Scouts All About at Henry Ford Museum

This year, hands-on activities at our “Tinker. Hack. Invent. Saturdays” have Henry Ford Museum buzzing with new activity every Saturday. And March 8th will be no exception.

There are a few things, however, that will make March 8th a little different – namely, the presence of scouts in uniform. And lots of them.

OKPIK Cold Weather Camping Adventure.

OKPIK Cold Weather Camping Adventure.

The Big Read Dearborn logo mediumBoy Scouts from the OKPIK Cold Weather Camping Adventure will have a cold weather camp set up in the promenade as part of the Big Read Dearborn kickoff event, part of a 10-week literary adventure surrounding Jack London’s classic novel, The Call of the Wild. Visitors will be able to see how the Boy Scouts face the same challenges that cold weather posed on the characters of the novel during the Klondike gold rush.

Other highlights of The Big Read Dearborn include free books, movies, music, lectures, and other family activities. The Big Read Dearborn kickoff event is free to the public (admission to Henry Ford Museum is not included).

Girl Scout Day commemorative patch.

Girl Scout Day commemorative patch.

Meanwhile, inside Henry Ford Museum, March 8th is Girl Scout Day at The Henry Ford, where hundreds of Girl Scouts will participate in hands-on activities provided by the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan. Daisies and Brownies will work on activities from the Barbie Anything Booklet and the Senses Badge, while the Juniors will work on activities from the Detective badge. All Girl Scouts in attendance can also earn a special commemorative patch. Click here for more information about Girl Scout Day at The Henry Ford, including information regarding a coupon for discounted admission to Henry Ford Museum for Girl Scouts.

No matter if you are a current scout, a former scout, or have never been a scout before, March 8th will be a day of fun and excitement for all who come to The Henry Ford. We hope to see you there too!

Christopher Hemler is Manager of Education and Learning Programs at The Henry Ford.