111th Pilgrimage & Encampment

2023 Pilgrimage & Encampment

 

Celebrating it’s 111th year, this annual event that honors the sacrifice of George Washington and the Continental Army, is the longest-running, continuous Scouting event in the world!

 

2023 Event Flier

 

You can participate in two ways:

WREATH – LAYING CEREMONY

FEBRUARY 18TH, 2023  –   9-10AM

MEMORIAL ARCH – VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Scouts and Scouters will gather to honor General George Washington and his soldiers at the Valley Forge National Historical Park.

The event will be free for participants and staff.

After the Wreath Laying, spend the day in the park and discover the history of the park in winter. To earn the Valley Forge Trail Medal, go to colbsa.org/historical-trails and order your booklet to complete the trail

Place:  The Arch at Valley Forge national Historic Park  Intersection of Outer Line Drive and Gulf Rd.

Arrival: 8:30 AM

Parking:   Outer Line Drive behind the Arch

Program: 9:00 AM – 45 minute program to commemorate the ” Longest Continuous Scouting event known in the World.” A Wreath Laying ceremony will be part of the program to honor the founders of the Pilgrimage.

Cost:  Free – No registration needed

Dress:  Dress for outdoor cold weather conditions

Other programs:  Enjoy the day at the park with all available programs offered by the Ranger staff

 

ENCAMPMENT Weekend & day-long PILGRIMAGE

MARCH 10-12th, 2023

FORT WASHINGTON STATE PARK

Returning at a new location that is historically significant to the American Revolution, we are excited to take the P&E to Fort Washington State Park.

ENCAMPMENT Portion – Troops, Crews, and Ships are invited to join us for a winter camping weekend to experience the hardships faced by the Continental Army in the winter of 1777-1778.

Click here to Register for the Encampment with Pilgrimage

PILGRIMAGE Portion – All Scouts are invited to join us to participate in hands-on activities that help connect Scouts with life in the 1700’s and what it was like to be a Continental soldier during the fight for independence.

Click here to Register for the Pilgrimage