Girl Scout Programs

We’re excited to offer exclusive programs for Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scouts. Each program is designed to help groups fulfill requirements towards Girl Scout badges.

 Private group programs allow you to pick the day and program for your troop. All Manitowoc County Historical Society-based Girl Scout group programs satisfy requirements towards select badge fulfillment, unless otherwise noted. Advance registration is required and programs may be reserved during operating hours. Programs are 2 hours long, unless otherwise noted.


  • All programs are led by Manitowoc County Historical Society staff and volunteers and make use of the Society’s objects, images, maps, and documents.

  • Programs must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance.

  • Programs cost $6 per scout, sibling, leader, and parent. Pinecrest Historical Village admission is included in the cost, should your group decide to explore on your own after your program.

  • A minimum of 10 scouts is required to reserve a program.

  • Programs can have up to 30 scouts, unless otherwise noted, and must have one adult chaperone for every 10 scouts.

  • Lunch space is available both indoors and outdoors at our site.

  • The Manitowoc County Historical Society is open from May 1st to October 24th, Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm.

  • Scout groups are responsible for purchasing the badge following the completion of the program with MCHS.

  • Click “REGISTER” under your desired program to complete the online registration form.

  • Send an email to, or call (920) 684-4445 with questions regarding Girl Scout programs.

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Fair play (Brownie girl scouts grades 2-3)

Learn how to play fair and use teamwork by playing popular pioneer games.

1. Follow the rules
2. Include everyone
3. Be part of a team
4. Keep score
5. Have a field day

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home scientist (brownie girl scouts grades 2-3)

Find out where science has been hiding in your home and how pioneers used science to explore the world around them.  

1. Be a kitchen chemist
2. Create static electricity
3. Dive into density
4. Make something bubble up 
5. Play with science    

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My Family Story (Brownie girl Scouts grades 2-3)

Find out more about your family—the people you love and who love you.

1. Explore family stories 
2. Know where your family is from 
3. Make a story tree
4. Bring an object that means something to your family 
5. Share your family story    


Gardener (Junior girl scouts grades 4-5)

Find out how to make your own garden, while learning pioneer garden planting strategies. *2.5 hour program

1. Visit a garden 
2. Explore garden design
3. Learn how to choose garden plants 
4. Experiment with seeds 
5. Grow your own garden    

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playing the past (Junior Girl Scouts grades 4-5)

Explore what it was like to live in the past. You’ll learn how girls of the past lived, worked, and played.
*2.5 hour program  

1. Decide who you are
2. Wear a costume 
3. Experience daily life 
4. Have some old-fashioned fun
5. Become your character    


woodworker (cadette girl scouts grades 6-8)

Find out how to use wood to make stylish, useful things for yourself and others. You’ll learn how to use basic tools to make a woodworking project.  *3 hour program  

1. Swing a hammer 
2. Keep it level
3. Use a screwdriver 
4. Saw some wood 
5. Build something yourself   


Textile artist (Senior girl Scouts grades 9-10)

When you see all the colors and textures of fabrics and yarns, do you dream up a million things to do with them? Get ready to turn those visions into reality as you meet with artists, learn about the world of textile arts, and make two projects in the craft that most inspires you to pick up your needles (or loom or spinning wheel). *4 hour program, additional material cost

1. Choose your textile art
2. Find your tools and materials
3. Learn the basics
4. Make something for everyday use
5. Create a gift or item for a special occasion