Fort Ticonderoga joins forces with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York to host Girl Scout Day on Saturday, October 4, from 9:30 am-5 pm. Girl Scout troops will have an opportunity to take part in a series of programs while participating in active learning opportunities about life at Fort Ticonderoga during the American Revolution.
During the day scouts will discover a remarkable story that defined America in the first year of the American Revolution, learning specifically about the Pennsylvania troops at Ticonderoga during the year 1776. Interacting with these American soldiers, students explore what daily life was like for an 18th-century American soldier defending liberty on the northern frontier.
“Throughout the day scouts will explore the Fort and museum exhibitions. They can take guided tours, learning about Ticonderoga’s history, and observe musket demonstrations,” said Rich Strum, Director of Education. “Scouts will visit the historic trades shops where shoes and clothing are produced by the Fort Ticonderoga museum staff, and learn about the global economy of the 1700s.”
In addition, special programs for Girl Scouts take place in the historic trades shops at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. Programs at 12:00pm and 1:00pm illustrate the process of feeding the troops as the mid-day meal is prepared.
A visit to the King’s Garden will expand the Girl Scout experience by delving into additional stories about Ticonderoga’s rich 19th and 20th history and how the story of horticulture at Ticonderoga continues to thrive today! Scouts will participate in the “Lady Bug Investigators” program exploring the importance of lady bugs as garden ecosystem helpers at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm, and take part in the self-guided activity “Watercolors in the Garden” from 10 am - 4 pm. In addition, Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze will be open for scouts from 10 am - 4 pm.
To register your Girl Scout troop to participate, please email Nancy LaVallie, Group Tour Coordinator at Fort Ticonderoga at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $7 per scout; $12 for adult leaders and chaperones.
To learn more about programs for scout groups at Fort Ticonderoga visit www.fortticonderoga.org and select the “Explore and Learn” tab and select “Scouting” on the drop-down menu.