Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Girl Scouts Explore History at Jamestown

Nearly 600 Girl Scouts and their families took a step back in time on Saturday, May 2 during Girl Scout Day at Jamestown Settlement. This event was an opportunity for girls to experience the world of Pocahontas, John Smith and the first permanent English settlement in North America.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 1624 from Elizabeth City
learn about washing clothes in a tub over fire.
During the day, girls participated in a variety of activities at Jamestown. They took part in cooking and blacksmithing demonstrations, learned colonial games and explored the ships. They also learned about animal habitats, grinded corn and participated in canoe-making demonstrations in the re-created Powhatan Indian Village site

In addition to exploring the settlement, girls also had the opportunity to learn about careers at Jamestown, including what it’s like to be a curator and costumed interpreter. This career exploration activity gave girls the chance to discover the wide variety of jobs that are required to run a living history museum, as well as what education is required to work in the museum field.

Girl Scout Junior Victoria tends
to a garden at Jamestown.
While at Jamestown, older Girl Scouts had the opportunity to participate in a community service project to help clean up and plant new seeds in the fort’s garden.

Girl Scouts offers a wide variety of opportunities, such as Girl Scout Day at Jamestown Settlement, for girls to explore and discover, as well as make a difference, in their community. For more information about joining Girl Scouts or upcoming Girl Scout events, visit www.gsccc.org.