Scout Programs

The Marshall Steam Museum is a great place to bring your scouts for a private program to work on different badge and patch requirements. Visit on a public Steamin’ Day to complete our exclusive Steamin’ Day Fun Patch (see details below).

 Steamin’ Day Fun Patch

The Marshall Steam Museum offers a museum fun patch for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Patches are earned by completing a specified number of activities (dependent on scout level) in our Scout Activity Booklet. Certain activities can be completed at home while others must be completed during a visit to one of our public Steamin’ Day events (First Sundays, June through November, 12:30 to 4:30 pm). Scouts must bring their completed Scout Activity Booklets to the Museum Gift Shop during their Steamin’ Day visit, where patches may be purchased for the discounted rate of $2 per patch.

Patch Requirements

Tiger Cub/Daisies: Must Complete 4 Activities
Wolf/Brownies: Must Complete 6 Activities
Bear/Juniors: Must Complete 8 Activities
Weblos/Cadettes & Above: Must Complete 10 Activities

The Steamin’ Day Fun Patch may be earned as part of a troop/group visit or by an individual scout with the help of an adult companion. Also keep in mind that you may be able to complete other program requirements during your visit. Please feel free to contact our Director of Education at (302) 239-2385 or by email for more information.

Arranging Your Visit

Our public Steamin’ Day events are scheduled for the first Sundays of the month, June through November, 12:30 to 4:30 pm. If you would like to give our Director of Education a heads up, you are more than welcome to, but working with a staff member and making a reservation is not required to complete the patch program. Just let the gift shop attendants know that you are working on the Steamin’ Day Fun Patch, and they will know to give you the discounted rate of $2/patch.

Scout Activity Booklet

Certain activities should be completed prior to your visit to the Marshall Steam Museum. Download the Scout Activity Booklet by clicking here. Please allow your scout(s) adequate time to complete the necessary activities.


The cost for this program is our regular Steamin’ Day admission price, plus $2 for the patch. All activities can be completed with the Rides Ticket option (no mansion access required). The mansion is owned and operated by Delaware State Parks and requires an additional fee. Each person visiting during a Steamin’ Day (including non-scouts) must have a ticket to enter the site.

Steamin’ Day Admission Options:

  • Rides Ticket (General Admission): Includes access to grounds, museum entry, free popcorn, and 4 rides in the antique autos or Auburn Valley Railroad: $11 ages 13 & up, $8 ages 12 & under (infants free)*
  • Mansion Ticket: Includes tour of two floors of Auburn Heights: $12 ages 13 & up, $6 ages 12 & under (infants free)*
  • Combo Ticket: Covers it all, rides and mansion: $19 ages 13 & up, $12 ages 12 & under (infants free)

* FAHP members receive free Rides Ticket admission to Steamin’ Days.

Click here to learn more about membership options.

Patch Fee: Scouts must bring their completed activity booklets to the Gift Shop for approval, after which they can purchase their patch for the discounted rate of $2.

Guided Tour Add-On: If you are visiting as a group during the Steamin’ Day and would like to have a guided tour of the site or museum for your scouts (generally lasting 30 to 45 minutes), please contact our Director of Education to make a reservation. There is a $25 speaker fee to add a guided tour to your visit.

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