For Scouts

The Johnson County Museum offers a variety of programs that meet badge requirements for both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Programs take place at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park or the Lanesfield Historic Site in Edgerton, KS. To schedule your group, please call 913-715-2570 or email us!

Special Events for Scouts

Night at the Museum -- Scout Edition!

Uncover afteFour Girl Scouts posing in front of a crime scene backdrop at the museum's Scout Night programr-hours fun! Spend an evening at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center exploring art, history and community while unraveling a series of clues to "escape" at night’s end. Perfect for both Girl and Boy Scouts! The event lasts from 6pm - 9pm.

Fee: $12 per person. 

2023 Dates: 

  • January 13
  • February 24
  • May 12
  • October 13
  • December 8

If interested, please complete this form. For questions, please call 913- 715-2570 to reserve your spot! 

Scout Programs @ the Arts and Heritage Center

K and 1st Grade

ThStudents working together on a puzzleank You Community Helpers

 What is a community and who are the helpers? Play an active game and work together to solve puzzles as your class learns  about the real people who help in Johnson County. Includes a kid-friendly tour of the signature exhibition Becoming Johnson County and exploration time in KidScape. (Approximately 2 hours)

Fee: $7 per Scout and $6 per adult


2nd Grade and Up

History DetectivesHistory Detectives 

Put on your white gloves and grab your clipboards! Use your observational and critical thinking skills as you evaluate a mystery object from the past. Includes a kid-friendly tour of the signature exhibition Becoming Johnson County and exploration time in KidScape. (Approximately 2 hours)

 Fee: $7 per Scout and $6 per adult

Image of the items kids use to make a map of their community: blocks, ribbons, yarn, pom pomsCommunity Planners Challenge  

Students watch the story of Johnson County unfold, then work together to create a city of their dreams! Working in small groups, students choose a mayor and plan roads, buildings, landscapes, and special places.  Includes a kid-friendly tour of the signature exhibition Becoming Johnson County and exploration time in KidScape.(Approximately 2 hours)

Fee: $7 per Scout and $6 per adult


Scout Programs @ Lanesfield Historic Site

Image of family, outside the Lanesfield School, holding a sign with the time they finished the EscapScandal in the Schoolhouse:
Escape Room 

Solve the mystery of the missing schoolmarm -- use your detective skills and teamwork to find out what’s happened to Ms. Harley! This is scheduled in groups of  2-8 people.  Recommended for ages 10+. Someone in the party must be 18 or older. (Approximately 1 hour)

Fee: $50 for 2 people, $20 per person for 3-8 people. Pre-registration is required at least one week prior to visit.                                                       

Eyes ForwardLanesfield Farm Family Program 

Students experience what it was like to be a child in 1904 -- from life on the farm and completing chores to the challenges of lessons inside the one-room schoolhouse led by a costumed school teacher. (Approximately 2 hours)

 Fee: $4 per child (20 minimum)