Girl Scouts of Connecticut hosts fundraising event at historical museum

NORTH HAVEN, CONN. (March 12, 2018) – On Sunday, March 11, Girl Scouts of Connecticut hosted, “Past, Present, and Future,” an open house at Girl Scouts of Connecticut: McGuff Museum of Girl Scout History in North Haven.

The organization’s integral volunteers and staff members invited guests to tour the museum and learn about the organization’s plans to expand the space so it can offer more girl programming and showcase more historical artifacts highlighting Connecticut history. The organization also celebrated its 106th birthday, marked on March 12.

“When I look at everyone in this room it’s your shoulders that we lean on and your support exemplifies our past and future. I want to thank all of you for all that you do. We want to bring more activities to our girls and expand our showcases and make this museum so much more for residents and Girl Scouts in Connecticut. It’s not just about the future and today, it’s our rich past and legacy. Let’s not ever lose our history and let’s not ever lose our roots.” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

On Sunday, visitors of all ages enjoyed the museum displays. Current Girl Scouts tried on vintage uniforms and learned about historical badges, while alums shared stories from their days as both Girl Scouts and volunteers.

For general information about Girl Scouts of Connecticut: McGuff Museum of Girl Scout History visit and search “Museum.” To support the expansion of the museum, please contact Jennifer McHale at or call (800) 922-2770.


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