Registration Opens for Free “Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts” at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge!

The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge and the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians are teaming up to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts! From 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 24, 2012, the event will feature a day of celebrating Girl Scouting throughout history. There will be stage presentations including a special guest, lots of fun activities in rooms throughout the museum, lunch and viewing of the new Girl Scout Exhibit.

The Girl Scout organization has a very special and unique history in Oak Ridge, the “Secret City.” The very first Oak Ridge Girl Scout troop was formed by Elsie Novy (Atkins) during WWII after she received permission from the United States Army. Decades later, Oak Ridger Joyce Maienschein’s Girl Scout Troop #69 founded the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. The new exhibit of Maienschein’s Girl Scout collection will also include memorabilia from Elsie Novy (Atkins).

Event admission is free. The optional event patch is $2 and the optional lunch is $3. (Total for admission, patch and lunch is $5 per person.)

Please register even if you do not plan to purchase a patch and/or lunch and just choose the “Event Admission – Free” option when you register. Note to attendees: upon arrival and check-in, you will be given your troop/group’s packet of event patches and lunch tickets.

Brownbag lunches are also welcome. Special Girl Scout 100th Anniversary souvenirs will also be for sale during the event.

Thanks, and we hope to see you on March 24, 2012!

 

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