Fort Ticonderoga joins forces with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York to host Girl Scout Day on Saturday, October 17, from 9:30am-5:00pm. Girl Scout troops will have an opportunity to spend the day at Fort Ticonderoga and take part in a series of interactive and immersive experiences while participating in special programs, visiting museum exhibitions, and exploring Fort Ticonderoga’s vast and beautiful landscape including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and Heroic Corn Maze.
“Throughout the day Girl Scouts will explore Fort Ticonderoga’s historic campus, take guided tours to learn about Ticonderoga’s epic history, and thrill at musket demonstrations,” said Rich Strum, Director of Education. “They will interact with museum staff portraying French soldiers in 1756 and discover what life was like in the 18th century while participating in hands-on interactive programs designed especially for them.”
Special Girl Scout focused programs will be offered in the Historic Trades Shops at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm and will include shoe making and tailoring. In addition, programs at 12:00pm and 1:00pm illustrate the process of feeding the troops as the mid-day meal is prepared in the camp kitchen.
Scouts can roll up their sleeves and dig into centuries of horticultural history in the King’s Garden. An on-going self-guided activity “Watercolors in the Garden” is intended develop artistic skills while surrounded in the beauty of the garden and is available from 10:00am to 4:00pm. In addition, Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze, a 6-acre life-size puzzle cut out in the shape of the fort will be open for scouts from 10:00am-4:00pm.
To register your Girl Scout troop to participate, please email Lauren MacLeod, Group Tour Coordinator at Fort Ticonderoga at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $7 per scout; $13 for adult leaders and chaperones.
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