Girl Scouts

Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

Travellers Rest is making history fun with unique and exciting Girl Scout programs that combine heritage learning with badge earning! In ourLEARN IT & EARN IT series, Girl Scouts can participate in programs designed to complete the requirements for badges like Social Butterfly, Scribe, and Playing the Past.  Meanwhile, our JUST FOR FUN programs welcome all Girl Scouts to participate in events designed just for them! These programs combine learning, fun, and community! Additionally, we offer self-guided scavenger hunts that can be scheduled anytime throughout the year and include a tour of the historic house. Got an idea of your own…put our 20 years of education programming experience to work and customize your own Scout program! Reservations requried, some programs require a minimum number – for more information or to make a reservation please contact the Education Department at tonya@historictravellersrest.org or (615)832-8197 ext. 15

Just for FUN Girl Scout Programs at Travellers Rest:

Lanterns & Legends

Join us for an evening of early 19th century amusements by candlelight at the oldest historic home in Nashville! We’ll amuse ourselves with the evening parties of long ago – from drawing silhouettes, to dancing a jig, and even sharing spooky stories by the fire. Imagine a time without video games, television and computers – it mights be more fun than you could ever believe!

Date: January 25, 2020
Time: 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Cost: $14.00 per Scout/ $8.00 per Adult/ TR badge is $2.00 extra
Location: Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum; 636 Farrell Pkwy; Nashville, TN 37220
Contact:  For more information or to make a reservation contact Tonya Staggs at tonya@historictravellersrest.org or call (615) 832-8197 Ext 15.
Age Level:  D, B, J, C, S, A


 

 

Sugarplums & Stockings: A Not-Quite Holiday Overnight at Travellers Rest

Travel through time to a Christmas past and enjoy the festivities of an early Tennessee Christmas at Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum.  Learn how the Christmas traditions of today came to be and join in the evening festivities of dancing the Virginia Reel, tasting delicious holiday treats, listening to stories by the fire, creating a handmade victorian gift cone, write with a quill pen and making a 19th century toy.  Join us for a festive frolic through Christmas past at Nashville’s oldest historic house museum.

Date: December 14, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Cost: $14.00 per Scout / $8.00 per Adult / TR badge $2.00 extra
Location: Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum; 636 Farrell Pkwy; Nashville, TN 37220
Contact:  For more information or to make a reservation contact Tonya Staggs at tonya@historictravellersrest.org or call (615) 832-8197 Ext 15.
Age Level:  D, B, J, C, S, A


 

 

Travellers Rest Learn It and Earn It

The “Learn It & Earn It” programs give Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn badges in a fun and unique historic setting at Nashville’s oldest historic house museum.  In addition to earning Girl Scout badges, Scouts will also receive the newly designed Travellers Rest patch.  Keep an eye on the website for new programs being added throughout the year, but in the meantime here’s the current list of Girl Scout badge earning programs at Travellers Rest:

  • “In Her Shoes” – A Junior Badge Earning Program for Playing the Past – TBA
  • “Inkwells & Imagination” – A Junior Badge Earning Program for Scribe – March 28, 2020
  • “Miss Austen’s Manners” – A Junior Badge Earning Program for Social Butterfly – August 22, 2020

 

 

“In Her Shoes”

A Junior Badge Earning Program for Playing the Past

Travellers Rest Learn It & Earn It

Take a journey through time and spend a day playing in the past! Join us as we take a walk “in her shoes” and experience the lives of women that came before us.

Take a “HERSTORY” tour of Travellers Rest
Pen a letter from the past and seal it with wax
Journal your journey with a handmade journal
Make a doll inspired by a historic heroine
Dress up in the fashions of the past
Make your journey to the past complete with a historic hairdo!

This program is a historic immersion event with lots of personal instruction by our education staff; as such, reservations are very limited and will book quickly.

Date: TBA
Time: 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Cost: $22.00 per Scout / TR patch is included; Playing the Past Badge must be purchased separately from the Girl Scout Council.
Location: Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum; 636 Farrell Pkwy; Nashville, TN 37220
Contact:  For more information or to make a reservation contact Tonya Staggs at tonya@historictravellersrest.org or call (615) 832-8197 Ext 15.
Age Level:  Juniors Only


 

“Miss Austen’s Manners”

A Junior Badge Earning Program for Social Butterfly 

Travellers Rest Learn It & Earn It

Step back in time to the days of Jane Austen and learn good manners—19th Century style!  Fill up your dance card, sip tea, and converse in a most proper fashion at Miss Austen’s Manners!

  • Learn the art of conversation 19th Century style!
  • Practice your table manners at a tea party
  • Dance the day away at the Netherfield Ball!
  • Giggle and gossip playing parlor games
  • And many surprises!

This program is a historic immersion event with lots of personal instruction by our education staff; as such, reservations are very limited and will book quickly. 

August 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Cost: $22.00 per Junior Girl Scout / Adults $10.00 / 1 Free adult per 5 paid scouts and troop leaders free
Location: Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum; 636 Farrell Pkwy; Nashville, TN 37220
Contact:  For more information or to make a reservation contact Tonya Staggs at tonya@historictravellersrest.org or call (615) 832-8197 Ext 15.

Inkwells and Imagination

The pen is mightier than the sword! But, women haven’t always been able to wield that power, so history tells us much less of their story. Make your mark on history with the power of words, an inkwell and, your imagination!

Lovely Limericks

Make an amusing 19th century toy and write a lovely limerick to go with it!

Secret Gardens & Little Princesses

Explore the stories created by Frances Hodgsen Burnett – A Secret Garden and A Little Princess with a Secret Garden Scavenger Hunt, then write your own story, and fashion a perfect 19th century doll to enhance the tale!

Don’t be Shy, be a Nellie Bly!

Nellie Bly was a record-breaking journalist, adventurer, investor and writer before women had the right to vote. Embrace the Nellie Bly spirit and write newspaper article to be published in the Travellers Rest Tribune!

Dear Friend

Take quill pen in hand and practice your penmanship with a letter to a friend or family member. Be sure to tell them about your favorite day or most daring adventure!

Date: March 28, 2020
Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Cost: $22.00 per Scout / $10.00 Adult

*1 free adult per 5 paid Scouts and troop leaders fee*

This program fulfills the requirements for the Scribe Badge

Location: Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum; 636 Farrell Pkwy; Nashville, TN 37220
Contact:  For more information or to make a reservation contact Tonya Staggs at tonya@historictravellersrest.org or call (615) 832-8197 Ext 15.
Age Level:  Juniors Only