Scout Day

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Join us for our fall Scout Day! 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. 
 
We recommend that you allow for up to three hours to visit the Village, in addition to any scheduled hands-on workshops.
 
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 $14. Additional adults pay the full price rate. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time here or at the door. Hands-on workshops are an additional fee.
 
For an additional $5-$10, participate in 50- , 90-, and 120-minute hands-on workshops for Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their siblings!
 

Special Scout Activities Offered Throughout the Day (included with admission):

 
Stay tuned for a list of the exciting activities that will be offered in the Village, just for Scouts! Check out a list of special scout activities here and the daily schedule for all guests here.
 
Please be advised that there will be butchering at the Freeman Farmhouse throughout the day.
 

Hands-On Workshops - 50 minutes, $5/participant/workshop

 
The following workshops are open to Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their siblings. Take a workshop for fun, or to work towards one of your badges! 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. Workshops can accommodate 12 participants. Scouts’ siblings are welcome to attend as well! 
 
All workshops are located in the Museum Education Building. 
 
Hearth Cooking: Apple Fritters and Mulled Cider (Ages 6+)
 
Follow a 19th-century “receipt” for delicious mulled cider! Together, you will mix up a batch of apple fritters and fry them over the fire in the open hearth, then learn a little about 1830s table manners.
 
10:30 SOLD OUT
11:30 SOLD OUT
 
Fulfills the following requirements:
Tigers: Tiger Bites 4
Bears: Bear Picnic Basket 1A, 2A
Webelos: Cast Iron Chef 5
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
Cadettes: New Cuisines 3, 4
Senior: Locavore 3
 
Woodworking (ages 9+)
 
Practice some basic woodworking skills while making a boot jack, a simple but useful 1830s tool for removing dirty shoes!
 
 
Fulfills the following requirements:
Bears: Baloo the Builder 1, 3
Webelos: Build It 1, 2, 3, 4
Cadettes: Woodworker 1, 2, 4
 
Play with Clay (Ages 6+)
 
Let’s play with clay and get creative! Participants will make a pinch pot, coil pot, or other unique sculpture from air-dry clay and learn a little about potters in the 1830s. This workshop meets in the Pottery Shop at Old Sturbridge Village.
 
 
Fulfills the following requirements:
Tigers: Stories in Shapes 1, 1B
Webelos: Art Explosion 1, 3B, 3C
Brownies: Pottery 1, 2, 3, 4
 
Minding Your Ps and Qs: Printing, Paper Marbling, and Block Printing (Ages 6+)
 
Try out a real printing press, create piece of marbled paper, or make a card using a woodblock print.
 
10:30 LIMITED SPACE
1:30 SOLD OUT
 
Fulfills the following requirements:
Brownies: Painting 4
Cadette: Book Artist 1, 2, 3
 
 
Treadle Time: Weaving 101 (Ages 6+)
 
Learn how people made fabric in the 1830s, then try out carding wool and weaving for yourself.
 
11:30 SOLD OUT
1:30  LIMITED SPACE
 
Fulfills the following requirements:
Juniors: Playing the Past 2, 4
Seniors: Textile Artist: 1, 2, 3
 
Fun and Games (Ages 6+)
 
Life in the 1830s was hard work, but kids still had time for fun! Experiment with board games, team games, and change the rules to make your own spin on old games!
 
 
Fulfills the following requirements:
Tigers: Games Tigers Play 1A, 1B, 1C, 2; Tigeriffic 2, 5, 6; Tiger Tag 2A, 2B; Tiger Tales 5
Wolves: Running with the Pack 4
Daisies: Light Blue Petal (Honest and Fair); Purple Petal (Respect Myself and Others)
Brownies: Making Games 1, 3, 4, 5
 
Hide Time: 
Yes