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    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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  • Due to the Industrial Rope Access Project at the Gateway Arch

    Visitors may enter the Arch at the south leg only. Tram rides to the top are still available, the observation deck at the top will have restrictions. Usual walking paths may be closed; please look for signage or a Ranger for walking directions.

Scout Programs

three boy scouts sit on bench in rotunda of Old Courthouse during scout workshop

Scout Programs
We've created a wide variety of FREE programs for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Programs are offered at the Museum of Westward Expansion and the Old Courthouse and are facilitated by national park service rangers. In addition, you'll receive a user-friendly Leader Activity Guide to help you prepare your scouts for their visit, provide information on meeting badge requirements, and suggested pre- and post-visit activities. Reservations for scout programs must be made at least a month in advance. 1-877-982-1410 or 314-982-1410

Click on the links below for our brochures with detailed information on all our programs.

2012-2013 Boy Scout Brochure
2012-2013 Girl Scout Brochure

Girl Scout Programs
(offered year-round)
Daisy Scouts--Fun and Games and Cooperation on the Trail
Brownies--Celebrating Community (Old Courthouse) and My Family Story (Arch)
Juniors--Inside Government (Old Courthouse) and Playing the Past (Arch)

Girl Scout Cadettes/Senior Interest Project Workshops
(space is limited; reservations required*)
Finding Common Ground
Monday, December 30, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, June 6, 2014 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Public Speaker
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Boy Scout Programs (offered year-round)
Tiger Cubs -- Fun & Games and Cooperation on the Trail
Wolf Cubs -- Native American Lore
Bear Cubs- The Past is Exciting and Important
Wolf/Bear Cubs - Native American LifeWebelos -- Scholars

Boy Scouts Merit Badge Workshops
(space is limited; reservations required*)
Law Merit Badge
Friday, December 27, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Friday, August 1, 2014 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Railroading Merit Badge
Saturday, January 11, 2014 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, June 9, 2014 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday June 11, 2014 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

American Heritage Merit Badge
Thursday, June 5, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Indian Lore Merit Badge
Monday, August 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly, make your reservations early.

Call-in reservations for the winter 2013 workshops begin October 1, 2013.

Call-in reservations for the spring and summer 2014 workshops begin January 2, 2014.

The reservation number is 877-982-1410 or 314-982-1410.

Did You Know?

The Old Courthouse

The Old Courthouse at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial was a gathering place for pioneers going west. It was also the site of several important nineteeth century trials which helped fuel major changes to the American way of life. To learn more about the Old Courthouse click here. More...