Museum Experience

Museum Experience

Honoring the history of Girl Scouting in our local communities is a wonderful way to explore the evolution of one of the country’s oldest organizations dedicated to girls and women. Currently, our council historians and others are developing a plan to bring our history to life in a variety of ways that best serve the needs and interests of our girl and adult members.

GCNWI Historians Mission Statement

To acquire, organize, and preserve artifacts related to the Girl Scout Movement, to make the collection available to our membership, researchers, and the general public, and to programs and resources that promote an enduring understanding of the rich history of Girl Scouts.

     ~ Developed and envisioned by the GCNWI Council Historians - 2016

These materials are currently stored in Vernon Hills. Arrangements can be made to deliver them to your local Gathering Place.

We will loan archive materials to adults who are interested in doing a local display or program. This is a wonderful opportunity to involve the girls in your troop in a project and share Girl Scout history with your community.

We are in the process of setting up a display and program area in the Atrium at Vernon Hills. This area will be open for visitors, scheduled tours and programs.

Once a month, one of our team members writes a history related story for the Council’s Blog. We’ve covered troop trips, cookie and fall product programs, some history of WAGGGS, to name a few posts.

Short-term or long-term volunteers are always welcome. We would love to introduce older girls to our work, and our collection.