Boy Scouts camp at Roseland Cottage

Aug 19, 2011

Boy Scout Troop 36 from Moosup, Connecticut, camped atRoseland Cottage for two nights to explore Civil War history. From August 5 to 7, a dozen members of thetroop participated in Rally ‘Round theFlag, a Connecticut School and Youth program. 

The Scouts formed a company, marched, anddrilled; learned about medical practices and the treatment of wounded soldiers;constructed a one-quarter scale pontoon bridge; practiced the artillery drill;and learned to send encoded messages with signal flags. Several ambitious Scouts attempted to makehard tack. When queried by their leader,all of the boys gave the weekend an “enthusiastic thumbs-up.”