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 Lauren MacLeod, Group Tour Coordinator, at (518) 585-2821 ext. 225 or email LMacLeod@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.
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 Overnight: August 27-28th, 2016
Fort Ticonderoga is teaming up with Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York to offer a special overnight adventure at Fort Ticonderoga!
Registration is through GSENY, click here for more information, and to register.
Girl Scout Badges and Journeys
Boy Scout Badges
Boy Scouts can earn a unique discovery patch by either completing the Discovery Tour, or by completing our “The Beginnings of the Continental Army” 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.
- 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
This program is open by reservation for scout groups most days between May 7 and October 16, 2016.
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.
Reservations can be made by contacting Lauren MacLeod, Group Tour Coordinator, at 518- 585-2821 ext. 225 or LMacLeod@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 1775. They’ll participate in the "Planting the Tree of Liberty” program and then have the opportunity to explore Fort Ticonderoga and embark on adventures specifically suited to their interests.
Scouts can rent a canoe to discover the historic La Chute waterway, hike 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 Programs scheduled in the fall will also have the opportunity to explore the six-acre corn maze in a new 2016 design created for Fort Ticonderoga.
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 Ticonderoga Interpretative 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 just as soldiers did at the 18th-century fort. 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.
In 2016, limited Saturday nights available May 14th through June 11th and August 27th through October 15th. 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).
$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)
Contact Lauren MacLeod, Group Tour Coordinator, at 518-585-2821 or at LMacLeod@fort-ticonderoga.org