Fort Ticonderoga joins forces with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York to host Girl Scout Day on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9:30 am-5 pm. Girl Scout troops will have an opportunity to take part in a series of programs highlighting Fort Ticonderoga’s epic history and natural beauty through interdisciplinary and hands-on programming developed especially for their learning and exploratory goals.
“During the day, scouts can learn about the French troops who came to Ticonderoga in the fall of 1755 to begin construction of Fort Carillon. Interacting with these French soldiers, scouts will discover what the life of an 18th-century soldier was like at Fort Ticonderoga,” said Rich Strum, Fort Ticonderoga’s director of education. They’ll discover what the soldiers ate, where they slept, and what they wore as well as the logistics of outfitting an army.” The Girl Scouts can also participate in horticulture programs and venture into the Heroic Corn Maze.
To register a Girl Scout troop, please call Nancy LaVallie, group tour coordinator at Fort Ticonderoga, at (518) 585-2821. The cost is $7 per scout, $12 for adults.