Scouts BSA Programs

We’re proud to offer exclusive programs for Scouts BSA that are designed to help troops fulfill requirements towards badges!

Private scout programs allow you to pick the day and program for your troop. Advance registration is required. Programs may be reserved during operating hours and vary in length from 90 minutes to 3 hours.


  • 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 Scouts BSA programs.



Explore your family history! Learn more about the types of sources used in exploring genealogy. Activities include making a family tree and discussing how technology has changed genealogical research.

 Prerequisite: Requirement 3 and 4b should be completed prior to attending this program. The documents should be brought along for discussion.



Discover the leatherwork trade and its importance in pioneer communities. Make your own project to take home after learning some of the following techniques: cutting leather, punching holes, carving or stamping surface designs, and dressing edges.

 Requirement 5 will need to be completed after attending this program.



Discover the art of blacksmithing! Join our talented blacksmiths in learning about the tools of the trade and make your own project to take home.

 Prerequisite: Requirements 1-4 need to be completed prior to attending this program, which meets requirement 5d - Option 4: Blacksmithing.



Work alongside our carpenter to learn how to use various woodworking tools and create your own project to take home.

Meets requirements 4-6. Prerequisite: Requirements 1-3 need to be completed before attending this program.

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citizenship in the community

Learn about the Manitowoc County Historical Society and the important role we play in the community.  Coordinate with us to volunteer 8 hours of your time at our historic village.

Fulfills requirements 7b and 7c.

Contact MCHS program coordinator at or (920) 684-4445, to arrange volunteer service.