Scouting Out the First Division Museum
The First Division Museum provides tremendous opportunities for scouts to build their confidence, character and a lifelong love of learning. The journey begins through the Main Exhibit Hall, where scouts go through the trenches of World War I, investigate an underground bunker, explore Omaha beach after D-Day, travel the jungles of Vietnam and much more! The eight major galleries of the First Division Museum cover military history from 1917-1991. In addition, there are 11 tanks outside the museum for scouts to explore and climb on.
Groups are encouraged to explore the Main Exhibit Hall with their chaperones. No reservations are needed for self-guided and chaperoned groups.
In addition to the First Division Museum, the grounds of Cantigny offer a host of activities for scouts that include hiking trails, garden walks and the Robert R. McCormick Museum. There are also places for camping and picnicking. The parking fee is waived for scouting groups who make a reservation two weeks in advance and come in uniform.
For more information on scouting opportunities and activities at the First Division Museum, please contact Melissa Tyer at 630.260.8274 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on scouting opportunities and activities at Cantigny Park, please contact Jill Bonniwell at 630.260.8162 or email her at email@example.com.
Cub Scout and Girl Scout Overnights
Join us at the First Division Museum and spend the night in a WWI trench, on the beaches of Normandy, or in the jungles of Vietnam. Take part in our incredibly fun and family-friendly Cub Scout and Girl Scout Overnight program.
- Guided Tours of the Main Exhibit Hall
- Flashlight Tour of the Tank Park
- Dress like a Soldier
- Parent-Child Activities
Cub Scouts: Build your own Tank and Camouflage a Boonie Hat
Girl Scouts: Create a Victory Garden and Rosie the Riveter Bandana
- Watch a Movie on our Big Screen
- Dinner and Breakfast the Next Day Provided, Plus a Late Night Snack
The cost of the overnight is $50 per person and there is a minimum of 40 people per group. All Scouts must be accompanied by a chaperone.
To schedule an overnight date or for more information, please contact Melissa Tyer at 630.260.8274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.