Before words like Tagalong, Trefoil, and Thin Mint were part of Girl Scout history, First Lady to Woodrow Wilson, Edith Bolling Wilson was the honorary President of the Girl Scouts National Organization. In 1917, she was the first in a now-long line of First Ladies to enjoy this office. In honor of Mrs. Wilson’s role, The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum welcomes Girl Scout Troop 641 – Wythe Service Unit’s cookie booth to the Museum in downtown Wytheville on Saturday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The public is encouraged to visit the Museum on this day. In addition to the regular exhibits and the Girl Scout cookie sales, there will be a special display of vintage Girl Scout items. These are from troop leader Gwen Duncan’s personal collection. The proceeds of the cookie booth benefit Girl Scouts.
“With Mrs. Wilson’s relationship to the Girl Scouts, the Foundation feels that hosting a cookie booth is a great way to promote both the Girl Scouts and the Museum. Troop members, all Girl Scout Cadettes, joined the Museum for an evening tour and were a delight. It makes this occasion even more special having actually had the opportunity to spend time with these young ladies,” said Leslie King, executive director.
The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum is a tax exempt nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and is located at 145 East Main Street in Wytheville, VA. Admission is free, though donations are always appreciated. The museum is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00. For more information, please visit www.edithbollingwilson.org or call 276-22-Edith (276-223-3484).