Girl Scouts learn about bluegrass music

Girlscouts at IBMM in 2007On Saturday, February 16, 2008, Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a unique patch. The History of Bluegrass patch is only available by attending one of the two group tours being offered that Saturday at the International Bluegrass Music Museum.

The tours will be offered at 10 AM and 11:30 AM. The Scouts will tour the museum and learn about the first generation founders of the genre.

2008 marks the second year the IBMM has partnered with the Girl Scouts in offering this patch. In 2007, 56 girls participated in the event. Any of the returning Scouts this year, will have the opportunity to attend a Hand-on-Mandolin Experience tour at either 1 PM or 2:30 PM. The hands-on experience is basically an introduction to the mandolin, including a lesson in which the girls will learn to play the basic chords on the instrument.

The cost is $5 per Scout for the morning tours, and $8 per Scout for the afternoon experience.

Pre-registration is required for attendance, and can be arranged by calling Kristi Harrison from Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana at 1-888-771-5174 or visit