Join us as we explore what life was like for women during the Victorian Era!

Playing the Past Badge

Getting your photograph taken was an important and solemn occasion for Victorians. These girl scouts are wearing suitably somber expressions for their portrait.

For Juniors:  Learn about women of the past as you research a historical figure, dress the part, and experience everyday Victorian life. Visit up to 8 stations and earn the badge in 3 hours. Includes a tour of the Rosson House and all badge requirements.

  • Join girls from across the Valley on an already scheduled day

February 29

$12 per girl, badge is $3 extra. Tailored to Juniors but all children are welcome.

  • Schedule your troop

Includes all the activities above, plus making a Victorian handbag on a treadle sewing machine to take home.

$20 per girl, minimum of 6 girls, badge not included. Please call 602-261-8948 to schedule.

Junior Historian Patch

For Brownies:  Learn about architecture, food, clothing and even chores through these activities:

      • Tour the Rosson House with a guide and complete the scavenger hunt
      • Experience 19th century chores
      • Play games popular over 100 years ago
      • Complete five activities in the Junior Historian booklet
      • Take the Junior Historian pledge and earn your participation patch
  • Join girls from across the Valley on an already scheduled day

January 11 at 9am

  • Schedule your troop
      • Tuesdays,  Saturdays or Sundays depending upon availability.
      • Cost: $7/girl, $7/chaperones (includes cost of patch)
      • Program length is 2 hours.
      • Schedule by contacting our education department by email or at 602-261-8948.
  • Borrow our traveling trunk

If you can’t make it to the Square, you can always borrow our Traveling Trunk! It includes instructions, materials, and is free within the Valley.

        • Booking: Traveling Trunks are reserved on a first come, first served basis. The booking process is in 3 parts:1) Email email  or call at 602-261-8948 to initiate the process and tentatively select a 2-week rental period.
          2) Submit this contract, completed and signed, by email or mail.
          3) Provide a $300 refundable deposit or credit card number.

Attention Ambassadors!

We need your help with Playing the Past on February 29!

  • Must be available from 9am to 4pm on 2/29/2020. We will train you that morning.
  • Must help set up and clean up
  • Must be able to work independently.

More details of the event here

If you’d like to learn more, sign up below or call Jennifer at 602-261-8948



  • Program Partner status

    Heritage Square Foundation is a Program Partner with Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. This activity is not run by GSACPC. Our staff and volunteers are not associated with the Girl Scouts. While we have undergone background screening by the Foundation, we have not undergone background screening by the Girl Scouts or the Council.

  • About the Junior Historian Program

    Modeled on the Junior Ranger program at national parks, the Junior Historian program was created by 13-year-old history enthusiast Sadie for Heritage Square.