Saturday, March 16, 2024

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 $12 per Scout for full-day admission to Old Sturbridge Village. One adult per Scout ages 5 and above is admitted at the rate of $17. Workshops are an additional fee and pre-registration is required.

Join us for our spring Scout Day on Saturday, March 16, 2024!  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 1830s New England life in an interactive way. This Scout Day also falls on the same date as Maple Days and Celtic Celebration at the Village.

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Village Admission

A girl scout paints outsideVillage admission on Scout Day is included with standard daytime admission or Village membership.  For non-members, cost is $12 per Scout for full-day admission to Old Sturbridge Village.  One adult per Scout ages 5 and above is admitted at the rate of $17. Additional tickets can be purchased at regular rates.  Hands-on Workshops are an additional fee and pre-registration is required. See details below.

This Scout Day also falls within the Village’s Kids Free Promotion. From March 1 through April 28, 2024 up to two kids 17 and younger are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult or senior paying full admission. Please reserve complimentary tickets for up to 2 free children per adult or senior and pay the regular admission rate of $12 for any additional children (advance sale discount).  The Kids Free promotion cannot be combined with the Scout parent discount ($17), please choose the best tickets for your group.

Click here to purchase standard daytime admission for Scout Day

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

Pre-registration is required and workshops often fill up quickly.

Things to know:

Make a Suet Bird Feeder | 50 Minutes | $7

Meets at the Museum Education Building

Register for 10:00 (Ages 8+)

Register for 11:00 (Ages 8+)

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

May fulfill the following requirements:

Fairy Houses | 50 Minutes | $7

 (Meets at the entrance to the River Walk next to the Saw Mill)

Register for 1:00 (Ages 5+) SOLD OUT

Do you believe in Fairies?  Listen to Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane, then stroll our River Walk collecting items from nature to build our own Fairy houses.

May fulfill the following requirements:

Carding and Weaving | 50 Minutes | $7

Meets at the Museum Education Building

Register for 1:00 (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:

Fun and Games | 50 Minutes | $7

Meets at the Museum Education Building

Register for 10:00 (Ages 6+)

Register for 11:00 (Ages 6+)

Register for 1:00 (Ages 6+)

In keeping with the weekend’s Celtic theme, play games that came from Ireland, including Fidchell.  Participants will make a Fidchell board and learn how to play!

May Fulfills the following requirements:

Glorious Gardens | 50 Minutes | $7

Meets at the Museum Education Building

Register for 10:00 (Ages 5+)

Register for 11:00 (Ages 5+)

Register for 1:00 (Ages 5+) SOLD OUT

It’s spring, which means that it’s time to get planting. Participants will check out the Museum Education garden and compost bin and  help turn over the garden plot where to plant our peas and beans.  Plant some heirloom seeds to take home to start your family garden.

May fulfill the following requirements:

Tree Walk | 50 Minutes | $7

Meets at the River Walk

Register for 10:00 (Ages 6+)

Register for 11:00 (Ages 6+)

Join one of our expert educators as we take a hike on our River Walk to see what is starting to wake up this spring!  Identify tree and plant species native to the Village woods.  Take a closer look with a magnifying glass to see if you can find any busy bug friends.

May fulfill the following requirements:

Open Hearth Cooking:  Cooking a Snack | 50 Minutes | $7

Meets at the Museum Education Building

Register for 1:00 (Ages 6+)

Register for 2:00 (Ages 6+) SOLD OUT

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be guided through the process of making Boxty, a traditional Irish potato pancake from scratch. You’ll discover the secrets to achieving the perfect balance of texture and flavor as you mix, shape, and cook your Boxty over the open hearth.  Ingredients include:  potatoes, baking powder, salt, flour, buttermilk and butter.

May fulfill the following requirements:

Self Portraits | 50 Minutes | $7

Meets at the Museum Education Building

Register for 10:00 (Ages 10+)

Register for 11:00 (Ages 10+)

Explore the rich artistic legacy of Ireland’s past, drawing inspiration from painters like Daniel Maclise to create your own self-portrait.  Let your inner artist flourish as you experiment with different mediums to create your masterpiece!

May fulfill the following requirements:

Open Hearth Cooking – An Irish Tea | 90 Minutes | $12

Meets at the Museum Education Building

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

Register for 1:00 (Ages 10+)

Join us for an immersive experience where you’ll learn to craft traditional Irish soda bread over an open hearth.  No Irish teatime is complete without freshly churned butter, and you will have the chance to experience the magic of butter-making firsthand with a traditional churn.

Ingredients include whole wheat flour, butter, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, cream, and salt for the butter.

May fulfill the following requirements:

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