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This “Council’s Own” patch can be earned by all levels of Girl Scouts, (Daisy-Ambassador), and is able to be purchased at the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee shop in Nashville.
Click here to Download these Requirements as a PDF.
Complete at least 3 requirements including the one starred.
Complete the scavenger hunt (see below).*
Complete the word search in the packet.
Take a selfie/picture with your favorite artifact in the Museum. Make sure to have yourself or a parent post it on social media using the hashtags and tag Tennessee State Museum and Girl Scouts of Middle TN: #gstnstatemuseum #TennesseeStateMuseum #GSMIDTN
List what you hear throughout the entire museum.
Create a record of your visit by preparing an individual or troop booklet/poster. This can include photos, drawings, brochures, or highlights of your visit. Share these with your troop or other surrounding troops and encourage them to visit the Tennessee State Museum.
Scavenger Hunt (Answer keys at bottom of page)
First Peoples Gallery
Find the animal that looks like an elephant. Name or draw 2 artifacts from the ice age.
Find and draw something that helped people move from place to place at this time. Hint: this item is made of wood.
Forging a Nation Gallery:
Draw an item in Forging a Nation that families would use to travel.
Name 2-3 items found in your home today that are also found in the log cabin.
Civil War and Reconstruction:
Find the doll with the hoop dress, color her a new dress below (or download PDF to color)
What are some things the soldiers would have used that you use with your troop when camping
Change and Challenge Gallery
Find or draw an item in this exhibit that you and your family ride on that has two wheels.
Find the cello from 1939. What material was it made from?
Find the Girl Scout artifact. Draw or name this item.
Find three games or toys that you would use today. What are they?
Tennessee has many sports teams. Pick your favorite sports team and draw the equipment they use.
Complete at least 4 requirements including the 2 starred ones.
Complete the scavenger hunt.*
Take a selfie/picture with your favorite artifact in the Museum. Make sure to have yourself or a parent post it on social media using the hashtags and tag Tennessee State Museum (@tnstatemuseum) and Girl Scouts of Middle TN:
Answer the question. Which time period would you want to visit and why?*
Create a record of your visit by preparing an individual or troop booklet/poster. This can include photos, drawings, brochures, or highlights of your visit. Share these with your troop or other surrounding troops and encourage them to visit the TN State Museum.
Draw the unfinished object. Find this artifact in the Change and Challenge exhibit to complete the picture.
First Peoples Gallery:
What artifact from the Woodland culture resembles something that you wear in your everyday life?
Find the female ancestor statue and its date.
Find the canoe, then find the name of the canoe, and the estimated date it was made.
What caused the green stains on the 13-star flag?
When and where did Andrew Jackson die and how many attended his funeral?
What is the most common color of beads at slave sites? Why do you think this is? This will require outside research.
Civil War and Reconstruction Gallery:
How many battles are mentioned in the Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit?
Find the different displays with soldier uniforms. What were some of the items that the soldiers wore and used in battle?
What are some objects that the soldiers would have used that you use with your troop when camping?
Change and Challenge Gallery:
Name the machine that children used to make socks in the early 1900s.
Find appliances that could be used in your home kitchen today.
What souvenir from WWII resembles the sit-upons Girls Scouts use at troop camps or events?
Tennessee Transforms Gallery:
Find the Girl Scout artifact. What is it and what year is it from?
What famous Tennessean has their own theme park? What is the name of the theme park?
What two Tennesseans featured in the exhibit have visited space?
What gaming system in the technology display is from a company that still produces video games today?
Complete at least 5 requirements including the 3 starred ones.
Put yourself in the shoes of a significant historical figure represented in the museum.
Pick one life event they experienced. What would you have done in their situation? Do you think it’s fair for historical figures to be judged by today’s ethical standards? Why or Why not?*
Pick a woman in the museum and do a report about the contributions she made to Tennessee and explain why she is important.*
Write a letter to a friend, or imaginary pen pal that has never been to the TN State Museum. Tell them what you think is special about the museum.
How many Cultural periods are featured in the First Peoples exhibit? Name the periods.
What Southeastern Indian tribe used a blow dart for a weapon?
Before Tennessee became a state, longhunters explored the region. Name three things that longhunters used to hunt.
What was the mode of transportation featured in the First Peoples exhibit? How long do you estimate it to be?
Look at the cabin. Name three similarities and three differences between your house and a house in the 1700s.
What are the four different jobs at the print shop?
Who were the enslaved women, who were later freed, and what was their shared occupation?
General Jackson’s favorite march was_____________________________.
Where was the march played?
How many battles are mentioned in this exhibit? Which was the bloodiest?
What are some objects that the soldiers would have used that you use with your troop while camping outdoors in nature?
Widows would often wear these items after the passing of a loved one. What are they?
⅔ of civil war deaths were caused by disease - name two diseases and their treatment.
Bonus: Find the mystery object in the “A Soldier’s Life” exhibit.
What item did many Tennesseans use to resist Prohibition, and how did they use it?
Women today now have the right to vote. What movement or campaign was instrumental in giving women the right to vote?
What Secret city in Tennessee was instrumental in developing the atomic bomb in WWll?
Tennessee Transforms Gallery
Starting in 1960, many young people took part in the Nashville Sit-ins to protest segregation in the city. Name one woman who was instrumental to this movement.
Festivals are popular in Tennessee. Name two festivals and how long they have been held.
Name at least three women that contributed to the music industry.
Who coached the Tennessee Lady Vols to sixteen South Eastern Conference (SEC) championships and eight national titles? Where was she from?
Any of the arrow heads/Mastodon Jaw/Mastodon tusk
Forging a Nation
Table, chair, door, fireplace, pot and pans, dishes, basket, bed, kettle, pitcher, etc.
Civil War and Reconstruction
(Color the dress)
Tent, dutch oven, bag, bedding, silverware, dishes, etc.
Change and Challenge
Trefoil Pin - 1970’s
Doll, tinker toys, board games, etc
(Draw the equipment)
Dugout Canoe, about 1750
Forging A Nation
The flag got wet while wrapped around its green painted flagpole
Hermitage - June 8th/nearly 3000
Blue. Thought to offer spiritual protection. Haint blue was predominantly used by enslaved people to protect against evil spirits.
Rifle, belt buckle, bag, hat, shirt, pants, bayonet, frock coat, boots, etc.
Banner sock knitting machine
Stove, Oven, Refrigerator
Souvenir Pillow Covers
Dolly Parton - Dollywood
Margaret Rhea Seddon and Barry Wilmore
Four. Paleo, Archaic, Woodland and Mississippian.
Long rifle, hunting bag, powder gourd, pocket knife, animal trap
Dugout Canoe/ 32 feet
Differences - Separate Rooms, Electricity, Running Water, etc./Similarities -
Kitchen, Fire Place, Sleeping Quarters, etc.
Compositor, Puller, Beater, Apprentice
Hannah Richards, Sally Thomas/ Laundress
Battle of New Orleans - 1829 Presidential Inauguration
Mourning Brooch/Mourning Bonnet
Typhoid Fever - Quinine - Turpentine/Smallpox - Tincture of Iodine/Measles -
Alcohol to ease discomfort/Dysentery or Diarrhea - Opium, Chalk & Mercury Mixture, Strychnine, etc.
Whisky Still to make and sell their own whisky
Tennessee Equal Suffrage campaign/Women’s Suffrage Movement
Mule Day - 1800’s/Paris Fish Fry - 1953/Cornbread Festival and Bonnaroo are more recent.
Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, etc.
Pat Summitt/Cheatham County