Girl Scouts

As ATHM prepares to permanently close our doors, we are planning no future Scout programs.

Daisy Scouts with Lulu

The American Textile History Museum offers badge programs for 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

Daisy | Brownie | Junior | Senior | Cadette, Senior & Ambassador

 

Daisy Badges

Each Daisy Badge program runs between 2 – 2.5 hours. The program cost is $60 for up to 10 Girl Scouts and 2 troop leaders. Additional Girl Scouts pay $6 each. All others must pay general admittance fee upon entering the Museum.

Vi’s Story-Friends Around the World

Listen to Vi’s story and make your own friends by using large paper dolls to dress in clothing from countries around the world like France, India, and Japan.

Zinni’s Story – The Art of Sharing

Listen to Zinni’s story on sharing and participate in a collaborative weaving project to promote the kind deed! You will receive a cardboard loom and strands of colorful yarn. You will then weave a few rows on the loom and pass it to the next scout, who will weave her yarn onto your loom. This process will continue until every scout has added a row to each other’s looms. We will then cut off the woven piece which can be used as a mug rug or rug for a dollhouse!

 


Brownie Badges

Each Girl Scout Brownie Badge program runs between 2 – 2.5 hours. The program cost is $80 for up to 10 Scouts and 2 troop leaders. Additional Girl Scouts pay $8 each. All others must pay general admittance fee upon entering the Museum.

Stitch It

Come join us and make your own small doll. Learn to thread a needle, sew on a button, and use different hand stitches and embroidery stitches to create your own little cute munchkin!  We will then take a Scavenger Hunt through the museum to find sewn and embroidered items.

Inventor

Scouts will explore how inventors make “stuff.” They will share ways to solve the same problem, make a needs list, solve the problem, and invent something. They will then go on a Scavenger Hunt through the museum in search of some items that were actual inventions.

 


Junior Badges

Each Girl Scout Junior Badge program runs between 2.5 – 3 hours. Playing the Past runs between 3 – 3.5 hrs. See specific cost information below under each badge.

Independence

It is your turn to walk the catwalk! Cut, snip, and decorate your own original design. Make a plain t-shirt into a cool part of your wardrobe using tricks and techniques fashion designers show on the runway. The t-shirt is included in the price of the program. Step two is completed in this badge.
The program cost is $120 for up to 10 scouts and 2 troop leaders. Additional Girl Scouts pay $12 each. All others must pay general admittance fee upon entering the Museum.

Jeweler

How would you like to design and make your own jewelry for yourself or for someone else as a gift? You will be shown the different tools in jewelry making and then make a necklace and a beaded bracelet using weaving or macramé techniques. We will also talk abut how different cultures used jewelry as symbols. Girls will complete steps 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the Jeweler badge.
The program cost is $170 for up to 10 scouts and 2 troop leaders. Additional Girl Scouts pay $17 each. All others must pay general admittance fee upon entering the Museum.

Playing the Past

Who are you? What was it like living on a farm in an 18th Century New England town? The girls will start with a paper doll as their character and they will make clothing to dress the doll. They will immerse themselves in activities of the time period by carding and spinning wool, processing flax to make a flax doll, and playing colonial games. All the activities will be recorded in a diary so they can share them with family and friends.
The program cost is $170 for up to 10 scouts and 2 troop leaders. Additional Girl Scouts pay $17 each. All others must pay general admittance fee upon entering the Museum.

Product Designer

In this fun, hands-on program, the girls will learn about inventions and inventors. They will become an “innovative detective” as they examine a product that they use by determining what is good about the product and what can be improved. They will build a “prototype” of their newly improved product and try “selling” their products to each other. They will then go up to the INNOVATION STATION in the museum and record a commercial at our video station.
The program cost is $120 for up to 10 scouts and 2 troop leaders. Additional Girl Scouts pay $12 each. All others must pay general admittance fee upon entering the Museum.

 


Senior Badges

Each Girl Scout Senior badge program runs between 3.5 – 4 hrs. The program cost is $250 for up to 10 scouts and 2 troop leaders. Additional Girl Scouts pay $25 each. All others must pay general admittance fee upon entering the Museum.

Science of Style

Fashion and glamour is a big business today made popular by science. Scouts will make and test a homemade skin-care product and compare it to a brand name product that can be bought today. They will examine the science behind fabrics, accessories, hair products, and perfume. They will make a fashion timeline that shows how clothing styles have changed through the years and then formulate a future clothing style. Finally, they can take a walk through the museum for a fashion show through the ages!

Textile Artist

What is textile art? We start with learning about different fibers and how they are processed into yarn, dyed, and then woven into cloth. There are many different varieties of textile art from all over the world. How are they made and what embellishments do they use to make then more attractive? For your textile art project we will make a pin wheel quilt block   pillow and then make a “funky felted” item to give as a gift.

 


Cadette, Senior, & Ambassador Badges

Each Girl Scout Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador badge programs run between 3.5 – 4 hours.  The program cost is $250 for up to 10 scouts and 2 troop leaders. Additional Girl Scouts pay $25 each. All others must pay general admittance fee upon entering the Museum.

Glamour-Made Clothing

Would you like to learn the “tricks” behind today’s hottest fashion trend known as self-made glamour? Scouts will learn sewing and embellishing techniques that will unleash their creativity as they transform ordinary or no longer used clothing into custom designed outfits, accessories, and bedroom décor. Clothing items such as a skirt, t-shirt, pants or jeans are to be brought by the scout. ATHM will provide the embellishments, scraps, sewing supplies, sewing machines, and directions.

This is not an official badge but can qualify as a badge under “Make Your Own Badge.”

 

Helpful Links:

www.girlscoutseasternmass.org  – Newly merged Eastern MA Girl Scout Council.

www.gscsm.org – Girl Scouts of Southeastern MA (South Region).

www.girlscouts.org – Girl Scouts of the United States.