Norman Rockwell Museum announces Girl Scout Festival. A Centennial Celebration

“Good Scouts (Portrait of a Girl Scout),” 1924, Norman Rockwell (1894 1978). Cover illustration for “Life” magazine, November 6, 1924. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections.Norman Rockwell was approached by the Franklin Mint to create a dozen designs for medallions depicting the ideals of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America on the occasion of the organization’s 65th anniversary. The artist, a long-time supporter of Scouting, created engaging scenes illustrating such tenets of the Girl Scout Law as “respectful,” “resourceful,” “be prepared,” and “on my honor.”

On Saturday, September 22, Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts with a special centennial celebration to be held at the Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Discover Rockwell’s ties to the Girl Scouts with gallery tours of a special exhibition of related works, at 1 and 3 p.m. At 2 p.m., meet Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low as portrayed by actress Kate Carney; learn about the woman who challenged girls to find their talents, and then discovered her own. Other activities include outdoor watercolor painting sessions throughout the day, and a demonstration of basic horse grooming with a live horse on Museum grounds, courtesy of Ken Whelihan of the Berkshire Equestrian Center. Admission to the Girl Scout Festival is $5 per Scout or Scout leader in uniform, or with an active Girl Scouts membership card; or free with regular Museum admission.

For more information about the program, please contact the Museum at 413.931.2221.

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