Scout Days

With the National Constitution Center, scouts will enjoy action-packed programs, learning about American history and the importance of good citizenship—all while meeting badge, patch, or journey requirements! Our Scout Days feature exhibit tours and interactive trivia games, plus Q and A sessions with judges, law enforcement officers, park ranges, elected officials, and more! 

Virtual Scout Days

Scouts can participate in special, LIVE virtual programs, including museum tours, panel discussions, trivia games, and more, all specifically designed for Scouts and customized to help them achieve select requirements for badges. View full schedule of programs below!

Please be aware that booking your ticket is Step One of our two-part reservation processes. After your payment is processed, you will receive an email prompting you to register your Scout for their individual Zoom webinars—don’t forget to follow the Zoom links to complete this second step and finalize your reservation. Sessions are presented through a secure Zoom webinar, and can be accessed from a home computer, laptop, or phone. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you at the programs!

Note: Due to continuing concerns regarding COVID-19, we will not be hosting in-person Scouting events until further notice.

Scouts BSA Sessions:

April 22, 24, and 25, 2021
$10 per Scout
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American Heritage Session
Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

Scouts will explore our nation’s history with special programs, including our popular Road to Freedom Show, which explores events leading up to the Civil War, plus a special panel discussion with historians, museum professionals, and others who have made their careers in American heritage.

  • 7 p.m. ET: “Road to Freedom” Civil War History Show (4D)
  • 7:30 p.m. ET: American Heritage Merit Badge Expert Panel (2D, 6)

Citizenship in the Nation Session 
Saturday, April 24, 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT

Scouts will explore the meaning of citizenship at educational and interactive programs, including a trivia game and tours of the National Constitution Center and Independence National Historical Park.

  • 3:30 p.m. ET: “Pass the Citizenship Test” Trivia Game (1)
  • 4:15 p.m. ET: Virtual Walking Tour of Independence National Historical Park (2A)
  • 5 p.m. ET: Virtual Tour of Signers’ Hall (2A, 4, 5)

Law Session 
Sunday, April 25, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT

All Rise! Scouts will explore the American legal system with a panel discussion featuring legal experts and law enforcement officers. Scouts can participate in this fun and interactive courtroom program, and play the parts of attorneys, witnesses, and even the jury.

  • 2 p.m. ET: “We the Jury” Virtual Courtroom Program (2B, 6B)
  • 3 p.m. ET: Law Merit Badge Expert Panel (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Note: National Constitution Center educators, who are registered merit badge counselors, will be available via email the weeks after the event to approve blue cards.

Girl Scouts of the USA Sessions: 

April 29, May 1 and 2, 2021
$10 per Scout
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Inside Government Session 
Thursday, April 29, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

The National Constitution Center is here to help Girl Scouts* go “Inside Government” by exploring the ins—and outs—of the government! Learn about how the Constitution set up the different branches of our government, and how those branches work together—plus explore the role that “We the People” play in our democracy.

  • 7 p.m. ET: “Pass the Citizenship Test” Trivia Game
  • 7:30 p.m. ET: Constitution 101: A Primer on the Branches of Government

Virtual Town Hall Featuring Mary Beth Tinker 
Saturday May 1, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT

Girl Scouts of all ages can join this very special discussion with Mary Beth Tinker, who at 13 years old, fought for the First Amendment rights of freedom of expression for students in schools. She brought her case all the way to the Supreme Court—and won! Tinker will share more about her story, and also answer questions from participants.

Virtual 19th Amendment Exhibit Tour 
Saturday, May 1, 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m.

The National Constitution Center is offering a special Girl Scouts only tour of our newest exhibit, The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote. A question and answer session will follow.

Behind the Ballot Session 
Sunday, May 2, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT

The Behind the Ballot Badge encourages Girl Scouts to learn about the election process, participate in “Get Out the Vote” efforts, and even plan their own campaigns—the National Constitution Center helps prepare Girl Scouts to tackle this badge by providing historical foundations and constitutional understanding for each Behind the Ballot requirement.

  • 1 p.m. ET: “The Presidency 101” Primer on Article II
  • 1:45 p.m.: ET: “History of Voting” Virtual Museum Tour – DeVos Hall
  • 2:30 p.m. ET: “American Elections” Trivia Game

Finding Common Ground Session 
Sunday, May 2, 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

The Finding Common Ground Badge is all about debating different points of view, and reaching compromises. At the National Constitution Center’s Finding Common Ground programs, Girl Scouts will explore how people throughout American history, right up through present day courtrooms, resolve conflicts through civil dialogue and healthy debate. 

  • 4 p.m. ET: “We the Jury” Virtual Courtroom Program
  • 5 p.m. ET: Virtual Tour of Signers’ Hall

*Note: All Girl Scouts are welcome to attend all programs, regardless of level.

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