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GSOFCT Historical Museum
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The GSOFCT Historical Museum is located on the first floor of our North Haven Service Center. It is open from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. the first Saturday each month and 4:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.

It includes:

Musem
Program at the Museum
  • Displays of Girl Scout memorabilia from around our state from 1912 until today
  • A try-on area where girls can dress up in Girl Scout uniforms from different eras
  • A TV with multimedia hookups for presentations.
  • Tables and chairs for meetings and activities
  • A scavenger hunt
  • And more!


Self-guided visits may be scheduled during normal business hours by contacting Hannah Granfield at hgranfield@gsofct.org or
(203) 239-2922 ext. 3309.

We occasionally host programs or special events at the museum. If you are interested in using the museum for your program or meeting, please contact Hannah.

Donating to the GSOFCT Museum
GSOFCT preserves the history of Girl Scouting in the state. If you have any items you wish to donate please contact
Hannah Granfield at hgranfield@gsofct.org or (203) 239-2922 ext. 3309.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please email
donate@gsofct.org or call (860) 522-0163.

 
Volunteering at the GSOFCT Museum
We are currently looking for volunteers and older girls (Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors) to be docents for the museum. Share your love of history, tell Girl Scout stories, or lead an activity. Training will be provided. Please email program@gsofct.org if you are interested.

Docent Info Meeting!
Join us to learn about ways you can be involved with the museum
Saturday, October 4, 2014             
9:30 — 10:30 a.m. at the GSOFCT Museum, North Haven
Please RSVP to historical@gsofct.org.

Service Unit Historians
We're looking for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors to collect the history of their Service Unit as it is happening! Girls will collect information about Service Unit events, people in the Service Unit, and much more. This information will be stored in the GSOFCT Museum for Girl Scouts in the future. See this flyer for more information

 

Historical Suitcases

Historical Suitcases
Bring history to your troop meeting or local event! The GSOFCT Historical Committee has created several suitcases with various uniforms, accessories, and handbooks. There is no fee to borrow these suitcases, but they must be picked up from and returned to the North Haven Service Center. Borrowers are held responsible for the contents.

Historical Books

Reservations should be made through the Request to Borrow Historic Items form as far in advance as possible and during times of high demand, may not be able to be met. There are two types of suitcases: General Suitcases with uniforms that may be carefully tried on for indoor meetings or fashion shows, and Parade Suitcases (very limited in quantity) with uniforms that may be worn during parades. Contact program@gsofct.org for more information on borrowing these or other historical items.  



 Celebrating over 100 years of Girl Scouting

The 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting took place on March 12, 2012. Throughout the year we held events and had ongoing activities celebrating this momentous occasion. Check out our 100th Anniversary page or click on a page below.



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