Youth group on the steps of the Old Barracks

Youth Programs

Scouting Groups

Tours and programs offered by the State House Tour Office may help scouts to satisfy the requirements for earning badges. Since requirements vary, we suggest confirming the badge qualifications on the national organizations’ websites and/or consulting with your troop leader.

The Girl Scout badge program has several categories, each with the potential to make use of a State House visit including:

  • Brownies — Celebrating Community
  • Juniors — Inside Government
  • Cadettes — Finding Common Ground
  • Seniors — Behind the Ballot
  • Ambassadors — Public Policy

A trip to the New Jersey State House can prove meaningful for Boy Scouts pursuing certain merit badges including:

  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • American Heritage
  • Citizenship in the Community
Scouting Groups Badges

Day Camps

As a free community resource, State House tours are a great option for all age groups looking for an enjoyable way to spend a summer day. Similar to school groups, we can accommodate all ages of visitors and tailor the tour content to speak to your group’s particular interests.

Faith-based Youth Groups

In providing a thorough exploration of representative democracy, our tours and programs support conversations on the role of responsible citizenship and community. We welcome groups of all faiths.