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NC Museum of History opens Girl Scout exhibit

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History commemorates the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA -- complete with an older recipe for its famous cookies.

The small exhibit titled "At the Speed of a Girl -- Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting" opens Friday. It was developed by Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines.

North Carolina's first troop met in Eden in 1914, two years after Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Ga. Today, nearly 70,000 North Carolina girls participate in Girl Scouts.

Of special note in the exhibit is a 1942 thank-you letter from first lady Eleanor Roosevelt to Girl Scouts she met while visiting Raleigh. Also included is an early cookie recipe.

The exhibit continues through July 29, 2012.

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