Scout Day

Sun Apr 2, 2023
11:00am to 3:00pm ET
Age: 6 and up
Price: $10 per scout
USS Constitution Museum

Join the Scouts in the Charlestown Navy Yard for Scout Day–a special day of activities just for BSA Scouts and Girl Scouts. Scouts will learn about life at sea in 1812 and life in the Navy today, all while meeting requirements for scout rank advancement badges.

Explore the Museum and Ship, stopping at different activity stations throughout the Navy Yard. There will be something for all ages, so come as a scout, a family, or as a troop. All registered scouts will receive a special USS Constitution Museum Scout Day patch.

Activities include:

  • Tour USS Constitution, a national landmark. Don’t forget to bring your troop’s American flag to fly on board and fold with a Navy crew member.
  • Build and race a ship out of household materials in our Ship Design Challenge.
  • Join in knot-tying challenges and 1812 sailor games.
  • Try the “Paint a battle” and “Make a Captain’s Hat” maker stations.
  • Participate in a mock 1812 gun drill.
  • Meet USS Constitution’s active-duty Navy crew.
  • Write a letter of encouragement to a new Navy recruit in boot camp.

A full list of activities and related badge requirements is coming soon. Please note, the Museum will provide evidence of completed activities, but will not provide any merit badges at this event. 

To register scout(s) for this event, please complete the form below. Questions? Contact the Education team at

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.