Local Girl Scout Cadette Works On Los Alamos, Northern New Mexico Girl Scout History Project

Dear Editor,

I am a Girl Scout cadette from Troop 10074 here in Los Alamos as part of Girl Scouts New Mexico Trails – Service Unit 22 – Pajarito and I am working on my Silver Award. A Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette may achieve and is on the pathway to the Gold Award when I am older. A Silver Award needs to be sustainable and impact my community. 

For my project, I decided I would work on a Los Alamos/Northern New Mexico Girl Scout history exhibit in cooperation with the Los Alamos Historical Society. My goal is to educate people about Girl Scout history in Northern New Mexico during the Manhattan Project or early days of Los Alamos Townsite. We will display the exhibit in the lobby cases of the Los Alamos Municipal Building.

If anyone has any historical Girl Scout artifacts (like uniforms, badges, etc). from the Manhattan period that they are willing to donate, or temporarily donate, pictures of Girl Scouts of that time, and/or testimonies/anecdotes from that time, we would love to showcase them in the exhibit.

Please contact my mom, Cathy Snelson via email: cmsnelson@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance!