Scout Day: January 21, 2023
Scout Programs & Tours
These ongoing experiences are included in museum admission and are self-guided unless otherwise specified.
BSA: Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge
Discover the past life of this National Register of Historic Places building by exploring our new Castle Curious pop-up exhibit. Scouts will learn about the museum's prior life as a Masonic Temple, look for hidden symbols, and explore the building's unique architecture. A guided tour is available upon request for an additional $1/scout.
Cub Scouts - Tigers: Collections and Hobbies Badge
Tiger Scouts can complete requirement 3a for the Collections and Hobbies badge by visiting the museum and exploring our exhibits. A guided tour of exhibits or our collections facility (Behind the Scenes Tour) is available upon request for an additional $1/scout.
Please note the museum does not provide badges.
All kinds of Scouts can benefit from Scout Day at the History Museum!
Schedule of Events:
10:00 AM: Museum opens
10:30 - 11:30 AM: Magical Mystery Program
1:00 - 2:30 PM: Marble Madness
4:00 PM: Museum closes
1 Scout admission to 1 program (Magical Mystery OR Marble Madness): $9.50
Adult admission: $9.00
Pre-registration is required so we can ensure there are enough supplies for every participant.
Scouts will make a magic show invitation, learn American Sign Language and Braille, crack a secret code and then create one of their own, and participate in some science experiments to learn how magic tricks work. Tiger Scouts will complete requirements 1-4 for their Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries badge during this program.
Scouts will learn about the history of marbles and some marble vocabulary, play a few marble games, make a marble maze and race track, and make a bag to hold marbles. Brownie Girl Scouts can complete steps 3 and 4 for the Making Games badge during this program. Bear Scouts can complete requirements 1-5 for their Marble Madness badge during this program.
Throughout the day, an Activity Sheet will be available to all registered Scouts. Brownies can complete steps 1 and 2 for the Making Games badge using this worksheet.
Children must be accompanied by an adult for Scout Day. If you will not be attending with your child, please arrange for your child to attend with your group's leader.