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Knoxville, TN

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Gold Girl Scout Ring
from the early 1930’s
special award given to Anna Vance for being a super seller in the annual Girl Scout Coookie Sale. She sold more cookies than anyone in Knoxville. Cookies were 15 cents a bag at that time, and the only cookie sold was the sugar cookie in the shape of the Girl Scout Trefoil.
Gold Girl Scout Ring
This Knoxville News-Sentinel article is from February 26, 1984. Anna Vance was interviewed about selling Girl Scout cookies for 15 cents a bag in the 1930’s. She was declared a super seller and earned a gold Girl Scout ring which she kept into her adult years. Anna developed her skills and worked for 31years at UT first in the treasurer’s office and later in the computer center. Her little gold Girl Scout ring is now part of the Girl Scout Museum’s collection.
Anna Vance in the 1930's
Anna Vance in the 1930's
This is Anna Vance in the 1930’s when she sold Girl Scout Cookies for 15 cents a bag. Because she was declared a super seller the Girl Scouts presented her with a little gold ring. Anna was very proud of it and kept into her adult years. The little ring is now part of the vintage memorabilia in the Girl Scout Museum, 1567 Downtown West Blvd, Knoxville.
Where Can You Go When You're a Girl Scout?
It features the four World Centers - in Mexico, Switzerland, England, and India - and introduces a developing world center in Africa. In addition the exhibit has photos and memorabilia from trips in local areas and around the USA.
Where Can You Go When You're a Girl Scout?
Together we can help save children's lives.
Girl Guides and Girl Scouts across the world are focusing on "Together we can help save children's lives." This three part display was made by our volunteers. It shows the need for clean water, good nutrition and disease prevention.
These girls are trying on hats and sashes from different eras. Visiting groups are welcome to schedule a time to try on vintage uniforms from our extensive collection.
Vintage Uniforms
These girls are trying on hats and sashes from different eras. Visiting groups are welcome to schedule a time to try on vintage uniforms from our extensive collection.
Dolly Parton is a Girl Scout Lifetime Member!
Here she is with the little mouse scouts who have traveled nationally and internationally. Their stories are in a storybook at the museum entrance. Visitors are encouraged to search and find mouse scouts that are "living" in displays throughout the museum.
Dolly Parton is a Girl Scout Lifetime Member!
closing ceremony
As you enter our museum you can see a time line celebrating100 years of Girl Scouting along with showcases featuring memorabilia from each era. On the right is the Fashion Show display of vintage uniforms, and at the very back you can see some of the camping display.
Girl Scout Museum at Daisy's Place
Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
1567 Downtown West Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865-688-9440
Toll Free: 800-474-1912 
Fax: 865-689-9835
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Visit our Web site at www.girlscoutcsa.org

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Admission is free.
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm for browsing or visiting the archival library. It’s best to call ahead to be sure the museum is open.

Docent led tours are available for youth and adult groups by calling the Girl Scout Council at 865-688-9440. Norma Lowe, Exhibits Curator for the museum, or Gail Yook Chairman of Daisy’s Place Executive Committee may be contacted for further information. Tours requesting vintage uniform try-ons should be scheduled well in advance so that appropriate size uniforms will be ready.

Daisy’s Place is more than just a museum with hands-on activities and photo opportunity exhibits! It includes the archival library, two publications written by Girl Scout Alumnae, vintage uniforms and program lending materials available to be borrowed.

The library is for browsing and research, with books and photographs related to Girl Scouting in the Southern Appalachians and around the nation.

“Wheelies” are Girl Scout program materials, in suitcases with wheels, that may be borrowed. Vintage Uniforms and sewing machines are also available for loan. Call the office for information 
The Girl Scout Museum at Daisy’s Place was founded by Joyce Maienschein in 1994.

The following publications are available from Daisy's Place Executive Committee, the volunteers who manage the Girl Scout Museum, the Jerry Warwick Archival Library, and the vintage uniform and memorabilia collections. All publications are products of Girl Scout alumnae and Daisy's Place Executive Committee members.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to call the office and offer to help with exhibits and organization.


Exhibition

Japanese American Girl Scouts Brownies at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II
Through end of December 2013

This traveling exhibit is at the Girl Scout Museum at Daisy's Place, Knoxville Tennessee. There are 24 framed prints showing the American patriotism of so many Japanese Americans during World War II. They were required to live behind barbed wire in the Heart Mountain Internment Camp, Wyoming.


"And the Fence Came Down" - a 50 year history of Girl Scouting in the Secret City of Oak Ridge, TN, by Joyce Maienschein and Eileen Neiler - 514 pages, with many declassified photos. 1993
"Memories for a Lifetime - A History of Tanasi Girl Scout Council" compiled by Jerry Warwick - 325 pages. 1995
"A Little Book of Girl Scout Memories" compiled by Allison Bozeman- 14 pages with additional photos. 1997
"A Little Book of Girl Scout Definitions"
compiled by Maxine Schultz and Janet Scott - 20 pages. 1998
"A Little Book of Girl Scout Old-Tyme Games"
compiled by alumnae - 46 pages. 1999
"Curtains Up! - the Official Guide to Plays and Ceremonies Catalogued in the Council Office" -
Gold Award project of Christine Jessel;
50 pages with several complete plays from the 1930s. 1998
"A Treasure House of Memories 1923-1998 -
Celebrating 75 years of Girl Scouting in East TN"
;
Recipient of the East TN Historical Society's 1998
Outstanding Publication Award.
"Tanasi's Treasures 1923-2005 - Recipients of Awards and honors within the Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council" with biographical sketches of all Thanks Badge honorees; Recipient of the 2005 TN Association of Museums Exceptional Publication Award.

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