Cub Scout Belt Loop Studios


Studio Fees

April through November:

  • $15/scout for 50 minute studios
  • $20/scout for 90 minute studios
  • $25/scout for 120 minute studios

Minimum of 10 scouts per workshop. Groups of less than 10 Scouts will be charged a flat fee of $50 and an additional $10 per Scout.

Contact us if you are interested in visiting with your group during the winter. 


Please contact our Museum Education Sales Department at 508-347-0274 or email us at If possible, please submit your registration six weeks in advance of your visit.

Hands-on Studios

Old Sturbridge Village offers hands-on studio programs designed for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelo Scouts. Each program provides the information and resources to earn badges or belt loops; beginning in the Studio, followed by time within the Village and completing at home.
Boys will get their hands on history during activities led by a museum teacher in our dynamic education center or within the museum. Studios are 50-minutes unless otherwise noted. The following studios are designed to provide the information and resources to earn all three steps. Up to 10 participants per Studio.
Not interested in badge work? Groups may also participate in our traditional hands-on studios, including hearth cooking, textiles, print, farm, and woodworking.

Tiger Studios (Grade 1)

Tiger Theater
Be an entertainer! People have found fun ways to tell stories for ages. Learn about some of the ways people entertained each other in the 1830s and make up your own fun skits. Create shadow puppets and use them to perform your skits for your pack!
Let’s play games that kids played in the 1830s! Build teamwork skills as you play together and create your own games. Tigers will learn fun games from the past, play a game as a team, and make a game piece to bring home and share with their friends and family.
Wolf Studios (Grade 2)
Grow Something
Be a gardener! Gardens were crucial to life in the 1830s, allowing people to grow what they needed to eat. Learn about growing conditions for seeds and how to maintain a stellar garden. Craft a terrarium to take home and use as an indoor garden!
Collections and Hobbies
Be a collector! Play a collecting game with the group. Create an autograph book and have the costumed interpreters sign it when you are out in the Village. Receive your first artifact to start your own collection and take a trip to the Village’s Clock Gallery to examine our collection of clocks.

Bear Studios (Grade 3) 

Marble Madness
Be a marble master! Kids have amused themselves with this complex game for thousands of years. Come continue the tradition as you craft your own clay marbles to take home. Learn the secret code words of playing marbles as you play a game called “Ringer” and make a bag to store your marbles in.
Baloo the Builder
Be a carpenter! Making things out of wood was an important skill in the past and is still useful today. Learn how to use woodworking tools safely as you create an awesome project. 

Webelo Studios (Grades 4 and 5)

Build It!
Be a builder! Making things using wood was a crucial part of life in the past, and it’s still an awesome skill to have today. Learn how to safely use a variety of woodworking tools as you create your own carpentry project, inspired by a historic artifact! Explore the Village to learn more about builders in the past and the objects they made. Please note: this is a 90-minute project.
Cast Iron Chef
Be an expert chef! In the 1830s, cooking was done using fire, kind of like camping today. In this extended studio, cook a simple meal outside over a campfire. Learn how to start a fire and maintain it safely, then prepare and cook a meal like true cast iron chefs. *In case of inclement weather, this studio will be held inside the Museum Education building. Please note: this is a 120-minute workshop.
Merit Badge Studios
Merit Badge studios are in the process of being reworked. Please check back in winter 2018 or call (508) 347-0287 for more information.