Both Boy and Girl Scout troops can experience a variety of fun this year just for them at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge. The museum — that takes visitors on a unique journey into the history of American crime, crime solving and our country's justice system — has a lineup of special events just for Scouts. Troop leaders, take note and consider organizing a fun out-of-town group adventure with your Scouts.
“We are always excited to host events and activities for scouting troops,” says Rachael Penman, director of artifacts and exhibits at Alcatraz East Crime Museum. “The events offer the troops a chance to bond, learn and have some fun. We have programs that give them a chance to explore and earn badges, too,” she adds.
BOY SCOUT APPRECIATION DAYS
Boy Scout Appreciation Days take place Feb. 8 – 9 and March 14 – 15. On these days, all Boy Scouts who visit the attraction in their scouting uniforms or provide proof of Scout membership will receive a discounted admission rate of $12 (plus tax). The rate also applies to Troop leaders, chaperones or other attendees accompanying a Scout. Boy Scouts who attend will receive a special Alcatraz East participation badge.
For more info about Boy Scout programs at the museum and to make reservations, click HERE.
GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS
There are three specific offerings for Girl Scouts this year:
Detective and Special Agent Badge Program
This program allows troop members to earn a scouting badge in the respective categories. The program fee is $15 (plus tax) and includes museum entrance with activities that meet all requirements to earn the badges. Program dates are Saturdays, April 25, May 30, Oct. 10 and Nov. 14.
Girl Scout Appreciation Days
These days take place April 25 -26 and May 16 – 17. Admission is $12 (plus tax) for Girl Scouts in uniform or with proof of Scout membership. Each Scout will receive a special Alcatraz East participation badge.
Girl Scout Sleepover
Scouts can spend the night at the museum filled with badge-earning opportunities, a top detective scavenger hunt, the showing of a detective movie, food and more. Scouts will receive the Alcatraz East participation badge. Sleepovers take place Saturdays, May 16 and Nov. 7. The rate is $35 (plus tax) for Scouts, troop leaders and additional chaperones. The sleepovers are female-only events. No male chaperones, parents or siblings are allowed to participate in any part of the program.
For more info about Girl Scout programs at the museum and to make reservations, click HERE.
Open 365 days a year, Alcatraz East Crime Museum is located at 2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge. Call 865-453-3278 or visit alcatrazeast.com.