Nature as Inspiration: 19th Century Diversions
This workshop includes a tour of Boscobel House that covers the daily lives of people in the early 19th century. After the tour, Scouts are encouraged to explore the natural landscape, gardens, and views of the Hudson River and sketch pictures or write poems about what they experience. Time permitting, Scouts may wish to hike the Woodland Trail. (Trail maps provided.)
Program fulfills requirements for the Outdoor Creativity Badge.
Spin a Yarn of Dyestuffs and Cloth
This workshop includes a tour of the house with emphasis on the textiles in the collection. The use of dyestuffs that are grown in the Herb Garden is also discussed. Participants have an opportunity to pick and card wool before it can be spun into yarn for clothing and coverlets.
Program fulfills requirements for the Yarn and Fabric Arts Badge.
What Paintings and Toys Tell Us About the Past
This workshop includes a tour of the house that emphasizes the portraits and paintings on display. Participants take part in portrait sketching activities, learn games and play with reproductions of toys from the early 1800s.
Program fulfills requirements for the Folk Arts Badge.
The fee for each workshop is $5.00 per student.
One teacher or chaperone (per 10 children) is admitted free.
The fee for each additional adult is $8.00.
Please note: Programs can be adjusted for different levels of Girl Scouts and modified for Boy Scouts.