History Crush: Lou Henry Hoover

It's the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, and thousands of girls and young women have descended on Washington, DC, for the Girl Scout Rock the Mall event this weekend. It seems like the perfect time confess my own history crush, a woman who was very involved in the Girl Scouts: Lou Henry Hoover. Actually, … Continue reading History Crush: Lou Henry Hoover

Back to the Future with Girl Scouts: Agent “M” Speaks

I, Agent "M," am on a very important mission.  I must help thousands of Girl Scouts save the future by becoming an Agent of Change. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QilgTgGGodE&w=420&h=315] Agents of Change is an online, interactive game that is being played at the National Archives and 11 other cultural institutions in Washington, DC, during the Rock the Mall … Continue reading Back to the Future with Girl Scouts: Agent “M” Speaks

100 Years of Girl Scouts: Preservation Programs Director shares her Girl Scout story

As the Girl Scouts of the USA prepare to celebrate their 100th anniversary, we will be featuring stories from NARA staff who were former Girl Scouts. This post is from Director of Preservation Programs Doris Hamburg. Happy 100th birthday, Girl Scouts!  Juliette Gordon Low began the first Girl Scout troop in 1912 in Savannah with just a … Continue reading 100 Years of Girl Scouts: Preservation Programs Director shares her Girl Scout story