Girl Scout Badges

Museum Hours
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Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The History Museum on the Square is excited to announce its brand new Civics on the Square programming, which includes 8 civics-focused Girl Scout Badge Programs:

  • Good Neighbor
  • Celebrating Community
  • Inside Government
  • Playing the Past
  • Finding Common Ground
  • Behind the Ballot
  • Public Policy
  • Democracy for Girl Scouts

During these unique program experiences, scouts step back into history as they complete the requirements for their badge. Badge program prices vary. Scheduling prioritized for weekends during museum hours and Wednesday/Thursday evenings. Come explore a new way to earn your civics and citizenship themed badges at the History Museum on the Square!

AND, as a special promotion this month, any troop that calls to book their program in March will get to add the full museum access for FREE!

To request a Girl Scout Program, fill out the reservation form. We will contact you within three business days to follow up on or confirm your reservation. Follow up with questions, call 417-831-1976 or send an email to

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Badge Program

Badge Program prices vary

Girl Scout Badge Descriptions

Good Neighbor

In this 2 hour program, girl scouts will learn about what it means to be a good citizen in our community and a good neighbor to the people around them. They will also locate our famous local landmarks and learn about some famous Missourians.

(Daisy) Kindergarten/1st grade

Celebrating Community

In this 2 hour program, girl scouts will learn about community celebrations in Springfield and find out what our communities do to celebrate all the people in them. Together, we'll explore community symbols, songs and landmarks, and we’ll create our own community celebration. 

(Brownie) 2nd/3rd grade

Inside Government

In this 2-hour program, Girl Scouts will investigate what makes our government work, from local elections to the national branches of government, and how different laws affect their lives every day. They will also have the chance to interview a local historian about how Springfield has changed over the years.

(Junior) 4th/5th grade

Playing the Past

In this 2 hour program, girl scouts take on the persona of a famous local woman in history. They will get to dress up and learn what day-to-day life was like for local women throughout different periods of Springfield’s past.

(Junior) 4th/5th grade

Finding Common Ground

In this 2-hour program, Girl Scouts take a step back into 1836 to meet local woman Milly Sawyer and experience her brave journey to freedom, as well as discuss what it means to memorialize our diverse past and the best ways to honor different communities that have shaped Springfield.

(Cadette) 6th,7th,8th grade

Behind the Ballot

In this 3-hour program, in our partnership with League of Women’s Voters, Girl Scouts will learn everything there is to know about elections, both from the perspective of a candidate and a voter. They will explore women’s past voting obstacles and have a chance to campaign to be Springfield’s first female mayor!

(Senior) 9th/10th grade

Public Policy

In this 3-hour program, Girl Scouts will advocate for change and engage in activism as they consider what issues matter most to them. They will also have the opportunity to interact with local leaders to find out how to make the biggest impacts in their communities.

(Ambassador) 11th/12th grade

Democracy for Girl Scouts

In this 2-hour program, Girl Scouts will investigate what makes our government work, from local elections to the national branches of government. The girls will get a chance to pass a bill, be elected President, and act as a Supreme Court judge. This program is possible to customize for the unique make-up of multi-level troops.

(All Scouting Levels) K-12th grade