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Carlyle House Historic Park

Girl Scout Programs

Carlyle GS

NOVA Parks offers a variety of programs designed to help your girl scout achieve a wide range of badges for daisies all the way up to cadets! Badge programs are currently available at three different locations, with more being added all the time! 



Playing the Past
Who lived at Carlyle House in the past? What would it have been like to be John Carlyle’s daughters Sarah and Anne? Explore the house and discover what kinds of things girls wore, what kind of games they played and what they learned in school. By completing this two hour program, girls will have earned the Playing the Past Badge.

Designed in the 18th century style, the Carlyle House garden features researched plant materials which would have been available to John Carlyle House during his occupancy. Girls will explore the garden and learn how colonists used gardens in everyday life. By completing this two hour program, girls will have earned the Flowers Badge.

Something is amiss at the Mansion House! Mr. Green has come home and discovered some of the rooms are in disarray. Girls will discover what is missing, learn some techniques used by detectives, and then try to find the missing objects at the Mansion House. By completing this two hour program girls will have earned the Detective Badge.


Letterboxing is a scavenger hunt style adventure that takes you to interesting locations all over the world solving clues and searching for hidden treasures. Participants will learn what exactly Letterboxing is and how it differs from Geocaching, where to find the clues, how to decipher them and receive hints on what to look for. Then off on an adventure around the park to find the boxes hidden here. Participants will also get a chance to make their own personal stamp.  Min of one adult per ten scouts.

For more information and to book your program, contact us at or 703-549-2997


Price min (10 scouts or less)
Price per scout (11 or more scouts)

All Program Topics (except Letterboxing)


$75.00 per hour

$25 per extra half hour


$7.00 per scout



$100.00 per 1.5 hour program


$10.00 per scout

Enjoy three unique holiday light show experiences in Northern Virginia

Happening now through early January. Reserve your preferred dates today before they sell out!

DRIVE through Northern Virginia’s largest light show at Bull Run Festival of Lights. WALK a sparkling garden trail for an enchanting evening at Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights. SKATE and explore a playful wonderland at Ice & Lights – The Winter Village at Cameron Run.