Genevaâ€”This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The Geneva History Center is celebrating the occasion with a new exhibition, Scouting: A Century of Values.
Working with the Three Fires Council, local donors and volunteers, the Geneva History Center displays a collection of images and items from Geneva’s Scouting history. Due to the popularity of the exhibition, it will remain open to the public through June.
Since the opening of Scouting: A Century of Values, Geneva History Center educator Margaret Selakovich has provided more than 30 guided tours of the exhibition to local and regional Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops. The tour includes not only the history of the Boy Scouts, but also insight into the five Boy Scout core values and how these values pertain to our own lives.
Participants will view the uniforms, manuals, badges, awards, pins and artifacts that have been part of the Boy Scout movement for the past 100 years. The exhibition provides an opportunity for Scouts to participate in a History/mystery scavenger hunt, a hands-on knot tying activity and will be able to get their picture taken with Boy Scout founder Robert Baden-Powell.
Tours are available after school, evenings and weekends. Call (630) 232-4951 to schedule a tour.
The Geneva History Center is located at 113 South 3rd St., in the heart of Geneva’s historic downtown area. The exhibition can be visited from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.