• 1905 Photograph of Sagamore Hill

    Sagamore Hill

    National Historic Site New York

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Scouting

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Theodore Roosevelt with local Boy Scouts at Sagamore Hill, circa 1910.

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Theodore Roosevelt and the BSA

Theodore Roosevelt was a guiding figure in the early years of the Boy Scout Movement in the United States. A former president, proponent of training young men for service to their nation and their community, and proponent of the "strenuous life", Roosevelt thought that the Boy Scouts of America would answer the need for guiding boys to manhood. He was the first commissioner of the Nassau County Council, and was declared Chief Scout Citizen in 1911.

Today the Boy Scouts of America and the National Park Service are national partners in encouraging young people to explore their National Parks. Sagamore Hill NHS continues Roosevelt's dedication to scouting by offering opportunities for achievement-based programs as well as opportunities for community service.

 

Cub Scout Programs

Flag Ceremonies:
All scout groups are welcome to schedule a flag raising or lowering ceremony which includes folding the flag and a discussion of the history and meaning of the symbol of our country. Flag ceremonies are generally at 4:00 on Friday afternoons or 10:00 on Saturday mornings. Other times can be arranged. 30 minutes

Nature Trail:
The 1/2 mile loop wood chip trail follows TR's route to a saltmarsh and beach on Cold Spring Harbor. Hiking, birding, and nature study are available. Open from sunup to sundown daily. Guides available by advance arrangement. 45 minutes


Tiger Scouts:

1G, 2D, 5G Utilizing Theodore Roosevelt's Home, the Old Orchard museum, and the Nature Trail, this program explores the park and the way TR lived with his family. 60 minutes


Wolf Scouts:

"Your Flag"
Focused on the 80 foot flagpole in front of TR's Home, this program is all about the U.S. flag. 30 minutes


Bear Scouts:

"What Makes America Special?" 60 minutes


Webelos:

Forester, Naturalist, and Citizen Activity Badges. 60 minutes each


Download a PDF of our Cub Scout programs flyer here.

Did You Know?

An artist's impression of Theodore Roosevelt's funeral at Christ Church in Oyster Bay, NY.

Theodore Roosevelt died around 4 o'clock in the morning January 6, 1919 when he was sixty years old. Many dignitaries attended Roosevelt's funeral including Vice-president Thomas Marshall who said that "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake, there would have been a fight."