World of Girls with The McLean County Museum of History

At The McLean County Museum of History, girls will find out about girls from the past and how stories can give you ideas for helping others.

Brownies will complete some steps toward the World of Girls Journey. Girls of all ages will earn an exclusive fun patch.


The Education Department is happy to accept requests for Girl Scout programs and will accommodate these requests when possible. With advance notice, the Education Department is prepared to work with leaders on an individual basis to meet their troops’ unique educational needs.

Each program strives to feature stories of strong women in the context of McLean County’s past through the use of hands-on, object-based activities and creative prompts. Activities include: experiencing aspects of early settler life through an exploration of past and modern food ways—butter making and a food miles relay, respectively (Playing the Past, Senses); exploring the architectural history of the Museum by embarking on a sound scavenger hunt (Senses), and investigating material culture through a feel wheel (Senses), etc.

All participating troop members will earn an exclusive Museum fun patch for “Scouting Out History” after completing any Museum educator-led program.


Physical Address:

200 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL 61707

In Person or Virtual:

In Person



Contact to Schedule:

Museum’s Education Department by email at or by phone at (309) 827-0428

Award Earned:

Step 1 below of the Brownie – World of Girls journey

Journey: A World of Girls

In this Journey, you will:

  1. Find out about girls around the world and how stories can give you ideas for helping others—play a game from another culture, invite storytellers to talk about what they do, or draw a self-portrait that shows what’s unique about you.
  2. Plan a Take Action Project, such as sewing a quilt, painting a mural, writing a play, or creating your own ad.
  3. Earn 4 leadership awards: Hear a Story Award, Change a Story Award, Tell a Story Award, and Better World for Girls! Award. If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.

Learn more about how to earn your Take Action Award — and help your community — with the Girl Scout Take Action Guide.