Roscoe Village has second annual Scout Day

| August 20, 2018

Grady Alan, 7, and Gavin Hardesty, 7, are creating a tin punch craft at the Roscoe Village Scout Day held on Saturday, August 18th. About 180 scouts from around the state explored Roscoe Village that day and earned a special patch.

COSHOCTON – About 180 boy and girl scouts and their families enjoyed a “Scout Day” at Roscoe Village on Saturday, Aug. 18. Scouts came from all over Ohio to attend the event, explore the village and earn a special patch for Roscoe Village 2018.

Lasha Philabaum, a living history interpreter for the village, said special prices were offered to scout families.

“A youth ticket is $10 and an adult is $5,” she said. “This is a big reduction to our normal tickets.”

The red wristbands gave scouts entrance to all of the living history buildings, a ride on the canal boat and two crafts.

“We have candle dipping, tin punch, rope making and painting tops,” said Philabaum. “And every building has an interpreter so the scouts can ask questions and learn more about our history.”

Stacie Stein, education manager for Roscoe Village said, “We couldn’t do this without the wonderful, amazing volunteers who are here to help.”

Roscoe Village has done events for scouts before, but only in the last two years has everything been streamlined so they can spend a long day in the village. The Canal Festival Court offered guests a chance to buy lunch in the visitor’s center.

Several special exhibits were available for the scouts. Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum offered a 30-minute presentation about World War II. Wendigo Bladeworks shared a tomahawk throwing demonstration and River Ridge Leather offered a leather Make It and Take It. Clary Gardens shared information on parasitic insects.

Grady Alan, 7, and his friend, Gavin Hardesty, 7, had fun making a rope and doing the tin punch craft. Alan was very serious about using the small hammer to punch holes in his piece of tin, while Hardesty was more talkative about his project and what he had seen in the village. Both boys said the tin punch craft was their favorite activity.

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