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! Each program is designed to help packs fulfill requirements towards Cub Scout Adventure requirements and earn a New-York Historical Society Patch.

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. 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.
  • 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.
 

2019-2020 Scout Education Programs

Tiger Scouts

Tiger Elective Adventures: Tiger Tales

Tiger Elective Adventures: Tiger Tales


A Day at the Museum (Recommended for Requirement 7)
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 500 years of history, learning and implementing the skills of observation, identification, and drawing conclusions about artifacts and works of art.

 

 

Elective Adventure: Stories in Shapes


Learning History with Paintings (Recommended for Requirements 1, 2)
Learn to “read” a painting for clues about the past, analyzing and interpreting symbols and themes in different works of art from our world-renowned collection. Scouts learn how paintings are made, why they were so important to people in the past, and why they are useful to us in studying history. Scouts learn vocabulary for works from the colonial era through modern art, plus they will work independently and in groups to study elegant portraits, busy cityscapes, and the largest Picasso in the United States!

 

Wolf Scouts

Elective Adventure: Collections and Hobbies

Wolf Elective Adventure: Collections and Hobbies


Holiday Express: Playing in the Past (Recommended for Requirement 3a)
Learn about the lives of children long ago through a hands-on exploration our enchanting installation of holiday toys and trains. All aboard!

 

 

Bear Scouts

Required Adventure: Paws for Action (Duty to Country)

Bear Adventure: Paws for Action (requirement)

The American Revolution in New York (Recommended for Requirements 2a, 2b)
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.

 

Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts

Elective Adventure: Art Explosion

Webelos/Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Art Explosion

Learning History with Paintings (Recommended for Requirement 1)
Learn to “read” a painting for clues about the past, analyzing and interpreting symbols and themes in different works of art from our world-renowned collection. Scouts learn how paintings are made, the meanings they held for people in the past, and why they are useful to us in studying history. Scouts practice critical thinking and use new vocabulary in interpreting portraiture, Hudson River School landscapes, and scenes of everyday city life.

 

Elective Adventure: Build My Own Hero

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

The American Revolution in New York (Recommended for Requirement 2, 4)
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, slaves, free blacks, 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.

Slavery in New York (Recommended for Requirement 2)
Uncover the central role enslaved people played in the history of New York City. Why were slaves’ stories hidden, and how have today’s historians sought to reconstruct them? Through written accounts, artifacts, and interactive displays, scouts learn about the lives of slaves and the harsh laws they lived under from the 17th through 19th centuries. Scouts also encounter influential New York activists like Peter Williams and Harriet Tubman, who led their communities in the fight for their rights.

Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere (Recommended for Requirement 2)
Special Exhibition program available now through January 12, 2020

Re-examine Paul Revere’s life and legacy during this in-depth exploration of his accomplishments as a silversmith, revolutionary printmaker, and pioneering copper manufacturer.


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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