Manhattan Project National Historical Park Celebrates 75 years of Girl Scouts in Oak Ridge on Saturday, March 10

Girl Scout Oak Ridge 75th Patch
Limited edition Oak Ridge 75th Girl Scout patch

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News Release Date: February 21, 2018

Contact: Veronica Greear, (423) 346-6294

Contact: Christopher Derman

Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MAPR) is partnering with the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge (CMOR) and the Girl Scouts of the USA to celebrate 75 years of Girl Scouts in Oak Ridge. Beginning on Saturday, March 10, at 10:00 AM (ET) at CMOR, individual girl scouts and/or troops are welcome to participate in hands-on activities until 3:30 PM. Admission to CMOR will be free to any Girl Scout in uniform and their immediate family. Girl Scouts of all levels are invited to participate and will have the opportunity to earn multiple patches, while supplies last. Some of the activities include a CMOR scavenger hunt, donating items to support the community, games and a cupcake celebration.

Girl scouts who bring a new or gently used book to be donated for the local Free Little Libraries can earn a patch, while supplies last. Participants are also asked to bring items to make hygiene kits for the American Red Cross. These items include toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, lotion, soap, washcloths, razors and shaving cream. Girl Scouts can earn a limited edition Oak Ridge 75th Girl Scout patch by participating in the various events offered throughout the day.

The park is also offering a new scavenger hunt to individual girl scouts and/or troops that will be made available March 10-25. The Manhattan Project scavenger hunt can be accessed at the National Park Service desk at CMOR or by visiting, and patches will be available upon completion.

National Girl Scout week begins March 10, which commemorates the day in 1912, when founder, Juliette Gordon Low, officially registered the organization’s first troop. This year represents the 106th birthday of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Girl scouts was the first youth organization allowed in the "Secret City," now known as Oak Ridge, during World War II. It was established in 1943, by teacher Elsie Novy.

For more information on this event, call the visitor contact center at (865) 482-1942. 

Last updated: February 21, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Manhattan Project National Historical Park
c/o NPS Intermountain Regional Office
P.O. Box 25287

Denver, CO 80225-0287


(505) 661-6277
This phone number is for the Los Alamos Unit Visitor Center. You may also contact the Oak Ridge Unit Visitor Center at (865) 482-1942, or the Hanford Unit Visitor Center at (509) 376-1647.

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