Continental SoldiersOn October 13, 2011 (more than 230 years later), you can relive parts of America’s struggle for freedom. The Liberty 2 Tour is available to Seneca District Boy Scout troops and their Webelos Scouts. We will assemble at KSU’s Dix Stadium at 5:00pm Thursday, October 13th. We’ll stow our gear and board comfortable charter buses. Our ETA at French Creek State Park will be 3:00am, Friday, October 14th. The state park has small cabins that will sleep 2-4 occupants, a lodge and a dining hall. Bring your hiking boots and a compass, because we’ll visit Valley Forge National Historic Park and take a 9-mile trek past Artillery Park, Washington’s Headquarters, The Grand Parade Field, the massive National Memorial Arch, reconstructed soldier huts, memorials, monuments, markers and original earthworks. We’ll also visit the Washington Memorial Chapel and the local area Scouting museum.

We’ll be divided into smaller groups to tour historic Independence Hall, visit the Liberty Bell, watch coins being stamped at the U.S. Mint, walk the site of Benjamin Franklin’s home and explore an authentic World War II submarine, the U.S.S. Becuna* and the U.S.S. Olympia* warship (*optional at additional cost).

Plus, you’ll learn how important iron furnaces played in our nation’s growth as we tour the Hopewell Furnace National Historic site, Sunday morning. We’ll also be visiting the newly dedicated Flight 93 memorial site and vistors center. Add plenty of food rations, a special Valley Forge Historic trail patch and you’ve got the ingredients for an excellent adventure!

Price includes; bus fair, food, lodging, Valley Forge trail medal and patch, and specially designed t-shirt.

Registration Instructions:
Download and fill-in the registration form and staple a check/money order for $100.00 to the form. Make this deposit payable to the Great Trail Council, BSA. Give the completed registration form and deposit to your Scoutmaster or mail directly to;

Great Trail Council, BSA
Attn: Elliot Bennett
P.O. Box 68
Akron, OH 44309

Deadline for registration forms with deposit must be received by July 30, 2011. Final $50.00 payment due September 30, 2011. Approximately 150 spaces are available. Reservations will be honored on a first come, first served basis in blocks of 50 with Seneca District Scouts and Webelos taken as first priority, as received by the GTC Scout shop.

Other requests for participation may be permitted only by contingent Scoutmaster Mark Bergman and Sr. Executive Elliot Bennett. The deposit is non-refundable, however is transferrable if you and your Scoutmaster get a Scout to take your place.