Scouting

Scout Visits

Fort Ticonderoga welcomes scouting groups beginning May 9, 2015, and running through October 18, 2015. The cost is $7 per scout and $13 per adult leader and chaperone. Reservations are required to obtain the group rate. Contact Nancy LaVallie, Group Tour Coordinator, at (518) 585-2821 ext. 221 or email Nancy@fort-ticonderoga.org

In addition to visiting the Fort and the King's Garden, the special programs below are offered for Boy and Girl Scout Troops 

 

Girl Scout Day at Fort Ticonderoga 2015

Fort Ticonderoga and Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York team up to host Girl Scout Day at Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Learn more.

 

Boy Scout Discovery Badge

Boy Scouts can earn a unique patch by either completing the Discovery Tour, or by completing our “Planting the Tree of Liberty” program described below. Patches are an additional $3.50, and are shown at right.

 

"Planting the Tree of Liberty"
The Beginnings of the Continental Army at Fort Ticonderoga

In this scout program, your pack or troop is immersed in the daily routine of the Continental soldiers garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga in the weeks after the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold in 1775.  Boy and Girl scouts form a platoon of soldiers, learning teamwork and discipline as they undergo a typical day in the life of soldiers. They learn about the training used to prepare soldiers to meet a powerful enemy, what soldiers ate, where they slept, and experience the confusion of battle. The program is one and a half hours in length.

Program includes:

·             Musket demonstration

·             Practicing formation tactics

·             Working with tools under supervision

·             Learning about tents and constructing a brush shelter

·             Working on fatigue duty alongside the Fort's interpretive Staff

Availability

This program is open by reservation for scout groups most days between May 9 and October 18, 2015.

Cost

Admission for the program is $11 per scout and $13 per adult leader and chaperone and includes access to the Fort and site for the remainder of the day.

Making Reservations

Reservations can be made by contacting Nancy LaVallie, Group Tour Coordinator, at 518- 585-2821 ext. 221 or Nancy@fort-ticonderoga.org

 

Overnight Scouting Experience

Imagine your troop being able to garrison Fort Ticonderoga overnight! Give your scouts an experience they’ll never forget—a rare chance to spend the night at Fort Ticonderoga.

A limited number of slots are reserved for scout groups to take advantage of this exclusive offer. Scouts arrive in mid-afternoon and are immediately thrust into the life of a soldier at Ticonderoga in 1775. They’ll participate in the “Planting the Tree of Liberty” program and then have some time to explore the Fort and Museum before closing time.

Once the visitors are gone and the Fort is secured for the night, scouts will establish their overnight camp, gather firewood, and learn how to start a fire with flint and steel. They will assist with the preparation of the evening meal while learning about 18th-century cooking. After cleanup, Fort staff will lead scouts on an evening hike over the historic landscape before they settle in for the night. In the morning, scouts again help with starting the fire and fixing breakfast before packing up. Once the site opens for visitors, scouts can explore the Fort, Museum, and King’s Garden on their own before departing.

Scouts have the option of setting up their own tents on the historic grounds or, if numbering 16 or fewer scouts and adults, spending the night in the Soldiers’ Barracks.

This experience is limited to 30 or fewer scouts and adults. A flat fee includes admission and special program fees as well as the evening and morning meals prepared over a camp fire.

Availability

In 2015, limited Saturday nights available May 16th through June 6th and August 29th through October 24th. This program is only available for Boy Scout troops, and Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors, (not for Cub Scout and Weeblo groups, or Daises, Brownies and Juniors).

Cost

$700 for 16 or fewer scouts and adults ( + $100 non-refundable fee at the time of booking)

$1,000 for up to 30 scouts and adults (+ $100 non-refundable fee at the time of booking)

Making Reservations

Contact Nancy LaVallie, Group Tour Coordinator, at 518-585-2821 or at nancy@fort-ticonderoga.org .