Scout Groups

Girl Scout Quilt Project

Girl Scout groups wishing to do a quilt and banner project can use the following two resources to help them make a quilt square that reflects the history of Carmel. Each of the patterns included is representative of an aspect of Carmel history (agriculture, school, indigenous animals, medicine, and culture).

For the sample quilt and patterns for a historic schoolhouse quilt square, see the document Schoolhouse.

Boy and Girl Scout troops are invited to come to the Monon Depot Museum for a Scout activity. The program usually lasts about an hour and includes a museum tour and an activity. Scout tours are offered April through October and begin at 6:30 p.m.The CCHS Scout Programs meet the following objectives:

Tiger Scouts:

Achievement 1 G: Go to a library, historical society, museum, old farm, or historical building, or visit an older person in your community. Discover how family life was the same and how it was different many years ago.
Achievement 2F: Look at a map of your community with your adult partner
Making Decorations: Make a decoration with your family or with your den. Display it or give it to someone as a gift.

Wolf Scouts
Achievement 4f: Visit an important place in your community, such as a historic or government location. Explain why it is important.

Bear Scouts
Achievement 3c: Find out something about the old homes near where you live. Go and see two of them.
Achievement 3d: Find out where places of historical interest are located in or near your town or city. Go and visit one of them with your family or
Achievement 8a: Visit your library or newspaper office. Ask to see back issues of newspapers or an almanac. (The CCHS is the only source for newspapers from the late 1800s and early 1900s.)
Achievement 8e: Find out some history about your community.

  1. a. Look up your state on a U.S. map. What other states touch its borders?
  2. b. Find your city or town on a map of your state. How far do you live from the state capital?

Webelos Scouts
Scholar 9: Trace through history the different kinds of schools. Tell how our present public school system grew out of these early schools.
Activities: Get a map or timetable from a railroad, bus line, airline, subway, or light rail. The line should serve the place where you live or near where you live. Look up some places it goes.

Boy Scouts Merit Badges
Railroading 8b: Railfanning Visit a railroad museum, historical display, or a prototype railroad-sponsored public event. With permission, photograph, videotape, or sketch items of interest. Explain what you saw and describe your photos, sketches, or videotape.

Signaling: 2. Send and receive in the International Morse Code, by buzzer or other sound device, a complete message of not less than 35 words, at a rate of not less than 35 letters per minute.

Citizenship in the Community 2.3: On a map of your community, locate and point out historical or other interesting points

Cost is $10 per troop/den of Scouts. General admission to them Monon Depot Museum is free. To schedule a Scout tour, contact us at When making a request for a Scout tour, please indicate the Scout level of the group and which activities/electives you would like to meet.