Scout Programming

Bring your scout group to GRAM for an enriching, unique experience while earning scout badge requirements.

The Learning and Creativity staff invites troops of all levels to explore our collection of paintings, sculpture, and more through programming specifically designed for their needs. Each program is led by highly trained staff and docents, and will involve time in the museum’s permanent collection, special exhibitions, and GRAM Studio.

  A girl scout works on a project at a table

Upcoming Scout Events

There are no upcoming scout events at this time.




Two Group Leaders


Additional adults




GRAM Patches



Programs last 2 hours each. All programs can be scheduled during regular Museum hours.

Troop visits must be scheduled at least three weeks prior to desired date. To schedule a visit, please contact Kristen Hoeker, Director of Learning and Creativity, at khoeker@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2930.


If your group would like a space to eat lunch or a snack before or after the program, a space can be reserved free of charge. Additionally, your group can enjoy a self-guided tour of the Museum after their program for no extra charge. Please make these requests when scheduling your program.

  A Girl Scout colors a picture at GRAM

Girl Scout Program Themes

Click each of the program themes to learn more.

Daisy Girl Scouts will participate in interactive activities inside the galleries and Creative Learning Center Studio as they experiment with different media and subjects to create their own works of art. 

Brownie Girl Scouts will activate their imaginations in the galleries as they explore art and design objects on view, followed by a visit to the Creative Learning Center Studio, where they’ll create artwork that explores elements, composition, and subject.

Junior Girl Scouts will explore the museum’s galleries for inspiration from artwork and design objects on view. Scouts will then create their own works of art in the Creative Learning Center Studio while exploring subject, elements, and composition.

Cadette Girl Scouts channel their inner comic book heroes and villains as they create their own comic strip story and drawings! Using GRAM’s exhibitions as their inspiration, they’ll design characters, settings, and narratives with the assistance of the Learning and Creativity staff.

Collages have been around for hundreds of years as a unique art form. Cadette Girl Scouts will explore collages in GRAM’s exhibitions, and use this inspiration to create several works of art of their own, including a collage with a very special message.

  A boy works on a printing project in GRAM Studio

Boy and Cub Scout Program Themes

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Tiger Cub Scouts begin by playing a safari game inside of the Museum, hunting for art treasures in the galleries! Along the way Scouts uncover hidden shapes, play line movement games, and decode the meaning behind colors. Using this inspiration, Scouts create their own masterpiece on canvas in GRAM Studio to take home.

Wolf Cub Scouts explore GRAM’s galleries with a unique tour that examines the works of art and what it takes to care for and display the Museum’s collection. Afterwards, Scouts create a special collection of their own in GRAM Studio.

Bear Cub Scouts discover a special form of art — music! The Scouts explore music and sound in GRAM’s collection, and discover paintings that create the feeling of music and movement. After the tour, Bear Cub Scouts create several instrument-inspired masterpieces in GRAM Studio.

Webelo Cub Scouts go on a unique tour through GRAM’s exhibitions in search of secrets hidden within the art. After completing the game, Scouts make portraits, create a unique sculpture, paint on canvas, and even try printmaking in GRAM Studio.

Boy Scouts begin by discussing the importance of art and its different mediums with a docent guide in GRAM’s exhibitions. After discovering various elements of art in the Museum galleries, the Boy Scouts create several works of art in different mediums including an oil painting and charcoal sketches.