Boy Scouts of America Troop 1097  Serving Gaithersburg, Germantown & N. Potomac 

Antietam Illumination

  • 03 Dec 2010
  • 4:30 PM
  • 05 Dec 2010
  • 1:30 PM
  • Antietam Battlefield




Antietam Illumination

Troop 1097 will visit Antietam National Battlefield during this most somber yet beautiful event with the Memorial Illumination. More than 23,000 candles will be lit and lined up along the battlefield to pay tribute to the soldiers who were killed, wounded, or reported missing at the noteworthy Battle of Antietam. A five-mile drive through the battlefield will reveal rows of candles to symbolize the lives that were lost that September day.  The scouts will set up luminaries on "our field" throughout the day on December 4 and spend the weekend camping at Antietam.

Scouts will be filling brown paper bags with sand and placing candles in them.  After that, they will arrange the bags in lines on the field and light the candles.  The time spent there will count as SSL hours.  The troop will volunteer for food prep and clean up at the Washington County Agricultural Center at the reception after the illumination ceremony.  On Sunday, the scouts will clean up the field.  Breakfast will be cooked at camp, bag lunches will be provided at noon on Saturday and dinner will be at the reception Saturday evening.

Scouts have the option of camping both Friday and Saturday nights, Friday night only or Saturday night only.  Please note your preference when registering online.

Friday night campers will meet at 4PM at IWLA on Friday afternoon.  A bag lunch is required.

Saturday night campers and those going to Antietam for the day only will meet at 6:30 am Saturday at IWLA.

Location for Camping:                                  Washington County Agricultural Education Center       7313 Sharpsburg Pike                                   Boonsboro, MD  21713-2431



Antietam Permission Slip.pdf

flyer antietam.pptx

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