Special programs are designed for scouts to work toward earning a badge, participate in an elective, or engage in a similar activity for their scout level. Activities are targeted for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Webelos, Brownies, and Girl Scouts. Reservations must be made for this program in order for scouts to attend with their den or troop. Scout leaders are required to stay with the group and parents are welcome to attend the program.
The Indian Lore programs are held on Scout Saturday once a month. These programs are approximately two hours long and begin at 10:00 a.m. Summer programs on weekdays are also available. Each scout program is designed according to the ages of the scouts and their scouting requirements. As an example, our program for children 10 to 13 years of age includes more information than the program for 6 to 9 year old children.
Indian Lore - Georgia's First People
This program includes viewing a 15-minute film on the Southeastern Indians. Scouts will then go into the Hall of the Ancients and will see how Native Americans lived long ago. They will see some artifacts and the guide will discuss archaeology. They may use touch screen interactive computers to learn about primitive skills. They will also visit the Longhouse. Their guide will discuss the deer skin trade in Georgia. Scouts will also learn some Cherokee words and play some American Indian games.
Summer programs may include a walk to the Appalachian Settlement.
You can download previsit materials here.
Click here for Seven Cherokee Clans poster.
Click here for description of Cherokee Clans.
Click here for society and nature information.
Make reservations at least three weeks in advance.
We offer special merit badge programs for Boy Scouts in cooperation with Eagle Troop 125. Please contact us to learn when a Merit Badge Programs are scheduled. The fee is $12 for each Boy Scout.
To design your program and make reservations, contact Martha Hout at 770-720-9222 or Jenny Jones at 770-720-5969.
The program fee is $8 per scout plus tax with a $50 minimum. There is no charge for the leader and assistant leader.
Additional adult fees are $8.
Following is a letter received from the Assistant Cubmaster of Pack 94 after their visit.
"Osiyo"; On behalf of Pack 94, I want to express my sincere thanks for hosting our Cub Scout Pack on April 16, 2011. We had an enjoyable time learning about the Southeastern Native Americans. A special thanks to Bob Andrew, Jayne Hunter and Martha Hout. Their dedication and commitment to providing us with an excellent program was well worth the trip. With Bob and Jayne's knowledge of Native Americans, the Museum's displays and artifacts, along with the rousing game of Chunkey, made us all feel like we were stepping back in time to share a moment with our past. The Scouts had fun learning Cherokee words and were fascinated by the very large petroglyph stone, as well as the visit to the Appalachian Settlement. We had a very nice time and look forward to returning next year for another fun time at the Funk Heritage Center.
Below: Scouts played Native American games, visited the Hall of the Ancients and learned Cherokee words.