For more than 60 years, Scouts from Illinois and surrounding states have gathered in Galena, Illinois, for the Blackhawk Area Council’s U.S. Grant Pilgrimage, a weekend full of Scouting activities with a Civil War theme.
President Ulysses S. Grant, who also served as the Commanding General of the Union Army, lived in Galena off and on throughout his life.
Last weekend, more than 4,000 Scouts participated in Civil War reenactments, a historical trail hike, rock climbing and a Cub Scout activity area.
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