Did you know that First Lady Mamie Eisenhower served as the Honorary President of the Girls Scouts of America? It is a tradition that dates back to 1917, when First Lady Edith B. Wilson became the first Honorary National President of the Girl Scout Movement, and has continued ever since.
We hope your group will consider participating in our programs exclusively designed for Girl Scouts:
is for Brownie Scouts. In it, you can earn the “Celebrating Community” badge as you explore history and display your Kansas Pride! Scouts discover Eisenhower’s patriotism and honor First Lady Mamie Eisenhower’s dedication to good citizenship. Reserve through the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland.
is for Junior Scouts. This program provides scouts the opportunity to visit the Eisenhower Presidential Center and learn about President Eisenhower’s leadership in civic knowledge and engagement. Girls will learn what it means to be an active citizen and earn the Inside Government Badge.
For more information or to schedule your visit, contact us.
Troop 288 members Mamie and Ellen Moore present Girl Scout cookies to their aunt, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, at the White House in 1953. They're joined by other scouts from the Washington, D.C. area. (Photo credit: Girl Scouts of USA)