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updated: 3/13/2012 6:00 PM

Elk Grove Historical Museum opens Girl Scout exhibit

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  • In 1972, Girl Scouts from Troop 448 walk in the Peony Parade.

      In 1972, Girl Scouts from Troop 448 walk in the Peony Parade.
    Courtesy Elk Grove Park District

  • In 1972, Elk Grove Girl Scouts participate in Arbor Day festivities.

      In 1972, Elk Grove Girl Scouts participate in Arbor Day festivities.
    Courtesy Elk Grove Park District

 
Elk Grove Park District

Celebrate the last 100 years of Girl Scouts of the USA with the Elk Grove Historical Museum's newest exhibit, "Scouting About."

The exhibit, which opened on Friday, March 9, features historic uniforms, photographs and badges. Information and memorabilia from local troops will also be on display. This exhibit features interactive components such as video, audio, opportunities to try on vintage uniforms, and a cellphone tour!

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The "Scouting About" exhibit will be on display through August. Drop-in hours during the months of March through May are: 2:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; or by appointment. During the months of June through August, hours are: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; or by appointment. Admission to the exhibit is free.

The Elk Grove Historical Museum is located at 399 Biesterfield Road in Elk Grove Village. Call (847) 439-3994 or visit www.elkgroveparks.org/museumcampus.asp for information on cookie classes and scout workshops.

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