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Scout Bladesmithing Weekend


Scout Bladesmithing Weekend
Date/Time
Registration Begins
10/28/2020 4:00 PM
Last Day To Register
12/9/2020 11:55 PM
Location
LOTOSR 525 Camp Hohn Drive
Gravois Mills, MO 65037, US
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At present, this event is full. Please check back periodically for potential openings or contact Great Rivers Council, BSA for further assistance.

Forging blades (bladesmithing) is an ancient trade & art dating back thousands of years to the Ancient Egyptians.  Have you event wanted to experience the timeless art of bladesmithing? Well now is your chance!

Why should you register? Full day professional, public blacksmithing classes can easily cost over $300. For $180, We are offering an exclusive, weekend blacksmithing experience for Scouts, taught by professional blacksmith & Camp Ranger, Justin Tattitch.  This price includes all supplies, equipment usage, 4 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner Saturday & breakfast Sunday), & a t-shirt. 11-13 year old Scouts must have an adult to forge.  Adult price is $35.  14+ Scouts may forge alone.   

Attendees will also have the option of camping outdoors or sleeping inside the Sinquefield Invention Lab at no additional cost.

Program schedule will be as follows:

Friday

7pm-10pm: Intro to Blacksmithing Class - in this 3 hour course, Justin will teach you the fundamentals of moving & forging hot metal; working with anvils, tongs, & hammers, practicing key techniques such as scrolling, drawing out, & twisting, & marking projects such as an S Hook, fire poker, and more! 

Saturday

10am - 6pm: Forge Your Own Knife/Bladesmithing Class - in this full-day class, you will experience how to forge your own blade out of steel. Justin will teach you the key techniques of knife-making including spreading & shaping a blade, hardening & tempering, & grinding a cutting edge. 

 

 

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Cost
$35.00 per Adult
$180.00 per Scout
Cancellation Policy
You may request a cancellation for a 75% refund up to 14 days prior to the event (November 28th). After November 28th, refunds will not be given except for serious medical illness or family emergency. 100% refunds will be given only if the event is cancelled.

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© Boy Scouts of America - All Rights Reserved - Great Rivers Council, BSA, 1203 Fay Street, Columbia, MO 65201