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2019 April Grant Pilgrimage Campout

Troop 42

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

2019 April Grant Pilgrimage Campout

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Type End Quantity
Troop 42 Scouts   more info 2d 10h 2m Free  
Troop 42 Adult   more info 2d 10h 2m Free  
Guest Youth   more info 2d 10h 2m Free  
Guest Adult   more info 2d 10h 2m Free  

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April Grant Pilgrimage Campout - "Spirits of 1869"


Celebrating its 65th Anniversary, the U.S. Grant Pilgrimage is a weekend full of Scouting activities. Take part in the fun, activity, and friendship of Scouting with Scouts from around the region.  This is a yearly Scout focused event highlighting President Grant’s ties to Galena.


There is an activity fee for this campout, $11 for sign-up by March 29th (a troop meeting night) and $14 after that.  The fee includes entrance to most of the exhibits on Saturday and a commemorative patch. This is the first tent camping in 2019. We will be at Swiss Valley again this year. Scouts need to be prepared for all weather conditions.


Pilgrimage activities:

  • Trail Hike - Participants will receive a map with 16-18 questions. The answers to these questions are placed at historically significant places around Galena. The hike is approximately 5 miles and takes 2-3 hours to complete. Hikers who complete the trail will receive the Pilgrimage Trail medal. Trail medal is included in registration. 
  • Bucket Brigade - A team competition where the team puts out “the fire” by passing buckets of water down the line. Schedule a time at Registration between 9-11am. 
  • Parade
  • History Hunt - Like the Trail hike, but focused on the Generals. When complete come to the Trading Post to purchase the hat pin. 
  • Visiting the museums and other historical sites of Galena 
  • Patch Trading 
  • Civil War and Revolutionary Re-enactors 
  • Civil War Battle at 11:30am
  • Original Craftsmanship Demonstrations will be held at Grant Park. Live historical exhibits will include pottery, spinning, wood carving, clay molded animals, blacksmith, broom making, buck skinner, neckerchief slide carving. 


You can check out the Pilgrimage website at


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Friday, April 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

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