Scouting Programs & Workshops
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Fridays & Saturdays. By reservation: 512.837.1215 or PioneerFarms.org
Boy and Girl Scout groups can camp overnight with Texas history, during which time they can complete requirements for other badges. Other weekend activities are available on request, for an additional fee, with our instructors or ones from your troop. Secure, close-in facility with cookout area.
FEE: $10 per camper per night. TIME: Late afternoon arrival. Enroll Now
Saturdays & Sundays. By reservation: 512.837.1215 or PioneerFarms.org
Our certified archery range at an authentic Tonkawa Indian camp site is just the ticket for a history-filled weekend Scout activity for Cub and Boy Scout groups, adjacent to a nature exploration area where various Scout achievements can be earned. With a rangemaster and equipment on site, we’re ready when you are.
FEE: $25 per participant. TIME: Daytime hours. Enroll Now
Friday & Saturday Nights.
By reservation: 512. 837.1215 or PioneerFarms.org
Experience a council-fire gathering practiced by the First Texans in the early 1800s, under a centuries-old oak tree where Tonkawa Indians once camped. Two hours of Native American history with real Nineteenth Century artifacts and a flute concert, to which you can almost hear the coyotes howl in response. Great for groups. Cookout area available.
FEE: $20 per participant, $200 minimum. TIME: Sundown. Enroll Now
Boy Scout Merit Badges
Reservations required: PioneerFarmsAustin@gmail.com
Taught in an historical setting. Class size is limited, filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Fee is $15 per badge, plus materials. One per day.
Second Saturday of The Month, February-November, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Learn about metallurgy, alloys, and non-ferrous and ferrous metals in a single class, taught in an historic 1800s blacksmith shop. Meet the requirements of this popular badge in one day. No knives made. Enroll Now
Fourth Saturday of The Month, March-October, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Learn the ABCs of this frontier Texas trade, in our saddlery shop. You can meet the requirements of this popular badge, and take home a hand-made souvenir, as well. Projects vary from class to class. Enroll Now
Fourth Saturday of The Month, February-October, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
What better place to get this history merit badge than at a real campsite of the Tonkawa Indians that once populated Central Texas, at least a far back as the 1600s. Everything you need for this badge, at one place. Enroll Now
Second Sunday of The Month, February-November, 1-4 p.m.
Bring your Totin’ Chip and we’ll teach you all about basic woodworking, from saws and shaving horses to planes and lathes. Taught in an 1800s carpentry shop. You’ll leave with the badge and ready to go to work.
FEE: $15 per badge, plus materials. TIME: About 3 hours each, may vary. Enroll Now
Saturdays & Sundays. By reservation: 512.837.1215
Classes to complete most pin and belt loop requirements in one afternoon for Geography, Geology, History, Collecting, Cultures, Weather, Wildlife Conservation and the Texas Badge. Everything you need. Others available by advance request. For dens or entire packs.
FEE: 1st loop/pin $10, others $5 each. TIME: 45 minutes each, 1 to 3 p.m. Enroll Now