Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: A Cub and Boy Scout Salute to George Washington
Re: A Cub and Boy Scout Salute to George Washington
John and Bernadette Curry
Sat, 3 Oct 1998 16:42:42 -0400
Many thanks to Judy Johnson for the great information about the Salute to
George Washington! I live nearby and was not aware of the full scope of
However, I recently picked up at NCAC (National Capital Area Council) a
flyer from Mount Vernon about the salute. Notice the date change: It also
listed information about it's annual Scouting Months.
On Saturday, November 7 at Mount Vernon:
FREE ADMISSION for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Colonial Military Demonstrations.
Join in historic and modern land surveying demonstrations.
Colonial spinning demonstrations.
Hands-on textiles station.
Colonial cooking demonstration.
Parade to Washington's Tomb with special wreath-laying led by Continental
Soldiers and Fife and Drum Corps (9:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm).
Bring your unit flag and join the pageantry. No reservations required.
Scouting Months at Mount Vernon
November 1, 1998 to February 14, 1999
FREE ADMISSION for all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Club Members in
uniform or wearing an official membership pin.
Participate in a special wreath-laying ceremony at George Washington's Tomb
Walk the Mount Vernon Historic Trail (free booklets).
Try land surveying in the style of George Washington (reservations
NEW! Give colonial life a try with the Pioneer Farmer hands-on activities.
For reservations call (703) 799-8604
Admission for Leaders in Uniform: Nov 1 - Feb 14 - $4.00
You can check it out at the Mt Vernon site www.mountvernon.org.
Most dens in our Pack have a yearly wreath-laying and start with the Pioneer
Farm for the Tigers and younger Scouts and work up to the surveying as
Webelos. The walk is good for any age, and the older Scouts can "help" the
younger if you're going as a pack. The surveying (I've been told by my
Webelos leader) is great for badge work but may be difficult for the younger
There are great patches for the historic walk (the booklet contains the map,
descriptions and an "answer these questions" activity - almost scavenger
hunt for information) and surveying (they have the whole activity "mapped
out" for you and a kit with the required equipment). The Pioneer Farm is new
and, I'm told, has wonderful hands on stuff - and of course it's own patch.
There is a surveying pin and a wreath-laying pin. All are available at the
gift shop. I think these programs are available year round, but the
admission is (IMHO) steep.
If you plan on taking the walk and laying a wreath, the tomb is about 1/2
way through the walk (the total walk took us about 2 hours with Wolves - if
you go "in season" it would be harder to judge because of the wait to tour
the house varies.)
CC Pack 995, Springfield, VA
Old Dominion District, National Capital Area Council