Maple Syruping for Scouts
Bring your scouts to Saint John's for a maple syruping experience! Saint John's has been making maple syrup since the 1940s. We fully believe in the educational value of teaching kids and adults alike about this historical process. Join us for a fun, outdoor, and hands-on experience!
Saturdays, March 16 and April 6, 2013
Open House from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Bring your troop to one of the annual maple syrup festivals and participate in the activities. Once your troop has completed the activities, they will receive a Saint John's Maple Syrup patch for their hard work! Did your troop participate last year? Come again for the 2013 patch!
Activities during a festival may include:
- Tapping trees
- Collecting sap
- Touring the sugar shack
- Learning how the evaporator works
- Experiencing the Native American ways of syruping
- Tasting warm maple syrup over ice cream!
- And more!
Pre-registration of Scout Troops who want to participate in the patch program is REQUIRED by the Friday before the festival you are attending.
- Arboretum members: $5/adult, Free for children of members (17 and under)
- Nonmembers/Scout groups: $10/adult, $5 for children (4-17), Free for children 3 and under
*Please note scout groups are not eligible for the pre-registration discount.
Example of patch (true size is 2.5" x 1.25")