Scout Day 2015 will be October 10th from 10 am to 3 pm. Please call to reserve your spot, space is limited.
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 2d & Requirement 1)
- Algonkian Village: Scouts will explore our outdoor replicated Algonkian village, showing the homes and village organization of the Algonkian peoples. (Requirement 1)
- 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)
- 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)
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, October 10, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
including half-hour lunch break
Registration it is on a first call/first served basis. While we will do our best, we can not guarantee space for walk-ins. Programming dependent on enrollment and and subject to change based on current BSA requirements.