Scout Days at the Washington County Museum are educational and fun! Learn about local history while fulfilling Scouting requirements. Our programs bring local history to life by using Museum artifacts, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and stories.
Dates and Times
Scout sessions take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and the third Saturday of each month at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Washington County Museum’s second location, the Hillsboro Civic Center located at 120 E Main Street in downtown Hillsboro. Click here for more information.
Scout Days are filled by reservation, on a first-come first-served basis. Please call our Education Coordinator at 503-645-5353 x 133 to reserve a time for your group.
Cost and Length
Cost is $6 per scout and/or participating siblings. Parents, guardians and non-participating siblings are free.
Scout Days fees are paid at the time of service. Leaders may pay with cash, check or credit card and will be given a receipt at the time of the presentation. For more information, call 503-645-5353 x 133.
Cancellations must be at least 48 hours in advance. No-show groups will still be responsible for paying their allotted time at the Museum.
Tiger Cub Program
Tiger Cubs explore local history through stories and activities. They learn aspects of Native American and early settler lifestyles. When your Cub Scouts leave, they will be able to tell you all about one of Oregon’s most important animals — the beaver. This program meets:
Achievement 1G: Visit a Museum
Elective 14: Reading Fun
Elective 18: Sew a Button
Elective 31: Learn About an Animal
Wolf Cub Program
Wolf Cubs will learn about the symbolism of the Oregon State flag and how it relates to state history. They discover local heritage through Native American stories and activities such as drawing pictographs and playing games. This program meets:
Achievement 2D: Learn About Your State Flag
Achievement 4F: Visit an Important Location in Your Community
Elective 10A: Native American Lore
Elective 10F: American Indian Word Pictures
Bear Cub Program
Bear Cubs will learn what life was like for the first inhabitants of the Tualatin Valley through artifacts, hands-on activities, games, and amusing anecdotes. Scouts will discover local myths and legends through oral stories. Your Scout will have the opportunity to add a scrapbook page to the Museum’s ongoing scrapbook project. This program often lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes. This program meets:
Achievements 4A and 4B: Tall Tales
Achievements 8C and 8E: The Past is Exciting and Important
Elective 24A and 24B: Native American Life
Daisy Scouts learn about the Native Americans and pioneers of Washington County through artifacts, games, crafts, and stories. They have the opportunity to make a toy that pioneer children enjoyed.
Brownie Scouts complete sections 1, 2, 4, and 5 of the “Celebrating Community” badge requirements. They will learn about historic Washington County buildings and sites, sing songs from the past and learn about our state and national flags. History will come alive when the Scouts perform a skit, complete with costumes.
Junior Scout Saturday Program
Junior Scouts work complete sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of their “Playing the Past” badge. They will explore Washington County in different eras by creating an alternate persona. Important decisions about the characteristics and daily life of their persona will be decided through games, drawing and toys.
We are excited to offer our new Cadette program. This program will complete sections 2, 3 and 4 of the “Finding Common Ground” badge. Participants will explore the topic of women’s suffrage by learning the history of the movement, what rights women gained and how that affects us today.