April: Archaeology Merit Badge, April 29-May1 Sign Up
You will have the opportunity to see how these history detectives figure out the when’s, how’s and why’s of the past. With guidance and instruction provided by both professional, as well as dedicated and experienced amateur archaeologists, you will learn about the techniques and tools used to transport oneself back in time, ultimately trying to see what you would have seen had you been there in person. You will:
Learn about real archaeological sites around the world, and you will get to hold real artifacts discovered at real “digs”.
Meet someone from the Revolutionary War period and travel back in time with to the early days of our country. You may even get to tour Fort Laurens, a Revolutionary War fort in Bolivar.
Work with skilled crafters who will give you hands-on instruction in the crucial art of taking rough stone and delicately knapping away at it until it reveals the tools and weaponry critical to survival.
Participate in a dig where you and your friends, with the assistance of members of the Sugarcreek Valley Chapter of the Archeological Society of Ohio, will be given a plot to excavate.
Work a screen, carefully looking for any artifacts that may be discovered among the dirt and rocks.
And since this is Dover Dam Weekend, you will also have the chance to go inside a real dam!
Throw in a commemorative patch, a great dinner and an old-fashioned campfire and it makes for one great weekend.
The $15 per person activity fee includes all camp events, a souvenir patch and dinner on Saturday evening. Camping fees are additional.