Sunday, 29 July 2012

It's 1812 - Do You Know Where Your Scouts Are?

Every year, 8th Newmarket Scouts participate in a weekend camp on the grounds of historic Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake: the Scout Brigade of Fort George

Scouts come from all over Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York State to participate in a reenactment of the War of 1812.

This camp is considered to be one of the highlights of the Scouting year for 8th Newmarket.  Our youth get to dress in period-appropriate costumes, practice their musket drills, and learn about history in a most enjoyable way: by living it.

This past week, Scouter Glen sent a notice to our 8th Newmarket Scouts announcing that we are registered and ready to go: September 21 to 23, we will join approximately 2000 other Scouts at the two-hundred year anniversary of this historic event.  We always enjoy our time at Fort George, but this year promises to be extra-special.  Details are still to come, but there are hints of exciting plans to commemorate this bicentennial year.

The SBFG has posted a short video that highlights some of the things you can expect to experience at Fort George.  Have a look and let us know what you think.

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