Saturday, April 2, 2022

Times: The Village is open 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Activity times vary; pre-registration is required.

Cost: Included with standard daytime admission or Village membership. For non-members, cost is $14 per Scout for full-day admission to Old Sturbridge Village. One adult per Scout ages 5 and above is admitted at the rate of $15. Please make sure to reserve/purchase tickets before arriving! Pre-registration is required for timed activities as well. See details below.

Join us for our spring Scout Day on Saturday, April 2, 2022!  Scout Days offer you and your troop the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in hands-on activities.  This is a great opportunity for Scouts to gain exposure to many aspects of 1830’s New England life in an interactive way.  During this Scout Day, we’ll celebrate spring.  See what’s happening on the farm in the early spring, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature, and learn about how early New Englanders utilized natural resources.

The health and safety of our visitors is our top priority, so this Scout Day will look a little different from past events.  All of the following workshops, except Hearth Cooking and Woodworking, are outside, allowing for appropriate social distancing.  Masks are required at this time for any activity taking place in Museum Education.  Participants will have their own supplies, which will be cleaned and sanitized between groups.  Register for one of the in-person programs with the Village’s knowledgeable staff or explore the Village on your own using self–guides, scavenger hunts, and more.

Click here to purchase standard daytime admission for Scout Day!

Times In-Person Programs (Subject to change)

Things to know:

Hands-On Workshops

See listings below for badge requirements covered during the workshop.  Some requirements will need to be completed outside of the visit to Old Sturbridge Village.

Play with Clay | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets at the Pottery shop

Register for 10:00 (Ages 6+)
Register for 11:00 (Ages 6+)
Register for 1:00 (Ages 6+) SOLD OUT

Let’s gather inspiration from OSV’s potters before making our own clay creations from air-dry clay. Make a pinch pot, a coil pot, or your own work of art.

May fulfill the following requirements:
Webelos: Art Explosion 3b
Brownie: Potter 1, 2, 3, and 4

Outdoor Art | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets in the Towne House Garden

Register for 10:00 (Ages 9+
Register for 11:00 (Ages 5+)
Register for 1:00 (Ages 9+) SOLD OUT 
Register for 2:00 (Ages 5+)

Spring has sprung! Bring your artistic skills outside and get inspired by nature. Participants will check out one of the Village’s gardens and then paint what they see.

May fulfill the following requirements:
Tigers: Stories in Shapes 3
Webelos: Art Explosion 1 and 3a
Daisies: Outdoor Art Maker 1
Brownies: Outdoor Art Creator 1 and 2
Juniors: Drawing 3; Outdoor Art Explorer 1 and 2

 All Tied Up in Knots | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets in the Richardson/Parsonage Barn

Register for 10:00 (Ages 7+)
Register for 11:00 (Ages 7+) SOLD OUT

Knowing how to make a knot is important and helpful in everyday life!  Learn how to tie a few different kinds with our knot expert!

Whittle a Little | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets in the Richardson/Parsonage Barn

Register for 1:00 (Ages 7+)
Register for 2:00 (Ages 7+)

Learn how to handle a pocketknife and whittle safely!

Playful Pastimes | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets at the Sawmill

Register for 10:00 (Ages 7+)
Register for 1:00 (Ages 7+)

As a warm up, learn a fun 19th-century group game that kids used to play. Then, using simple materials, participants in this workshop will create their own graces.

May fulfill the following requirements:
Tigers: Tiger-iffic 2, 3; Tiger Tag 1

Make Seed Balls | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets at the Richardson/Parsonage Garden

Register for 11:00 (Ages 5+)
Register for 1:00 (Ages 5+)

It’s spring, which means that it’s time to get planting. Participants will check out one of the Village’s gardens and plot out where to plant our beans and peas.  We will plant a seed to take home, and also try out a 21st-century planting activity: making seed balls from clay, soil, and wildflower seeds!

May fulfill the following requirements:
Lions: Ready, Set, Grow 1
Daisies: Green Petal
Juniors: Gardener 1, 2, and 5

Tree Walk | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets outside the Cabinetmaking Shop

Register for 11:30 (Ages 6+)

Join one of the Village’s experts on a nature walk. Participants will learn how to identify regional trees and explore how New Englanders use natural resources both today and in the past.

May fulfill the following requirements:
Lions: Mountain Lion 3
Tigers: Tigers in the Wild 2, 4, and 6
Wolves: Paws on the Path 3, 6
Bears: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns 1, 4, and 5
Webelos: Into the Woods 1-3, 6
Brownies: Eco Friend 2; Outdoor Adventurer 2; Bugs 3 and 5; Hiker 5
Cadettes: Trees 1 and 2

Shelter Building | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets at the Goods from the Woods Exhibit)

Register for 10:00 (Ages 8+)
Register for 1:00 (Ages 8+)

Use your creative problem-solving skills and create a shelter from natural and manufactured materials. Participants will be given a scenario before coming up with their own designs for protective shelters.

May fulfill the following requirements:
Webelos: Castaway 1C, 2A
Juniors: Camper 4
Cadettes: Outdoor Primitive Camper 5

Hearth Cooking | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets at the Museum Education Building

Register for 10:00 (Ages 8+) SOLD OUT
Register for 11:00 (Ages 8+) SOLD OUT

Learn about food storage and food preservation as we head into our Harvest season.   Experience cooking 19th-century style using common household tools and recipes. Make and enjoy a recipe for a snack to share together!

May fulfill the following requirements:
Tigers: Tiger Bites 2, 5
Bears: Bear Picnic Basket 4
Daisies: Yellow Petal (Friendly and Helpful); Purple Petal (Respect Myself and Others)
Brownies: Snacks 3; Senses 4
Juniors: Simple Meals 1, 4; Social Butterfly 2

Carding and Weaving | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets at the Museum Education Building

Register for 10:00 (Ages 8+)SOLD OUT
Register for 11:00 (Ages 8+) SOLD OUT

The process of making clothing in the 1830s was a little different than it is today. Step into the role of an 1830s villager and learn about the hard work behind making sheep’s wool into fabric. Participants will get hands-on experience carding wool from the Village’s own sheep and then weaving thread into cloth.

May fulfill the following requirements:
Juniors: Playing the Past 2, 4
Seniors: Textile Artist: 1, 2, 3

Book Artist | 90 Minutes | $10 | Meets at the Museum Education Building

Register for 11:30 (Ages 9+) SOLD OUT

During the 1830s, printing was a very important job. Printers in a town like Sturbridge printed posters, books, and pamphlets. Learn all about how a book is put together before sewing your own using traditional bookbinding methods. We will also marble the inside for an artistic finish.

May fulfill the following requirements:
Cadette: Book Artist 1, 2, and 3

Make a Toolbox | 90 Minutes | $10 | Meets at the Museum Education Building

Register for 10:00 (Ages 8+) SOLD OUT
Register for 1:00 (Ages 8+) SOLD OUT

Build something!  Scouts will get a chance to use different woodworking tools and learn proper tool safety. With their new skills, participants will construct a simple toolbox!

May fulfill the following requirements:
Bears: Baloo the Builder 1 and 3
Webelos: Build It 1, 2, and 3
Cadettes: Woodworker 3 and 5


Free Drop-in Activities

These activities do not require registration.  Check the map guide for times and locations.

 

 

 

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