The Frontier Culture Museum offers programs designed to support badge requirements for both the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts. These programs include hands-on activities such as woodworking, cooking, textiles, and many more. Should you not see a program listed below that meets your scout’s needs, please contact the Museum and our staff will work with you to develop one that does. Please allow at least two (2) weeks for the preparation of custom programs. Hands-on activities vary with the seasons, and weather conditions can impact the availability of some programs. Please allow a minimum of two hours of program time for your visit. Our programs can be self-guided, led by your scout leaders around the Museum, or you can choose a specific program, guided and conducted by Museum staff. A minimum of 15 is needed to qualify for a guided program and group rates.
Boy Scouts Programs
A visit to the Museum will support your boy scout’s mission to achieve his “American Culture,” “American Heritage,” and “Indian Lore,” and other badges. Choose to visit either the Old World or American exhibits or a combination from both.
Migration to the American Colonies (“American Cultures badge”)
Scouts will be able to compare and contrast the daily lives of the four Old World Cultures represented at the Museum. They will also discover their reasons for immigration to the American colonies during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Early American Experience (“American Heritage Badge” & “Indian Lore Badges”)
Scouts will discover through hands-on activities the daily lives of Eastern Woodlands Indians and early American settlers. Scouts will also learn of the ethnic and cultural diversity found in the Virginia Backcountry.
Girl Scouts Programs
A visit to the Museum will help your girl scout attain her “Playing in the Past, ”Cooking,” “Woodworking,” “Make Your Own” badges, and many more. Choose to visit either the Old World or American exhibits or a combination from both.
Life in the Old World
Your girl scouts will tour all four of our Old World Exhibits and learn about daily life in the past with the opportunity to try many historic chores, games, and other hands-on activities.
Early American Experience
Scouts will learn about daily life on our Ganatastwi (American Indian Hamlet) and American farms. They will discover what life was like on the colonial frontier and into the Early American Period.
The Frontier Culture Museum will work with your scouts to complete their service project requirements. From trail maintenance and planting trees, to assisting with events, the Museum invites your scouts to help. Please contact the Museum’s Education Director if interested.
Scout Camping or Overnighting
The Museum permits scout groups to camp or stay overnight on Museum grounds/exhibits for an additional charge. This includes one 2 hour program during Museum operating hours. Availability is determined on a case by case basis at the Museum’s discretion and special rules and restrictions apply. Please contact the Museum’s Education Director for more details.