Pilgrimage & Encampment

The Tradition Continues!

2020 Pilgrimage 

This is the 108th Cradle of Liberty Council, BSA, Pilgrimage

This is the longest, continuous Scouting event in the world!

An annual Scouting Event to experience the historical significance of the American Revolution and honor George Washington’s Continental Army’s Winter Encampments.

Cradle of Liberty Council celebrates George Washington and his troops in three ways:

With a wreath-laying ceremony at the Valley Forge National Historical Park (VFNHP) on the Saturday of President’s weekend, Scouts and Scouters will gather to honor General George Washington and his soldiers at the Valley Forge National Memorial Arch. The program will consist of a brief presentation followed by the wreath laying. The event will be free for participants and staff. A special patch commemorating this auspicious occasion, will be available at the council office and online.With a wreath-laying ceremony at the Valley Forge National Historical Park (VFNHP) on the Saturday of President’s weekend, Scouts and Scouters will gather to honor General George Washington and his soldiers at the Valley Forge National Memorial Arch. The program will consist of a brief presentation followed by the wreath laying. The event will be free for participants and staff. A special patch commemorating this auspicious occasion, will be available at the council office and online.

A day-long Pilgrimage program focused on the historical significance of General George Washington’s Continental Army and our country’s struggle for independence, with a round-robin of program features, The pilgrimage is open to anyone involved in scouting as well as their families.

Wreath-laying Ceremony – February 15, 2020

8 am to 10:30 am at the Memorial Arch

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Pilgrimage – February 15th 2020

Day Event, after wreath-laying ceremony

Valley Forge National Historical Park

For directions and additional information click on Documents

Wreath-laying Ceremony – February 15,  2020

Free event – a $5 Commemorative Patch will be available

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Pilgrimage – February 15, 2020

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Pilgramage Staff Registration

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