The Pioneer Woman Museum will host its annual Scout Spring Fling on Saturday, March 11; beginning at 10 a.m. Events will include hands-on programming for ages six and up.
Through a partnership with the Pioneer Genealogy Society, Scouts will be introduced to tracking their family history. The first 50 participants will receive a free family genealogy workbook, courtesy of the Pioneer Genealogist Society. The activity will meet some of the requirements related to Scout badges and patches.
Adansonian Wildlife Inc. will be on hand this year with live insects and other small animals for participants to interact with up close. “We are so excited to be part of the museum’s annual Scout Day. We will have lots of bugs for the kids and parents to look at and learn about,” said Ciara Utech, executive director and owner of Adansonian Wildlife Inc.
Other activities planned for the day include crafts, an outdoor nature walk, making personal first aid kits, and another surprise or two. “Scout Day is a big day for us at the museum. We enjoying having the Scouts here so much,” said Pioneer Woman Museum Director Robbin Davis. “It’s our kick off to the spring,” she continued.
Activities are free with admission. Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms or their troop shirts. The day’s events will run 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. Troops need to preregister for the event and can do so through Thursday, March 9. To make a troop reservation, please call 580-765-6108 or email [email protected]. Individual Scouts do not have to preregister. Non Scouts are encouraged to attend as the event is open to anyone who is interested in participating.
The Pioneer Woman Museum, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is located at 701 Monument Rd. in Ponca City. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.