Raleigh Exhibit Commemorates 100 Years of Girl Scouting

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An ongoing exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History celebrates the centennial anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA, bringing the past to the present. At the Speed of a Girl – Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting focuses primarily on the history of the Girl Scouts in our state and was created by Girl Scouts- North Carolina Coastal Pines. There are currently about 70,000 Girl Scouts in North Carolina and 3.2 million members worldwide.

In addition to local Girl Scouting information, the exhibit also features information about how and why Juliette Gordon Low founded the organization, as well as artifacts representing Girl Scout staples, such as everyone's favorite: Girl Scout cookies. Explore how cookie sales have built self-esteem, sustained troops and created camps throughout the organization's existence. After visiting the exhibit, bake your own Girl Scout cookies at home using a recipe from the exhibit.

Learn how Girl Scouts collected rations during World War II and discover current award-winning projects that will inspire girls of all ages. You can even view a thank-you note written in 1942 from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to the Girl Scouts in Raleigh after she visited our state.

"At the Speed of a Girl will stir up fond memories for former Girl Scouts, inspire current members and give museum visitors a glimpse of our organization's past," says Rusine Mitchell Sinclair, CEO of Girls Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Plains. "The Girl Scouts continue to give every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to achieve her dreams."

At the Speed of a Girl opened Nov. 18 and will run through July 29. Admission and weekend parking at the N.C. Museum of History are free. Parking is $2 per hour during the week. The museum, at 5 E. Edenton St. in Raleigh, is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org or call 919-807-7900. For more information about Girl Scouts-North Carolina  Coastal Pines, visit www.nccoastalpines.org.

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