Maine State Museum to host Girl Scout Centennial Exhibit

The Maine State Museum in Augusta is preparing to host a special exhibit, Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years.  

Produced in partnership with Girl Scouts of Maine, the exhibit will be open to the public from June 23 through August 31.  On display will be vintage period uniforms, pins, patches, ephemeras, cookie merchandise, camping gear, and many other novelty items.

Opening day festivities for the Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years exhibit are scheduled for Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will be free admission to the museum on that day and many fun activities are planned.

“We invite everyone who has ever been a member of the Girl Scout family to join us at the Maine State Museum on opening day of the Girl Scout exhibit,” said Joan McDonald, CEO, Girl Scouts of Maine.  “2012 marks 100 years of inspiring girls and young women with the ideals of courage, confidence, and character and we encourage Girl Scouts statewide, their families, volunteers, and alumnae to view the historic exhibit that celebrates this once-in-a-century milestone.”

In addition to the exhibit, the museum education staff is creating a special scavenger hunt that makes use of the Girl Scout objects on display as well as artifacts in the museum.

The museum’s Natural History and History Touch Carts will be available for visitors to explore, and activities such as Fish Printing and Old Fashion Games are just some of the activities that will take place throughout the day.

Girl Scouts of Maine provides services and support to over 16,000 girl and adult members statewide.