Girl Scouts of gateway council


Living History

Living History

Each Spring, Girl Scouts take over historic St. Augustine!

Girl Scout docents travel back in time to reenact life in 18th and 19th century St. Augustine. The San Agustin and Ximenez-Fatio activities are made possible through partnerships with the City of St. Augustine’s Department of Heritage Tourism, Fountain of Youth and the The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America.

Discover San Agustin
March 29, 2014

All Girl Scouts
9 am-4 pm

Travel back in time and discover the 1740s at the Fountain of Youth in downtown St. Augustine. Sixth grade Girl Scout docents will show how young ladies lived in 18th century St. Augustine. Take part in pastimes of another time period and imagine yourself in history.

San Agustin Docents

Girls in 6th grade and 11th and 12th grade can be docents for this living history event! Girls must submit an application by November 10th, plus references. Girls will attend a training during the winter and stay the weekend of March 28-30 for the actual event.

San Agustin 6th Grade Application
San Agustin 6th Grade Reference

San Agustin Older Girl Application

San Agustin Older Girl Reference


Ximenez-Fatio (He-men-ez ~ Fa-she-o) House Museum/ St. Augustine, FL
March 29, 2014

All Girl Scouts
11 am-4 pm

Imagine being among Florida’s first tourists in a fashionable boarding house (known today as hotels); before any modern luxuries 150 years ago (1845 – 1860). Girl Scouts in the 7th- 9th grades will be the re-enactors in this program sponsored by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida. Our Living History Day will be filled with the ordinary becoming extraordinary!

Ximenez-Fatio (He-men-ez ~ Fa-she-o) House Docents

7th – 9th Grade Girl Scouts

Discover life in the mid-19th century (1845 – 1860) in a fashionable boarding house before hotels were common. You will take action in this event as playwright, director, and actor. You will develop your character’s role in her authentic historical context. You will connect with her to tell identity; her dress, her hairstyle, her manner of speaking, eating, and natural behaviors. With your creativity and imagination, your character will come alive with the re-enactment of the ordinary becoming extraordinary!

Acting parts consist of the two lady proprietors, guests of the house, and staff going about the daily routines and chores. Eat an authentic meal planned by you. Your period food and drink will be served in the historic dining room for the guests and the 1700’s Spanish kitchen for the staff. Learn firsthand the accomplishments of past women who operated this house during the hardships of the Territorial and early Statehood in Florida, where the ordinary became extraordinary!

Application to participate is open to all 7th, 8th, and 9th grade Girl Scouts; all alumni are encouraged to apply. Girls will be selected based on their application, reference forms, and the skills demonstrated during the interview process. Each participant will receive a "Ximenez~Fatio Enactment" patch rocker. Living History patches will be for sale at the event.  

Applications Due November 1, Training weekend 1/24-25/14;  Event Day 3/29/14


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