Scout Programs

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Looking for a unique and fun way for your scouts to learn while earning a badge?  Look no further! The Noah Webster House has developed a variety of entertaining and educational programs specifically geared for scout troops. You may find these programs helpful when looking to complete your next badge:

Programs

Sampler of Early American Life

What was it like to live in the 1700s? Scouts explore Noah Webster’s historic house to learn about colonial clothing, foods and medicines, while also trying their hand at 18th century chores. Scouts make their own colonial game, play with colonial toys (including stilts), and play some group games. Program length: 1.5 hours

Fee: $90 for up to 9 scouts, $5 for each additional scout or sibling. One chaperone free of charge; any additional chaperones are $5 each.

Fulfills: Tiger AA 1.1G; Tiger Elective 3, 35;Wolf AA 4f, 10b; Wolf Elective 4f,7a; Bear AA 3b-d, 8e, 15a; Cub Scouts Academics: Citizenship Pin 10, Collecting Belt Loop 3, Heritages Pin 8.

How the Natives Lived

In this sensory workshop, scouts learn about the native peoples of Connecticut, including their housing, clothing, tools, games and food. Scouts listen to a story as they make pinch pots and moccasins. Program length: 1.5 hours

Fee: $100 for up to 9 scouts, $5 for each additional scout or sibling. One chaperone free of charge; any additional chaperones are $5 each.

Fulfills: Tiger AA 1.1G; Wolf AA 4f; Wolf Elective 10a,c-d; Bear AA 3d, 8e; Bear Elective 24a; Cub Scouts Academics: Art Pin 6; Citizenship Pin 10 , Collecting Belt Loop 3, Heritages Pin 8.

Jump Into the World of Snacks!early american cooking

Food can be fun to grow, prepare and eat!  Your troop will explore elements of 18th-century food and farming as they make baked apples, prepare a fruit drink, plant seeds, and write with a quill pen in their very own recipe/copy book. Program length: 1.5 hours

Fee: $100 for up to 9 scouts, $5 for each additional scout or sibling. One chaperone free of charge; any additional chaperones are $5 each.

Fulfills: Brownie Try-It Badge; Tiger AA 1.1G; Tiger Elective 25&30; Wolf AA 4f; Bear AA 3d, 8e; Cub Scouts Academics: Citizenship Pin 10, Collecting Belt Loop 3.

Listening to the Past

Learn more about the lives of colonial families through this program.  You will tour our historic house, play colonial games, read stories about the past, and learn about colonial burying yards. Program length: 1.5 hours

Fee: $90 for up to 9 scouts, $5 for each additional scout or sibling. One chaperone free of charge; any additional chaperones are $5 each.

Fulfills: Brownie Try-It Badge, Tiger AA 1.1G; Wolf AA 4f; Bear AA 3c-d, 8e; Cub Scouts Academics: Citizenship Pin 10, Collecting Belt Loop 3.

folk arts scout programsFolk Arts

Folk arts are the arts of everyday people.  In this program, your scouts will explore Noah Webster’s historic house to look at antique furniture and textiles, play with toys, learn a colonial song and dance, and make candles. Program length: 1.5 hours

Cost: $90 for up to 9 scouts, $5 for each additional scout or sibling. One chaperone free of charge; any additional chaperones are $5 each.

Fulfills: Jr. Girl Scouts Badge; Tiger AA 1.1G; Tiger Elective 6; Wolf AA 4f; Bear AA 3b-d, 8e; Bear Elective 24a; Cub Scouts Academics: Citizenship Pin 10, Collecting Belt Loop 3, Heritages Pin 8; Music Pin 2, 8.

Yarn and Fabric Arts

Textile production was a crucial part of colonial women’s lives.  In this program, your troop will look at fabrics of the past, learn about spinning and weaving, and will try their hand at embroidery and weave a bookmark on a cardboard loom. Program length: 1.5 hours

Cost: $90 for up to 9 scouts, $5 for each additional scout or sibling. One chaperone free of charge; any additional chaperones are $5 each.

Fulfills: Jr. Girl Scouts Badge; Tiger AA 1.1G; Wolf AA 4f; Bear AA 3c-d, 8e; Bear Elective 9a; Cub Scouts Academics: Citizenship Pin 10, Collecting Belt Loop 3, Heritages Pin 8.

AA = Achievement Area

Reservation Information

When are programs offered?
We typically offer programs Monday through Friday between 2-6 p.m., and on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and noon. Special arrangements can be made for afternoon programs on Saturdays and Sundays.

How do I schedule a program?
Call the Director of Education at 860.521.5362 x 14, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or

When you contact us, please be prepared with which dates your troop would like, the time you can begin, and how many scouts, chaperones and siblings you will bring. When you book a scout program, a $50.00 deposit is necessary to guarantee your reservation.  The balance of the payment is due the day of the program.

What is the cancellation policy?
You must cancel your program 48 hours in advance to receive a full refund of your deposit.

Scout Sleepover

colonial style sleepover A GREAT way to meet NEW friends!

Have your own night at the museum when you and your scout group sleepover at the Noah Webster House!  Cook a colonial dinner over the fire, do a craft & activities in our lantern-lit historic house, then snuggle in your sleeping bag and watch a movie on our big screen. In the morning, have a light breakfast before heading home.

Fridays 5:30 p.m. to Saturdays 8:30 a.m.

Price: $45 per child; 2 chaperones for every 12 kids are free;  additional chaperones pay full price.  For children 3rd grade and up.  Pre-paid registration is required.

For more information, call the Education Department at 860.521.5362 x 14 or

Ask about having a private sleepover for your scouts!