Scouting Day 2013
We're Calling All Scouts!
Programming for Scouting Day is geared for scouts of all ages. In addition to enjoying a special tour of Jefferson’s world-famous house, scouts and troop leaders are invited to explore Monticello’s Griffin Discovery Room and exhibits including Crossroads, Making Monticello and To Try All Things. Scouts can also test their skill as they roll hoops and enjoy colonial games on Monticello’s West Lawn. Popular “Jefferson & Dance” workshops will teach young dancers some new “old” steps. (Since space will be limited, please sign up for dance workshops in person, when you check in at the Visitor’s Center.)
Hands-on activity stations will be open to troops to explore the following themes in-depth:
Citizenship: Examine how Jefferson influenced the evolution of this new nation as you place his “big three” contributions--authoring the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statue of Religious Freedom and fathering the University of Virginia—within the context of Enlightenment thinking and America’s ongoing experiment in democracy. Create your own “Lifetime Achievement Award” that describes how you contribute to your world today.
Daily Life at Monticello: Explore the lives and experiences of Thomas Jefferson, his family, and Monticello’s enslaved plantation community through the objects that illustrate their stories. Participants will examine historic pockets to uncover evidence and gain perspective on daily life and work at Monticello. In addition to this station-based activity, “Slavery at Monticello” walking tours focusing on Monticello’s industrial “Mulberry Row” will be offered hourly between 11AM and 4PM.
Jefferson and Science: Thomas Jefferson used his mountainside garden as a 1,000 foot-long edible laboratory, letting his passion for ordered and “useful knowledge” drive his experimentation. At four garden activity stations, you’ll gather data and record observations using Jefferson-inspired “ivory notebooks.” Records from Jefferson’s weather and garden books will be on hand for you to compare your own notes with his.
All scouts will receive a Monticello patch for participating in the day’s activities. Bring your own lunch to eat in the picnic area or purchase from the Monticello café. Please wear Girl Scout USA or Boy Scouts of America uniform or identifier. Tickets are non-refundable. Pre-registration is strongly suggested.
All minors must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.
See photos from 2012’s Girl Scout Day at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1915380@N24/pool/