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Throughout the year, Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas has been celebrating the 100th anniversary in a variety of ways. This spring, Girl Scouts set up displays in museums all across the council as a way to formally kick-off Girl Scout Week and celebrate the centennial. Over the summer, programs and encampments offered vintage scouting opportunities to girls at all levels, and at the start of the new Girl Scout year, plans were already underway to keep the 100th going through the end of 2012 with the Oral History Project, Founder’s Day celebrations, and much more.

Now, as we are approaching the end of the year, Girl Scouts – Diamonds is excited to collaborate with The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council to set up a display honoring the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Movement.

The display will be formally unveiled on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at a reception from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at TRAHC, located at 321 West 4th Street in Texarkana, TX, and will remain up through the end of the year. Everyone is encouraged to visit the display and learn more about Girl Scouting through the years, and take a look back into previous decades of the Scouting Movement through educational pieces, historical artifacts and Girl Scout memorabilia.

In addition to the museum exhibition, local Girl Scouts were invited to participate in TRAHC’s Art Wall Project. Girls and leaders participated in art classes led by Ms. Kay Thomas, TRAHC’s ArtsSmart Artist Consultant, through the ArtsSmart Institute. Ms. Thomas worked with the participants to create works of art that communicated the "Whole Role of Scouting," in addition to the common concepts of Scouting, such as cookies and camping. Participants’ ideas were re-created on construction paper and then transformed into art panels that were painted by the original artists and helpers. The panels will be on display on the Art Wall at TRAHC and many of the construction paper art pieces will be displayed in the basement gallery.

For additional information about the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, or to learn more about the Girl Scout display, or the Art Wall Project, please visit www.trahc.org.