Sunday, January 11, 2015

Girl Scouts Exhibit Archives Display in Kill Devil Hills

Debbie Martello of the Kill Devil Hills
Library stands along the Girl Scout archives
 exhibit currently on display. Martello is the
mother of a Girl Scout in Troop 4335.
During the month of January, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast is displaying an archives exhibit at the Kill Devil Hills Library. The display shows the history of Girl Scout dolls, a popular collectible since the early years of Girl Scouting. The exhibit includes a wide range of Girl Scout dolls from over the years, ranging from a 1940s Girl Scout Brownie doll to the Girl Scout Barbie doll, which was released in 2014 in correlation with a career exploration program for girls.

The opening of the archive exhibit correlates with the beginning of this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program, which begins on January 10 when girls will begin taking orders from customers. Girl Scout Cookies will arrive in the Outer Banks during the third weekend in February.

The Girl Scout doll collection currently on display includes two dolls that were issued with toy-sized Girl Scout Cookie boxes, depicting the importance that the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the nation’s leading financial literacy and entrepreneurial program for girls.

The display is free and open to the public to view during normal library hours: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find more information about the Girl Scout Cookie Program or joining Girl Scouts here.