Monday, June 25, 2007
TAKE TIME FOR THE GIRL SCOUTS OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Historic Book Plate
Girl Scouts of
This last Saturday, a good friend and Girl Scout leader, Sandi Fastnow, led us on a tour of a Southern California treasure, the Old Mill in San Marino. She explained that she often comes to the Mill with her Girl Scout group. Sandi knew all the secrets about the Mill and its lush gardens. And, since The Museum of the San Fernando Valley had just acquired this vintage book plate (c. 1935) , and a tin Johnson and Johnson Girl Scout First Aid Kit from the late 1940s, I thought the image on our Museum blog might be a nice way of saying thanks to Sandi -and, to all those great people working through the Girl Scouts of America to make our country a better place to live.
Did you know that the San Fernando Valley has its very own Girl Scout Historical Society?
The Girl Scouts Historical Society meets the third Wednesday of the month, from 9am to 1pm at the council service center, 9421 Winnetka Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311.
The Society collects and cares for a collection of vintage Girl Scout uniforms, books, and memorabilia. These items are used to promote the history of Girl Scouting in programs for troops, displays, fashion shows and other presentations for Girl Scouts, leaders, and the community as a whole.
The area served by Girl Scouts of the San Fernando Valley encompasses a 260 square mile area, bounded by Los Angeles City line to the north, Mulholland Drive to the south, Burbank-Glendale to the east and the Ventura County line to the west.
"The San Fernando Valley deserves a great Museum of history and culture."