Fort Ticonderoga joins forces with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York to host Girl Scout Day on Saturday, October 14 from 9:30am-5:00pm. The scouts will participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze.
“Special guided tours and museum exhibitions will immerse the scouts in Fort Ticonderoga’s epic history, “said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga’s President & CEO. “The visit will include the historic trades shops, where they will learn about key skills that were essential for keeping an army clothed, fed, and prepared, while connecting with scouting goals.”
Weapons Demonstrations, Museum Exhibits, Historic Trades, & the King’s Garden!
Thrill at the flash of musketry and roar of cannon fire during weapons demonstrations; guided tours will highlight Fort Ticonderoga’s epic story in the 18th century; interactive programs in historic trades including shoe making, carpentry, and tailoring, will give the scouts an active understanding of the work required to maintain an army!
Special programs take place in the historic trades shops at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. At noon, discover the process of feeding the troops as the mid-day meal is prepared at the outdoor camp kitchen.
Visit the King’s Garden to discover what was grown to feed the troops and dig into centuries of horticultural history! For artistically inclined Girl Scouts, “Watercolors in the Garden” and other activities will be offered from 11:00am to 3:30pm.
The Heroic Corn Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!
While in the King’s Garden area, be sure to explore a new 2017 design in the six-acre Heroic Corn Maze! Answer clues connected to Fort Ticonderoga’s history as you find your way through winding stalks of corn! The Heroic Corn Maze will be open from 10:00am-4:00pm; last entry is at 3:30pm.
Fort Ticonderoga covers nearly 2,000 acres of pristine land in the gateway to the Adirondacks. Scouts can take a hike on the Carillon Battlefield Trail at 2:30pm to explore where empires clashed to decide the destiny of a continent during the French and Indian War. End the day with your troop by hiking to the top of Mount Defiance at 4:00pm. Witness a birds-eye view of Fort Ticonderoga’s epic military landscape!
To register your Girl Scout troop to participate, email Fort Ticonderoga’s School and Youth Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 518-585-6370. The cost is $7 per scout; $14 for adult leaders and chaperones.
To learn more about programs for scout groups at Fort Ticonderoga, visit www.fortticonderoga.org and select the “Education” tab and select “Scouting” on the drop-down menu.
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