Scout Day 2015 is in the works check back soon for dates and times
IAIS wants to help your Scouts achieve their Indian Lore Merit Badges! November is National Native American Heritage Month and, every year, we host Scout Day to provide Boy and Girl Scouts with a memorable and exciting day learning about the history and culture of the Algonkian peoples of the Northeast. Whether your Scouts are going for their Badges or are just looking for a great day, IAIS is the place!
Our Scout Day program is specifically designed to address the BSA Indian Lore Badge Requirements and consists of the following:
- Quinnetukut: Scouts will explore and be guided through the exhibit, Quinnetukut: Our Homeland, Our Story, which details the history of the Algonkian tribes of Connecticut from their first arrival in these lands, all the way into modern times. (Requirement 1)
- Algonkian Village: Scouts will explore our outdoor replicated Algonkian village, showing the homes and village organization of the Algonkian peoples. (Requirement 1)
- Talking Sticks: Scouts will each fashion their own personal talking stick, used by Algonkian peoples during council meetings to ensure order and respect. (Requirement 2b)
- Shelter Building: Guided by an IAIS Educator, Scouts will build a debris hut of the type used by the Northeast's earliest inhabitants as a dwelling and by their descendants as temporary shelters during hunting excursions. (Requirement 2c)
- From East To West: Scouts will explore the exhibit From East To West: Across Our Homelands, which presents artifacts from various tribes across the country. (Requirement 2d)
- Native American Games: Scouts will learn and play traditional games of the Algonkian and neighboring Iroquois peoples such as Hoop-And-Pole and Sneak-Up. Other games such as Lacrosse, The Moccasin Game and The Sacred Bowl Game will also be discussed. (Requirement 3a)
- Hunting Through The Ages: Traditional methods of hunting will be discussed and Scouts will get to try their hand at the bow-and-arrow. (Requirement 3c)
- Storytelling: Janis Four-Hearts-Whispering Us, a storyteller of Mohwak and Shinnecock descent, will share traditional legends and stories of the Algonkian and Iroquois peoples. (Requirement 4e)
- Also addressed throughout the course of the program are Requirements 4c, 4f and 4g.
As you can see, just by participating in our Scout Day program, Scouts can complete their Indian Lore Badge requirements, so come and spend the day with us! Call (860)868-0518 today to reserve space for your group. See you there!
Saturday, November 22, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
including half-hour lunch break
We are able to accommodate 200 Scouts and it is on a first call/first served basis. While we will do our best, we can not guarantee space for walk-ins.