Saturday, November 6, 2021

Times: The Village is open from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: 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. Hands-on workshops are an additional fee.

Join us for our fall Scout Day on Saturday, November 6th!  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 fall.  See how early New Englanders prepared for the long winter ahead.

We recommend that you allow for up to three hours to visit the Village, in addition to any scheduled hands-on workshops. Workshops are open to Scouts (and their siblings!) ages 5 to 17.

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. See our current COVID-19 policies here.

Please note: Due to construction on the Village’s horse barn, there will be no carryall rides available to visitors during the week of November 1. We apologize for any inconvenience.


The November 2021 Scout Day is sponsored by:

Cornerstone Bank


Admission and Ticketing

Standard daytime admission or a Village membership is required to enter the Village.

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. Pre-registration is required for times activities as well.  See details below.

Click here to purchase/reserve tickets for November 6, 2021

Times In-Person Programs (Subject to change)

Things to know:

Hands-On Workshops

Whether you want to work towards one of your badges or just try out an activity for fun, we offer a wide variety of hands-on workshops for Scouts of all ages.

Pre-registration is required and workshops often fill up quickly.  Workshops can accommodate 12 participants, except where noted.

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

Shelter Building | Ages 8+ | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets at the Goods in the Woods Exhibit

Register for 10:30
Register for 1:30

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

 

Play with Clay | Ages 6+ | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets at the Pottery Shop

Register for 10:00 SOLD OUT
Register for 11:00 SOLD OUT
Register for 1:00 SOLD OUT
Register for 2:00 SOLD OUT

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

 

Hearth Cooking | Ages 8+ | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets at Museum Education

Register for 10:00 SOLD OUT
Register for 11:00
Register for 1:00 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 | Ages 8+ | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets at Museum Education 

Register for 10:00 SOLD OUT
Register for 11:00 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

 

Create a Corn Husk Doll | Ages 6+ | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets at Museum Education

Register for 10:00
Register for 1:00

Corn was the most common grain grown in New England in the 1830s, and was usually saved for storage. Participants will use the dried husks to create this traditional Native American toy.

May fulfill the following requirements:
Daisy:  Shapes in Nature 3
Tigers:  Stories in Shapes

 

Outdoor Art | Ages 6 + | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets by the District School House

Register for 10:00 SOLD OUT
Register for 11:00 SOLD OUT
Register for 1:00 SOLD OUT

Bring your artistic skills outside and get inspired by nature. Marble paper using shaving cream and leaves that you collect!

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

 

Playful Pastimes | Ages 7+ | 50 Minutes | $5 | Meets at Museum Education.

Register for 11:00 SOLD OUT
Register for 2:00 SOLD OUT

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 Jacob’s Ladder.

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

 

Kitchen Walk | Ages 8+ | 90 Minutes | $10 | Meets in front of the Bullard Tavern

Register for 1:00

Have you ever wondered what people in the 1830”s did to prepare for the long winter.  Take a tour with an expert guide and visit various household kitchens to see what they are doing to prepare for winter.  Visit the root cellar at the Freeman Farm to see how they store vegetables all winter.

May fulfill the following requirements:
Senior:  Locavore 1

 

Book Artist | Ages 9+ | 90 Minutes | $10 | Meets at Museum Education 

Register for 10:00
Register for 1:00

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 | Ages 8+ | 90 Minutes | $10 | Meets at Museum Edcuation

Register for 10:00
Register for 1:00

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

 

Birds in New England | Ages 9+ | 90 Minutes | $10 | Meets at Museum Education

Register for 11:00

Have you ever wondered why some birds are here in the winter, while others are not?  Have you ever heard a bird call and wonder what type of bird that was?  Create your own field journal and take a walk to see what types of bird habitats and birds you may find in and around the village.

May fulfill the following requirements:
Webelos:  Into the Wild 3-4
Boy Scout: Bird Study #5

 

Free Drop-in Activities

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

Drop-in Story Time

2:00

Did you ever wonder what happens to pumpkins if they are left in a field?  Come listen to a story about a little boy who did not want to let go of his Jack-o-lantern, and what surprises this magical pumpkin had in store for him.  Make a fall-inspired thaumatrope.

 

Games on the Common

11:30-12:30

Play historic games like French and English, or 1830’s baseball!

 

Nature Walk | Ages 6+| Meets by the Cabinetmaking Shop

1:30

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.

 

All Tied Up in Knots! | Meets at the Parsonage Barn

10:00
2:00

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 | Meets at the Parsonage Barn

1:00

Learn how to handle a pocketknife and whittle safely.

 

Where in the World | Meets at the Parsonage Barn

11:00

Learn how to use a compass to help orient yourself.