Fort Scott Offers Two Sessions of Trailblazer Program

Fort Scott National Historic Site News Release

Contact: Barak Geertsen, barak_geertsen@nps.gov, (620) 223-0310
Fort Scott NHS
PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Fort Scott Offers Two Sessions of Trailblazer Program this Summer

Fort Scott, KS – “the best idea America ever had.” In this centennial year of the National Park Service, area youth are invited to join in this 100th birthday celebration by participating in Fort Scott NHS’s annual Trailblazer workshop.

Now in its seventeenth year, Fort Scott National Historic Site will offer its Trailblazer program to youth from 9-12, twice this year, from July 18-22, and from August 1-5, with programs running from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon each of these days.

This workshop will expose young people to the mission that the National Park Service has of caring for the nation’s natural and cultural heritage. Participants will take part in an archaeological dig, work in the prairie, and gain knowledge of methods used to preserve the buildings and artifacts of the fort. They will learn about living history and interpretation and will 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 workshop begins this week. To register, contact Fort Scott National Historic Site at (620) 223-0310. Participants must be aged 9-12 as of the beginning day of the camp. They will be sent an informational packet after registration is complete. There is no charge for the workshop. Space is limited to 12 people each week; since space is limited, those who are new to the workshop will be given preference over those returning.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 411 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

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