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Boy Scouts of America

The Historic Fort Wayne Coalition is very proud of the relationship we've grown with the Boy Scouts. As a community, scouting is an integral and vital part of our team. Scouts have opportunites to help, learn, grow, visit and enjoy Historic Fort Wayne through this partnership.

Scouting Opportunities at the Fort

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Opportunity 1: Troop Visits 

Many troops have come to the Fort as an overnight trip. A few troops have even made it the destination of a "mystery trip." Once on site, the Scouts have an overnight experience that can be tailored to their group's desire.

The troops usually take a guided tour of the site. This gives the young men and their adult leaders a chance to learn a lot more about the vast history we are fortunate to be the caretakers of. Sometimes we even let them have a taste of what men in the Civil War went through and teach them a little Civil War Military Drill.

There is always a service component to the trip. We ask each troop to give a few hours during overnight stays to help with the continuing maintainence, restoration or preservation of the Fort. Work is always set up to be appropriate for the young men to accomplish and have fun doing together.

Lodging Options
There are several options for lodging when a troop comes to visit. Some stay on cots in our office, Building 112. Others usetheir visit as an opportunity to work on camping skills. Some stay in the recreated barracks room in the 1848 Limestone Barracks and learn how soldiers lived during the Civil War. Others choose to stay on the cots in the Spanish American War era Guard House and learn how those men lived. Of course, there is always time for recreation and fun!

If you are interested in bringing a troop to Historic Fort Wayne, please complete the form below.

Hanging out in the barracks

Opportunity 2: District Events

Camporee attendees
Scouts learn more about the Civil War from one of the living historians at the 2007 district Camp-O-Ree!

Camporee learning opportunity
 In 2007, over 300 Scouts and their leaders descended on the fort for the weekend.

Camporee learning opportunity
It was a great time for all!

Eagle Scout opportunities


Opportunity 3: Eagle Scout Projects 

Many young men have worked with the HFWC to find significant ways to help Historic Fort Wayne through accomplishing their Eagle Scout Project. Projects have ranged from major cleaning and repainting projects to restoring a porch. The scope of what can be done to help the fort and it's grounds is vast. Young men will have the opportunity to tailor their experience to their specific interests and desires.

Whenever possible, leaders from the HFWC are thrilled to attend the young man's Court of Honor when he receives his Eagle Scout Award.

If you are a Scout and wish to do your Eagle Project here, please complete the form below.

A Few Past Eagle Projects
A front porch from officer's row and 1st floor windows were restored and painted during one very successful Eagle Project.

The Spanish American Guard House fence was repaired and painted by another Eagle Project. Wouldn't it be nice for the next Eagle Project to tackle improving the Curb around it? This sort of "layering" of work makes the site look all the better!

The garages behind the Quartermaster Shop were repaired and painted in an outstanding 2012 Eagle Project.

Scouting Opportunity Contact Form

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