Earn your next badge with some help from the New-York Historical Society!

We’re proud to offer exclusive programs for Tiger Scouts, Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs, and Webelos.
These programs are designed to help packs fulfill requirements towards Cub Scout Adventure requirements!

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 Cub 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
  • Cub 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.

 

 

Tiger Scouts

 

Tiger Elective Adventures: Tiger Tales

Tiger Elective Adventures: Tiger Tales



7. Visit a historical museum or landmark with your adult partner.


 

A Day at the Museum: An Introduction to the New-York Historical Society
Welcome to the New-York Historical Society! Explore the galleries to learn the fundamentals of a museum visit and the different jobs people have in the museum community. Cub Scouts study paintings and objects from long ago and begin to understand the meaning of history and the purpose of a museum.

Learning History with Paintings
Learn how to analyze and interpret the stories revealed in portraits, landscapes, and cityscapes.

Art and Nature - April 1, 2017–June 4, 2017
The New-York Historical Society is home to one of the most famous collections of 19th century art: the bucolic landscapes of the Hudson River School artists. In this program Cub Scouts explore these beautiful works of art, learning why and how they came to be.

 

 

Wolf Scouts

 

Wolf Elective Adventure: Collections and Hobbies

Wolf Elective Adventure: Collections and Hobbies



3. Visit a show or museum that displays different collections or models.


 

A Day at the Museum: An Introduction to the New-York Historical Society
Welcome to the New-York Historical Society! Explore the galleries to learn the fundamentals of a museum visit and the different jobs people have in the museum community. Cub Scouts study paintings and objects from long ago and begin to understand the meaning of history and the purpose of a museum.

Learning History with Paintings
Learn how to analyze and interpret the stories revealed in portraits, landscapes, and cityscapes.

Art and Nature - April 1, 2017–June 4, 2017
The New-York Historical Society is home to one of the most famous collections of 19th century art: the bucolic landscapes of the Hudson River School artists. In this program Cub Scouts explore these beautiful works of art, learning why and how they came to be.

New York: Then and Now
Find clues about how life was different in the past through close observation of paintings and objects. Compare then and now to trace how New York became the city we know today.

History Detectives
Cub Scouts build content knowledge and vocabulary as they work like historians, examining artifacts and exploring the children’s museum to place them in their proper historical context.

 

 

Bear Scouts

 

Bear Adventure: Paws for Action (requirement)

Bear Adventure: Paws for Action (requirement)

1a. Find out about two famous Americans. Share what you learned.
1b. Find out where places of historical interest are located in or near your community, town, or city. Go and visit one of them with your family or den.


 

New York and the Civil War
Cub Scouts learn about the experiences of soldiers and analyze the debates that raged in New York over slavery and the rights of citizens.

The American Revolution in New York
Consider the causes, effects, and significance of the American Revolution in New York

Slavery in New York
Uncover the central roles enslaved African people played in Dutch, British, and American New York.

Hamilton’s World: Colonial and Early Republic New York
Examine paintings and artifacts from the Colonial and Early Republic eras to learn about Alexander Hamilton’s New York.

The Battle of Brooklyn - September 23, 2016–January 8, 2017
Take your Cub Scouts on an interactive journey through the lead up, action, and aftermath of the greatest battle of the American Revolution, which happened in our own backyard!

Founding Mothers - March 3–July 30, 2017
Visit Saving Washington, the inaugural exhibition of the new Center for Women’s History. In this interactive tour Cub Scouts will learn about the central role women played in the formation of our nation and the culture of the United States.

Being a Historian: An Introduction to the New-York Historical Society
Learn to think and work like historians in order to draw conclusions about the past.

Life in New Amsterdam
Learn about the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, from the reasons of its founding to the realities of daily life in the 17th century.

 

 

Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts

 

Webelos/Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Art Explosion

Webelos/Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Art Explosion



1. Visit an art museum, gallery, or exhibit. Discuss with an adult the art you saw. What did you like?

 

Learning History with Paintings
Learn how to analyze and interpret the stories revealed in portraits, landscapes, and cityscapes.

Art and Nature - April 1, 2017–June 4, 2017
The New-York Historical Society is home to one of the most famous collections of 19th century art: the bucolic landscapes of the Hudson River School artists. In this program Cub Scouts explore these beautiful works of art, learning why and how they came to be.

 

Webelos/Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Build My Own Hero

Webelos/Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Build My Own Hero



2. Identify how citizens can be heroes in their communities.



 

New York and the Civil War
Cub Scouts learn about the experiences of soldiers and analyze the debates that raged in New York over slavery and the rights of citizens.

The American Revolution in New York
Consider the causes, effects, and significance of the American Revolution in New York

Slavery in New York
Uncover the central roles enslaved African people played in Dutch, British, and American New York.

Hamilton’s World: Colonial and Early Republic New York
Examine paintings and artifacts from the Colonial and Early Republic eras to learn about Alexander Hamilton’s New York.

The Battle of Brooklyn - September 23, 2016–January 8, 2017
Take your Cub Scouts on an interactive journey through the lead up, action, and aftermath of the greatest battle of the American Revolution, which happened in our own backyard!

Founding Mothers - March 3–July 30, 2017
Visit Saving Washington, the inaugural exhibition of the new Center for Women’s History. In this interactive tour Cub Scouts will learn about the central role women played in the formation of our nation and the culture of the United States.

 

Webelos/ Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Webelos/ Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Looking Back, Looking Forward


2. With the help of your den leader, parent, or guardian and with your choice of media, go on a virtual journey to the past and create a timeline.


 

Learning History with Paintings
Learn how to analyze and interpret the stories revealed in portraits, landscapes, and cityscapes.

History Detectives
Cub Scouts build content knowledge and vocabulary as they work like historians, examining artifacts and exploring the children’s museum to place them in their proper historical context.

Industrialization
Investigate how life in New York City was transformed by the innovations of the Industrial Age.

Being a Historian: An Introduction to the New-York Historical Society
Learn to think and work like historians in order to draw conclusions about the past.

Objects Tell Stories
Analyze historical artifacts to discover what they tell us about life long ago.

Life in New Amsterdam
Learn about the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, from the reasons of its founding to the realities of daily life in the 17th century.

 

Have Questions?

To learn more about Educator-led Scout Education Programs, Cub 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.

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