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Girl Scouts Patch Day

Saturday, December 14, 10:00am1:00pm
Children $5 Adults Free
Location:
Virginia Historical Society
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Part of the program.

Girl Scouts (both individuals and troops) have the opportunity to earn a signature Virginia Historical Society patch by completing three activities.

Activity One: Story of Virginia History Box Stations

Girl Scouts Patch Day

The Girl Scouts will circulate through the Story of Virginia, stopping at six stations throughout the exhibition. Each station will feature one of the society's Hands-On History Boxes, with replica artifacts that the scouts will use to learn more about girls' and women's lives during each period of Virginia's history. The Girl Scouts will collect stickers in their "History Box Passport" as they pass by each station. All six stickers must be collected to complete the activity.

Activity Two: Primary Source Program

During this activity, Girl Scouts will review and analyze letters, diaries, and photographs relating both to the women introduced in activity one and to the history of Girl Scouts in Virginia. Among the materials included in this activity are Girl Scouting scrapbooks from the early 1900s, and photographs of Richmond City Girl Scout troops from the 1920s.

Activity Three: Patch Day Game Show

The culmination of the Patch Day will be a game show in which the girls will form teams and will be challenged to recall the people, places, and events introduced in the first two activities. Girls on the winning team will be rewarded with VHS History Bags, containing bookmarks, pencils, and replica arrowheads.

Please register for this event by contacting Caroline Legros, school program coordinator, at 804.342.9652 or at clegros@vahistorical.org.

If you have a group of 30 or more girls, please ask us about additional available dates.

Times

  • All programs begin at 10 am and end by 12:30 pm.

Cost

  • $5 per girl
  • The price does not include the cost of the patch. Patches are sold separately at the GSCC shop.

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