Saturday, September 29, 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 some of the badge requirements and provides the information and resources to complete the badge, either in the Village or at home.

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 noted below. Larger groups please contact eogrady@osv.org.

Things to know:

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

September 29, 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 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: Pottery

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

10:00 SOLD OUT
1:00 SOLD OUT

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.

 

Juniors: Hearth Cooking: Simple Meals – Level 1*:

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

10:00
1:00 SOLD OUT

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.

 

Juniors: Playing the Past

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

11:00
2:00 SOLD OUT

Be a time traveler! Who lived in Sturbridge in the early 19th century? Where did they live? What did they wear? What did they do for work and fun? These are some of the questions that will be answered when you play the role of a young lady from this town’s past. Scouts will learn basic weaving techniques and make a journal to help relive “herstory!”

Fulfills the following requirements: 1, 2, and 4. Steps 3 and 5 can be completed in the Village.

 

Bears: Marble Madness

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

10:00
1:00

Be a marble master! Kids have amused themselves with this complex game for thousands of years. Come continue the tradition as you craft your own clay marbles to take home. Learn the secret code words of playing marbles as you play a game called “Ringer” and make a bag to store your marbles in.

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

 

Tigers: Tiger-riffic

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

11:00
2:00

Let’s play games that kids played in the 1830s! Build teamwork skills as you play together and create your own games. Tigers will learn fun games from the past, play a game as a team, and make a game piece to bring home and share with their friends and family.

Fulfills the following requirements: 1, 2, 3, and 6

 

Cadettes: Woodworker

120 minutes ($25, includes admission to OSV)

(This class accommodates 10 students)

10:00 LIMITED SPACE

1:00 

Be industrious! Make your own six-board chest using a hammer, nails, screws, hinge, level, saw, chisel and draw-knife. This miniature piece of furniture can be used to store small treasures or boost you up to reach just a little bit higher. Create a design with tacks to make it your very own! Please note: this is a 120-minute studio.

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