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May 24, 2012

The National Archives Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts in June!

Celebration includes Special Scout-only opportunities and new interactive game

Washington, DC…The National Archives celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts in June with special programs and activities, films, a new interactive game, and a featured document display. The film program and document display are free and open to the public.

All programs will be held in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall and is fully accessible. Troop–only activities include early entrance to the National Archives, Girl Scout Activity Cards for badges, and the new interactive game Agents of Change.

Featured Document Display: 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts
May 25 to June 17, East Rotunda Gallery
The National Archives celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting with items exploring the contributions of Lou Henry Hoover, First Lady and two-time Girl Scout President.

FILM:  From the Vaults: 100 Years of the Girl Scouts
June 8, 9, and 10 at noon, William G. McGowan Theater and Museum Level
The National Archives presents a selection of archival films from the motion picture holdings of the National Archives, including The Forest and Health (1930), and Wilderness Encampment (1961).

SHHH! Scout–Only Activities!
Special early entry for Girl Scouts (wearing uniforms or official Girl Scout items) and their families on June 8, 9, and 10 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW. Girl Scouts will also receive a 10% discount at the Archives Shop.

Girl Scout Activity Cards for Badges
National Archives Boeing Learning Center, June 8, 9, 10, 9 am to 4 p.m.
Explore the National Archives with a Girl Scout twist! Go on a flag hunt, become a history detective, find examples of Girl Scouts in the National Archives, and more–– all while completing activities to earn badges! Each level of the Girls Scouts has a specially–designed card based on official Girl Scout requirements. Girl Scout Activity Cards are available in the Boeing Learning Center throughout the month of June.

New Interactive Game:  Agents of Change
National Archives and 11 other DC museums, June 7 – 17
Agents of Change is a new Girl Scout collaborative game at the National Archives and 11 other DC museums during the Girl Scouts Rock the Mall event June 9 – 12.

The premise is simple; players live in a post–apocalyptic world and find a box of solar–powered smartphones that enable them to travel back in time to the 21st century to choose items to change their world. Players “collect” three objects from each site (by taking photos with their phones) to bring “back to the future.” On the game’s website at www.agentsofchangehq.com players can sort, discuss, and vote on these items. Experts from the National Archives will help moderate online discussions and provide guidance as needed. When the game ends on June 12, Girl Scouts will view their future world, determined by their votes. Gameplay concludes on June 23 with an online web conference with museum experts and Scouts nationwide.

To verify dates and times of the programs, call 202-357-5000 or view the Calendar of Events online. To contact the National Archives, please call 1-866-272-6272 or 1-86-NARA-NARA (TDD) 301-837-0482.

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