Happy 99th birthday, Girl Scouts! We joined with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma at the Three Rivers Museum to celebrate on March 12th. The girls drew pictures of what Girl Scouts means to them, with the older ones doing theirs on a cloth mural. In addition to eating birthday cake, the younger girls made a pinecone bird feeder, older girls completed a scavenger hunt through the museum, and we all got a mini tour of the diesel switch engine on site. We couldn’t leave the museum without stepping out front to see the bronze statue of a little Girl Scout, holding up the Girl Scout Sign, with a stack of cookie boxes beside her. It seems that in 1917, the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee baked cookies and sold them as a service project, thus starting a tradition that still endures.
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