Scouting Programs

Calling all troop leaders

Seaport Slumbers are an excellent group activity for your troop. Cub scouts may also earn their "Finding Your Way" adventure loop and pin during any of our Seaport Slumbers.

For more information, or to schedule a visit, program, or Seaport Slumber for your troop, please contact Melania Majowicz at 215-413-8663 or


Scout Slumbers

Slumbers include hands-on activities, gallery and ship exploration, evening snack and continental breakfast. All children participating will receive a souvenir activity patch.

Cub Scouts may earn their "Finding Your Way" Adventure Loop and Pin during this slumbers. Activities included in the overnight meet the requirements for the Maps and Compass Belt Loop. Please remember that Scouts will receive verification that they completed the requirements, however, Independence Seaport Museum does not provide the belt loops. 

$50 per person. A 30 person minimum is required to reserve the night. Dates are flexible and can be arranged to accommodate your group!

Cub Scouts

Navigation Program
Our cub scout program offers scouts an opportunity to gain their navigation loop through fun activities throughout our Museum. Cub scouts learn all about maps, including how to draw a compass rose and a map to scale. They also learn to be adept at using a compass by completing a scavenger hunt through the Museum with only a compass to guide their way.

Boy Scouts

Woodworker Program
The woodworker program teaches scouts learn how to use traditional woodworking tools and what it is like to work in our Workshop on the Water. Our woodworker program includes hands-on activities where scouts make a tool box, using traditional woodworking methods. 

Girl Scouts

Playing the Past Program
In playing the past program, scouts go back in history and discover what it's like to be an immigrant coming to Philadelphia at the turn of the century. While pretending to be an immigrant to Philadelphia, they learn about the hardships of travelling to a new world with your family and becoming and American.

Woodworker Program 
Girl scouts participating in our woodworker badge experience what it is like to work in our very own Workshop on the Water. Scouts learn all the basics to woodworking while creating their own tool box. Please note that this is a day program only.  

Wonders of Water
Girl Scouts will learn about healthy waterways and investigate the impact that humans have on marine habitats and solutions on how to help. Strategies will be learned that can be passed on to friends and communities, making Girl Scouts ambassadors of clean and healthy waterways.  

All programs include a tour of our two historic ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, and our overnight programs also include a complimentary late-night snack and breakfast. Most programs can be adapted to day programs. 

For additional information about registration and costs, please call 215-413-8663 or email