To learn more about the Girl Scouts Archives and History Program Center read the article in The Frederick News-Post here!
Beginning this October, Girl Scouts will have a new destination to learn more about the rich history of Girl Scouting in the Greater Washington Region. On Saturday, September 19, the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital Archives and History Program Center will be dedicated to the Council’s former president, Diane Tipton, with an open house from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
“We are thrilled to finally have a permanent facility to house our collection of historical artifacts,” said Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital CEO Lidia Soto-Harmon. “The Program Center will provide girls with the opportunity to explore the incredible legacy of Girl Scouting in our region.”
Girl Scouts was formed in 1912 and moved its national headquarters to Washington, DC in 1913 (later moved to New York). Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital’s first troops date back to 1913, and throughout the years, the Council has acquired a number of artifacts which reflect the Girl Scout experience in the Greater Washington Region.
Some of the items that will be on display in the new center include badges, handbooks, uniforms, Girl Scout scrapbooks, artwork, historic camp equipment,...