Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Epic Reflections: The Promise of Girl Scouts

By Cindi Malinick, Chief Cultural Resources Executive

Hip, hip, hooray! After twenty-five years, Girl Scouts has refreshed its Visitor Experience space at its central office, right in the heart of New York City! Leveraging our cultural resources to fully engage Girl Scouts, volunteers, alumnae, and the general public, it illuminates and inspires through new interactive, sensory, and meaningful experiences.

With the refresh, our visitors can explore and learn in fun and engaging ways about some of the amazing stories of Girl Scouts and why our organization has been so important in the lives of girls for more than 100 years. The space, which also features stunning views of New York City’s Midtown Manhattan, incorporates art, history, and technology, and truly offers something for everyone.

Check out the original patent for the trefoil; bring the interesting stories behind so many Girl Scout artifacts to life via an augmented reality app; peer out the telescope up Fifth Avenue; contemplate the matchstick art installation and its connection to the Gold Award; see your reflection in the floors and mirrors—just as we want all girls to see themselves reflected in the Girl Scout Movement.

We can hardly wait for you to come and enjoy our new Visitor Experience! Email tours@girlscouts.org to schedule your experience now.