ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY TO HOST GIRL SCOUTS DAY AT THE ALABAMA ARCHIVES

The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) and Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, Inc. are joining together for a special Girl Scouts Day at the Alabama Archives to be held 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., March 29, 2008. This fun and educational event will provide girls an opportunity to celebrate the history of Girl Scouting during Women’s History Month. It will also allow girls a chance to meet women who have made a difference in their communities and the state.

A group of distinguished women, representing different fields, will share their experiences through a panel discussion. Girls will visit stations to fulfill requirements for Girl Scout badges. Activities will include old-fashioned games, quilting, family history, and kite-making. The older Scouts will explore family and community history in the Archives’ Research Room. Girls will receive a special Girl Scout Day at the Alabama Archives patch, as well. Girls will also participate in three tours: a ‘Historic Buildings’ walking tour; a tour of the Archives exhibits; and a ‘Behind the Scenes at the Archives’ tour. Girls will also be able to view the temporary exhibit Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama Goes Camping which contains memorabilia loaned by a local collector. This special exhibit will be on display at the Alabama Department of Archives and History through April 4 and features old uniforms, handbooks, dolls, knives, compasses, canteens, and other artifacts which celebrate Girl Scout outdoor activities.

The Alabama Department of Archives and History is located at 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama directly south of the Alabama State Capitol. The ADAH is open to the public 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday, and is closed on Sundays and all state holidays. For more information, please visit the ADAH website or call (334) 353-4689.

Created: March 26, 2008
http://www.archives.alabama.gov/press_release/Girl_Scout_Day.html
Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
Phone: (334) 242-4435
E-Mail:debbie.pendleton@archives.alabama.gov