Girl Scouts take a trip back to the 1930s and 40s

Council & National Events,GSMW Blog — Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming @ 1:02 pm

Some of the 200 girls celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting in Casper!

Girl Scouts kicked off 2012 with the second in a series of six events celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts journeyed through the 1930s and 904s, an era marked by hardships including the Great Depression, World War II, and the opening years of a post-war world.

This time in American History saw an explosion of big screen idols, musicals, the big band sound, cartooning, and even at-home board games – not to mention the first commercially baked Girl Scout Cookies!

Duct tape picture frames were some of the many activities girls participated in at Casper's Journey Through Girl Scouting.

About 200 Girl Scouts from Montana and Wyoming met and mingled while learning about this time era.

Among the many activity booths, girls made duct tape picture frames (photographs were often the only keepsakes to hold onto as loved ones left to find work or to fight in the war), played popular board games of the time (computers had yet to be developed), gathered supplies to plant a spring garden (Victory Gardens were planted during this time to aid the war effort and provide morale boosts to gardeners), and girls even experienced what some of the first Girl Scout cookies would have tasted like.

Girls also learned about entertainment of the time, from cartoon flip books to the boogie-woogie and other jiving swing dances. Girl Scouts enjoyed simple meals reflecting on this time of want, learning how women and Girl Scouts came to the aide of their country during a time of great need.

Girls then traveled to Cody, Wyoming, to experience the 50s and 60s! Groovy!

See photos from all the Journey Through Girl Scouting events online, and order your keepsake prints today!

The next Journey Through Girl Scouting event is hosted in Missoula on July 13 – 15!