Discover San Agustin
Girl Scout troops, families and the public are invited to visit St. Augustine and take a step back in time with local Girl Scouts!
Girls in middle and high school apply and are selected to be tour guides for the day and teach visitors about life in 18th-century St. Augustine at the Fountain of Youth. Guests learn basketry, pottery, cooking, games and more!
The San Agustin reenactment event is held annually at the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine. The 2018 event will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Girl Scout docents will serve as your tour guides for the day and will help you take a step back in time by demonstrating exactly how young ladies lived in 18th-century St. Augustine.
Take part in pastimes of another time period and imagine yourself in history by visiting hands-on and listen-and-learn stations including: basket weaving, broom making, candle making, pottery, lucets, embroidery, games and so much more. You will even get to take part in a special cannon firing and musket demonstration.
Walk in the footsteps of young colonial-era women by traveling back in time to experience St. Augustine in the 1700s! Sew and wear your period clothing (materials not provided), use wooden spoons to eat authentic open-fire meals and sleep in marquee shelters while sharing the unique experience with your Girl Scout sisters! Learn new skills like broom-, candle- or basket-making, play colonial-era games and teach the public about life in the 1740s. Test your ability to adapt to life in the 18th century as you share what you have learned with hundreds of visitors at the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine.
Complete the online application by Dec. 20. At least one online reference form must be completed by an adult not related to the applicant by Dec. 20. An application fee of $15 must be submitted at the time of the application. The participation cost for girls in grades 6-8 is $80, for grades 10-12 is $70. The application fee will be applied to the participation cost if the girl is selected or refunded if the girl is not selected. Remaining balance must be paid by Jan. 19. The participation cost does not cover costs for the period clothing materials.
Key dates for participants
Application deadline: Dec. 20
Girls need to complete their application online and share the reference form with an adult to complete.
Applicants will receive a letter with information about the January
auditions by mid-December. Everyone who submits a completed
application and reference will be invited to attend auditions.
Auditions will be held only if the number of applicants exceeds the number of available docent positions.
Auditions: Jan. 11-12
Auditions will be held at Argyle Church of Christ, 7310 Collins Road, Jacksonville.
Grades 6-8 – One-day auditions will be held on Jan. 11 and will run approximately 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Grades 10-12 – Overnight auditions will begin Jan.11 at 7 p.m. and last until Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Accepted docents will receive a letter by mid-January with information about the February training weekend.
Training weekend: Feb. 8-9
Training will be held at Argyle Church of Christ, 7310 Collins Road, Jacksonville.
Overnight training for all grades begins Friday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m., and ends Saturday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m.
Event weekend: Mar. 22-24
The entire event weekend is held at the Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Participants should arrive at 6 p.m. Friday (girls in Grades 10-12 may arrive as early as 9 a.m.) and will depart at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Caregivers should be aware of these dates/times. Girls must attend the entire day of auditions and the entire training weekend in order to participate in the event.
Make sure your adult reference has the correct link and fills out the form by Dec. 20.
Girls will receive an initial confirmation email upon submitting their application.