Badge Days

Explore the History Center’s world class exhibitions and archival resources to earn Girl and Boy Scout badges and complete Cub Scout Adventures!

All of the Badge Days at the History Center events are self-guided experiences. We will provide an overview of the History Center and be available to answer questions throughout the day.

All activities are based on the prescribed requirements set by the Boy Scouts of America and the Girls Scouts of the United States of America. The History Center will have merit badge counselors on hand to check Boy Scout badge work and sign blue cards.

Not all requirements for all badges are able to be completed on site. See the badge descriptions, which are listed below, for more details. The History Center recommends that leaders and parents for Daisies, Brownies, and Cub Scouts help facilitate badge work. A non-refundable payment is required with reservations.

PROGRAM AND PRICING INFORMATION

  • Badge Days are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on select Saturdays throughout the year
  • $10 per Scout; Scouts may only complete one badge or adventure per Badge Day
  • $10 per person for parents and chaperones
  • $6 per person for non-Scout children aged 6-17
  • Children 5 and under are free
  • Coupons and other discounts do not apply to Scout activities.
  • Adult History Center members are free, but must pay for any Scouts working on badges.

Boy Scout Badge Days

Boy Scouts can earn merit badges and Tiger Scouts and Wolf Scouts can complete Cub Scout Adventures at the History Center. Badge Day fees are non-refundable, but with two weeks notice, they may be transferred to a future Badge Day. Register all who will be attending the Badge Day, including adult chaperones and siblings of scouts.

  • Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 – SOLD OUT
  • Additional Badge Days will be offered in the spring of 2017.

Please note: The History Center reserves the right to cancel any badge days with less than 15 Scout reservations.

The History Center’s Boy Scout Badge Day programs are self-guided experiences. Each Boy Scout and adult will receive a badge booklet. Follow the directions in the booklet, complete the activities, and visit many of the History Center’s exhibitions. Scouts will learn skills such as how to care for collections and research, and — of course — learn fun local history. When the Scouts finish the booklets, they will have met the requirements for the merit badge or Cub Scout Adventure. Once merit badge work is completed, make sure that the blue card is signed by a History Center Merit Badge counselor. Cub Scouts do not need to have a merit badge counselor review their work. You can purchase badges through your local council.

  • Badges take approximately 3-4 hours to complete
  • Scouts can only complete ONE Merit Badge or Cub Scout Adventure during each visit
  • Please remember your blue card for Merit Badge counselor signatures

Boy Scout Offerings:

  • Cub Scout Adventures: Tiger Scout Family Stories (NEW), Wolf Scout Collection and Hobbies (NEW)
  • Boy Scout Badges: American Cultures, American Heritage, American Labor, Collections, Genealogy

Not all requirements for all Merit Badges and Cub Scout Adventures are able to be completed on site. See badge descriptions (PDF) for more details.

Girl Scout Badge Days

Girl Scouts of all ages can earn their badges at the History Center. Badge Day fees are non-refundable, but with two weeks notice, they may be transferred to a future Badge Day. Register all who will be attending the Badge Day, including adult chaperones and siblings of scouts.

  • Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 – SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 – Register
  • Additional Badge Days will be offered in the spring of 2017.

Please note: The History Center reserves the right to cancel any badge days with less than 15 Scout reservations.

The History Center’s Girl Scout programs are self-guided experiences. Each Girl Scout and adult will receive a badge booklet. Follow the directions in the booklet, complete the activities, and visit many of the History Center’s exhibitions. Scouts will learn skills such as how to care for collections and research, and — of course — learn remarkably fun local history. When the Scouts finish the booklets, they will have met the requirements for the badge. You can purchase badges and patches through your district. Girl Scouts do not need to have their work check by a merit badge counselor.

  • Badges take approximately 3-4 hours to complete
  • Scouts can only complete ONE badge during each visit

Girl Scout Offerings:

  • Daisies: Gerri & Sunny Petals, Mari & Tula Petals
  • Brownies: Inventor, Making Friends, My Family Story
  • Juniors: Detective, Scribe, Playing the Past, Product Designer
  • Cadettes: Public Speaker, Special Agent
  • Seniors: Game Visionary, Traveler, Truth Seeker

Not all requirements for all Merit Badges are able to be completed on site. See badge descriptions (PDF) for more details.

For more information on Scout opportunities at the History Center, please contact Nate Rodda at 412-454-6433 or nrrodda@heinzhistorycenter.org.