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GSOFCT Historical Museum

The GSOFCT Historical Museum is located on the first floor of our North Haven Service Center. During the summer the museum will be open by appointment only. Please contact or (800) 922-2770 to schedule a visit! Normal hours will resume in September 2015.

Museum Hours
2015 2016
September 12,
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
November 14,
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
January 12,
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

April 2,
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
September 17,
3:00-6:30 p.m.
November 19,
3:00-6:30 p.m.
January 14,
3:00-6:30 p.m.
April 14,
3:00-6:30 p.m.
October 15,
3:00-6:30 p.m.
December 12,
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
February 7,
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
May 19,
3:00-6:30 p.m.
October 24,
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
December 17,
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
February 18,
3:00-6:30 p.m.
May 19,
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    March 12,
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
June 18,
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    March 17,
3:00-6:30 p.m.


It includes:

Program at the Museum
  • Displays of Girl Scout memorabilia from around our state from 1912 until today
  • A try-on area where girls can dress up in Girl Scout uniforms from different eras
  • A TV with multimedia hookups for presentations.
  • Tables and chairs for meetings and activities
  • A scavenger hunt
  • And more!

Self-guided visits may be scheduled during normal business hours by contacting

We occasionally host programs or special events at the museum. If you are interested in using the museum for your program or meeting, please contact the Program Department.

Donating to the GSOFCT Museum
GSOFCT preserves the history of Girl Scouting in the state. Here is our wish list of items that we need. If you have any of these items to donate, please contact

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please email or call (860) 522-0163.

Volunteering at the GSOFCT Museum
We are currently looking for volunteers and older girls (Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors) to be docents for the museum. Share your love of history, tell Girl Scout stories, or lead an activity. Training will be provided. Please email if you are interested.

Service Unit Historians
We're looking for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors to collect the history of their Service Unit as it is happening! Girls will collect information about Service Unit events, people in the Service Unit, and much more. This information will be stored in the GSOFCT Museum for Girl Scouts in the future. See this flyer for more information


Historical Suitcases

Historical Suitcases
Bring history to your troop meeting or local event! The GSOFCT Historical Committee has created several suitcases with various uniforms, accessories, and handbooks. There is no fee to borrow these suitcases, but they must be picked up from and returned to the North Haven Service Center. Borrowers are held responsible for the contents.

Historical Books

Reservations should be made through the Request to Borrow Historic Items form as far in advance as possible and during times of high demand, may not be able to be met. There are two types of suitcases: General Suitcases with uniforms that may be carefully tried on for indoor meetings or fashion shows, and Parade Suitcases (very limited in quantity) with uniforms that may be worn during parades. Contact for more information on borrowing these or other historical items.  

 Celebrating over 100 years of Girl Scouting

The 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting took place on March 12, 2012. Throughout the year we held events and had ongoing activities celebrating this momentous occasion. Check out our 100th Anniversary page or click on a page below.

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