Soldiers & Sailors is an interactive and engaging museum located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Our mission is to remember and teach about the sacrifices of ordinary Western Pennsylvanians who served our nation during extraordinary times. By completing a try-it badge, or interest project at Soldiers & Sailors, Girl Scouts of all ages will learn how to be patriotic citizens and will become better scouts.
Brownie & Junior Girl Scouts
(Programs altered to fit age level)
Wave the Flag / United We Stand
Brownies and Juniors will experience an interactive tour of Soldiers & Sailors and creatively decorate their own five-pointed stars, all while learning about the history of our nation’s flag.
Citizen Near and Far / Model Citizen
A good scout makes a great citizen. After a tour of the museum’s 39 exhibits, Brownies & Juniors will write letters to U.S. soldiers overseas and will participate in other citizenship-building activities.
Listening to the Past / Local Lore
Girls learn about famous local heroes & heroines such as Dog Jack and G.I. Joe, and can create old-fashioned yarn dolls while listening to music from America’s glorious past.
Cadette / Senior Girl Scouts
Soldiers & Sailors is one of only 2 local museums offering the Museum Discovery Interest Project. Girls will experience a special tour led by our curator and will see the inside workings of a museum/historic landmark. Other activities include designing your own museum and learning about possible careers in public history.
Scouts will participate in a flag folding ceremony demonstration and will learn the history of “The Star Spangled Banner”. Girls will write letters to soldiers overseas and design their own patriotic logo.
Women Through Time
One of our most popular programs. Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts tour the museum, focusing on women’s contributions during conflict. After completing an interactive scavenger hunt in our “Women’s Exhibit” the girls will listen to a first-hand oral history account from local women veterans.
To schedule a program contact Tim Neff at 412.621.4253 ext. 219