It’s springtime and the Village’s gardens and nature walks are coming to life again. Leaves are budding on the trees, and there are babies on the farm. Our hands-on workshops this month will give participants a chance to draw inspiration from nature and get their hands dirty.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Times: The Village is open 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Workshop times vary; see below.

Cost: Workshop prices vary and include Scout admission the Village. (Village members can sign up for workshops at a lower rate since their admission is covered under their membership). Scout leaders and chaperones can purchase Village admission at the discounted rate of $15/person.

Scout Badge Days are a way for scouts to work on badges and enjoy a visit to the Village at the same time! Each program will fulfill the majority (but not all) of the badge requirements and provides the information and resources to complete the badge, either in the Village or at home.

Our November 17 workshops will engage the senses and help Scouts get in touch with their artistic side through painting, sculpting, and storytelling!

Scouts will get their hands on history during activities led by a museum teacher in our dynamic education center or within the museum. We can accommodate up to 12 participants per workshop unless otherwise noted.

Things to know:

Questions? Please call (508) 347-0287 or email eogrady@osv.org.

Workshops

Registration is required and space is limited.

Girl Scouts

Daisies: Green Petal: Use Resources Wisely

50 minutes, $15 fee (includes admission to OSV)

10:00

Be resourceful. What did people do to care for themselves in the early 19th century?  How did they clean their teeth, get rid of a stomach ache, and clear the air? What plants and other natural resources were used to treat the family?  Make and experience early 19th century remedies and an herbal sachet.

Brownies: Pottery

50 minutes, $15 fee (includes admission to OSV)

10:00 LIMITED SPACE
1:00

Be a potter! Potters in the 19th century made jugs, mugs, pitchers, flower pots, pans for baking pies and puddings, lard pots, mixing bowls, and more! Participants will visit the Village’s Pottery Shop, then use their creativity to create practical and artistic creations from air-dry clay.

*Note: This workshop starts at the OSV’s Pottery shop and finishes at the Museum Education building.

Fulfills the following requirements: 1, 2, 3, and 4. Step 5 can be completed at home.

Brownies: Senses

50 minutes, $15 fee (includes admission to OSV)

11:00 LIMITED SPACE
2:00

Be inquisitive.  Test your memory, sight, smell, touch and hearing as if you were a child in the early 19th century.  What would you have known, seen, smelled, felt, and heard two hundred years ago at home, school, and work in rural New England?  Use all of your senses to make an herbal sachet and try out a senses scavenger hunt in the Village!

Fulfills the following requirements: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

Juniors: Flowers

50 minutes, $15 fee (includes admission to OSV)

11:00
1:00

Be creative.  Explore the beauty and essence of the Daisy flower family.  Investigate and document its family tree.  What draws us to these wonders of nature?  How do they serve us in the home?  How do they help us express ourselves?  Make a replica of an early 19th-century valentine or token of friendship.

Fulfills the following requirements: 1, 2, 3, and 4

Cadettes: Book Artist

90 minutes, $20 fee (includes admission to OSV)

10:00

Be an apprentice. Learn one of the only skills that were acceptable for young women to learn outside the home in the early 19th century. Investigate the beauty of a well-made book. What types of books were popular with girls and young women?  Construct your own book and decorate it with unusual materials.

Cub Scouts

Tigers: Tiger Tales

50 minutes, $15 fee (includes admission to OSV)

10:00
2:00

People in the 1830s loved to tell stories! Listen to folk songs and a tall tale from the past, then create colorful art to go with it. Scouts will also learn a fun historic game.

Fulfills the following requirements: 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

Bears: Baloo the Builder (max of 10 participants)

50 minutes, $15 fee (includes admission to OSV)

1:00
2:00

Discover different types of tools and how to use them safely. Construct a boot jack, a useful object from wood used in 1830 that can still be used today to remove your muddy boots!

Fulfills the following requirements: 1, 2, and 3*

(* “useful” wood project)

Webelos: Art Explosion

50 minutes, $15 fee (includes admission to OSV)

11:00
1:00

We will use our observation skills to check out some portraits from the 1800s. Then, we’ll grab some clay and paint to create self-portraits that show off our own style and personality!

Fulfills the following requirements: 1 and 2