Photocopies of archival materials are allowed, but the actual materials do not circulate.SWAPS Choose one of the SWAPS (Small Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere) from the museum basket, and bring your own to add!This is partly due to the uniforms being made in the very same factory as were the Army uniforms.
Wheelies These portable project kits are available for volunteer checkout for a fee per Wheelie. Some research will need to be done at the Knoxville Service Center.Check the Wheelie Topics and Descriptions form below for all the available topics! Volunteers operate our museum, and we encourage you to consider being part of the team. Those who are interested in fashion might like to help develop 'history' cards for the uniform collection, to tell the girls more about what was special about each one. Social Media Coordinator Create and share content, and spread news about the museum via Facebook!The doll’s unique story is documented in the book, The Girl Scout Triumph, also on display. Pain gave the doll to her friend Elsie Jachowski who was living in Washington, D.C., and was the mother of Frances Van Winkle of Knoxville. Van Winkle for being a supporter of the museum from the beginning and for sharing this very special doll.We’re proud to offer guided tours, casual browsing, hands-on exhibits, memorabilia, and a collection of vintage Girl Scout uniforms, and more.
We’re located inside the Knoxville Service Center, and are open for browsing during regular service center business hours. Guided tours can be arranged by submitting a tour request form two weeks in advance.Visitors may purchase museum patches commemorating their museum tour at the Girl Scout Shop.Be sure to sign the guest book on your way out and leave a comment. Vintage Uniforms Our collection dates back to 1920, and includes more than 500 uniforms!In the early 1920s, the coat was dropped in favor of a shirt, and the neckerchief became a standard part of the uniform.The knee breeches remained, but the leggings were replaced by socks.Boy Scouts of America has endorsed a uniform from its inception in 1910.