Saturday Mar 14 2015
Children's Program

Scouting Day 2015

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$10 for active Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts
$18 for adults with a Scout
FREE! children under 5 years of age
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Event At A Glance

Indoor & OutdoorIndoor & Outdoor
Around 2.5 hoursAround 2.5 hours

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Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Reservations: Required

Calling All Scouts!

Journey to Thomas Jefferson's iconic mountaintop home to earn a Monticello patch and enjoy our special tours and activity stations! Scouts and troop leaders are invited to take a private house tour and to explore Monticello's Griffin Discovery Room and exhibits including Crossroads, Making Monticello and To Try All Things. Scouts can test their skills at special activity stations designed to support learning about Jefferson and Science, Citizenship, and more. Drop-in activity stations will be open to participating scouts from 10AM - 3PM.  On this day, Monticello patches (pictured at right) will be on sale at the Monticello gift shop for $2.50 for scouts in uniform (a $2.00 savings). Please register in advance to secure your timed house tour ticket.

Bring your own lunch to eat in the picnic area or purchase from the Monticello café. Please wear Girl Scout USA, Boy Scouts of America, or other scouting organization's uniform or identifier. Programming for Scouting Day is geared for scouts of all ages. Tickets are non-refundable. Pre-registration is strongly suggested. All minors must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Please note: When purchasing Scouting Day tickets, you will be asked to reserve your group’s timed house tour slot. You must arrive at Monticello at least 30 minutes prior to your selected House Tour time to avoid missing your reserved tour. A Scouting Day ticket will give you access to activity stations any time between 10AM and 3PM; feel free to drop in before or after your morning or afternoon tour.

See photos from 2012’s Girl Scout Day at:



We are a scouting family who will be visiting for the first time (kids at least) this summer. I am super interested in what types of things they did for Scout Day and that your tour guide included for both a cub and boy scout.
Thanks for posting!


I would like to thank you for providing Scout Day at Thomas Jefferson Monticello. My Cub Scouts are working on their Youth Patriotism Award. I was most impressed when our tour guide for the home of Thomas Jefferson did his homework and incorported scout badges within this tour. As it turned out, he is an Eagle Scout. I have special thanks to the reservations department for ensuring our group had the same tour time for Thomas Jefferson's home, Kudos to them!!! Highlights from the scouts perspective are: writing with a quill, the games offered near Thomas Jefferson's home and all of the hands on activities at the Visitors Center.

Thanks again, we had a fantastic time
Mom of an Eagle Scout


We are excited for Scouting Day tomorrow! Tag any photos you take with #MonticelloScout - there should be LOTS worth photographing! Extra credit for anyone who uses a hashtag on a shot taken at the aerial photography station!


A quick thank-you to the nearly 400 scouts and troop leaders who came to today's event! We enjoyed ourselves and hope you did, too. So glad the rain held off for your special day! Stay tuned for our favorite Scouting Day photos and instructions for how you can share you own on our website and social media pages.


Hello, scouts! Be sure to wear your boots and slickers tomorrow; the forecast is calling for warm temperatures but rain throughout the day. With that in mind, we're moving some outdoor activities to covered spaces to help keep everyone comfortable. Rain or shine, we're looking forward to it!


Scouting Day is just one week from today! We're looking forward to the fun-filled day on the Mountain and are busy prepping activity stations for you and your scouts. Keep those fingers crossed for sunny skies and we'll see you on March 16!

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