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Scouts & Homeschools

Book Your Own Adventure: Scouts and Homeschools
Individuals, families, homeschool groups, and scout troops/packs will enjoy these engaging, educational programs.

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Shopping Back-in-Time
Private booking available upon request / Price:  $9 per person
Approximately 60 minutes
Visit the Village and join our costumed interpreters as they lead you through a make-believe shopping trip at our 1910s general store. Students will be given various scenarios involving math, history, and economics (such as needs vs. wants, scarcity, bartering, and incentives). Children will also be given an old-fashioned candy or toy to take home!

Tin Crafts
Private Booking available upon request| Price:  $8/adult, $10 /scout
Approximately 60 minutes
Learn about the importance of tin products in the 1800s as well as today’s households. You’ll also learn about the job of a tinsmith. Children will be taught how to punch patterns on tin and make crafts to take home.

Pioneer Kids: Chores
Private booking available upon request | Price: $9/person
Approximately 90 minutes
Learn about life in a cabin on the frontier. Kids had a lot of chores to do back then; get hands on with history as you spend time in a log cabin and experience the life of a pioneer kid by doing the chores they would have done. Appropriate for 1st grade and older.

Private booking available upon request | Price: $8/adult, $11/scout
Approximately 60-90 minutes
Find clues leading to hidden “letterboxes” all over the Village. You’ll create your own
personalized stamp, then trade and collect stamp images as you follow the clues. Remind you of geocaching? Ages 7 and up (readers). Meets “Letterboxer” merit badge requirements.

Playing the Past
Private booking available upon request ǀ $9/person
Approximately 90 minutes
Be a student in the one-room school. Spend time in our Log Cabin while the fire blazes. Try
chores from the past like making butter and carrying water with a yoke. Have some
old-fashioned fun!  Meets “Playing the Past” merit badge requirements.

Scouts Woodworking
Available upon request with minimum 3 weeks-notice | $8/adult, $14/scout
Approximately 90-120 minutes
Cut, hammer, and build as Cadette Scouts and Bear Scouts make an individual project, and one birdhouse for the den or troop. To schedule your troop or den, please give at least three weeks’ notice for us to prepare materials. Meets GS Cadette “Woodworker” and Cub Scout “Baloo the Builder” requirements.

Earth Rocks for Scouts
Private booking available upon request. $8/adult, $12/scout; “Polish your own Petoskey stone” kit available for additional $2/person. Please notify Village at time of booking if you would like to include the kits.
Approximately 90 minutes
Utilize maps, minerals, and materials to show how Michigan rock resources are used. Scouts learn a S.I.M.P.L.E. introduction to Geology. Explore Troy Historic Village with rocks and minerals in mind. Map Michigan’s mining resources. Use a rock hammer to see what is hiding inside the stones and take home rock samples.
This program has outdoor elements. Available March-October.