WOW! Wonders of Water

After completing Sessions 1-4, let the Museum be your Journey “Helper.”

Is there a better place to learn about the Wonders of Water than the NC Maritime Museum at Southport?

RIVER TO OCEAN: Situated on the banks of the Cape Fear River at the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean, the girls can learn about their environment, the importance of conservation, and complete a community project with the Museum to earn their leadership awards.

Session 5: Advocates Communicate – Take a field trip to the museum and discover how caring for the environment and conserving water helps the natural wildlife as well as the community. A Low Tide River Clean-up can be a fun activity for the girls to experience the water for themselves.

Session 6: SAVE! Make the museum your meeting place for WOW and discuss what type of project you would like to undertake.

Session 7: Planning to Share! Develop a mini-exhibit on water conservation and how this helps our environment. Brownies can bring their materials and work on their projects in the classroom.

Session 8: SHARE! Showcase your mini-exhibit in the museum classroom for visitors to see and learn what they can do to help.

Session 9: WOW! Bring the Brownies in for their graduation party while they reflect on their journey and receive their WOW award.

Leaders are welcome to bring thematic cupcakes, snacks, and drinks to the meeting. The museum educator will be in the classroom to assist with each journey step and to give talks, facilitate clean-ups, and to assist with creating story boards / mini-exhibits.

What a great way to learn the Wonders of Water. Contact the Maritime Museum to discuss your options for meeting, learning, and helping your community conserve one of the earth's most precious resources: WATER .

Girl Scouts

girls scout patchPlaying the Past


Join the NC Maritime Museum to discuss historic women from multiple time periods. Whether a colonial girl at Brunswick Town playing period games, Confederate Spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1815 - 1864) attempting to run information through enemy lines, or Miss Kate Stuart (1844 - 1929) the Southport socialite, educator and owner of The Stuart Inn, history and creativity go hand in hand at the Maritime Museum. To add this badge to your journey, collaborate with the Museum to learn about these wonderful women and their time periods.


The Museum can help your troop learn about daily life, games, and jobs women would have from 1716 - 1945. Contact Lori Sanderlin for more information or to schedule a meeting / activity.



Activities for all Scouts 


Want to earn a NC Maritime Museum at Southport Activity Badge?activity badge

There are many programs with hands-on activities your Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop can do while visiting the Museum:

  • Pirate Flags
  • Japanese Fish Prints (Gyotaku)
  • Dinosaurs of the Deep: C. Megalodon
  • Build your own Monitor (Civil War)
  • War & Culture: Mourning Cockades (Civil War)

Contact the Museum for more information and schedule a visit today!

**Activity Fees apply to cover the costs of materials**


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Southport Donation

Make a one-time donation specifically to the Maritime Museum at Southport. The Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donors may deduct contributions as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Financial information and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.


Volunteers are needed for the great times at the Maritime Museums. Share your love of history, culture and North Carolina's well-loved coast.  Each Museum offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, from working with children to helping with events.