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Guide and Scout programs

Our Guide and Scout programs feature historic cooking and crafts and tours of heritage houses. These programs are offered evenings and weekends at Bradley Museum or Benares Historic House.

Book a Guide or Scout program

Fees

1.5 hour programs are $6.15 per child
2 hour programs are $6.40 per child

No tax for children 12 and under. Up to six adults are included for free per group. Separate fees apply for the overnight program.

Program descriptions

Explore how museums use research, artifact collections and programming to share local history through a series of interactive activities which will take participants around the museum in a scavenger hunt style game.

Attendance: In-person
Location: Benares Historic House
Dates: September 2021 to June 2022
Ages: Sparks, Rangers, Beavers, Venturer Scouts

Learn about the effect of WWI on the Canadian home front, the importance of remembrance and how you can impact the fight for peace across the word through a series of hands-on activities

Attendance: In-person
Location: Benares Historic House
Dates: September 2021 to June 2022
Ages: Sparks, Rangers, Beavers, Venturer Scouts

Try your hand at activities that were essential to an early settler family including lighting a fire, mending your own clothing and growing your own food.

Attendance: In-person
Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: September 2021 to June 2022
Ages: Sparks, Rangers, Beavers, Venturer Scouts

Explore the Bradley site on both a letterboxing and geocaching quest using a compass and map and a GPS device to navigate the Bradley site searching for hidden letterboxes and caches.

Attendance: In-person
Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: September 2021 to June 2022
Ages: Sparks, Rangers, Beavers, Venturer Scouts

Explore the traditions and customs of winter celebrations from around the world.

Attendance: In person
Location: Benares Historic House
Dates: November 2021 to December 2022
Ages: Guides, Beavers, Pathfinders

Compare how Christmas traditions have changed and stayed the same from the 1830s to today.

Attendance: In person
Location: Benares Historic House
Dates: November 2021 to December 2022
Ages: Sparks, Guides, Beavers, Pathfinders

Discover how maple syrup is made from start to finish and compare the maple sugaring traditions of Indigenous communities, Early Settlers and modern maple sugar bushes.

Attendance: In person
Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: February 22, 2022 to April 8, 2022
Ages: Sparks, Rangers, Beavers, Venturer Scouts

Arrive on a Friday or Saturday night for a sleepover at the Log Cabin. A pizza dinner and access to our fire pit is provided on the night of your arrival. The next morning, participants make a pancake breakfast and enjoy a program in the Bradley House. After the program, museum staff will cook a hot dog lunch with participants over the fire. All participants and leaders will receive a Log Cabin Overnight Crest.

Attendance: In person
Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: January to June 2022
Ages: Sparks, Guides, Beavers, Pathfinders

Fees:

$48.25 per child plus tax
$24 per adult plus tax

First two adults are free per group.