Girl Scout Programs at Dumbarton House


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By DullesMoms, Jan 2018

As a true reflection of what life was like in the earliest days of our nation’s capital, the Federal period architecture, furniture, and art collection of Dumbarton House makes for a fun opportunity to crawl back in time!

Built in 1799, Dumbarton House serves as the headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America and seeks to promote the preservation our nation’s history through events and programming perfect for both Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts. Offering five different day or overnight programs, scouts can work towards badge requirements and earn their own Dumbarton House patch.

Check out the 2017-2018 Girl Scout offerings below and click here to learn more:

Inspired Painter (Brownies): Day or Overnight
Brownies will create their own artwork using inspiration from the 18th- and 19th-centuries!

Drawing Dumbarton (Juniors): Day or Overnight
Using a variety of 200-year-old objects from around the museum, Juniors will practice drawing still life images with various shading and perspective techniques!

Bygone Games (Brownies): Day or Overnight
This Brownie adventure includes a tour of the museum and opportunities to play games from the period, with a chance to recreate one of the games from the past!

Playing the Past (Brownies): Day or Overnight
Juniors will learn how girls lived during the Federal Period and have a chance to write with a quill, pen, play games, and end the day with a tea party!

At Ease with Etiquette (Brownies & Juniors): Day
Learn the ins and outs of etiquette with a day of practice! Both Brownies and Juniors will enjoy a tea party and museum tour as they work towards earning the Making Friends or Social Butterfly Badge!

Dumbarton House is located at Q St. NW, Washington, DC 20007.

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Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last-minute cancellations; always confirm by calling/clicking.


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