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There’s more to Girl Scouts than Thin Mints cookies.
When most of us think of Girl Scouts, admit it, most of us think of cookies. Even if we aren’t a big fan of the cookies, most of us have been persuaded to buy a box or two by the little girls selling them each spring.
You’ll be glad to know that the money you’re doling out goes to a good cause. The mission of the Girl Scouts—which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year—is to empower girls, help them build confidence and character and realize their full potential. You can learn more about the Girl Scouts at an exhibit at The California Museum. “The Girl Scout Promise: 100 Years of Girl Scouting in California” runs through Sept. 30. You’ll learn about the organization’s history and accomplishments, and read personal stories of many notable Girl Scouts. A collection of vintage uniforms, badges, photographs and more also is on display.
If you are or were a Girl Scout, wear your uniform or some portion of it (your sash, perhaps?) and receive $2 off admission.
What: The Girl Scout Promise: 100 Years of Girl Scouting in California
Where: The California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday noon–5 p.m.; parking is free on weekends
Admission: $8.50 adults, with discounts for students, seniors and children.