Programs & Tours

Programs & Tours

Scout Programs

Educational Programs for Scouts

The History Center has a variety of programs and tours to help Scout groups meet badge requirements.

Girl Scouts

Brownies: "Celebrating Community" and "My Family Story" badges

Juniors: "Playing the Past" badge

Cadettes and Seniors:  "Book Artist" and "Textile Artist" badges

Boy Scouts

American Cultures: Requirement 1: Go to a museum to see a program or exhibit featuring one group’s traditions. (Powhatan Indian program and/or current exhibits)

American Heritage: Requirement 2: Select two individuals from American History (Go Figure: History Makers in Richmond program); Requirement 4: National Register of Historic Places, research, mapping, town history, visit a historic walk (Wickham House tour, various Richmond History Tours)

Architecture: Requirement 1: Tour your community, select an architectural achievement (Greek by Design program , Richmond History Tours –Ancients in Our Neighborhood, Monument Avenue, etc.)

Citizenship in the Community: Requirement 2: Map your community (Richmond History Tours: City Center walk); Requirement 3: Choose one of the issues discussed and choose an opinion (Attend a Community Conversation on a given topic – see website); Requirement 7: Choose a charitable organization (Visit to the VRHC)

Citizenship in the Nation: Requirement 2: Visit a Historic Landmark (The VRHC and/or Wickham House) or tour your state capitol (Richmond History Tours: City Center walk)

Collections: Requirement 3: Demonstrate your knowledge of preserving and displaying your collection (History Mystery program); Requirement 8: Find out about career opportunities in Collecting (Curator tour and discussion at the VRHC. Tour the Valentine Richmond History Center once renovations are complete to look at the many collections housed!

Indian Lore: Requirement 1: Give a history of one American Tribe (Powhatan Indians program); Requirement 2: Visit a museum to see Indian artifacts (Visit the VRHC); Requirement 3: Learn three games played by the group or tribe, learn about food preparation, give a demonstration of hunting, fishing (Powhatan Indians program); Requirement 4: The Powhatan program can assist with background for this requirement

Sculpture:Requirement 2: Visit a museum and/or artist’s studio (Visit the VRHC and Edward Valentine Sculpture Studio; Participate in Sculpture programs once renovations are complete!

For reservations and more information, call (804) 649-0711 ext. 317 or