Friday, February 26, 2010 - History Center Hosts Cub Scout Day March 6Cub Scouts of the Treasure Coast are invited on Saturday, March 6 from noon -3 p.m. to participate in the St. Lucie County Regional History Center's Annual Cub Scout Day event on the Center's grounds. Activities at the event may be used towards belt loops, pins and electives in the categories of Heritages, Naturalist, Handyman, American Indians and more. The cost for this event is $5 per scout and $2.50 per adult.
Scouts can discover the fun and excitement of exploring local history with Discovery Stations throughout the Center featuring hands-on activities and demonstrations. Scouts will have the opportunity to learn about the Native American tribes of the Treasure Coast including the Ais and the Seminoles with hands-on lessons in javelin throwing, archery, pottery and tool making, storytelling, food preparation and basic outdoor Native American survival skills. Learn about the Treasure Coast's early settler history with a visit to a living history Cow Camp with horseback rides and more. Sail into our area's Spanish and nautical history with demonstrations of flag meanings and etiquette and early navigation techniques.
Scouts will also be able to make crafts to take home including Seminole patchwork bookmarks, mosquito switches and clay pots throughout the Center;s exhibits. In the Register-Gardner House, Scouts can learn about life in 1910, the founding year of Boy Scouts of America. The house will feature old-fashioned toys and musical instruments, as well as hands-on chores of yesteryear and historic games. Scavenger hunts, take-home goody bags and much more will be featured at the event.
Visit the St. Lucie County Regional History Center on Cub Scout Day or any day. The St. Lucie County Regional History Center is located at 414 Seaway Drive, under the South Bridge on Museum Pointe Park in Fort Pierce. Since its opening in 1968 the Center has provided educational programming and permanent and special exhibits that explore the Treasure Coast's rich and colorful history. Center hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Regular admission is: $4 for adults, $3.50 for seniors over 55, and $1.50 for children 6-17 years and college students. Children under 6 are free. Group rates, guided tours, outreach programs and rentable History on Tour Trunks are available by registration. For further information, please contact Brynn Batsche at (772) 462-1891 or by email at email@example.com. Visit the Center on the web at www.stlucieco.gov/history.