Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Visit to The Girl Scout Archives - Rich With History!

Working on the product development of awesome doll collections at Charisma Brands does have advantages and with the recent addition of the Girl Scouts license, which includes dolls, costumes, doll crafting fun and more, I had the opportunity along with Peggy Vicioso to visit the Girl Scout headquarters in New York City.  We were in town for the 2011 Toy Fair celebrating the very successful debut of our Adora 4ever Friends Girl Scout dolls and before heading back home we made a trip over to Girl Scout Headquarters to check out their museum and sift through their archives for some future product inspiration!  All I can say is WOW!  I want be a Girl Scout again! INSPIRING 4 SURE
  Here's some behind the scenes pix of things we found very inspiring and will be using for product development on future Girl Scout dolly delights! 

A peek inside the archive room...bursting at the seams...collected over the 100 year's of Girl Scout History!

The first box used for those yummy Girl Scout Cookies! Alot different from today!

An early dolls costumed as a Brownie

An early uniform...love this jacket! Wouldn't it look cute with a belt and fun scarf...fashionable!

A ceramic Girl Scout figurine!

Swap Hats! How FUN!

A very early composition doll!

Celebration Pennants

An early handbook

Tin and Toy fun!

Museum photo as you enter



Early Brownie Beanie, patches and handbooks

Girl Scout handmade uniform

Very early handmade uniform, sash and scarf!

Girl Scouts will be celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2012 we're excited to be along for the exciting ride! Watch for more Girl Scout Doll fun Coming Soon!

If you want to find out more about Girl Scouts click HERE
The Adora 4Ever Friends Girl Scout Doll Collection will be available soon from 100's of amazing retailer's across the USA and beyond!  Visit Charisma's website HERE for the most up to date releases and where to buy!

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