Special programs are designed for scouts to work toward earning a badge, participate in an elective, or engage in a similar activity for their scout level. Activities are targeted for:
- Boy Scouts
- Cub Scouts
- Girl Scouts
Advanced reservations must be made for this program at least three weeks in advance so scouts can attend with their den or troop. Scout leaders are required to stay with the group, and parents are welcome to attend the program.
Each scout program is designed according to the ages of the scouts and their scouting requirements. As an example, the program for children ages 10 to 13 years old includes more information than the program for ages 6 to 9.
Indian Lore - Georgia's First People
The Indian Lore programs are held on Scout Saturday once a month. These programs are approximately two hours long and begin at 10 a.m. Summer programs on weekdays are also available.
This program includes viewing a 15-minute film on the Southeastern Indians. Scouts go into the Hall of the Ancients and see how Native Americans lived long ago. They see artifacts, and the guide will discuss archaeology. They may use touch screen interactive computers to learn about primitive skills. They also visit the Longhouse. Their guide will discuss the deer skin trade in Georgia. Scouts will also learn some Cherokee words and play some American Indian games. Summer programs may include a walk to the Appalachian Settlement.
You can download previsit materials here.
Seven Cherokee Clans poster >
Description of Cherokee Clans >
Society and nature information >
To design your program and make reservations, contact
Martha Hout: 770-720-9222
Admission Fees for Scouting Program:
$8 per scout plus tax with a $50 minimum.
Additional adult are $8 each.
There is no charge for the Scout leader and assistant leader.
Boy Scout Merit Badge Programs
Special Boy Scout merit badge programs are occasionally offered in cooperation with Eagle Troop 125 and the Boy Scouts of America. These all-day events specialize in helping a Boy Scout learn skills necessary to obtain a merit badge in a number of topics. When Merit Badge Day programs are scheduled, they will be listed on the Boy Scouts of America website or contact the Funk Heritage Center staff to learn when a Merit Badge Program is scheduled.
Download Boy Scout Indian Lore Merit Badge Information
Admissions Fee for Merit Badge Program
$12 per Boy Scout
There is no charge for the Scout leader or assistant leader. Adults will be charged regular admission fees.
On Native American Day on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, admission to the Funk Heritage Center is free to the public. Many scout organizations decide to visit this day, and all scouts in uniform receive a free hot dog and drink.
Below: Scouts play Native American games, visit the Hall of the Ancients and learn Cherokee words.