Girl Scout Badge Days

2014-2015

Historic Deerfield has planned a series of scheduled programs to help Girl Scout groups accomplish multiple steps toward earning badges using the collections and resources available at our museum of early New England Life. Contact us to register for one of the scheduled programs listed here, or to inquire about scheduling a custom designed program on an alternative date. Contact Faith Deering, Museum Educator at (413) 775-7116, fdeering@historic-deerfield.org


 Pottery Badge at Historic Deerfield (for Brownies)

  • 10 a.m. - Noon

  • $6 per person plus $3 materials fee

  • Registration deadline is 1-week prior; program is limited to two troops, or 20 girls.

Prior to the visit scouts will receive pre-visit material to help them think more about pottery. During the visit scouts will complete steps 1, 2, 3 & 4 as they see pottery in our collection, learn about clay, and use it to make a small pot, with a decorative lid. We can provide some curriculum ideas toward completing step 5 which is to paint pottery.


Available Dates:

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014 


Hearth Cooking for Scouts (multiple ages)

  • 10 a.m. - Noon

  • $6 per person

  • Registration deadline is 1-week prior; program is limited to two troops, or 20 girls.

This hearth cooking demonstration is developed to meet a requirement for multiple badges including Locavore, New Cuisine and Simple Meals. The demonstration will focus on making pumpkin pie, which includes both local and imported ingredients. Girls will learn about the history of spices, and will also compare some historic recipes or “receipts” for making this staple New England dish.


Available Dates:

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015


Textile Artist Badge at Historic Deerfield (for Senior Scouts)

  • 9 a.m. - Noon

  • $6 per person plus $5 materials fee

  • Registration deadline is 1-week prior; program is limited to three troops, or 30 girls.

Prior to the visit scouts will receive pre-visit material to help them get started completing step 2 which is to learn more about textile tools. During the visit scouts will complete steps 1, 3 & 4 as they see textiles in our collection, practice some basic stitches and sew their own “housewife” or sewing kit.  We can provide some curriculum ideas for step 5 – making a textile gift. 


Available Dates:

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015 


Playing with the Past Badge at Historic Deerfield (for Junior Scouts)

  • 9 a.m. - noon
  •  $6 per person plus $2 materials fee
  • Registration deadline is 1-week prior; program is limited to three troops, or 30 girls.

Prior to the visit scouts will receive pre-visit material to help them get started completing step 1 & 2 – choosing and costuming a historic character. During the visit scouts will complete steps 3, 4 & 5 as they see a hearth cooking demonstration, learn about toys and games of the past, and talk to each other about the characters they chose.

Available Dates:

Saturday, April 11, 2015 
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015