Scouting

Scout Visits

Fort Ticonderoga welcomes scouting groups beginning May 7, 2016, and running through October 16, 2016. The cost is $7 per scout and $14 per adult leader and chaperone. Reservations are required to obtain the group rate. Contact our Group Tour Coordinator at (518) 585-2821 or email info@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 

Thank you for a job well done. Our Troop had a wonderful time and enjoyed all of the history at the Fort as well as the hikes and meals and the experience as a whole. The boys had a great time working on the discovery worksheet and learned a lot along the way.

Boy Scout Troop 8061, Malone, New York
 

Girl Scout Day at Fort Ticonderoga 2016

Fort Ticonderoga and Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York team up to host Girl Scout Day at Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Learn more.

 

Girl Scout Badges and Journeys

Girl Scouts can work on Journeys and Badges at Fort Ticonderoga. For ideas for your troop,  click on the links below. 
 Daisies
 Brownies
 Juniors
 Cadettes
 Seniors

 

Boy Scout Badges

Boy Scouts can earn a unique discovery 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. 

Boy Scouts also have a number of opportunities to work on Merit Badges at Fort Ticonderoga! For Merit Badge Ideas at Fort Ticonderoga, click here

 

Planting the Tree of Liberty

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 Fort Ticonderoga's interpretive Staff

Availability

This program is open by reservation for scout groups most days between May 7 and October 16, 2016.

Cost

Admission for the program is $11 per scout and $14 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 our Group Tour Coordinator, at 518- 585-2821 ext. 225 or info@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.

Scouts arrive in mid-afternoon and are immediately thrust into the life of a soldier at Ticonderoga in the Revolutionary war. The whole scout troop will drill together in the Planting the Tree of Liberty program, marching in the footsteps of soldiers who served at Fort Ticonderoga. Scouts will camp inside soldiers’ quarters in the Fort’s barracks, enjoying the powerful scenery of these historic walls through the night. Scouts participate in a guided hike, touring some of the original earthworks on the Fort’s grounds. They eat a soldier’s dinner, prepared on the soldiers’ camp kitchen or on the hearth. Similarly, scouts begin their morning with a simple soldiers’ breakfast before launching into another day of exploration.

Scouts can explore unique and engaging exhibits, hike the Carillon Battlefield Trail, and witness a birds-eye view of America's Fort from Mount Defiance. New to this adventure, is a chance to explore Lake Champlain on the Carillon boat tour. Scout troops staying overnight in the fall have the opportunity to explore the six-acre corn maze in a new 2016 design created for Fort Ticonderoga.  Once the site opens for visitors, scouts can explore the fort, museum, and King’s Garden on their own, before concluding their adventure.

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

This program is only available for Boy Scout troops, and Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors, (not for Cub Scout and Webelo groups, or Daisies, Brownies and Juniors).

Available for scouting overnights in 2016: October 22nd

These Saturday dates are still available for scouting overnights in 2017:

  • May 13th & 20th
  • September 2nd, 16th, & 23rd
  • October 7th & 14th

Cost

$800 for 16 or fewer scouts and adults ($400 is due as a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit at the time of booking)

$1,100 for up to 30 scouts and adults ($550 is due as a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit at the time of booking)

Making Reservations

Contact our Group Tour Coordinator, at 518-585-2821 or at info@fort-ticonderoga.org