Welcome to Patriot Days

53rd Patriot Days Encampment

June 11-12-13 2021

Patriot Days for 2020 is Cancelled
 

Sadly we have made the decision to cancel Patriot Days this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

 

The challenges this year were overwhelming, with Scouting organizations holding back activities well into June and beyond, and many of our demonstrators and participants in high risk health groups.

 

The Daniel Boone Homestead is located in Berks County, which is as of this time classified by the State of Pennsylvania as high-risk, with stay-at-home restrictions and prohibitions against gathering of large groups extending into June.  The Homestead tells us they have no idea when they can re-open to the public.

 

On the bright side, we have been approved for Patriot Days for June 12, 2021

The Patriot Days Committee wishes all of you a healthy remainder of 2020 and looks forward to resuming the event in 2021.

May 3, 2020

Join us for the Weekend or Just for the Day!

Since 1967 thousands of youth have gathered annually for one weekend in June at the Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, to meet new friends and share in a unique camping experience. Participants include Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, Heritage Girls, family campers, and other youth organizations.

The Patriot Days Encampment Committee operates the Encampment with the cooperation of the Daniel Boone Homestead. The Committee is composed of volunteers with backgrounds in different areas of Scouting and is not affiliated with any other organization.

Each year campers enjoy a wide range of interesting and enjoyable events, activities, and attractions through the entire weekend. Our program includes demonstrations, skill games, a camp fire, a dance, competitions, local craftspeople, and tours of the Daniel Boone Homestead. Other things are in the planning stages as we constantly update the program.

The 2021 program will be similar to 2019, which included:
Races  ♦  Volleyball  ♦  Sawmill Demonstration   ♦  Bat Rescue  ♦  Hands-on crafts
Native Storyteller & Lenape Culture  ♦  First Aide Challenge  ♦ Dance  ♦  Campfire  

Colonial Angler  ♦  Movies  ♦  Blacksmith  ♦  Tin Punching  ♦  Book Exchange  ♦

Monkey Bridge  ♦  Cutless Making   ♦ Paintball Target Range ♦ Red Creek Wildlife
♦ "It's a Pie" Cooking Contest ♦  18th Century Textiles ♦  Leave No Trace Camping
♦  ZooAmerica ♦  Geo-caching ♦  Letterboxing ♦  Astronomy  ♦  Da Vinci Science Center ♦  Comfort Caring Canines  ♦  Zither Display & workshop with the Holt Twins
♦ Exeter Police K-9's ♦ US Power Squadron ♦  Exeter Fire Department