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Fort Ancient offers a variety of unique program options for Scouts, including Camporees, a Revitalization Program, and guided group tours (groups of 20 or more). Fees vary, based on the program selected. Fort Ancient offers a variety of unique program options for Scouts, including Camporees, a Revitalization Program,
and guided group tours (groups of 20 or more).
Fort Ancient offers a unique camping program known as the Revitalization Program, during which Scouts can camp for the weekend in exchange for community service. For these campers, Fort Ancient offers camping space and firewood, as well as access to running water and indoor restrooms.
The Boy Scout Revitalization program began in 1990. Scouts have the opportunity to camp for the weekend in exchange for four (4) hours of community service (2 hours for Cub Scouts). Troops will arrive on Friday evening and be greeted by the site manager. The camp area is located in a small field with easy access to fire wood, running water and indoor restrooms. After the camp is set up, the site manager will visit the camp and provide details of the rules and regulations of the weekend campout. The next morning, scouts will begin their community service project between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. At the end of the community service hours, the rest of the day is available for leisure activities and exploration of the Fort Ancient ground.
The Scouts and adult leaders can go through the Museum and site at no charge. Later that evening, the site manager will stop by the camp to discuss the history and archaeology of Fort Ancient. Scouts who camp two days and one night, participate in community service, and listen to the site manager speak about the history of the site, are then eligible for the Historic Trails Program Award (application is on file at the office) and a BSA approved, Fort Ancient designed patch at no cost to the Scouts. Scouts normally leave Sunday morning by noon, but they are welcome to stay as long as they would like.
Camporees are a growing opportunity at Fort Ancient with at least one Camporee scheduled each year. There is a $4.00 fee per individual; Scouts are able to camp in the southern part of the site in a large activity field. There is no running water, however a 250-gallon water tank is provided. Only above ground fires are permitted. Outhouses are available. Space is plentiful for these events, as the site has accommodated as many as 850 Scouts and adult leaders camping at one time.
Scout Tours are also available with advance request, subject to date availability. Scouts will begin with a 30 minute presentation as a guide describes the shape, size and history of Fort Ancient. When the presentation is over, the Scouts will have enough information to explore the Museum and site at their leisure. It is important to note that an adult leader must be with the Scouts at all times.
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