Girl Scouts travel back in time for 100th anniversary

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To celebrate organization's centennial, local scouts open time capsule sealed in 1987.

By April Wright, Reporter



Nearly 100 Girl Scouts gathered at the Jeff Matthews Museum in Galax last week, during Girl Scouts Week, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the organization and to open a time capsule that was created by regional Girl Scouts troops 25 years ago.
Under floral wrapping paper and inside a locked box, the time capsule included letters from Girl Scouts predicting the future, pictures, craft projects and patches commemorating the 75th anniversary.
“This gave us something to look forward to,” said Nancy Stuart, who has served as a troop leader, on the board of directors and in other volunteer positions with the Girl Scouts. Her daughter was a Girl Scout when the time capsule was created in 1987.
“It’s great to be one of the troop leaders of the event and to carry on the tradition.”
Stuart said Galax and Carroll County troops plan to get together to create a time capsule that will be on exhibit at the museum and will be opened in 25 years.
In addition to Stuart, Reba Evans and Jeneva Horton, who were in attendance at the 100th anniversary, served as troop leaders in 1987.