Boy Scouts Spring Camporee in Seneca Falls
On April 26th, the Seneca Museum of Waterways & Industry was visited by over one hundred and twenty boy scouts from the Seneca Waterways Council Mohawk District 2014 Spring Camporee hosted by BSA Troup 88 of Seneca Falls, during their Spring Camporee event.
Numerous regional troops were represented by their respective scouts and den leaders, many of whom engaged in a contest imbedded in one of our new window exhibits entitled “Made in the U. S. A.-Made in Seneca Falls”. This “What Is This?” contest requires the participant to get a worksheet on which a description of each item is listed and they have to match the item number with its description. Many young scouts aced the test and received a Goulds Pumps poster; those not making the grade did receive a consolation prize.
After touring the Seneca Museum the scouts moved on to other museum’s and attractions making their way back to the Elks Club where they all camped overnight.
2014 ‘I Have a Poem in My Pocket’
April was National Poetry month and as a way to promote poetry in young children, the Seneca Falls Library continued its program called ‘I Have a Poem in My Pocket’. Each child in 2nd & 3rd grade received a short poem, which they practice at school and at home from April 1st -21st.
During the last week in April (23rd – 30th), children will carried their poem in their pocket and are visited participating local businesses during regular hours. Students would say, “I have a poem in my pocket.” and then read their poem to the staff.
In return, they were rewarded with a small reward for their participation and hard work.
The poems were spoken with such pride by the children, from soldier like precision to full Broadway theatrics. It was wonderful to see and hear. Most children started a little shyly but always finished with such gusto. Some had learnt their poems so well they could recite it in full from memory.
The Museum welcomes activities such as this and always keen to be a part of such a wonderful program.