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The museum offers programs by appointment designed for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to meet badge requirements through exploration of art and history.

Boy & Girl Scout Programs

All programs one hour, unless otherwise noted.

Programs available Tuesday through Friday & school holidays.

Cost:  One hour programs $100 per program for up to 12 Scouts.  $10 for each additional Scout.

**$120 for Graphic Artist & Fit to Print.  $12 for each additional Scout.

Two hour programs are $25.00 per Scout, 8 Scout minimum.

 

Scout Badge Program Description
 

Girl Scouts

Brownies Painting 1 & 2 Paint the Real World (1 hr) Visit the Art Museum to view paintings by artist William Sidney Mount.  Move on to the studio to create your own still life or landscape masterpiece and participate in a group art show.
  Painting 3 & 4 Paint a Mood (1hr) Visit the Studio to talk about abstract artists.  Create artwork that expresses your mood by painting with alternative objects to express your feeling in your abstract art.  Present your work at your very own art show.
  Painting 1-4 Earn Your Badge in 1 Visit (2hr) Visit the Art Museum to view and discuss the works of William Sidney Mount.  Continue to the studio to create three different types of artwork:  Landscape, Still Life, and Mural The grand finale will be an art show for all to view your work and the presentation of your Painting Badge!  Badge Included.
  My Family Story 1 & 5 The Smith’s Travel to Oregon Travel the Oregon Trail with the Smith family as they leave their home in Bloomington, Illinois and head for Oregon Territory.  You’ll learn about what food and personal goods they brought along to survive.  Afterwards, share your family stories.
  Innovator 1 & 2 Carriage Innovations Welcome to our functioning carriage shop!  Learn how carriages were made in the U.S.A.  Then, take a tour of our Blacksmith shop and discover how wheels were made and fitted to each carriage.
  Make Your Own Badge 2, 3 &/or 4 Cheese Your Own Adventure Become a carriage salesperson, create your own block printing technique, saw wood, write with dip pens, or learn about farm life on Long Island in the 1850’s.  Pick any one adventure!  We can tailor many of our programs based on your Make You Own Badge
  Investigation 1 & 2 Carriage Adventure Become a carriage salesperson and search the museum’s collection for the perfect vehicle for your customer’s needs.  Does it have the right features, storage and finish?  Look at the carriages and listen to the videos and sounds around you to pick.  Convince your fellow scouts!
  Citizen 1 & 4 Schoolhouse Adventure Step back in time to a 19th Century Schoolhouse.  Under the direction of a costumed schoolmarm, scouts will saw wood, write with dip pens, figure on slateboards, read from a McGuffey Reader and play old-fashioned recess games.
 
Juniors Artist 2, 3 & 5 Experiment with Different Materials – Option 1 (1 hr) Tour the Museum grounds or the Art Museum with a sketchpad; then return to the studip to create a landscape masterpiece.
  Artist 1, 2 & 5 Experiment with Different Materials – Option 2 (1 hr) Use a variety of tools to create three still life paintngs to show off in our Junior Art Show
  Artist 4 & 5 Graphic Artist Learn about famous artists who use printing as their form of expression.  Then create your own logo, which represents something about you.  Next, print your logo on greeting cards to take home and use.
  Artist 1-5 Earn Your Badge in 1 Visit (2hr) Each project will allow you to achieve steps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of your Artist’s Badge.  The grand finale will be an art show for all to view your work and the presentation of your Artist Badge!  Badge included.
 
 

Boy Scouts

Tiger Our Colorful World Colorful World Visit our Art museum to experience the world through an artist’s eyes. Then enter our studio and mix colors to create your own masterpiece.
Making My Family Special 19th Century life on Long Island Travel back to Long Island in the year 1850! What was life like for families living on a farm at mid-century?  Practice chores using historic tools, climb aboard a farm wagon and even learn a 19th century dance.
Weeblo Artist Fit to Print Welcome to Printmaking!  Scouts will learn about this art form and use the block printing technique to make colorful note cards to take home.
Scholar Schoolhouse Adventure Step back in time to a 19th Century Schoolhouse.  Under the direction of a costumed schoolmarm, scouts will saw wood, write with dip pens, figure on slateboards, read from a McGuffey Reader and play old-fashioned recess games.
Artist Take a Closer Look Learn to look at art a little differently!  Through a series of games in the Art museum and the making of a 19th century optical illusion toy, scouts will discover how line, shape and color make all the difference.
Artist Colorful World Visit our Art museum to experience the world through an artist’s eyes. Then enter our studio and mix colors to create your own masterpiece.
Wolf Be an Artist Fit to Print Welcome to Printmaking!  Scouts will learn about this art form and use the block printing technique to make colorful note cards to take home.
  Be an Artist Take a Closer Look Learn to look at art a little differently!  Through a series of games in the Art museum and the making of a 19th century optical illusion toy, scouts will discover how line, shape and color make all the difference.
  Be an Artist Colorful World Visit our Art museum to experience the world through an artist’s eyes. Then enter our studio and mix colors to create your own masterpiece.
Bear The Past is Exciting and Important Carriage Adventure Become a carriage salesperson and search the museum’s collection for the perfect vehicle for your customer’s needs.  Does it have the right features, storage and finish?  Convince your fellow scouts!
  Art Fit to Print Welcome to Printmaking!  Scouts will learn about this art form and use the block printing technique to make colorful note cards to take home.
  The Past is Exciting and Important Schoolhouse Adventure Step back in time to a 19th Century Schoolhouse.  Under the direction of a costumed schoolmarm, scouts will saw wood, write with dip pens, figure on slateboards, read from a McGuffey Reader and play old-fashioned recess games.
  Art Take a Closer Look Learn to look at art a little differently!  Through a series of games in the Art museum and the making of a 19th century optical illusion toy, scouts will discover how line, shape and color make all the difference.
  Art Colorful World Visit our Art museum to experience the world through an artist’s eyes. Then enter our studio and mix colors to create your own masterpiece.
The Past is Exciting and Important 19th Century Life on Long Island Travel back to Long Island in the year 1850! What was life like for families living on a farm at mid-century?  Practice chores using historic tools, climb aboard a farm wagon and even learn a 19th century dance.