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    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »

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 insertion of the last piece of the Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial was completed on October 28, 1965. To learn more about the construction of the Gateway Arch click here. More...