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Civil War Re-enactment at Neshaminy State Park

posted Mar 30, 2014, 6:57 PM by Cub Scout Pack 99   [ updated Mar 30, 2014, 7:14 PM ]
Civil-War Tent
Pack 99 will participate in a
special pack activity on Saturday, April 5 at Neshaminy State Park where the scouts will be afforded special front-row access to a re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Saunders Field, VA. This is a free event without fees for either admission or parking.

When: Saturday, April 5, 9:00a - 12:00p
   9:00a: Company drill in camps and special scout activities

  12:00p: End of special scout activities
  12:00p: Lunch (not provided) and in-camp cooking demonstration
  12:30p: Mifflin Guard Field Music concert
   1:00p: Formation for battle
   1:30p: Re-enactment of Battle of Saunders Field, VA

Neshaminy State Park
3401 State Rd
Bensalem, PA 19020

Parking: Look for signs that say "Spectator Parking"

Report to main entrance at "Sutler Row" at 9:00a and look for the Pack 99 flag.

 - Class-A uniforms
 - Cub Scout caps (for better identification)
 - Weather-appropriate outerwear

Lunch and/or Snacks, Drinks
 - Blankets to sit upon for re-enactments

Exclusive Scout Activities
The events will take place throughout the weekend but to take full advantage of the special activities made available exclusively for the scouts, you must report to the main entrance at "Sutler Row" at 9:00a. From there, the boys will be escorted beyond the cordon into the restricted area where they will get a close up view of the battalion drill and the soldiers practicing maneuvers.

After maneuvers, the scouts will:
 - return with the troops to the campsite,
 - take the oath and "enlist" in the army,
 - be issued wooden rifles to borrow,
 - participate in a battalion drill,
 - chat with officials about the life of a civil-war solider,
 - view demonstration of loading/firing a civil-war rifle.

The special scout activities will be finished by 12:00p but there is a full weekend of events for which we are welcome to stay, including the re-enactment that begins at 1:30p.