Girl Scouts: A 100th Anniversary Display

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts with a visit to the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Avenue, Chesterton, from September 5-16 (with a possible extension through the end of the month), to view the temporary exhibit honoring the Girl Scouts of Westchester Township.

The display at the museum will include an old Brownie uniform, books, photographs, and other artifacts.  Visitors are invited to test their knowledge of famous Girl Scouts with the museum’s identification activity.

Any Westchester Township Girl Scouts are invited to share photographs and memories with the museum for the local history collection.  Many of the pictures on display are unidentified.  Visitors are invited to peruse the photographs and identify the scouts and/or the event.

Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts 100 years ago, imagining that the Scouts would connect girls everywhere.  Since that time, over 50 million women in 145 countries were Girl Scouts as children.  Low’s purpose in founding the Girl Scouts was “to train girls to take their rightful places in life, first as good women, then as good citizens, wives, and mothers.”  There are currently more than 3 million active Girl Scouts throughout the world.

The Westchester Township History Museum is a cultural and educational service of Westchester Public Library and is open to the public free of charge, Wednesday – Sunday from 1-5 p.m. or by appointment.  For more information call the museum at 983-9715.

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