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Girl Scout Faire: Medieval Magic Schedule At-a-Glance

Take a look at what we have in store for you at Girl Scout Faire: Medieval Magic! A more detailed schedule, including your registered programs, will be emailed to attendees by the end of May.

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Friday, June 7

At-a-Glance schedule for Girl Scout Faire: Medieval Magic opening night! (Schedule subject to change.)

What Description  Time
Check-in and Arrival   Camper/RV arrival and parking (must be pre-registered) 10:00am - 2:00pm
Camp/Tent Set-up Adult set-up. All cars must be off campgrounds by 5pm. 12:00 - 5:00pm
Girl Scout Store &
T-shirt pick-up
Stop by the store to pick up your Medieval Magic gear! If you registered in February, claim your free t-shirt here. 1:00 - 3:00pm
5:00 - 7:00pm
Troop Check-in All troops check in at Gate C. Set up your campsite. (No cars will be allowed on the campgrounds after 5pm, but GSNENY staff will provide assistance with golf carts as needed.)  5:00 - 7:00pm
Opening Ceremony Flag Ceremony with Troop 3480, Royal Procession of Knights and Meet and Greet with Society of Creative Anachronism members and Spur of the Moment Jousting.  7:00pm

Bring your s'mores ingredients for a campfire!

8:30 - 10:00pm
Lights Out! Get ready for a fun day at Faire and head to bed.  10:30pm 

Saturday, June 8

Activity schedule for Girl Scout Faire: Medieval Magic. (Schedule subject to change.)

What Description  Time
Troops and visitors coming to Saturday-only activities, please check in at Gate C. (No cars allowed on campgrounds, but staff will provide assistance with golf carts as needed.) 7:00 - 9:00am
Pre-Order Items &
T-shirt pick-up
Pick up your free t-shirt and pre-order items. (Free t-shirt for those who registered in February.) 8:00 - 9:00am
Emergency Drill Please report to designated emergency buildings. 8:55am
Programs and Activities  Programs and activity sessions are described below.   9:00am - 4:00pm
Joust Skills Tournament For Daisy, Brownie, and Junior levels. Cheer on your favorite knight as they try to best each other at training exercises used by medieval knights.  10:00am
Girl Scout Store Drop in to purchase your Medieval Magic gear! 10:00am - 6:00pm
Lunch Break for lunch on your own. Food vendors are available within the fairgrounds - please bring cash for purchase.  On Your Own
Joust Skills Tournament  For Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador levels. Cheer on your favorite knight as they try to best each other at training exercises used by medieval knights.  1:00pm 
Dinner Attendees can bring their own dinner, or purchase a chicken dinner with registration.  5:00pm
Evening Performance Theatrical performance including narrator, fighting, fencing, and other elements. Performance are split into two by grade level: Session 1: D/B/J and Session 2: C/S/A.  D/B/J: 8:00pm
C/S/A: 9:00pm 
Joust Tournament

Open to all. Jousting, stage fighting, acting, and equestrian experience, Spur of the Moment Jousting offers a unique spectacle. Be prepared to see a fast-paced, fun, and dramatic interpretation of a 14th century jousting tournament, replete with all the pomp and pageantry that is expected in a medieval tournament.

Fireworks Join us for a fireworks show! 9:30pm 

Society of Creative Anachronism Activities

Program session descriptions for Saturday, June 8. Each session is 45 minutes in duration. Sessions are limited.

Activity   Description  Grade Levels  9-9:45 AM 10-10:45 AM 11-11:45 AM  12-12:45 PM  1-1:45 PM  2-2:45 PM  3-3:45 PM  4-4:45 PM 
Fencing Demonstration  Based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship, fencing, organized sport involving the use of a sword—épée, foil, or sabre—for attack and defense according to set movements and rules.  D/B/J/C/S/A Session 1 Session 2 N/A N/A Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 N/A
Combat Demonstration Medieval man-to-man combat is a brutal science. It uses techniques which are efficient and ruthless. The goal is to put the opponent down quickly. D/B/J/C/S/A N/A Session 1 Session 2 N/A N/A Session 3   Session 4 Session 5 
Dance  Join the SCA as they demonstrate Medieval dances which showcases a variety of rich cultures from different parts of Europe. There were several types of dances that were popularized during the medieval period such as Carol, Basse Dance, The Egg Dance, and Scottish Dance.  D/B/J/C/S/A N/A Session 1 Session 2 N/A Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 N/A
Oral Storytelling   Oral storytelling is an ancient and intimate tradition between the storyteller and their audience. The storyteller and the listeners are physically close, often seated together in a circular fashion.   D/B/J/C/S/A Session 1 N/A Session 2 Session 3 Session 4  N/A N/A N/A

Instruments such as drums and lutes were used while dancing. They were used as accompaniment to the songs sung during performances. 

