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Pack Meeting Sat. Oct. 4 - Updated Schedule

posted Oct 2, 2014, 9:25 PM by Cub Scout Pack 151

Arrive on time!

Saturday, October 4 at 2:30 pm

Arrive at Historic Fort Snelling's Visitor Center parking lot. To receive discounted/free admission, check in with Outings Chair, between 2:30 and 2:45 pm. We'll assemble as a group then enter the Visitor Center together. Latecomers may not be eligable to receive discounted group admission or a patch.

Explore the fort at your own pace with your den or your family.  Here's a few key times to keep in mind:

  • 2:30 - 2:45 Arrive and check in with Outings Chair
  • 3:00 - 3:15  Visitor Center theater intro film
  • 3:20 - Enter the Fort.  Start the History Passport Patch scavenger hunt.
  • 3:20 - Hospital - Visitors learn about 1800's medicine.
  • 3:30 - Parade Ground - Uniformed "U.S. Army Soldiers" (re-enactors) will fire a salute round from the fort's 6-pound cannon.
  • 4:00 - Comandant's house - Learn about luxury life on the 1800's frontier.
  • 4:30 - Parade Ground near flag pole - Flag Retreat Ceremony - Cub Scouts will witness and salute during the U.S. flag lowering ceremony with the "soldiers".
  • 4:45 - Flag Pole - Conversation with Fort staff member.
  • 4:45 - Complete History Passport activity at Sutler's Store and receive your patch.
  • 5:00  - Fort closes

See you Saturday at Historic Fort Snelling!

Overlooking the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, Fort Snelling was once the farthest outpost of the U.S. military. See a flintlock smoothbore musket up-close and witness the firing of the 6 pound cannon. BANG! March in close-order drill formations. Hear about slavery in Minnesota, a famous U.S. Supreme Court decision and the Native Americans that lived in the area.

Earn a patch!

Kids will earn a patch by completing activities within the historic fort. They’ll learn about life in the early 1800s and have fun doing it!

Here's a sample of what they'll be working on.

Be Prepared

We will be outside most of the time we're there. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Cub Scouts should wear their "Class A" uniforms.  It's OK if new Cub Scouts don't have their uniforms yet.

Discount admission price

Pack 151 Cub Scouts who check in with the Outings Chair between 2:30 and 2:45pm will have their admission paid by the pack (includes kids History Passport Patch):

FREE - Pack 151 Cub Scouts
FREE - Children 5 and under
$7 each - Other children & adults - cash please (no checks)

Late arrivals or those without cash will pay standard admission fees in the Visitor Center and may not be eligible for the patch.

Getting there

Historic Fort Snelling  (driving directions)
200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55111

Look for signs that say "Fort Snelling Historic Site" not "Fort Snelling State Park"

Email if you need a ride or if you have available seats in your car.

Check off your advancement requirements

Visit the fort with your family or your den. Each Cub Scout rank has numerous achievements that may be completed at the fort.  Den leaders and Scouts should review their handbooks before and after their visit.  Sign off on the requirements you've completed.