Bolduc Curtains Project

Local Girl Scout Katie Ahne adjusted the curtains on a bed at the Louis Bolduc House. She and her family researched and hand-sewed a canopy and set of curtains to restore an early 19th century bed. (Photo, information from French Colonial America)

A local Girl Scout, Katie Ahne, with the help of her family — Frank, Roseanne and Joe Ahne — took on a project this summer to help French Colonial America continue its ongoing series of improvements at the historic Louis Bolduc House.

Katie Ahne and her family researched  and hand-sewed a canopy and set of curtains to restore an early 19th century bed that currently occupies a prominent space in the south room of the Bolduc House.

In doing this project, Katie Ahne earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. The suggested minimum time required to be put into the project is 50 hours. The family recorded 410 hours of sewing. Katie Ahne had several things required by Girl Scouts that she had to accomplish before she could even start the project, including having the project approved by the troop leader.

This is what the website says about the award: “The silver award gives you the chance to show that you are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community. Earning the award puts you among an exceptional group of girls who have used their knowledge and leadership skills to make a difference in the world.”

Katie Ahne is a member of Girl Scout Troop 2624 at Ste. Genevieve High School.

(Information from French Colonial America, which operates the Bolduc House and the Centre for French Colonial Life.)