Girl Scout Badge Explorer

at Vincennes State Historic Site


During a visit to the Vincennes State Historic Sites, Girl Scouts will be able to accomplish the following badge requirements. Please call 812.882.7422 to make your tour reservation.

As you arrive

What do you notice about the buildings and land around you?
Who would have lived here 100 years ago?

During your visit

What do you see?
Focus on an object in the room you are in. Have you seen something like this before? Where? How is it the same or different?
If you were a kid then, what would you do?
What is the coolest thing you see?
If you were an inventor then, what would you create?
Why do you think the historic site was preserved for people to visit?

After your visit

Talk with your family and/or troop about your visit. Share your top three things you found interesting, surprising, or cool.

Vincennes State Historic Sites, 1 W, Harrison Street, Vincennes, IN, USA

Take a trip to see us

The Vincennes State Historic Sites are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Reservation for groups required to guarantee availability.

  • Daisy

    Eco Learner
    Step 2 (Fort Knox II Site outdoor exploration)

    Space Science Explorer
    Step 1 (outdoor exploration)

    Good Neighbor
    Step 2 (Fort Knox II site outdoor exploration); Step 3 (tour)

    Outdoor Art Maker
    Step 2 (Fort Knox II site outdoor exploration)

  • Brownie

    Step 1 and Step 2 (Fort Knox II site outdoor exploration)

    Outdoor Art Creator
    Step 1, Step 2, and Step 4 (Fort Knox II site outdoor exploration)

    Step 3 and Step 5 (Fort Knox II site outdoor exploration)

    Eco Friend
    Step 1 and Step 2 (Fort Knox II site outdoor exploration)

  • Junior

    Step 1 (Fort Knox II site outdoor exploration)

    Step 2 (Tour; Morse Code Activity-connected to the Electric Machine and Jefferson Academy)

    Playing The Past
    Step 3 and Step 5 (Tour; Samples of clothing worn in the early 1800s; Learning about four important women connected with early Vincennes and Indiana History- Polly Strong, Mary Clark, Lydia Bacon, and Lucy Sullivan Stout)

  • Cadette

    Animal Helpers
    Step 1 (Tour; How animals helped at key points in history)

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