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03/03/16

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Contact: Robbin Davis
Pioneer Woman Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-765-6108
rdavis@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/pioneerwoman

Pioneer Woman Museum to Host 2nd Annual Scout Day

PONCA CITY, Okla. — The Pioneer Woman Museum will host its second annual Scout Spring Fling on Saturday, March 12, beginning at 10 a.m. Events will include hands-on programming for ages six and up.

Through a partnership with the Pioneer Genealogist 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.

Pioneer Woman Museum volunteer Luann Sewell Waters, an accomplished outdoorswoman and nationally known outdoor instructor, will bring a wide range of animal skulls and hides for the Scouts to explore.

Local Dutch oven chef, Gary Don Smith will demonstrate outdoor cooking for the Scouts. His demonstration will include tasting fried doughnuts.

Candle making will round out the day’s offerings for the Scouts, who will make rolled and dipped beeswax candles.

Activities are free for Scouts in uniform or a troop shirt. 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 10. To make a troop reservation, please call 580-765-6108 or email piown@okhistory.org. Individual Scouts do not have to preregister.

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.





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