls at home and abroad participate in troops and groups in more than 92 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas, and over 100 local Girl Scout councils offer girls the opportunity for membership across the United States.

More than 59 million American women enjoyed Girl-scouting during their childhood—and that number continues to grow as Girl Scouts of the USA continues to inspire, challenge and empower girls everywhere.

Visit the Girl Scouts of Greater New York on the web at http://www.girlscoutsnyc.org/

 

 

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