Girl Scout Exhibit
Year of the Girl: Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting in McHenry County
For 100 years the motto, "Be Prepared" has characterized the guiding principal of the Girl Scout Movement. In recognition of a century's worth of preparing girls for roles in society that require self assurance, leadership, and service the Historical Society is honoring the Girl Scout organization with a new exhibit.
This display focused on the history of Girl Scouting in McHenry County and featured a vast collection of scout materials such as uniforms, badges, handbooks, camping gear, and novelty items.A chronological approach, which includes a time line, allowed visitors to see decade by decade the activities, changing uniforms, and public roles of local scouts.
Many of the pieces on display were loaned from personal collections as well as Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. This exhibit was researched and fabricated by Ambassador Girl Scout Sarah French of Huntley in conjunction with her Gold Award Project.
Free Admission was enjoyed by Girl Scouts and Girl Scout alumae
The exhibit ran through October, 2012.