Saturday, October 13, 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. 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.

The Scout Badge Workshop Day on October 13 will focus on food and woodworking-related badges.

Participants 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.

October 13, 2018 Workshops:

Daisies: Hearth Cooking (Yellow Petal: Friendly and Helpful)

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

11:00
2:00

Be helpful! Assist in making honey cake and mint tea. Discuss children’s work and play in the early 19th century and compare these with today. Learn about kitchen gardens, heirloom plants, and honey bees. Attend a “garden party” and take on the role of a friendly hostess!

Brownies: Senses

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

10:00
1:00

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: Hearth Cooking: Simple Meals – Level 1*:

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

1:00
2:00

Be a cook! Experience cooking 19th-century style, using common household tools and recipes. Explore innovations and compare family life then and now. Bake apple fritters over an open hearth!

Fulfills the following requirements: 1 and 2. Accompanying recipe booklet will allow you to complete Steps 3, 4 & 5 at home.

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)

Cadettes: Woodworker (max of 10 participants)

120 minutes ($25 fee, includes admission to OSV)

10:00

Be industrious! Make your own woodworking project using hand tools. Participants will learn tool safety and use a hammer, nails, screws, hinge, level, saw, chisel and draw-knife to create their own special, functional piece from wood, inspired by artifacts from the museum’s collection. Please note: this is a 120-minute studio.

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

Webelos: Cast Iron Chef

120 minutes ($25 fee, includes admission to OSV)

10:00

In this extended studio, participants will cook a simple meal outside over a campfire. Learn how to start a fire and maintain it safely, then prepare and cook a meal like true cast iron chefs. *In case of inclement weather, this studio will be held inside the Museum Education building.

Fulfills the following requirements: 1, 4, and 5