ATHM has closed permanently. Below are descriptions of previous Scout programs.
The American Textile History Museum offers badge programs for both Boy and Girl Scouts. A minimum of 10 scouts per group is required to run a program. Each group of 10 scouts must have two troop leaders to assist in the program. All other parents, siblings, and visitors are invited to visit the Museum at the general admission price.
Badge Program Offerings
Each Cub Scout Tiger program runs up to 2 hours. The program cost is $60 for up to 10 Cub Scouts and 2 troop leaders. Additional Cub scouts pay $6 each. All others must pay general admittance fee upon entering the Museum.
Tiger Elective Adventure: Tiger Tales
Scouts will visit a historical museum. They will read a tall tale together as a group and then create a piece of art from a scene in the tall tale that they have just read. They will write a tall tale as a group and then write their own tall tale and share it with the group. We will learn about folk songs and sing two songs. Lastly, we will play a game from the past.
Each Cub Scout Bear program runs between 2.5 – 3 hours. The program cost is $100 for up to 10 Cub Scouts and 2 troop leaders. Additional Cub scouts pay $10 each. All others must pay general admittance fee upon entering the Museum.
Bear Elective Adventure: Beat of the Drum
Scouts will learn about the history and culture of American Indians who lived in our area at the time of European colonization. They will write a legend and make a dream catcher and beaded clay necklace. They will make a drum , learn about ceremonial dances, write a ceremonial song, and learn some dance steps. Scouts must find an American Indian event within their community to complete the elective.
Each Cub Scout Webelos Badge program runs between 3 – 4 hours. The program cost is $130 for up to 10 Cub Scouts and 2 troop leaders. . Additional Cub scouts pay $13 each. All others must pay general admittance fee upon entering the Museum.
Could an engineering career be in your scouts’ future? There are many engineering occupations today. W will discover how many of these we have encountered. On such type is an architectural engineer. Exploring this line of work, scouts will draw floor plans of their houses. Digging deeper, they will learn how electricity is generated into a house. Furthering their engineering skills they will work on projects such as models, electrical circuits, simple machines and pulleys, and a catapult.
Mental Skills Group Activity Artist
There are many “art” occupations. Can you name some of them? Scouts will talk about the many art careers as well as paint with primary and secondary colors. They will make a cameo profile, Native American clay fetish, designer eyeglasses, and a cool collage belt.