Cub Scout and Girl Scout Programs at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site can offer your pack,den, or troop a variety of ways to fulfill requirements, elective adventures or weekend badge workshops by visiting the museum.

Cub Scout Programs

Texas Badge

1 hour program offered on weekends for all Cub Scout levels to earn the Cub Scout Texas badge (See Requirements). The cost is $2/scout for the program, with the option to tour the museum afterwards at discounted admission prices.

Other Options to Fulfill Adventure Requirements

Tiger - Stories in Shapes (Elective Adventure)
Requirement #1. Visit an art gallery or a museum, explore an art website, or visit your library.

Wolf - Collections and Hobbies (Elective Adventure)
Requirement #3A. Visit a show or museum that displays different collections or models.

Bear - Paws for Action (Duty to Country) (Required Adventure)
Requirement #2. Do at least one of the following:
A. Find out about two famous Americans. Share what you learned.
B. Find out where places of historical interest are located in or near your community, town, or city. Go and visit one of them with your family or den.

Webelos/AOL - Adventures in Science (Elective Adventure)
Requirement #2. Visit a museum, a college, a laboratory, an observatory, a zoo, an aquarium, or other facility that employs scientists. Prepare three questions ahead of time, and talk to a scientist about his or her work. (San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site employs an archeologist and a collections manager, both of whom have strong science backgrounds).

Girl Scout Programs

Daisy - Outdoor Art Maker
Get ready to explore the outdoors and use what you see and hear to make different kinds of art projects in this fast-paced badge workshop.

  • Program length: 1 hour
  • Cost: $2/girl, minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 15

Brownie - Bugs
Draw a bug poster, try a bug craft, identify some of the bugs near the museum, make a model of a bug house, and take a short bug hike on our interpretive trails!

  • Program length: 1 hour
  • Cost: $5/girl, minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 15

Brownie - Letterboxer
Learn about letterboxing, make your own stamp, follow clues to find a real letterbox, and create your own letterbox for another group to find!

  • Program length: 1.5 hours
  • Cost: $5/girl, minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 15

Junior - Playing the Past
Research some of the women who lived in Austin’s colony, learn about clothing from the 1820s and 1830s, try your hand at pioneer chores and crafts, and play with some of our historic toys. Present what you’ve learned through a skit at the end of the program.

  • Program length: 2 hours
  • Cost: $10/girl, minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 10

Cadette - Book Artist
Did you know that San Felipe de Austin was home to one of the earliest printing presses in Texas? Learn about printing and book binding, and try your hand at making several of your own paper creations.

  • Program length: 2.5 hours
  • Cost: $15/girl, minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 10

Adventure requirement or badge workshop you’re looking for not listed? Contact Eleanor Stoddart at Eleanor.Stoddart@thc.texas.gov or at 979-885-2181 (ext. 2) to see what we may be able arrange. We are also open to working with older boys on Eagle Scout projects and older girls on Silver or Gold Award projects.