We’re proud to offer exclusive programs for Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. These programs are designed to help Troops fulfill requirements towards badges!

Scout Group Visit Policies and Procedures:

Private Scout Programs allow you to pick the day and program for your troop. All New-York Historical Society Museum-based Girl Scout Troop Programs satisfy requirements towards select badge fulfillment. Advance registration is required.

  • All programs are led by highly qualified New-York Historical Society Museum Educators and Teaching Artists and make use of the Museum’s objects, artwork, images, maps, and documents.
  • Girl Scout Programs are 90 minutes long and may be reserved during Museum hours. Programs cannot be extended past 90 minutes. If a group arrives later than the appointed time, the program will be shortened to end at its original time.
  • Field Trips cost a flat rate of $150.00. Payment must be received to make a reservation. We accept credit cards and checks.
  • Programs can have up to 30 scouts and must have one adult chaperone per every 10 participants.
  • Lunch facilities are not available in the Museum. Groups are encouraged to picnic in Central Park.
  • Field trips can include New York Story, a dynamic 20-minute film covering 400 years of history. The film is recommended for second graders and above.
  • The completion of each program will entitle scouts to a New-York Historical Patch! Patches are available for purchase at the Museum Store. The cost per patch is $4.00.
  • Space is limited, so book today!

To book a program, please email us at group.tours@nyhistory.org or call (212) 873-3400 ext. 352
On Scout Days children will be able to participate in fun and informative activities led by museum educators. Advance registration for Scout Day is recommended.

Troop Girl Scout Programs | Girl Scout Independent Studies

2019-2020 Scout Education Programs

Brownie (Grades 2-3)

My Family Story

Storytelling | My family story

Homes and Families Then and Now
Find out how New Yorkers lived in the past, and how similar and different it was from today! Examine objects and images from our permanent collections to discover how life over the past 400 years compares with our 21st Century expectations and technologies.

 

 

Celebrating Community

Citizen | Celebrating Community

New York Then and Now
What did New York City look, sound, and smell like 100, 200, 300, or even 400 years ago? Compare artifacts from the past with their modern counterparts to learn what was different – or not so different – about life in the Big Apple of long ago. Examine objects and images from our permanent collections to discover how daily life and technology has changed over the centuries.

A Day at the Museum (recommended for Brownies in Grade 2)
Did you know the New-York Historical Society is New York’s oldest museum? It was founded in 1804 to collect the stories of the people who lived through the American Revolution – making it the perfect place to learn about America’s historical traditions! Take a highlights tour around the museum to learn what a museum is, why museums exist, and how the people who work in them keep them running. Explore 400 years of history, learning and implementing the skills of observation, identification, and drawing conclusions about artifacts and art.

Junior (Grades 4-5)

Playing the Past

Creative Play | Playing the Past

Women and the American Story
Explore the struggles and victories of New York women. Through touch objects (replicas of Museum objects you can hold in your hands), rare documents from our Library, and digital interactives, you’ll be inspired by the stories of remarkable girls and women who made a mark on the city, from factory workers to graffiti artists! What will your impact be?

Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
Special Exhibition program available March 3-August 30, 2020
Explore our Center for Women’s History to learn how women won the right to vote, how that right was contested for women of marginalized groups, and the many other ways women have exercised and expressed their political identities.

Inside Government

Citizen | Inside Government

New York, New Nation
Consider the challenges that faced the Early Republic, and the central role New York played in defining the new nation, from the outbreak of the Revolution through the ratification of the Constitution.

The Presidency Project
Program available beginning February 2020
Study how the office of the presidency has evolved, and how presidents have wielded their constitutional powers to change the course of history.

 

Cadette (Grades 6-8)

Finding Common Ground

Citizen | Finding Common Ground

The American Revolution in New York
Experience New York’s role in the war for our nation’s independence from the perspectives of the people who lived through it: loyalists, patriots, enslaved people, free black residents, and soldiers. Before and during the Revolution, New Yorkers were contentiously divided between supporters of the crown and those with burgeoning revolutionary ideals. These tensions exploded during the Revolution —when New York was the setting for multiple battles and a center of fierce intellectual debate—and continued to simmer for years afterward.

New York and the Civil War
Learn how national and local political leaders and activists responded to the Civil War, and hear the stories of New Yorkers who fought for the Union cause. While New York was a Union state, intense debate raged within it over slavery, the rights of citizens, and economic resources, culminating in the Draft Riots of 1863. Scouts will also learn about the abolitionist movement and the diversity of views and tactics within it.

Senior (Grades 9-10)

Truth Seeker

Being a Historian
Learn to think and work like historians in order to draw conclusions about the past. Themes explored in this program include how we learn about history and how the people who write about history get their information. Scouts will investigate the three major sources for historical information on view in our permanent collection: documents, oral history, and artifacts. Discover all the skills that historians use to learn the truth about the past!

 

 

Behind the Ballot

Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
Special Exhibition program available March 3-August 30, 2020

Explore our Center for Women’s History to learn how women won the right to vote, how that right was contested for women of marginalized groups, and the many other ways women have exercised and expressed their political identities.

 

Ambassador (Grades 11-12)

Public Policy

Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
Special Exhibition program available March 3-August 30, 2020

Explore our Center for Women’s History to learn how women won the right to vote, how that right was contested for women of marginalized groups, and the many other ways women have exercised and expressed their political identities.


Have Questions?

To learn more about Educator-led Scout Education Programs, Girl Scout Independent Studies, and Scout Days, please contact Kristi Tremblay and Nora Gorman in the Group Sales Department. Call (212) 873-3400 ext. 352 or email group.tours@nyhistory.org for more information.

Creative: Tronvig Group