GIRL SCOUT TEXTILE ARTS PROGRAMS

In addition to the already existing Boy & Girl Scouts offerings at the North Andover Historical Society, we now offer a variety of  textile related scout programs for Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scout Badges taught by Kathy Hirbour. 


DAISY BADGES 

  • Easy Daisy Badge programs run between 2-2.5 hours.
  • The program cost is $60 for up to 10 Girl Scouts and troop leaders.
  • Additional Girl Scouts pay $6 each.  

ZINNI'S STORY - THE ART OF SHARING

Listen to Zinni's story on sharing and participate in a collaborative weaving project to promote the kind deed! You will receive a cardboard loom and strands of colorful yarn. You will then weave a few rows on the loom and pass it to the next scout, who will weave her yarn onto your loom. The process will continue until every scout has added a row to each other's looms. We will then cut off the woven piece which can be used as a mug rug or rug for a dollhouse!


BROWNIE BADGES

  • Each Girl Scout Brownie Badge program runs between 2-2.5 hours.
  • The program cost is $80 for up to 10 scouts and 2 troop leaders.
  • Additional Girl Scouts pay $8 each.
  • All others must pay general admittance fee upon entering the Museum.

stitch it

Come and make your own doll, learn how to thread a needle, sew on a button, and use different stitches to create your own cute munchkin!

Inventors

Scouts will explore how inventors make "stuff". They will share ways to solve the same problem, make a needs list, solve the problem, and invent something.


Junior badges

  • Each Girl Scout Junior Badge program runs between 2.5-3 hours.
  • Playing the Past runs between 3-3.5 hours.
  • The program cost is $150 for up to 10 scouts and 2 troop leaders.
  • Additional Girl Scouts pay $15/each.

playing the past

Who are you? What was it like living on a farm in an 18th century New England town? The girls will start with a paper doll as their character and they will make clothing to dress it. They will immerse themselves in activities of the period by carding and spinning wool, processing flax to make another doll,and play colonial games. All activities will be recorded in a diary so that they can share them with family and friends.

textile artist

What is textile art? We start with learning about different fibers and how they are processed into yarn, dyed and then woven into cloth. There are many different varieties of textile art from all over the world. How are they made and what embellishments do they use to make them more attractive? For your textile art project, we will make a pinwheel quilt block pillow or a "funky felted" item to give as a gift.


Helpful Links:

www.girlscoutseasternmass.org  – Newly merged Eastern MA Girl Scout Council.
www.gscsm.org – Girl Scouts of Southeastern MA (South Region)
www.girlscouts.org – Girl Scouts of the United States.