Scout Days

Scout Days offer Scout troops and their families the opportunity to explore Old Sturbridge Village and participate in hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity for Scouts to gain exposure to many aspects of 1830s New England life in an interactive way.

Also available on Scout Days are scout-specific workshops designed to fulfill some but not all of the badge, patch and elective requirements. Some requirements will need to be completed outside of the visit to Old Sturbridge Village.

We recommend that you allow three hours to visit the Village in addition to scheduled hands-on workshops. Online registration opens one month prior to each event, and pre-registration is required for all workshops. Open to Scouts ages 5 to 17.

Upcoming Scout Days:

(subject to change)

Scout Days Admission:

Great Scout Camp Out

Join us for a unique camping experience in the countryside of Old Sturbridge Village! Cub and Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their families are invited to pitch their tents in the Village and enjoy an evening of tours and activities throughout the museum. The evening will be topped off with stories by a roaring bonfire. Not a scout? All families are welcome!

2024 Great Scout Camp Outs:

Night in the Museum

Night in the Museum is an overnight experience designed for scouts, schools and other youth groups of up to 80 participants. With only a map and a tattered journal at their side, young historians will travel back in time and take part in a mysterious, candlelit adventure through the 1830s. The quest will exercise their detective skills as they hunt for clues, conduct experiments, and investigate the past. Back at our hands-on learning laboratory, we will experiment with historic crafts to learn more about 19th-century life.

Learn more about Night in the Museum here.

Scout Metalwork Merit Badge Workshop

Old Sturbridge Village’s Metalwork Merit Badge Workshop with a focus on blacksmithing is designed to meet all of the badge requirements*. Participants will make a trivet and a lid lifter during the course of the day. Workshops will only run if full. These workshops are led by OSV staff members who are approved as Scout Merit Badge Counselors.

Sorry, the spring 2024 Merit Badge Workshops had to be canceled due to unforeseen forge repairs. Stay tuned for new dates!

*Option 4 (Blacksmith) is currently the only workshop being offered for Requirement #5.

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