D/B/J/C/S/A Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 N/A N/A N/A
Bardic   Learn to compose and recite epic or heroic poems often while playing the harp, lyre or the like.   D/B/J/C/S/A N/A N/A  N/A N/A Session 1 Session 2  Session 3 Session 4 
Heraldry The design, display, and study of armorial bearings (known as armory).   D/B/J/C/S/A Session 1 Session 2  Session 3 Session 4 N/A  N/A   N/A N/A 
SCA Archery Watch as SCA demonstrates how to properly shoot medieval bows. D/B/J/C/S/A Session 1 Session 2  Session 3  N/A Session 4 Session 5   N/A  N/A
GS Archery Nock (or place) an arrow onto a bow, hook your fingers around the string, draw it back, eye your target, and release! Bull's-eye! Archery is an exciting sport that takes strength, focus, good form and practice. Get ready to challenge yourself as you build your archery skills.  D/B/J/C/S/A Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5  Session 6 Session 7 Session 8
Knitting/Nalbinding Yarn  A fabric creation technique predating both knitting and crochet. D/B/J/C/S/A N/A  Session 1 Session 2   N/A  N/A Session 3 Session 4 Session 5
Clothing Demonstration The clothing of peasants during the Middle Ages was very simple, while the clothing of nobility was fitted with a distinct emphasis on the sleeves of the garments. Come see the clothing of the time. D/B/J/C/S/A  N/A Session 1 Session 2 N/A  N/A Session 3  Session 4 Session 5
Embroidery  Learn the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. D/B/J/C/S/A  N/A Session 1 Session 2  N/A  N/A Session 3 Session 4 Session 5
Bead Making    TBD D/B/J/C/S/A  N/A Session 1 Session 2  N/A  N/A Session 3  Session 4 Session 5
Calligraphy  The design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, dip pen, or brush. D/B/J/C/S/A  N/A Session 1 Session 2  N/A N/A  Session 3   Session 4  Session 5
Singing The Medieval musicians called the Minstrels earned a living by the arts of poetry and music, and sang verses to the accompaniment of a harp or other instrument. D/B/J/C/S/A  N/A N/A Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 N/A N/A

Drop-In Programs

Drop in on any of these programs offered by Girl Scout staff and volunteers throughout the day on Saturday, June 8. Programs will begin at 9:00am and the last session will begin at 4:00pm.

Activity   Description  Grade Levels 
Viking Expedition  Calling all Valkyries! A Geocache Viking Expedition awaits! Learn the basics of Geocaching with thy GPS System. Once you have learned the basics, you will decide a starting point for your Viking Expedition, from that point you will follow the GPS coordinates to caches that will determine your destiny. Which path will you take? The adventure is yours! J/C
Candle Making Make dip candles and explore the history of candle making. J/C/S/A
DIY Pipe cleaner Fairies  Make a little fairy friend to join you on your medieval journey! D/B/J/C/S/A
Medieval Letterboxing  You are a medieval spy, during the time of Elizabethan intrigue. This is a fun interactive letterbox program where you will decode clues that lead you to uncover a plot against the queen. How will you do as a medieval spy? *Girls will create their own stamp before setting off on their adventure so that they can leave their own signature mark. B/J
GaGa Pit A fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. The more players the better! Dubbed a kinder gentler version of dodge ball, the game is played with a soft foam ball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees. B/J/C/S/A
Photo Booth
(pre-registration required) 
Remember your time at Faire, with this keepsake.   D/B/J/C/S/A
Face painting 
(please bring cash)
Face painting has been around longer than you think look like your favorite Fairy or medieval character when talented artists from The Art Bucket to create a masterpiece with you as the canvas.  D/B/J/C/S/A
Maid Marion Bow & Arrow Making 

Have fun making your own bow and arrow to use at Storm the Wall!

Pool Noodle Pony Create your own pony using a pool noodle, ribbon and gems. Then take your trusty steed over to the D/B Junior Jousting area to ride during your joust. D/B
Storm the Wall  Test your skills with Medieval weaponry to hurtle at our special wall. Perhaps the wall will become quite colorful during the day. D/B
Crusader Joust  While riding your trusty pony have safe & fun during your special jousting tournament with friends.


Tug of War Compete with your fellow Girl Scouts in a test of strength: teams pull on opposite ends of a rope, with the goal being to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the opposing team's pull. D/B/J/C/S/A
Feats of Strength  A medieval celebration is not complete without the "Feats of Strength".  Stop by and test your strength.  


Goblet Decorating  The perfect centerpiece for historical or medieval style décor.  Decorate your personal Goblet. 


Bracelet/Cuff Decorating  Show off your personal style while decorating a cuff.   D/B/J/C/S/A
DIY Flower Crowns  Make your own floral headdress.    D/B/J/C/S/A
9 Square  A fun and addicting group game that combines volleyball with 9 square on the ground. Each player must defend their square, and they only get one hit to get the ball out of their square and into another square.   D/B/J/C/S/A
Bounce Castles and Waterslide 360-degrees of brilliant and joyful regal fun for all young royalty. This majestic castle is fit for any queen, with green bricks, along with four tall spires to make any palatial party a success. Afterwards, cool off in the Raging Rapids 20-ft waterslide!  D/B/J/C/S/A
Cookie VIP Area  An air conditioned area for Girl Scouts who sell 300 boxes or more during the 2019 initial order period. The VIP area is open from 10am-6pm, will have snacks and beverages, a craft area, mini-spa corner, and exclusive photo booth opportunity. Girls also receive a swag bag with: a plush mini-dragon, light-up magical wand, Sorcerer's Owl Pencil and Topper and Sharpener, Sparkle pencil, and Girl Power notebook. (Does not include Admission/Registration to Faire. Girls must still register.)  D/B/J/C/S/A

Sunday, June 9

Take your time checking out after a great weekend! 

What Description  Time
Closing Ceremony  Closing Flag Ceremony (optional) 8:00am
Check-out Pack up and leave at your own pace. Please clean up your site.  8:15 - 11:00am