Scout Programs

Attention, Scout Leaders!

  The Elmhurst History Museum is proud to present new Girl and Cub Scout programming for the 2016/2017 scouting year!  While many of the programs meet badge requirements, the museum does not supply badges.  Badge programs are 90 minutes in length and $5/Scout(no charge for participating adults unless otherwise noted).  Please contact the museum educator at EHMeducator@elmhurst.org or via phone at 630-833-7090 for a reservation.

Take a look at the listings below, and make your reservations soon! Download a flyer with information on our 2016-2017 Scout Programs.

GIRL SCOUTS


DAISY SCOUTS: School Rules With The Daisies –

This program takes place in our historic Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse and meets requirements of the Gloria and Gerri petal. Scouts will learn about respect and authority by taking part in a 1910 school day, led by an authentic schoolmarm. They will also complete a craft designed to build their self-confidence, which they can take home to share with friends and family.

BROWNIE SCOUTS:

Brownie Bonds: Celebrating Community –

Scouts can earn their Celebrating Community badge by getting a guided tour of the Elmhurst History Museum, learning state and town symbols, songs important to our nation and its history, marching in preparation for the next parade, and practicing a flag ceremony.

JUNIOR SCOUTS:

Blossoming With The Juniors –

Junior Scouts can work towards their Flower badge by becoming junior botanists for the day.  Participants will discover the science behind flowers, work on flower identification, make several take-home crafts, and hunt for flowers in a local park. 

Special Event! WORLD THINKING DAY: Saturday, February 25, 2017


Time:
1:00-3:00 p.m. Cost: $8/child
Girl Scout troops and their leaders are invited to join us at the Museum for a celebration of an international Girl Scout event, World Thinking Day 2017! Activities will include crafts, music, and activities related to this year's theme, "Grow." Girl Scouts may bring a non-scouting friend to share the day. Badge requirements can be met through this activity. Contact our Museum Educator at
EHMeducator@elmhurst.org or via phone at 630-833-7090 to book or for more information.

ALL LEVELS:


Miss Manners Tea Party –

Participants will learn about old-fashioned table manners and polite conversation, then practice these new skills while enjoying tasty treats and a cup of tea.  Come dressed to impress in your fanciest garb and hats! COST: $10/Scout


CUB SCOUTS

TIGER SCOUTS:

Telling Tales with the Tigers

Scouts will have the opportunity to work towards their Tiger Tales badge by visiting our historic Glos Mansion, learning American folk stories and songs, and playing games from the past.

WOLF SCOUTS: Where Are the Wolves?

Meets requirements of the Finding Your Way badge by teaching Scouts all about maps, how to read them and how to utilize them. Scouts will also make their own compass and use it to complete a scavenger hunt on the museum grounds.

BEAR SCOUTS: Back In Time With the Bears

Meets requirements of the Paws for Action badge by heading to our circa 1846 Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse, a National Register of Historic Places site. Scouts will participate in lessons just like those taught by the schoolmarm in the early 1900s, learn about famous Americans, and participate in a flag ceremony.

GENERAL SCOUT PROGRAMS


Scout groups interested in coming to the museum for a guided tour including our I-Spy activity can do so for the nominal fee of $3/Scout during the museum’s open hours. Please contact the museum educator at EHMeducator@elmhurst.org or via phone at 630-833-7090 for a reservation. 

THE FINE PRINT

  • Programs are offered by reservation only and require a 50% deposit upon booking.  
  • Programs are available weekdays after school or occasionally on weekends depending on availability.
  • Programs cancelled less than two business days in advance will not be eligible for a refund.