A Century of Girls Leading the Way: Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting (1912-2012)

  1. From: 3/20/2012
  2. To: 3/3/2013
  3. Where: Pleasant Home, 217 Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
A Century of Girls Leading the Way: Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting (1912-2012)

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia.

To celebrate this milestone, the Historical Society invites you to enjoy a special exhibit on the history of Girl Scouting, with special focus on Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park.

From the establishment of the first area troop in the fall of 1920 at First Baptist Church, until today--with 1,500 girls in 100 troops--Girl Scouting has had an important impact on thousands of girls in our 3 communities.

Peggy Tuck Sinko, Vice President of the Historical Society and a Life Member Girl Scout is the official curator for the exhibit. 

 

To schedule group visits (we welcome all Girl Scout Troops) or get more information, please contact the Historical Society at 708/848-6755 or at oprfhistorymatters@sbcglobal.net.