Trailblazer Program

Trailblazer-2012-Archeology Dig

Workshop participants doing a mock archaeological dig.

NPS Photo

What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself." -Mollie Beattie, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

In a summer workshop , youth will discover the resources and stories of Fort Scott National Historic Site, a jewel that the community of Fort Scott has chosen to save. Now in its sixteenth year, Fort Scott National Historic Site will offer its Trailblazer program to youth from 9-12, twice this year, from July 27-31,and from August 3-7, with programs running from 8:30 a.m.-12:00noon, each of these days.

This workshop will expose young people to the mission that the National Park Service has of caring for the nation's natural and cultural heritage. Participants will take part in an archaeological dig, work in the prairie, and gain knowledge of methods used to preserve the buildings and artifacts of the fort. They will learn about living history and interpretation and will work on a play that they will present at the end of the week. Also, there will be green activities that will teach children how to use our resources wisely.

Registration for the workshops begin this week. To register, contact Fort Scott National Historic Site at (620) 223-0310.Participants must be aged 9-12 as of the beginning day of the camp. They will be sent an informational packet after registration is complete. There is no charge for the workshop. Space is limited to 12 people each week;since space is limited, those who are new to the workshop will be given preference over those returning.


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