Scout Ranger Program

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NPS

The National Park Service and the Boy Scouts of America team up to bring you the Scout Ranger Program on Frontier Days, September 27 and 28.The new “Scout Ranger” program is designed to encourage increased visitation to national parks, promote a better understanding of the NPS mission, educate young people about their responsibility in conserving our natural and cultural resources, encourage volunteer service, and promote good citizenship. Scout Ranger program participants may earn the certificate or patch by participating in volunteer service projects or education programs at Fort Scott National Historic Site.

All Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Venturers who attend this event will be able to earn a unit certificate in the Scout Ranger program by doing the following for a total of five hours participation.

  • Field testing our new Junior Ranger Program
  • Participating in a service project
  • Taking a ranger guided tour of the fort
  • Attending Indian Dancing and one other program
  • Assisting in a flag ceremony

With an additional five hours participation you can earn an individual Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Patch. In addition to earning the hours for the certificate listed above you are required to:

  • Visit Fort Scott National Historic Site both days
  • Attend four more programs
  • Assist in flag ceremonies both days

Please call Park Ranger Barry Geertsen to register your unit for the certificate or patch at

620-223-0310 or email barak_geertsen@nps.gov.

The schedule of activities is listed below:

Saturday, September 27

  • 9:00 a.m. – Flag Raising
  • 10:00 a.m. – Flour Sweat and Tears (Bakehouse Demonstration)
  • 11:00 a.m. – Down the Barrel (Muzzleloading Demonstration)
  • 12:00 a.m. – American Indian Games
  • 1:00 p.m. – American Indian Dancing and Storytelling
  • 2:00 p.m. – Guided Tour
  • 3:00 p.m. – Little White Lyes – Soapmaking Demonstration
  • 4:00 p.m. - Flag Retreat
  • 6:30 p.m. – Evening Program – American Indian Dancing and Storytelling

Sunday, September 28

  • 9:00 a.m. – Flag Raising
  • 10:00 a.m. – Flour Sweat and Tears (Bakehouse Demonstration)
  • 11:00 a.m. – Down the Barrel (Muzzleloading Demonstration)
  • 12:00 a.m. – American Indian Games
  • 1:00 p.m. – American Indian Dancing and Storytelling
  • 2:00 p.m. – Guided Tour
  • 3:00 p.m. – Little White Lyes– Soapmaking Demonstration
  • 4:00 p.m. - Flag Retreat

Throughout the weekend

Indian Crafts

  • Hide painting, shield painting, ribbon art
  • Indian games
  • Sign language

Scout Ranger-NPS Program

Scout Ranger Flyer

Frontier Days Flyer

Last updated: April 10, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Phone:

(620) 223-0310

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