Scouting Programs

Girl Scouts

Playing the Past Badgeplaying
History in the Making

National Museum of Industrial History
602 E. Second Street, Bethlehem

Grades: 4–5
Cost: $22/scout

Get ready to be transported back in time to 1876! Join the staff at the National Museum of Industrial History and learn about how women lived in the 19th century. Become an exhibitor in the Women’s Pavilion at the World’s Fair, learn about the first woman engineer, or join Susan B. Anthony as a women’s right activist. Get ready to dress up and use artifacts from the museum’s Centennial Gallery as you recreate the lives of real and fictional characters from the period. Learn how to work an antique printing press, handle silk worm cocoons, and petition for your right to vote! All troops must meet girl/adult ratios for their group. Individual girls must be accompanied by a registered adult. *Includes admission to the museum and Playing the Past badge.

Registration for the Playing at the Past Badge MUST go through the Girl Scout Website:  (click Program/Event Registration at the top of the page)

Inventor Badge Program
inventorSee the world from a different perspective, think creatively, discover solutions!  Join the staff at the National Museum of Industrial History and learn the process real inventors go through to solve real-world problems.  Put on your inventor hat as we consider: How did Bethlehem Steel workers get 800 feet in the air above the New York City streets with their lunches?  How did workers communicate in noisy factories?  What fantastic invention will make my morning routine easier?  Fee: $10/per scout
Grades: 4-5

Scheduling: Register your troop for the Inventor Badge at NMIH by calling the museum at 610-694-6644 ext 108.  This program is available the 1st or 4th Saturday of each month.  Troops are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.  Add a NMIH museum tour for only $5 (applies to scout and accompanying adult)