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Medieval Times hosts appreciation day for scouts in March

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Hark, lads and lasses. As a sign of gratitude from the Majesty, he is hosting an annual appreciation day at Medieval Times for all Boy and Girl Scouts from near and far on March 24.

"It's a great opportunity for the kids to come together and learn about the times and animals," Medieval Times sales manager Kathy Isaacs said.

The idea sparked at the Lawrenceville location when word of the event was happening at the castle in Myrtle Beach, S.C. A mother of a Boy Scout, who worked at the attraction, thought of the idea and it took off. It did so well there, they wanted to do it here, according to Isaacs.

During the event, Scouts, their leaders and parents will watch presentations about falconry, care and training of horses and cast meet-and-greet following the show.

At the end of the event, all Scouts will earn a Participation Patch, which can only be received if the Scout attended some sort of class or session and learned something. At Medieval Times, the kids learn about specific animals, how to care for them and how they live.

"The kids feels real special about getting the patch," Isaacs said. "We have people coming from quite a long way for the appreciation day."

Scouts are traveling from all over the southeast to attend the show, including Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. For reservations, call 770-225-0495 or email gaschools91@medievaltimes.com.

The doors open at 9:30 a.m.