Militia Onsite Task List

Militia Option #1 – Defense and Weaponry Duties 

Tasks –

  • Check passes at the fort gate. Flag raising ceremony
  • Kitchen duty – After lunch, under Officer supervision: build the fire for cooking. Fill black cauldron with water, then build a small fire underneath it to heat dishwater. Fill silver washing tubs halfway with cold water. Do not put wash tubs on the fire to heat water. 
  • Meet with the ELP Instructor for talk, instructions and to receive gear from the Armory
  • Patrol fort, inspect passes, and respectfully make sure everybody is following company rules. Check in at kitchen from time to time to be sure they have all they need
  • Company Census – Take and record the Company Census (How many employees and how many officers in each group and any additional officers?) Record your census in the Census Book and prepare to present the census to the Company during the flag lowering ceremony. Return the Census Book to the ELP Instructor.
  • Inventory cannons. Learn musket name (1800 Charleyville Smooth-bore Flintlock Muzzle-loading musket)
  • (Optional) Ring the bell on the hour, during role group project work hours and as directed by your Manager
  • (Optional) Rope making – We supply instructions and materials (takes about half hour)
  • (Optional) Make a map of the fort – Pace to scale; draw in buildings, and you may burn edges for aging 
  • (Optional) Practice your knots
  • Move personal sleeping gear into Northwest Blockhouse – only at the scheduled time!
  • Know your night watch and morning schedule and responsibilities
  • Plan your flag lowering ceremony and execute it at the end of your service
  • Evening kitchen duty – wash ALL communal dishes
  • Everyone relies on the militia to guard the fort and keep everyone safe. The militia may post themselves at the main gate. The Militia is responsible for checking on any sort of commotion, quarrel or disorder. An immediate report must be made to the Officer detailing what happened during the disturbance. The Officer will report to the Commandant (teacher), who decides on the appropriate action to be taken.
  • The Campfire – Use only the fire pit in the compound to make fires. Your wood ration is limited to the contents inside the wooden structure in front of the Officer’s Barracks door.  The fire should be no larger than is necessary for cooking and keeping warm. Wood is a precious resource, please use it only as needed. Before leaving the area, be sure the fire is completely out. Pick up any debris such as foil from in and around the fire pits.
  • Axe or Hatchet – Adult supervision is mandatory during wood-chopping activities. An axe or hatchet is made for chopping or splitting wood and should be used for that purpose only.  Before using such a tool, it should be checked carefully to be sure that the head of the tool is securely fastened to the handle and that the handle is firm and sound with no cracks or splits.  Any person chopping wood should maintain a six-to eight-foot circle around him/herself in which no other person may stand. The woodcutter’s own feet and knees should be well away from the swing of the axe. Axes can be dangerous tools — make sure anyone using one has been well briefed on their safe use!     

Military Commands –

  • Smirna! — Attention or fall in line                                        
  • Plee!  – Fire musket                      
  • Dress Right Dress
  • Sha gam Marsh’! —  Forward march                                                       
  • Right face, Left face
  • Stoi! – Stop                                                                                   
  • Val’no! – At ease                            
  • About face        
  • LEV’oy, LEV’oy, LEV’oy – Left, left, left (repeat in march time)

Rules and Responsibilities –

  • Follow the Officers’ instructions at all times
  • Obey all safety rules
  • Conduct the Company census
  • Militia are responsible for their weapons and gear at ALL times

Night Watch – Check schedule. Wake up Cooks in front of the Kuskov house for breakfast, or as specified by the Commandant.


Morning Responsibilities –

  • Make sure the fires are ready for the cooks and clean water for the washing station is set up once more
  • Pack personal gear and bring it to Fort Gates. Sweep Northwest Blockhouse. Make sure it’s completely cleared out
  • Inspect all buildings to make sure they are cleared out, well-swept, and ready for the day’s Park visitors.
  • Re-stack woodpile as directed by ELP Instructor. Rake around woodpile, fire pits, black cauldron, and pick up any trash that is in the fire pits, clean off fire pit rocks. Return gear to closet
  • Check for litter in fort compound and throw away any that you find in the garbage
  • If your group is finished and another is not, find out how you can help
  • Fort Litter Pick Up – All groups line up shoulder to shoulder and walk the inside of the fort for a full fort cleanup

Fill in your character names below –

Militia Officers –                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Militia Employees –     

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Militia Option #2 – RAC Management and Naval Skills

Tasks –

  • Check passes at the fort gate. Flag raising ceremony
  • Kitchen duty – After lunch, under Officer supervision: build the fire for cooking. Fill black cauldron with water, then build a small fire underneath it to heat dishwater. Fill silver washing tubs halfway with cold water. Do not put wash tubs on the fire to heat water. 
  • Company Census – Take and record the Company Census (How many employees and how many officers in each group and any additional officers?) Record your census in the Census Book and submit to your ELP Instructor, or present to the Company during the flag lowering ceremony
  • Inventory cannons
  • Check in at kitchen from time to time to be sure they have all they need
  • (Optional) Ring the bell on the hour, during role group project work hours and as directed by your Manager
  • Rope making and Ring Toss Game – We supply instructions and materials 
  • (Optional) Practice your Knots 
  • (Optional) Make a map of the fort – Pace to scale; draw in buildings, and you may burn edges for aging 
  • Move personal sleeping gear into Northwest Blockhouse – only at the scheduled time!
  • Know your night watch and morning schedule and responsibilities
  • Plan your flag lowering ceremony and execute it at the end of your service
  • Evening kitchen duty – wash ALL communal dishes
  • The Campfire – Use only the fire pit in the compound to make fires. Your wood ration is limited to the contents inside the wooden structure in front of the Officer’s Barracks door.  The fire should be no larger than is necessary for cooking and keeping warm. Wood is a precious resource, please use it only as needed. Before leaving the area, be sure the fire is completely out. Pick up any debris such as foil from in and around the fire pits.
  • Axe or Hatchet – An axe or hatchet is made for chopping or splitting wood and should be used for that purpose only.  Before using such a tool, it should be checked carefully to be sure that the head of the tool is securely fastened to the handle and that the handle is firm and sound with no cracks or splits.  Any person chopping wood should maintain a six-to eight-foot circle around him/herself in which no other person may stand. Adult supervision is mandatory during wood-chopping activities. The woodcutter’s own feet and knees should be well away from the swing of the axe. Axes can be dangerous tools — make sure anyone using one has been well briefed on their safe use!     

Rules and Responsibilities –

  • Follow the Officers’ instructions at all times
  • Obey all safety rules
  • Practice your naval skills and conduct the Company census

Night Watch – Check schedule. Wake up Cooks in front of the Kuskov house for breakfast, or as specified by the Commandant.


Morning Responsibilities –

  • Make sure the fires are ready for the cooks and clean water for the washing station is set up once more
  • Pack personal gear and bring it to Fort Gates. Sweep Northwest Blockhouse. Make sure it’s completely cleared out
  • Inspect all buildings to make sure they are cleared out and well-swept
  • Re-stack woodpile as directed by ELP Instructor. Rake around woodpile, fire pits, black cauldron, and pick up any trash that is in the fire pits, clean off fire pit rocks. Return gear to closet
  • Check for litter in fort compound and throw away any that you find in the garbage
  • If your group is finished and another is not, find out how you can help
  • Fort Litter Pick Up – All groups line up shoulder to shoulder and walk the inside of the fort for a full fort cleanup

Fill in your character names below –

Militia Officers –                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Militia Employees –     

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