Trailblazer Program Offered to Community Youth

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“Hey Kids,” Come Explore Fort Scott National Historic Site as a “Trailblazer”

Fort Scott Kan. – Fort Scott National Historic Site is pleased to announce the 20th year of its fun-filled Trailblazers program. This program is open to youth ages 9-12 and will be held August 6 – 10. It will begin at 8:30 am and end at noon each day and there is no charge for the day camp. Registration will open June 17. To sign-up, contact Fort Scott National Historic Site at (620) 223-0310 or email [email protected] with your name and phone number.

Trailblazers is a workshop to introduce children to the National Park Service and its 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 how we care for the buildings and artifacts of the fort. The students will participate in living history, be trained in flag protocol, and will work on a play that they will present at the end of the week.  Also, there will be activities to teach children how to use resources wisely.

Participants must be between 9 and 12 as of the beginning day of the camp. Participants will be sent an informational packet after registration is complete. Space is limited to 12 participants so priority will be given to youth who are first time attendees.

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.

To find out more or become involved in activities at the Fort, please contact the park at 620-223-0310.


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