Calling All Scouts: Come See What the International Spy Museum Has to Offer!
Our most popular option for scouts is the Museum’s exhibition, which includes the world’s largest collection of international espionage-related artifacts on public display. The Museum examines actual events, reveals true stories, and presents hundreds of authentic tools of the spy trade.
Working on a specific Girl Scout Badge? The Museum can be a great resource for troops who are working on their Senses, Detective, Special Agent, or Truth Seeker badge! To see how the Museum fits in with each badge, click here.
Furthermore, the Museum offers a series of workshops throughout the year that explores the role of female spies in history and gives Girl Scouts an opportunity to meet a real former spy. The Museum’s KidSpy programs also offer Scouts the chance to learn and practice the tradecraft and tools used in the world of espionage. For more information on these programs, click here.
Bring your Boy Scout Troop to SPY to satisfy requirements for the Signs, Signals and Codes merit badge!
Visit the Museum and experience the shadow world of spying and the use of codes and ciphers throughout history. Scouts will experience real coding and cipher artifacts including the Enigma Machine, Caesar Cipher Wheel, WWII M-206 Cipher Machine, One-Time Pads, Jefferson Cipher Reel, and more.
Scouts can try their hand in the following code interactives:
Scouts visiting the DC area are welcome to visit the Spy Museum where they can receive a commemorative patch with a group reservation.
Reserve group admission for ten (10) or more people to receive special group rates, have an exclusive welcome from a Museum Operative, bypass the admission lines, and gain immediate access to the exhibition. Please call the Museum at: 202-654-0942.
Customize your visit with add-on experiences, including:
The Museum is a partner of the History of Scouting Trail. Take the Colin H. Livingstone Hike through historic Washington, DC. This is the first historic trail based 100% on Scouting history. Click here for more information on the History of Scouting Trail.