Satisfies most of the requirements to earn the badge. See site’s website for details. This title allows online group registration.

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the badge. Scouts must complete all prework before the start of class. Pre-work and program details available at Scouts unable to complete all requirements may receive partial credit from their merit badge counselor.

Local Artisan Chocolates - Sustainably Sourced

(14-Adult) Spend a delicious evening with the artisans of River-Sea Chocolates. Mariano D’Aguiar, Master Cacao Roaster, will guide you as you sample a variety of luscious chocolates. Hear how consumers can support small, sustainable farms and reduce carbon emissions by choosing products from local, environmentally conscious companies. Participants will receive a Tasting Kit with 5 mini chocolate bars and palate cleansing crackers. Co-sponsored by the Great Falls Citizens Association and Colvin Run Mill Historic Site.

Maple Syrup Boil Down

(6-Adult) The sap is rising and the maple trees are tapped. Now its sugaring time! Bundle up to brave the weather, and watch and learn as sap is boiled down into delicious, sweet syrup over an open fire. Sample the delicious combination of maple syrup over cornbread, made from Colvin Run cornmeal. While supplies last. This is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately.

NASA: Academy of Future Space Explorers (6-10yrs)

(6-10 yrs.) Blast off with a camp designed and created specifically by NASA engineers! Train to become a future space explorer and get set on a trajectory from our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system! This hands-on program will bring you closer to the stars, planets, comets, and more. Learn about living in space, get away from gravity, look for space phenomena, and participate in a rocket launch! Once registered, download camp forms from website.

Queen of Hearts Tea Party

(3-Adult) Bring your child to the mill and celebrate Valentine’s Day with this heart-themed tea party. We’ll have tea, savory and sweet treats and play 19th century parlor games. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Remembering Metilda- An Enslaved Child at the Mill

(14-Adult) Come learn about Metilda, an enslaved 14-year old girl who came to live at Colvin Run Mill. Discuss her life at the mill and the house. Examine what history tells us about the lives of enslaved children, their work, and their families. 

Santa at the Mill

(3-Adult) Experience old-fashioned holiday fun at Colvin Run Mill. Visit Santa in the Mill, tour the Miller's House decorated for the holidays, roast a marshmallow, and enjoy cocoa. Festive music and children's crafts complete the experience. Most families spend about an hour at this event.

Secret Agent Lab (6-10 yrs.)-winter

(6-10 yrs.) Connect the dots using science to help solve a crime in this hands-on Mad Science camp. Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering, analysis and fingerprint detection. Enhance your recall and observation skills and learn how to use spy equipment. Bring lunch and drink. Once registered, download camp forms from website.

Sensory-Friendly Santa at the Mill

(3-Adult) At this sensory-friendly event, children with disabilities and their families can experience old-fashioned holiday fun at Colvin Run Mill in a quiet and calm environment. Families will have 15 minutes to visit Santa in the mill, and we will offer holiday crafts. Families may also visit the historic house and general store. The cost is for a whole family of up to 5 people.

Snowflake Family Tea Party

(3-Adult) Bring your child to the mill and celebrate winter with this snowflake-themed tea party. You'll enjoy tea, savory and sweet treats, along with a winter craft and 19th century games. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

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