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.

Sessions are presented through a secure Zoom webinar, and can be accessed from a home computer, laptop, or phone. Participants will receive Zoom links upon registration.

Price: $10 per Scout
Fall 2020 Sessions:

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:

November 12 to 14
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Citizenship in the Nation Programs
Thursday, November 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. EST, Zoom
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.

  • 4 p.m. EST: “Pass the Citizenship Test” Trivia Game (1)
  • 4:45 p.m. EST: Virtual Tour of Signers’ Hall (2A, 4, 5)
  • 5:15 p.m. EST: Inside Independence: A Peek at Independence National Historical Park (2A)
    You can also tune-in to the “Inside Independence” program live on our YouTube page, and get a sneak peek at the Center’s offerings for Scouts.

Law Programs
Friday, November 13, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST, Zoom
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.

  • 3:30 p.m., EST: “We the Jury” Virtual Courtroom Program (2B, 6B)
  • 4:30 p.m., EST: Law Merit Badge Expert Panel (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)

American Heritage Programs  
Saturday, November 14, from 3:15 to 5 p.m. EST, Zoom
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.

  • 3:15 p.m., EST: “Road to Freedom” Civil War History Show (4D)
  • 4 p.m., EST: American Heritage Merit Badge Expert Panel (2D, 6)

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: 

November 19 to 21
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Virtual Town Hall for Girl Scouts Featuring Mary Gay Scanlon
Saturday, November 21, 12 p.m. EST, Zoom
Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, will join the National Constitution Center for a special town hall discussion with Girl Scouts. The Congresswoman will discuss what it’s like for run for office, the role of the legislative branch of government, and the importance of women’s leadership. She will also take questions from Girl Scouts.

Virtual 19th Amendment Exhibit Tour
Saturday, November 21, 4 to 5 p.m. EST, Zoom
As we celebrate the 19th Amendment’s centennial year, the National Constitution Center is offering a special women’s history tour for Girl Scouts of all ages! A question and answer session will follow.

Behind the Ballot Programs
Thursday, November 19, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST, Zoom
The Behind the Ballot Badge encourages Seniors* to lean about the current election, 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.

  • 3:30 p.m. EST: “The Presidency 101” Primer on Article II
  • 4:15 p.m.: EST: “History of Voting” Virtual Museum Tour
  • 5 p.m. EST: “American Elections” Trivia Game

Finding Common Ground Programs
Friday, November 20, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST, Zoom
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, Cadettes* will explore how people throughout American history, right up through present day courtrooms, resolve conflicts through civil dialogue and healthy debate. 

  • 3:30 p.m.: Virtual Tour of Signers’ Hall
  • 4:30 p.m.: “We the Jury” Virtual Courtroom Program

Inside Government Programs
Saturday, November 21, 2:30 to 4 p.m. EST, Zoom
The National Constitution Center is here to help Juniors* 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.

  • 2:30 p.m. EST: “Pass the Citizenship Test” Trivia Game
  • 3:15 p.m. EST: Constitution 101: A Primer on the Branches of Government

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

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