The Manhattan Project National Historical Park is partnering with the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge and the Girl Scouts of USA to celebrate National Girl Scout Week on Saturday, March 11.
Beginning at 10 a.m. at the Children’s Museum, individual Girl Scouts and/or troops are welcome to participate in hands-on activities until 3:30 p.m., a press release said. Admission to CMOR will be free on that day for any Girl Scout in uniform and their families. Girl Scouts can earn the “Our Girl Scout Story” history patch and a MAPR Junior Ranger patch by participating in a historical scavenger hunt. The historical scavenger hunt activity information will be made available from March 11 through March 25 at the National Park Service desk at the American Museum of Science and Energy.
National Girl Scout week begins March 12, and commemorates the day in 1912 when founder Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first troop. This year represents the 105th birthday of the Girl Scouts, a press release said. Girls Scouts was the first youth organization allowed in the Secret City, which is now known as Oak Ridge, during the World War II Manhattan Project. It was established in 1943 by teacher Elsie Novy.
For more information on this event, contact (423) 346-6294. For information on the park, go to www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm, or you can like the park’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ManhattanProjectNPS, or follow the park’s Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/MnhtnProjectNPS.