Girl Scouts of America was founded in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia. Its goal is to inspire, challenge and empower girls. That mission is evident at Midway Village Museum's special exhibit. It's a great example of change in our society. Its Curator of Education Mark Herman says, "By decade, we have the different uniforms that were worn by Girl Scouts through the ages. It starts in the 1900's and goes all the way around to today." The uniforms alone tell a story of change...from drab to bright colors. Each decade of scouting mirrors moments in history. "In the 1940's it's World War II. They're doing things for the war effort. In the 70's they're starting to do different things because of freedom and liberation. There are more activities and more things for them to take advantage of." All of the items in the exhibit are from private donations or from the local branch of the Girl Scouts of America. "They had a lot of this in their archives so it's nice to be able to get it all out for people to be able to see up close."
You can visit the Girl Scout's exhibit at MidwayVillage until September first.