Tudor Place

Scout Programs

Programs by Reservation

Girl Scouts Premier Program logoI just wanted to say a huge thank you from Troop 5709! The tour was EXCELLENT! Alexis really brought it all to life and the girls had a blast (and my daughter was talking about George Washington at dinner!). Huge kudos for an awesome program!!

—— Sasha O., scout troop co-leader

 

Program Dates and Times:

All programs are 1.5 hours long. All programs can be scheduled:
Tuesdays– Fridays 10 am – 3 pm, or
Saturdays 10 am –3 pm

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Fee:

$10 per Scout (includes all materials and Tudor Place Participation Patch)
$3 per Adult

Reservations:

Reservations are required for ALL Scout groups. A minimum of 5 Scouts is required. To book a private troop visit:

Girl Scout Programs

Enchanting Garden Explorations

Daisy, Brownie, Junior
Program length · 1 ½ hours

Enchanting formal gardens add to the beauty of the historic house. Equipped with magnifying glasses, Scouts explore 5½ acres of historic gardens in search of flowers, plants, and wildlife. After completing the tour, Daises and Juniors create their own 3D garden and Brownies create their own 3-D butterflies to take home.

Fulfills all requirements for either the Daisy Clover or Rosie Petals and some requirements for the Brownie Bugs and Senses Badges. Fulfills some of the requirements for the Junior Gardener Badge.

Tudor Time Travels: Games and Graces

Daisy, Brownie, Junior
Program length · 1 ½ hours

Party into the past, as Scouts journey through the historic mansion to learn about toys, games, entertaining methods and dances from the past! After the tour, Girl Scouts learn period dances and create their own paper dolls to take home.

Fulfills some requirements for the Brownie Celebrating Community and Making Games Badges. Fulfills all requirements for the Juniors Playing the Past Badge.

Tudor Time Travels: Art and Architecture

Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior
Program length · 1 ½ hours

Girl Scouts become art detectives as they examine Neoclassical art and architecture during an interactive tour of the historic mansion, exploring the contributions of ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture to early America. After the tour, students participate in a hands-on workshop to create their own gold leaf motif and painted flowerpot to take home.

Fulfills some requirements for the Brownie Painting and Potter Badges. Great program for other Girl Scouts to create their own Badges.

Girl Scout Tea

Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Program length · 1 ½ hours
Tudor Place Members: $30 | Non-Members: $35

Girl Scouts learn how early Americans took tea as they tour the historic mansion, then enjoy caffeine-free brews, desserts, and sweets with their friends.

Great program for Girl Scouts to create their own Badges. Please note that there is an extra fee associated with this program.

Boy Scout Programs

Nature Detectives

Cub Scout
Program length · 1 ½ hours

As nature detectives, Scouts explore Tudor Place’s 5½-acre historic garden in search of plants and animals. After the tour, Scouts build their own birdhouse to take home.

The program fulfills parts of multiple achievements and electives, including: Tiger: Let’s Go Outdoors, Feed the Birds, Make a Model, Fun Outdoors; Wolf: Birds and Grow Something; Bear: Sharing Your World With Wildlife, Games, Games, Games!, The Past is Exciting and Important, Build a Model.

Travel Through Time

Cub Scout
Program length · 1 ½ hours

Scouts travel back through time during an interactive tour of the historic mansion and grounds to learn about different methods of transportation. After the tour, Scouts but their creativity to work by building a model airplane.

The program fulfills parts of multiple achievements and electives, including: Tiger: Make a Model; Wolf: Know Your Home and Community, Spare Time Fun (make a model), Be an Artist; Bear: What Makes America Special?, The Past is Exciting and Important, Build a Model, Aircraft.

American Heritage

Boy Scout
Program length · 1 ½ hours

Scouts explore American history, culture and heritage during an interactive tour of the historic mansion. The Scouts will gain a better understanding how history continues to shape American society today by examining the family who lived at Tudor Place and the objects they used, including one of the largest collections of Washington artifacts.

For Scouts who arrive prepared and ready to discuss Requirement 3c regarding their family’s history, this program fulfills all requirements for the American Heritage Merit Badge. Please note that each group is responsible for providing their own certified merit badge counselor.

For more information contact the Education Department or 202.965.0400 ext. 108.