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The Lyceum Alexandria's History Museum
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Scout Programs

Programs for Boy and Girl Scouts

Boy and Girl Scout troops are welcome to reserve a school program (minimum payments and reservation requirements still apply) or enjoy a self-guided visit to the museum during regular museum hours.  Complimentary copies of our Family History Hunt are available at The Lyceum's reception desk.  Lyceum patches are available for purchase in the museum shop. 

How to Schedule a Reserved Program:  Contact the Education Coordinator at 703.746.4994 for more information.

Former Girl Scout PanelDaisies & Brownies: Her Story: Women in Action - March 8, 2014 - SOLD OUT

This program is geared toward Girl Scout Brownies and older Girl Scout Daisies, ages 6 and up. Girls and adults will participate in hands-on activities and a service project. Click here to download our suggested connections to the National Program Portfolio.

Celebrate women and learn about issues important to women and girls in your community at this special Women's History Month event! There will be four activity stations. A panel of former Girl Scouts will share their memories of Girl Scouting and how scouting empowered them. Participants will learn about Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of American Girl Scouting, by looking at a timeline of her life. Girls and adults will then add their own future goals to the timeline. Alexandria's Department of Community and Human Services is sponsoring two activity stations to help Brownies learn about important women's issues.

  • At the “Healthy Relationships” station, participants will decorate a Peace Tree. The scouts will write positive words on lip and hand cutouts which will symbolize their promise not to say hurtful things, or to use their hands to hurt others. Each troop will be able to take their Peace Tree home with them.
  • At another station, participants learn about Alexandria's Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. As a service project, they will decorate pink ribbon cutouts which will be collected to decorate the Walk.
    Peace Tree 

Girls and adults will be divided into small groups to visit the activity stations during this program; larger troops may be subdivided into different groups during the program.

Participants are asked to bring an item to donate to the Alexandria Domestic Violence Safehouse; a list of suggested items will be provided before the event.

When:  Saturday, March 8, 2014, 3:00 – 4:10 p.m.

Fees:  $6 per Scout, $6 per Adult

How to Register: Her Story is now full; registration is closed.

Additional Information: Please contact the Lyceum's Education Coordinator at 703.746.4994 to be added to the mailing list for future scout programming.

Interested in doing more while you are in Alexandria?: Older scouts might enjoy participating in Swordsmen’s Rendezvous on March 8 at nearby Gadsby's Tavern MuseumClick here to learn more about this special event. 

Seniors, Cadettes, Ambassadors: Volunteer Opportunities

The Lyceum is owned and operated by the City of Alexandria; volunteering will fulfill requirements for Local Government volunteer hours

Other volunteer opportunities for special events may occur periodically during the year. Contact the Education Coordinator at 703.746.4994 for more information.


Her Story: Women in Action for Brownie Girl Scouts - March 8, 2014 

We are looking for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts to help with our special event for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies, Her Story: Women in Action.

Youth volunteer tasks may include:

  • Leading groups of Daisies and Brownies around Lecture hall to “stations” during each program;
  • Assisting presenters as they speak with Girl Scout Daisy and Brownie groups;
  • Helping with simple hands-on activities;
  • Helping visitors in museum exhibition galleries and other event support.

How to Volunteer: Contact the Education Coordinator at 703.746.4994 to volunteer or for more information.


Clio's Kids Summer Camp - July 29-31, 2014 

We are looking for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts to be Junior Counselors for our summer camp, Clio's Kids, July 23-25, 2013.

Volunteer tasks may include:

  • Assisting campers and staff with activities, such as crafts, snack, and other hands-on activities;
  • Helping with set-up and break down of camp activities before, during, and after the camp day;
  • Accompanying campers on off-site field trips;
  • Participating in counselor training before camp.

The camp day runs 9:00 a.m. to noon; Junior Counselors will arrive early and stay after camp to prepare for and clean up each day.

How to Volunteer: Contact the Education Coordinator at 703.746.4994 for information about how to apply.

The Lyceum:
Alexandria's History Museum
201 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Fax: 703.838.4997

Museum Hours
Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
.Admission - $2.00

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
by appointment only