Heritage Village Scout Programs

Girl Scout


Manners - Try It
Girls will learn appropriate ways to talk to and introduce people, for Americans and other cultures. They will proceed into the ballroom to learn place settings, table manners and discuss eating customs in active, hands-on ways. The scouts will demonstrate these new skills while snacking on juice and cookies.

FEE: $5.00 per girl 1 hour
  $3.00 per leader  
  $6.00 each additional adults  

Listening to the Past - Try It
Travel back in time almost 200 years to learn about the Kemper Family from Walnut Hills. The scouts will discover the importance of sharing stories as they listen to true family stories of Mr. and Mrs. Kemper and their 15 children, listen to family stories from not too long ago, and then share their own stories. The girls will get a hands-on lesson about some of the chores that the Kemper children were responsible for and compare them to their own responsibilities. There will be a chance to play games of that time period.

FEE: $5.00 per girl 1 ½ hour
  $3.00 per leader  
  $6.00 each additional adults  

Junior Girl Scouts

Architecture Badge
Build an understanding and interest in architecture by visiting 4 of the Village buildings. Each one has a different architectural design and history to go with it. Compare these American styles to architectural styles from other parts of the world.

FEE:$12.00 per girl2½ hours
 $4.00 per leader 
 $6.00 each additional adults 

Boy Scouts Cub Scouts

Tiger Cubs

Tiger Cubs – Making My Family Special
We all know how special our own families are, but why. Tiger Cubs will visit homes and buildings common to the 1800s to discover how families lived and what children, just like them, did. Common chores of the past become real by lifting, carrying and fetching, and then we compare to our chores today. Just a bit different!! There is also opportunity to see what kinds of fun boys had.

Bear Cubs

What Makes America Special
The 1800s were full of growth and change in the United States. During this time, Ohio went from being a brand new state to being in the middle of the expanding country. During the 90 minute program, Bear Cubs will be going into buildings built during this time of Ohio’s history to see where changes took place in the communities, home life, and inventions.

Opportunities available for people in the United States were never greater than during the 1800s and this will be seen through the improvements in communication via Samuel Morse and the Morse code activity. They will also hear about other important Americans such as Reverend James Kemper and Dr. Henry Langdon, 2 historical figures of Cincinnati’s history.

Wolf Cubs

Knowing Your Home and Community
Every family has certain rules and responsibilities so that together, each family member helps in the successful home. It’s not all work, though, there is time to play. These things haven’t changed in hundreds of years. Your Wolf Cubs will discover many of the household chores that children of the 1800s did. Did we say ‘discover household chores’?

We mean that they will be doing some of the daily chores of their 19th century counterparts! But, as we said, it’s not all work. They will also have the opportunity to play a couple of common games and with toys that a boy can make himself.

American Heritage Girls American Heritage Girls

Social Skills and Etiquette

Listening to the Past
How can we listen to the past? This can be done by using our eyes to look at living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms of families in the 1800s. (Did I say ‘bathrooms’?!) We can also use our hands to pick up and examine artifacts, tools and games representing everyday life from that time period.

The Kemper family of Walnut Hills, c. 1804, serve as models of home life through their log house and stories passed down.