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Girl Scouts receive hands-on experiences as they learn what a girl’s life was like in the 17th century


On March 11, 2017, 60 Girl Scout Juniors from Wake County attended the annual event, Playing the Past held at the North Carolina Museum of History. The Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines’ event educated girls on the history of North Carolina and allowed the Girl Scouts to work towards earning their Playing the Past badge.

Girl Scouts were taken back to the 1850’s and experienced all of the hard work people had todo for today’s everyday items.The girls churned butter, learned to weave clothing, and made their own corn husk dolls. As girls worked towards their badge, they discovered what a farm girl’s life was like before the Civil War by visiting galleries and touring the exhibits related to North Carolina life.

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with a variety of programs for girls across the 41-county footprint, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. The Playing the Past event allowed girls to explore the world from over 150 years ago. And by having girls explore new topics and learn in a hands-on environment, girls are able to retain up to three and a half times more information compared to sitting and listening.

According the Girl Scout Research Institute, 84% of girls say that they learned or did new things in Girl Scouts, and 80% reported that in Girl Scouts they were able to do things that they could not have done in other places.

For more information about Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines and its culture & the arts programs for girls, please visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call (800) 284-4475.