2,000 Boy Scouts at Fort George



More than 2,000 boy scouts and cubs covered the Commons with tents last weekend, parading to Fort George for day-time activities.

The Scout Brigade of Fort George, sponsored by the Greater Toronto Council of Scouts Canada, operates an annual weekend Scout Camp on the grounds of historic Fort George in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Always held on the third full weekend of September, it is an historically themed scout camporee which sees scouts from the Ontario join together with their brother scouts from Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York States to learn about the life of a soldier of the British or US Army in 1812-1814.

Scouts camp overnight on the Commons and visit Fort George during the day to xperience what life was like on the Niagara Frontier during the time when the border was being shaped. They step back in history with the Scout Brigade as troops from Canada and the US gather to learn about the past and celebrate 190 years of peace and all within a scouting environment of brotherhood.

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