Trailblazer Program

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News Release Date: June 27, 2018

Contact: Barak V. Geertsen, 620-223-0310

Contact: Ryan O' Connell, 620-223-0310

The National Park Service protects many of America’s most valuable natural and cultural resources and tells its’ most compelling stories. Many would argue, however, that America’s most treasured resource and its best hope for the future are its children. This summer you are invited to introduce your child to the resources and stories of Fort Scott National Historic Site.

The historic site is pleased to announce the 19th year of its fun-filled Trailblazers program. This program is open to youth ages 9-12. It will be held the week of August 6 – 10 and will begin at 8:30 am and end at 12:00 noon each day.

During this workshop, children will be introduced to the National Park Service mission of caring for the nation’s natural and cultural heritage. They will search for treasure in a mock archaeological dig, explore the prairie, and discover methods used to preserve the buildings and artifacts of the fort. The students will engage in living history, learn flag protocol, and 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 Trailblazers day camp is open now. To sign-up, contact Fort Scott National Historic Site at (620) 223-0310 or email ryan_o’ with your name and phone number. Participants must be aged 9-12 as of the beginning day of the camp. Participants will be sent an informational packet after registration is complete. There is no charge for the day camp. Since space is limited to 12 participants, priority will be given to youth who have not attended before.

Last updated: June 27, 2018

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Fort Scott, KS 66701


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