Scout Brigade of Fort George
Re-enact the War of 1812
Join the excitement, the challenge, the chaos, and the experience of bringing the War of 1812 to life.
This camp sees participants from both sides of the border learn first hand about life as a soldier in the Niagara peninsular campaigns, and play the greatest cap gun/capture-the-flag-game in the world!
Cub Scouts can join the Canadian Fencible Infantry, while Scouts join one of the main Regiments (Canadian Scouts join the 49th Regiment of Foot, King's 8th Regiment, or Royal Newfoundland Regiment and American Scouts join the US 6th Infantry).
Venturer Scouts can join the Artillery Regimentor come as staff, and Rover Scouts and Scouterscan join as Offer of Service on site safety, site services or with a Regiment.
How to Register
Visit the registration website at https://joinsbfg.scouter.ca which you can link to from numerous spots within this website.
Once you arrive at the registration website you will create an account using your email address.
Note: as the registration website is new as of 2018 you will need to create a new account on the site even if you had registered in 2017 or earlier.
After your account has been created you will set whether you are paying in CAD or USD.
Next you can choose which programs you are registering for.
Once your registration is completed you can pay by either PayPal or cheque.
To pay by cheque please make it payable to “Scout Brigade of Fort George”.
Cheques may be post dated no later than September 1, 2019.
Please mail your cheque(s) to:
Scout Brigade of Fort George
Maple Grove Village
The Scout Brigade of Fort George scout camp has a lot to offer in terms of activities and programming for Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Rovers!
A mix of jamboree style camping with a rich history program that sees the youth actively engaging in the history of the Niagara Peninsula, a parade through Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the greatest cap gun fight the world has seen.
In order to give you an idea of what a weekend with us at the Scout Brigade Fort George looks like, we are providing a sample schedule based on past camps. A detailed schedule of this year’s event will be sent to you after registration.
||September 13th, 2019
||Sub-Camp Chief meeting @ Brigade HQ
||Campsites open – Earlier must be pre-arranged with your Sub-camp Staff
||Regimental Commissary Officer and all servers meeting @ Feeding Station
||Registration @ Sub Camp HQ’s
|Regimental Sergeant Majors “social” meeting @ Brigade HQ (in Uniform)
RSM-led Sergeants meeting @ each respective Regimental HQ
Regimental Officers’ Meeting @ each respective Regimental HQ
||Mug Up – Hot Cross Buns and Jam – at Regimental HQs
||Lights out – Quiet Time
||September 14th, 2019
Companies form up for Breakfast (Pick up AM snack)
||Regiments form up
|Regiments casual over to Fort
Regiments ground arms in assigned fort area – begin morning Training
Royal Newfoundland Regiment Fort Tour
King’s 8th Regiment Fort Tour
“Battle” Game Plan/Q&A – Officers Mess
Break (Fruit provided at breakfast/Water bring your own with you)
US 6th Regiment Fort Tour
49th Regiment Fort Tour
Skirmish inside fort (K8 v 49th, RNR v US6th)
Regiments ground arms in assigned fort area
Lunch and Free Time in Fort
Brigade forms up for opening horseshoe in parade order
(King’s 8 th, 49th, US 6th, RNR, Artillery)
| 1.20 p.m.
|Start Opening Ceremony
Brigade marches off to road from Opening Ceremony
||Brigade “pillages” Niagara-on-the-Lake
||Brigade forms up @ school yard and marches back to camp
||Break at campsites – refill your water bottles
|Brigade marches into field for Battle
Start Battle(s) in nearby field (K8 v US6th, RNR v 49th)
End Battles – casual back to campsites
||Supper – Evening Mug-up is picked up while getting dinner
||Fudge/Chocolate Store opens to CUBS FIRST! @ Korean Barracks
||Fudge/Chocolate Store opens to ALL @ Korean Barracks
||Lt.-General Chalmer’s youth Court of Honour @ Brigade HQ
||Badge/patch trading @ Fencibles/West Point HQ
||Roman Catholic Service @ U.S. 6th HQ
|Lanyard making @ King’s 8th Regiment HQ
Strategic Board Games @ the RNR Jr. Officer’s Mess (beside RNR HQ)
Crafts @ 49th Regimental HQ
||Newfoundland-themed “campfire” @ RNR HQ
|Scavenger Hunt completed forms deadline @ Brigade HQ
Officers and Ladies Soiree @ Brigade HQ (All leaders welcome)
Youth Dance Party @ centre of the Commons field (beside First Aid)
||Lights Out – Quiet Time
|| September 15th, 2019
Companies form up for Breakfast (Pick up snack in lieu of lunch)
||Regiments form up to march to the Battle field
|Start Battle(s) (K8 v RNR, US6th v 49th)
End Battles – casual back to The Commons – reform into horseshoe
|Start Closing Ceremony at top end of The Commons
End Closing Ceremony (no lunch)
Hand in exit questionnaire when site inspected
|DO YOUR GOOD TURN,
Depart from site having left it free of debris and garbage.
Take it with you or leave IN the garbage/recycling bins at the southeast end of the encampment.
- Family Scouting
- Sea Scouts
|Street||160yd East of 210 John Street|
|City||Niagara on the Lake|
|Zipcode/Postal Code||ON L0S 1J0|
|Season/Time of Year||September|