Fall 2022 Programs are now available to preview on our new Active Mississauga system. Enrollment for programs will begin September 12 for residents and September 14 for non-residents.  Fall 2022 registered programs begin September 24.

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 $6.20 per child
2-hour programs are $6.45 per child

Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) does not apply to children and youth 14 years and under and persons with a disability. 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.

Location: Benares Historic House
Dates: September 2022 to June 2023
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

Location: Benares Historic House
Dates: September 2022 to June 2023
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.

Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: September 2022 to June 2023
Ages: Sparks, Rangers, Beavers, Venturer Scouts

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

Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: September 2022 to June 2023
Ages: Sparks, Rangers, Beavers, Venturer Scouts

Explore the traditions and customs of celebrations at home and around the world.

Location: Benares Historic House
Dates: November 2022 to February 2023
Ages: Guides, Beavers, Pathfinders

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

Location: Benares Historic House
Dates: November 2022 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.

Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: February 20, 2023 to April 7, 2023
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 are 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.

Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: September 2022 to June 2023
Ages: Sparks, Guides, Beavers, Pathfinders

Fees:

$48.85 per child plus HST
$24.70 per adult plus HST

The first two adults are free per group.