George Washington left a legacy of character and leadership that can inspire all scouts! Mount Vernon offers a variety of opportunities for boy and girl scouts to explore the past and increase their understanding of America’s first president!

Scouting Days: November 1, 2018 - February 15, 2019

All children that are Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Camp Fire Club members, in uniform or wearing an official pin, are admitted FREE to the estate. Two leaders from each group will receive discounted admission. Additional adults accompanying scouts will be charged the regular daytime admission fee.

During this time period the Pioneer Farm will not be staffed, however, we invite your troops to tour the Mansion, lay a wreath at the General's Tomb (must be reserved in advance by contacting our Reservations Office at 703-799-8688 or, and explore our state-of-the-art galleries and theaters in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center.

Resources for Scouts

Mount Vernon Scouting Booklet (PDF)
Scout Leaders can use the Mount Vernon Scouting Booklet to guide their group around the Estate and learn more about George Washington. Completion of the route included in the booklet will earn scouts the Mount Vernon Historic Trail patch and the George Washington: Pioneer Farmer patch.

Adventure Map (PDF)
Use the Adventure Map to engage younger scouts in a fun scavenger hunt around Mount Vernon – and earn a small prize for figuring out all the clues! Adventure Maps are also available at the Ford Orientation Center.

Brownie and Girl Scout Badge Activities (PDF)
These Mount Vernon related activities can help your Brownie or Girl Scout earn badges at their grade level. Badge activities are based on the 2016 Girl Scout Badge List.

Cub Scout and Boy Scout Badge Activities (PDF)
These Mount Vernon related activities can help your Cub or Boy Scout earn merit badges at their grade level. Merit badge activities are based on the most recent requirements by the Boy Scouts of America.

Mount Vernon Patches and Pins

Scouts can earn multiple patches and pins while visiting Mount Vernon. All patches and pins can be purchased at the Shops at Mount Vernon, either in-store or online. Available pins and patches, along with the required activities, are listed below. 

Mount Vernon Historic Trail Patch

Mount Vernon Historic Trail Patch

Earn this patch by exploring a historic trail that winds its way through the entire Mount Vernon estate. The Mount Vernon Scouting Booklet (available for PDF download above) challenges scouts with questions and stops along the route - finish the trail and become an expert on George Washington!

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