Fort George Fort George Scout Militia Scout Militia

Grenadier Company

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This page provides information on the Fort George Scout Militia at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and the War of 1812 re-enactment. It will include personal insights and information regarding the activities of the 58th Toronto Scout Troop, and their involvement in the King's 8th Regiment, Grenadier Company.

War of 1812 Camporee Overview

Join in on a Unique programme in which a Scout can take part along with his leaders, in learning about our HERITAGE and about those people who helped to forge our way of life today. What was it like in the British, Canadian and American Regts. during the War of 1812?

A Brief History GR Fort George Scout Militia

It all began back in 1980, with the Campaigns at Fort York in Toronto. These camps however, were more of a Military type and not a Scout camp, like that at Fort George. Too much drill at Fort York caused several people to take a long hard look at their programme. It was decided to break away from Fort York and start our own Camporee at Fort George in September of 1984. The first camporee had a total of 205 Scouts, leaders and support staff. It has been in operation for eleven years now and our annual attendance is about 600. These Camporees at Fort George are Scout Camps, based on a theme of taking us back in time to learn about our Heritage and what it was like in the British and American armies during the War of 1812.

Grenadier Captain Grenadier Captain King's 8th Regiment

Regiments Represented

At Fort George, we have three British & Canadian Regts, all of them fought in the Battle which took place in May of 1813.
There is the 49th Regt. of Foot, Beneral Brock's Own, the King's 8th Regt, The King's Men (both of these are British) and the Royal Nfld. Regt. of Fencible Infantry (a Canadian Regt).
At the present time, the only American Regt involved in our campaigns is that of the 6th U.S. Regt.
Depending on where your Group resides, usually determines what Regt you will be assigned to and this is done by the Admin. Dept., in consultation with the Regimental Commanders.
A Company (Coy) consists of at least 30 Scouts and their leaders. Each Coy has a Captain (usually the Scoutmaster), a Lieutenant, two Ensigns and a Sergeant, with two Corporals and two Chosenmen.
There is now a new Uniform Shoppe located in the Town of Stroud, Ontario. This Shoppe will make all British Tunics, either made to order or assembled as a kit to be sewn at home. There is also a catalogue showing the othe items that can be purchased.

2003 Campaign Information

The next campaign will take place September 19th to 21st, 2008.

Who To Contact?

For more information on this exciting activity, either email me or mail a letter to:
Scouter Bruce Sellors
2049 Chrisdon Rd.
Burlington, Ontario
L7M 3W9
or phone: (905) 332-6494

We take part in the War of 1812 re-enactment at Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, every September. The boys learn about our heritage, as well as take part in a huge "capture the flag" type battle. We dress in period uniforms and act the part of soldiers of the time. As well as discipline, the boys learn about lifestyles during the period, tour the Fort, and take part in drills organized by re-enactors.

By Order of The King

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