At The McLean County Museum of History, girls can learn what it was like to live in the past by experiencing aspects of early settler life through an exploration of past and modern food ways – butter making and food miles relay.
Juniors will earn their playing the past badge. Girls of all ages will earn an exclusive fun patch.
The McLean County Museum of History 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.
All participating troop members will earn an exclusive Museum fun patch for “Scouting Out History” after completing any Museum educator-led program.
200 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL 61707
In Person or Virtual:
Offered both in person and virtually
Contact to Schedule:
Museum’s Education Department by email at email@example.com or by phone at (309) 827-0428
Junior – Playing the Past & Exclusive Scouting Out History Fun Patch
Playing the Past Requirements
Explore what it was like to live in the past. Dream up a character and get ready to live history!
- Decide who you are
- Create a costume
- Experience daily life
- Have some old-fashioned fun
- Become your character
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how girls of the past lived, worked, and played.