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Scout Programs

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Girl Scout Programs            Boy Scout Programs  

SCOUT PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

BADGE, PATCH AND OVERNIGHT PROGRAMS:

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Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups can schedule a badge or patch program or an overnight at the Putnam Education Center.  Badge and patch programs last approximately 1.5 hours.  During that time scouts complete most if not all requirements for the badge or patch.  Scouts working on animal-related projects meet the live animals housed at the Center.  A wide variety of science, craft and music projects are offered.  Badge and Patch programs can be arranged from September through June.  

Troops can also schedule an overnight at the Center. Scouts arrive at 6:00pm and work on badge/patch projects.  Flag down is followed by a night hike and símores around the fire.  The evening ends free time and an optional settling down time with folkloric and animal stories. The next morning scouts are treated to a great breakfast followed by project completion and a closing ceremony.  The program is most often lead by Mary Beers, Society Education Director, naturalist and storyteller.  Mary has been a registered Girl Scout and Leader for over 25 years and is certified in Pediatric First Aid.  Overnights can be arranged from September through June.

 KITCHEN PROGRAMS:

Scouts may also participate in specially arranged jam or candy making classes in our historic Green Briar Kitchen.  Jam class fee for up to 12 scouts is $228.00.  This fee is based upon a 6-pot minimum at $38/pot.  Usually 2 scouts share a pot with everyone making the same recipe. The pot yield is usually 4 to 6 eight ounce jars.  Troops may also schedule mother/daughter or father/son jam making classes.  

 Candy making class fee for up to 12 scouts is $216.00 with scouts working together to create 3 different candy recipes from 6 possible choices.  The fee is based upon $18 per girl. The products are divided up among the cooks and everyone takes their share home to enjoy. 

 Kitchen classes are scheduled for 2-hours for jam making and 1.25 hours for candy making.  The kitchen capacity is 20 people total. Every child must be at least 6 years old to be in the kitchen programs.  Classes can be arranged for weekend afternoons or during weekday school breaks in December, January and February.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508-888-6870