VALLEY FORGE PA – Youngsters can join Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army in its battle with the British, in a manner of speaking, during a Junior Ranger program that begins Saturday (Feb. 6, 2010) at 11 a.m. in the Visitor Center of Valley Forge National Historical Park in King of Prussia PA.

Participating as junior rangers in Valley Forge.

Young recruits will receive enlistment papers and be issued dummy muskets to learn the techniques and marching maneuvers necessary to be a soldier. The process for loading and firing a musket will also be practiced. Those who participated in the opening programs will help to teach and train newcomers, just as Washington’s veteran soldiers would have done. The program is free. For more information, call 610-783-1099.

Other programs are scheduled for March 6 and April 3, both also at 11 a.m.

Photo from Valley Forge National Historical Park

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