Scout Programs

The Emily Dickinson Museum offers Girl Scout Programs that meet requirements for the Junior Girl Scout Scribe badge.

We also welcome scout troops who are interested in working with us to complete Community Service or develop Take Action projects. To learn more, please contact

“I dealt a word of Gold”: Writing at the Emily Dickinson Museum

Join us for a morning of word-play and discovery at the Emily Dickinson Museum! Earn the Junior Scribe Badge while learning about the trailblazing poet, Emily Dickinson, and he writing life. During this behind-the-scenes museum experience, scouts will visit rooms inside Dickinson’s 1813 home and explore the rich surroundings of her landscape. Girls will: harness their inner poet, utilize the power of language to express opinions, and explore sense of self through writing. Other activities include crafting a fascicle — the bound journal preferred by Dickinson, herself — to record thoughts throughout the program, reading letters sent over 100 years ago, and stepping into Dickinson’s shoes by writing at a replica of her very own desk!

Registration Information:

  • $13/scout and $8/adult. The price for scouts is inclusive of badge purchase.
  • Minimum of 5 scouts required.
  • Reservations must be made at least one month in advance. The program is offered on weekend mornings.

To register, please contact the Program Coordinator at or call (413) 542-2034.