Girl Scouts to get a taste of New Orleans history on October 18
French Quarter businesses participate in Girl Scouts' Heritage Trail Day
Girl Scouts throughout southeast Louisiana are invited to discover the historic city of New Orleans by participating in Girl Scouts’ Heritage Trail Day on Sunday, October 18 in the heart of the city, the French Quarter. The walking tours include a program guide and map with detailed listings of what can be seen and completed at various stops along the way. Many of the participating museums and businesses will have special projects or presentations specifically designed for Girl Scouts.
“This special day was created as part of the New Orleans Heritage Trail Patch Program in which Girl Scout Brownies to Ambassadors can learn the history of this great city through fun and interactive tours,” said Yvette Hairston, Vice President of Program at Girl Scouts Louisiana East. “Each tour is the foundation for the next one, allowing Girl Scouts to participate according to their age level, interests and available time.”
Just a few of the 23 stops along the trail are the Hermann-Grima House with its working 19th centuryopen hearth kitchen; a scavenger hunt at the Cabildo, Presbytere and Madame John’s Legacy; the 1850 House Museum Store; and the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park opened only for Girl Scouts to tour the exhibits with ranger Reginald Galley. Girl Scouts are encouraged to complete their tour of New Orleans with a ride aboard the Steamboat Natchez and a chance to hear the music of a steam calliope. A Heritage Trail commemorative patch is included as part of the $3 registration fee.
Click here for the Discover New Orleans Heritage Trail Patch Program booklet.
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