Saturday, October 14, 2017
Girl Scout groups of all ages are invited to join us for a day! Spend a day at Fort Ticonderoga and take part in a series of programs designed for Girl Scouts. While interacting with costumed historic interpreters, Scouts will discover what life was like for 18th-century soldiers. Special guided tours and museum exhibitions will immerse Scouts in Fort Ticonderoga’s epic history. Scouts will also thrill at the sound of musketry during the weapons demonstration. The King's Garden is also open for exploration, as is the Heroic Maze, A Corn Maze Adventure!
Scouts will learn about the French troops who garrisoned Ticonderoga in the fall of 1757. Interacting with these French soldiers, scouts can ask about the life of an 18th-century soldier. What did he eat? Where did he sleep? What did he wear? Where did his clothes come from?
Throughout the day, troops can explore the fort and museum exhibitions. They can take guided tours, learning about the fort’s history, and observe musket demonstrations. They can visit the historic trades shop, where shoes and clothing are produced by the fort staff, and learn about key skills essential to keeping an army clothed and fed.
To register your Girl Scout to participate, please email Rich Strum at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $10 per Girl Scout and includes a Fort Ticonderoga Girl Scout patch. Adults pay the adult group rate of $14 (patches not included in the adult rate, but are available at the Museum Store Girl Scout Day only).
Schedule for the Day (tentative):
10:00-4:00--"Explorations in the King's Garden" -self guided activities
10:00-4:00--Heroic Corn Maze Open
10:30--Historic Trades Shop Program in the Shoe Shop
11:30--King's Garden Tour
12:00--Mid-Day Mess Program
12:30--Historic Trades Shop Program in the Tailor Shop
1:00--Historic Trades Program in the Carpentry Yard
1:00-3:30--Watercolors in the King's Garden
2:30--Historic Trades Shop Program in the Shoe Shop
2:30--King's Garden Tour