Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Jun 21, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016

The CHS is partnering with Girl Scouts of Connecticut to create an exhibit about the history of the organization as they celebrate the Gold Award Centennial. For more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts have built girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. 

In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Georgia, gathered 18 girls and taught them outdoor skills, played sports, and encouraged them to help their communities. The group rapidly grew into a global movement; just over a century later, it now consists of 3 million Girl Scouts in 92 countries and more than 59 million alumnae.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is one of the earliest official Scout groups in the United States. They have a rich collection of objects and ephemera related to their history. Artifacts such as merit badges, uniforms, and photographs will be displayed to illustrate the Girl Scouts tradition of developing and rewarding leadership traits.

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