Fort Ticonderoga joins forces with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York to host Girl Scout Day on Saturday, October 15th 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.
During this year’s Girl Scout Day, the scouts will discover the story of British and German troops at Ticonderoga during the year 1777. While interacting with these soldiers, scouts will learn what life was like at Ticonderoga during the American Revolution and will gain a deeper understanding of struggle for independence, the economy and trade in the 18th century, and daily life of the soldiers and their families that garrisoned Fort Ticonderoga.
“Special guided tours and museum exhibitions will immerse the scouts in Fort Ticonderoga’s epic history, “said Rich Strum, Director of Education. “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.”
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 and fight the Revolution!
Special programs take place in the historic trades shops at 10:30am, 12:30pm, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. At noon, discover the process of feeding the troops as the mid-day meal is prepared.
Visit the King’s Garden to discover what was grown to feed the troops and dig into centuries of horticulture history! For the Girl Scouts artistically inclined and inspired by the beauty, “Watercolors in the Garden” will be offered at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm.
The Heroic Corn Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!
While in the King’s Garden area, be sure to explore a new 2016 design in the six-acre Heroic Maze, a corn maze designed in the shape of Fort Ticonderoga! 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.
To register your Girl Scout troop to participate, email Fort Ticonderoga’s Group Tour Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the business office at (518) 585-2821.
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.