An 1812 Experience…

A few weeks ago, our 12-year-olds, Allen and Austan, got to go on what I think was a really cool experience.  They went with their scout troop to Fort George in Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON and took part in a re-enactment of one of the battles of the War of 1812.

I just wanted to share a few pictures:

The uniforms

Head dress



Allen in his British soldier uniform (he died several times over the course of 2 battles, LOL).  There was a better photo than this, but there were other kids in the picture, and I didn’t think their parents would appreciate me plastering their kids all over the net!

I wish I could say that they both want to go back there, but Allen has decided he will stay home next year (it wasn’t his thing and it was too loud for his sensory issues)…Austan on the other hand, wants to go back. 

I love Scouting!  The kids get so many cool opportunities.


4 responses to “An 1812 Experience…

  1. Nice to see what Zach will be missing next year in Scouts. LOL It does look interesting, for Ted. :O) My friends two sons and hubby went the same weekend as yours from our Scout troop, her husband is a Leader too. She said it rained a lot and her boys didn’t enjoy it too much, they’d much rather be camping in the woods. Zach will hate the guns and especially when he learns about those bayonets. It’ll turn his stomach at the thought of what they were for and he’ll not understand everyone else’s fascination of using them to hurt/kill people.

    It’s neat how it turned out that Austan was the one who enjoyed it, when he didn’t want to go at first. Kids are funny that way. Glad he had fun after all. :O)

    • Ok, that’s odd your friend said it rained a lot…the boys said it didn’t rain all that much!

      Andrew won’t be going on that trip either when he’s a Scout. It will be way too much for him. He would be running around saying “Killing is stupid, war is stupid, screaming back at the generals and lieutenants and anyone who would be screaming at him…it would be an unmitigated disaster!

    • I thought so! If they end up going next year (Scouter D said that they might be able to find another “job” for Allen that doesn’t involve being a soldier), I think we will go into NOTL and watch them march into town. There is a big parade while they march. Next week some of the scouts are going to participate in a re-enactment of Issac Brocks funeral. Crazy!

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