Girl Scout Visitors

Girl Scout Troop #5875
visited our Museum on October 10, 2016


Fourteen Brownies from Troop 5875 visited our museum on the evening of October 10 to earn their “Celebrating Community Badge”.

This Troup is comprised of sixteen 3rd graders from Garnet Valley Elementary, Bethel Springs Elementary, and Holy Family Roman Catholic School.  This is their 2nd year as Girl Scout Brownies and next year they will become Girl Scout Juniors.

The following is a report by the Troop Leader who arranged this visit:

“Part of the requirement for this badge is identifying and learning about places, landmarks, museums or other places that make our community special.  The girls had to share something that they learned about our community in order to receive their badge and many girls talked about the fact that there used to be many farms that produced milk and corn and that the farmers would use the railroad to ship their products to Philadelphia.  They also practiced map reading skills (which many of them are learning about in 3rd grade) by looking at old maps of the township and identifying where modern landmarks are.  They are very excited to look for the old schoolhouse on Temple Road next time they drive by on their way to BYC. At our next meeting, I’m going to ask them if they had a chance to see it.

The exhibits in the museum did a great job of showing the girls what life was like in our community throughout history and by seeing pictures and maps of places they are familiar with, it brought the history alive for them.  Many of them were even able to find where they lived on old map.”


Girl Scouts was founded by Juliette Low in 1912 in Savannah, GA.  She gathered 18 girls together to share her knowledge and experiences with the outdoors and the world.  This was the beginning of Girl Scouts, which, through the years, has inspired many young girls to embrace their individuality, strength, and intellect.  Today there are 2.7 million girl scouts who continue to girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.



The Society was happy to host this energetic and inquisitive group of young girls, who were so interested in the history around them!




Did You Know?

Paper for the first U.S. Currency was produced by the Wilcox’s Ivy Mills

Ivy Mills Property