The dynamic living history environment of Coggeshall Farm Museum is the perfect setting for youth of all ages to explore late 18th-century New England history, nature, animal science, and more! Check back regularly as we update this page with new and exciting Scout programs in the future.
Playing the Past Badge Program
Step into the past at Coggeshall Farm Museum. Learn how girls of the 1790s would have lived, worked, and played by exploring our 18th-century living history museum, and earn your Playing the Past badge with our history educators. Junior Girl Scouts will earn their Playing the Past badge at the end of this program.
- Play popular historic 18th-century games
- Participate in seasonal farm or animal chores
- Cook Johnny Cakes on the historic hearth or firepit – a colonial Rhode Island favorite
- Try your hand at classic historical crafts
- Write a letter to the future as an 18th-century farm girl
$13 per participating scout
$10 per participating sibling (no badge)
FREE for parents, nonparticipating siblings, and troop leaders
This program is two hours long and includes a snack (Johnny cakes). This program can be booked Wednesday – Friday after school. Select weekend dates may be available by request.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book.
Scout Days at Coggeshall give you and your troop a chance to get up close and personal with history on our 18th-century salt marsh tenant farm. Scout Days are designed to fulfill some badge requirements and experience children’s history through hands-on workshops, tours, and programming. Upcoming Scouting Events include:
Please check back at a later date for days and details!
Scout troops are also welcome to join us for one of our field trip programs! Troop leaders can choose between self-guided visits or grade-specific programs like:
- Our Big Backyard (Pre-K and Kindergarten)
- Strong Roots (3rd Grade)
- Who Tells Your Story? (4th and 5th Grades)
Learn more about field trips here.