In an effort to document the many achievements of the Girl Scouts of America during their fist 100 years, the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum will have a temporary exhibit for the remainder of 2012 to raise the awareness of the GSA's many contributions during Savannah’s most renowned first lady, founder Juliette Gordon Low’s 100 year anniversary of the creation of the Girl Scouts of America. A tip of our Savannah Getaways hat to Key to Savannah’s information laden report below:
The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibition, “Doing Their Part! Girl Scouts in World War II”. This exhibit has been created in honor of their outstanding wartime contributions on the Home Front. This temporary exhibit will be in place throughout 2012 in celebration of the Girl Scout’s 100th Anniversary.
World War II era uniforms, a first aid kit, and sewing kit document their activities in war-related service projects, like Hospital, Child Care, Emergency Outdoor Aide, and Farm Aide. In addition, Girl Scouts planted Victory Gardens, collected fat and scrap metal, and operated bicycle courier services. They organized Defense Institutes, teaching 10,000 women survival skills and techniques for comforting children during blackouts and air raids. Girl Scouts also collected 1.5 million articles of clothing that were then shipped overseas to civilian victims of war.
In the last minute Savannah Vacation News department, if you are coming to Savannah this weekend, Check out the free Charlie Daniels Band concert in Forsyth Park and celebrate Earth Day, Savannah Style, all day long in Forsyth Park and celebrate Earth Day, Savannah Style, at the same time.