Arrival Day

Vermilionville Folklife Park and University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Upon arriving to Lafayette, LA, Swamp Base participants need to meet at the Vermilionville Folklife Park at 2:00 pm to begin their Swamp Base experience. Vermilionville is a replica of a 1700s Acadian village set along the Bayou Vermilion. At Vermilionville, Scouts will be introduced to their Trek Guide and then be immersed in the Cajun, Creole, and Native American cultures of the area through talks with interpreters and hands on exhibits. After completing the 2 hour tour of Vermilionville, Scouts will travel to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (home of the Ragin’ Cajuns). At ULL, Scouts will be assigned a dorm room for the night and have their trek guide complete their trek orientation, safety overview, and gear shakedown. Please see the ‘Trek Gear List’ for a complete list of required and recommended gear.

Each crew will take a Trek Crew Photo on their Arrival Day. Please consider wearing your Scout uniform or matching trek shirts.

Vermilionville Folklife Park:
300 Fisher Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508

University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Baker Hall:
Corner of Taft St. and St. Mary Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70503

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