Girl Scouts: At the Speed of a Girl
Raleigh, North Carolina
The exhibit was designed, built and installed by Design Dimension, Inc. The exhibit pieces have since been uninstalled and relocated to the Girl Scout offices in Raleigh.
100 Years of Girl Scouts
“At the Speed of A Girl” celebrates the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting and tells the story of Girl Scouts and the contributions they continue to make in North Carolina. The exhibit installation is filled with a rich mixture of vibrant images, compelling artifacts, and personal stories told by prominent former Girl Scouts.
Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout meeting on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga. Two years later, North Carolina’s first troop met in Eden. By the 1920s, troops were springing up across the Tar Heel State. Today, nearly 70,000 North Carolina girls participate in Girl Scouts, the premier leadership organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide.
Pushing the Brand
The design of the exhibit features rough-hewn wood posts juxtaposed against bold colors and vibrant images. A series of simple display cases are positioned around the gallery, with a large teepee shaped case in the center. Wallpaper mural and smaller image reproductions breath life into the great selection of historic photos.
PHASE 2: Mobile Program Vehicle, Cargo Van Upfit
The Design Dimension, Inc, team transformed a cargo van into the Mobile Program Vehicle for the Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines. The interior of the space is designed for up to 10 Girl Scouts to conduct experiments, participate in a lesson, watch video presentations, or do other program activities. In it's first year, the van served around 4,000 girls!
Educating Girl Scouts Everywhere
A quote from this article explains its purpose:
“This state of the art vehicle allows us to bring the Girl Scout experience directly to girls and provide innovative programming in STEM, leadership, outdoor and environmental education, and financial literacy, to name a few, to other areas central to the Girl Scouts’ core values.”
– Lisa Jones, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines.
Along with a custom vehicle wrap, the Design Dimension, Inc, team also designed, built, and installed components in the interior. The birch wood countertops, walls and lockable overhead cabinets are custom built with white boards, LED lights, and electrical outlets.