Girl Scouts Visit Weir Farm

Girl Scouts Visit Weir Farm National Historic Site

Weir Farm National Historic Site offered the Girl Scouts of America art and nature-based learning programs and unstructured exploration during the park visit.

In the summer of 1882, American Impressionist painter J. Alden Weir boarded a train from New York bound for his modest farm among rolling hills in Branchville, Connecticut. Far from the commotion of the city, Weir and his family transformed their summer retreat into a creative refuge for friends and fellow artists.

Inner City Girls Scouts participated in the Art Alive! curriculum-based program, the Junior Ranger Pond Pack Activity, Paintbrush Limbo, and Take Part in Art program with a professional artist.

Over the course of their visits, the Girl Scouts were given interpretive tours, participated in thematic games, and took educational hikes that included nature-based learning activities and unstructured exploration.