Young Girls from the Middle Ages

The Kingdom of Montgomery Village

On Sunday April 11th, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital hosted a Medieval Maidens festival. Approximately 70 scouts and 20 adults attended the event. Girls used quills and ink to create monograms and illuminated letters. They then designed and made appropriate head pieces for the medieval time period. Author Lois Jarman shared her five medieval princess characters and the books about them. The girls danced and played just like real medieval princesses might have done. They then feasted on apple juice and ginger snaps.

Some interesting questions were asked about where girls slept and how they bathed. Lois shared pictures of real castles and girls enjoyed hearing about the castle moat. At the end of the day, each girl received a Medieval Maidens book of her choosing which was signed by the author. All girls who attended and completed all of the workshop activities also received the Medieval Maidens Junior badge which was created by the Central Massachusetts Girl Scout Council.

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