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90 years of Thin Mints?

Posted by Ralph Ranalli March 10, 2007 09:39 AM

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NEEDHAM

Over the decades, Needham Girl Scouts have earned built friendships and contributed to the community while earning badges for everything from ironing to computer programming.

Tomorrow, Needham’s 500 scouts are celebrating 90 years of service with a free reception and museum exhibit tomorrow at the Needham Historical Society. The exhibit features historic and contemporary uniforms, photos badges, and instruments from the first drum and bugle corps, said Jan Drake, a trustee for the Needham Girl Scouts and a former troop leader.

The Girl Scouts craze hit Needham in June 1917 when six girls formed the Red Rose Troop, devoting themselves to community service and the outdoors. The exhibition runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1147 Central Avenue.

-– Lauren K. Meade

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