Whether your child is a budding artist, archaeologist, or explorer, Scout Programs at the Penn Museum give kids a window onto the world that they can open anytime, either in our galleries or at home with their families. With our Digital Scout program, Scouts can complete activities on their own time and earn Scout Badges, using materials easily available at home. Whether you're a troop leader or a parent looking to introduce your child to a world of discovery, you can participate in exciting activities inside our galleries, like after-hours visits and art-making activities from around the globe.
Global Art Scout Badge
Digital program can be accessed at any time.
The Global Art Scout Badge includes a series of five lessons that focus on different types of art from around the globe. Each lesson has two hands-on activities, so scouts can make their own art at home.
- What is Art?
- Art That Tells Stories
- Wearable Art
- Art and Architecture
- Art and Religion
Register any time. All activities are available to download on our special Scout Padlet site and can be completed from the comfort of home. Scouts will be mailed their very own Penn Museum badge, too!
Private Scout Workshops
Select Saturdays and Sundays
Private scout programs can be scheduled with a minimum group size of 20
Book a Private Scout Workshop and join us as we explore parts of our Global Art Scout Badge at the Penn Museum. Learn about mosaic patterns in a special workshop lead by museum staff and make your own Roman style mosaic to take home. When you’re finished, pick up a scavenger hunt and gallery puzzle to help you identify examples of art in the galleries.
Each Workshop lasts roughly 90 minutes. Program registration includes Museum admission, a special Penn Museum badge for each participant, and access to the digital Global Art Scout Badge, which includes a series of five activities that focus on different types of art from around the globe. All activities are available to download on our special Scout Padlet site and can be completed from the comfort of home.
Frequently Asked Art Scout Badge Questions
- Who should register?
- We encourage scout leaders to register for their group. If you are not affiliated with a scout group and would still like to complete the badge activities, you can register on your own.
- How do I access the Global Art Scout Badge Activities?
- Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Padlet link and password. All activities will be hosted on Padlet and are download-friendly.
- What is Padlet?
- Padlet is an online resource-sharing site. Padlet allows us to easily share downloadable materials, activities, videos, and resource lists.
- Will I need to purchase special materials to complete kit activities?
- Activities have been designed for easily accessible materials, such as paper, pencils, crayons, scissors, or various recyclable materials. All activities will have a list of additional materials that can be used if you have them but are not required in order to complete the project.
- How do I get my badge?
- Badges will be mailed to the address provided during registration. Each $5 registration comes with one badge.
- Is the Global Art Scout Badge an official Girl Scout/Boy Scout Badge?
- I registered and haven’t received an email with the link. What do I do?
Calling all scouts and families! Have you ever wanted to explore the museum galleries after dark? Join us during Up Late with the Sphinx for an evening filled with games and gallery activities. Drop into a hands-on workshop and make something special to take home. Finish your evening with a flashlight tour through the museum.