Please note: All costs cited are for purposes of estimating only - actual charges may and probably will vary. These prices were based on information obtained in 1995 and 1996.


Peregrine International Museum of Scouting

Cynthia D King forwarded the following information about the Peregrine International Museum of Scouting to the Scouts-L. It is apparently a transcription of their promotional brochure:

Exciting Times in the Great Smoky Mountains

Are you looking for an idea for a weekend away? Are you looking for something exciting to do with the Troop? IF the answer to these questions is Yes, then we hava a package for you.

Visit the Peregrine International Museum of Scoutin, go caving, visit a reconstruction of an 18th century fort, go visit a 19th century settlement in the mountains. All this is based from Greenback, 30 miles South of Knoxvill, Tennessee, by the Great Smoky Mountains.

We can put all this together for you as a package. How does this sound? Arrive midday on the first day, visit Fort Loudon, a reconstruction of an 18th century fort, then to the Scout Museum, to learn about the history of Scouting, and take part in our cope course. Overnight in the Lost Sea, a caving extravaganza , where you travel underground in caves not normally visited by tourists, and sleep underground. Finally spend the second day visiting Cades Cove, in the mountains. (These days may be reversed). If you like the package, then, contac us for further details. The package can be varied, to include other items or substitute things that you may wish to include. For example, you could visit Dollywood, the theme park in Pigeon Forge, or go to Gatlinburg in the heart of the Smokies and see the sights there, either in lieu of the trip to Cades Cove.

Costs are as follows: Fort Loudon has free admission. The Scout Museum charges $2 each for admission, or $6 each including the ropes course. The Lost Sea Wild tour (minimum 13 people) is $11.50. They will supply supper and breakfast at $2.75 per meal per person. Cades Cove has free admission too, so the whole package can be put together for $23.00! If yourequire a guide for the two days, one can be provided at $50 per day. Dollywood adds to the expense. Adults are $29 and children under 11 are $20, but this may be worth thinking about if you fancy some relaxation.

The whole package can be put together for any two days, but obviously weekends are at a premium, so it's first come first served. If you want us to tailor the package for you, just contact us with your requirements and we will help in any way we can. If you have any further questions give us a ring.

Peregrine International Museum of Scouting
6588 Highway 411 South
Greenback, Tennessee 37742
423)856-0244 (voice & fax)

Cindy notes, "I picked this information up at our council office. I have not been to the museum, nor have I utilized their services in developing a 'package deal'. I have been to Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountain National Park many times in the past twenty-five years. It has group and individual camping available, with reservations possible. The loop road is 11 miles long and can be used for hiking and biking, with safety considerations to share the road with autos. There are several hikes that begin on the loop road, travel through some gorgeous scenery and end in more gorgeous scenery. Early morning and evening viewing includes lots of deer, squirrels and groundhogs. Wild turkeys also live in the Cove.

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