Programs for Cub Scouts

Learn about the Cub Scout badge programs offered at National Liberty Museum. Then use the form provided to request a tour for your scout group.

National Liberty Museum Program for Cub Scouts

Cost: $8 per Cub Scout, $5 per adult.*

Minimum participation: 10 Cub Scouts for each program.

*Fee includes visit to the Museum and special program which fulfills several requirements that qualify the Scout for a particular badge or achievement. If you do not have the required 10 scouts, watch for “Event Dates” throughout the year when multiple troops have the opportunity to participate together.

Please note that badge distribution is the sole responsibility of the scout troop leader. If you have any questions about our Scout programs, please call Education Coordinator Heather Dooley at 215-925-2800, ext. 140 or email heather@libertymuseum.org.

  1. Tiger Cub Scouts: How I Tell It

    This program will fulfill requirement 4d of the How I Tell It Achievement.

    Effective communication skills are important for people of all ages, as misunderstandings or conflicts can occur when we either don’t express ourselves clearly or we don’t listen to what the other person is saying. During this program, Scouts will discuss the importance of respectfully communicating with others to work through conflicts. They will discover heroes from around the world who used their communication skills to solve problems, and also engage in fun interactive exhibits, including our popular Shredder Machine and Friendship Box.

  2. Wolf Cub Scouts: Making Choices

    This program will fulfill requirements 12a – 12k of the Making Choices Achievement.

    We make choices every day. Sometimes they are so easy we don’t even realize we’ve made them! But other times, the choices we face are more difficult, and we turn to our parents, friends, teachers, scout leaders or other role models for guidance. We will introduce Scouts to some of the heroes honored in our Museum and discuss the tough choices they made in order to do the right thing. Scouts will then have the chance to make some decisions of their own, as they navigate through several animated adventures in our new Heroes of Character interactive exhibit.

  3. Bear Cub Scouts: What Makes America Special?

    This program will fulfill requirements 3a, 3b, and 3j of the What Makes America Special? Achievement.

    Over the course of our nation’s history, many people have worked together to protect our rights and ensure that our freedoms are expanded to include all of our citizens. In this program, your Scouts will discuss why they think America is special. They’ll learn about famous Americans who have contributed to improving our way of life, and then they’ll practice becoming “heroes of liberty” themselves!

  4. Bear Cub Scouts: Ways We Worship

    This program will fulfill ALL of the requirements for the Ways We Worship Achievement.

    There are many different religions in the world. Do your Scouts know that the United States was one of the first modern countries where everyone was free to practice the religion of their choice? Many heroes honored in our Museum have used their faith to make the world a better place. In this program, Scouts will focus on our Voyages gallery and discuss heroes who brought different religious groups together, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa and other peace seekers.

  5. Webelos Cub Scouts: Citizenship Activity Badge

    This program will fulfill requirements 1, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 of the Citizenship Activity Badge.

    As citizens of the United States, our freedoms come with both rights and responsibilities. For instance, freedom of speech gives us the right to speak our minds, but we also have the responsibility to use that freedom for the good of others in our community. We must treat these freedoms with great care. Another aspect of good citizenship is the concept of making a difference. We become good citizens in our schools, neighborhoods, and communities when we reach out to help others. Scouts will discuss the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship and explore ways to help their communities.

  • Complete this form to request a tour for your Scout Group. We will contact you to schedule your visit.

    *Required

Big Ideas for Little Learners: Exploring friendship through storytelling

Join us with your family, on Saturday, June 9 at 11am, for an engaging exploration of friendship, acceptance, respect, and kindness. Using puppets, props, and lots of imagination, author and illustrator Staci Schwartz will lead an interactive reading of her book, The New Bear on the Block. Your family will receive their very own signed copy of the book, along with a special Hide-and-Seek Adventure Map of the National Liberty Museum personally designed by Staci. Learn more.

Sound + Vision Exhibition on Display April 6 - June 10

Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual arts. Featuring the works of 29 artists and collaborative teams, Sound + Vision showcases figurative representations of instruments, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends. Learn more.

Learn about our exciting Closing Event for this exhibit.

Shown: Violin by Etai Rahmil. Photo by Steven Toney.

Screening of Landfill Harmonic, Friday, May 18, 6:30pm

In keeping with the theme of our current Sound + Vision Exhibit, NLM is screening Landfill Harmonic, the inspiring story of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. The film follows the orchestra's rise to fame, and their remarkable courage and perseverance as their already struggling community faces significant obstacles, including a natural disaster.
Learn more.

"Pay What You Wish" and Special Activities on Memorial Day

Honor, explore, and be inspired this Memorial Day. At the National Liberty Museum you’ll discover stories of both military heroes and ordinary citizens who contributed to preserving our country’s liberty. There are special activities for adults and children throughout the day, including military trivia and a creative kids' workshop. All activities are included with your "Pay What You Wish" admission. Learn more.

Art Workshops for Kids in May and June

Join us on various weekend days in May and June when we will be offering art workshops for kids in conjunction with our Sound + Vision Exhibit. Workshops are free with Museum admission. Preregistration is required. Check our Event Calendar for details.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In our next session, on Wednesday, June 6, our guest is Sheri E. Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College. Berman’s main interests are European politics and political history, democracy and democratization, globalization, and the history of the left. Her two books have examined the role played by social democracy in determining political outcomes in 20th-century Europe. Learn more and register day.

Young Heroes Award

This annual awards program, sponsored by TD Bank, recognizes young people who have taken leadership roles in their schools or communities to bring about positive social change. Each year we look for young people who have engaged in civic activities, promoted respectful resolutions to conflict, advocated for diversity, and much more. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more and nominate a deserving young person today.

Awards of Valor

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more