Quidditch at Fort Adams and Fort Tours with Pack 2
25 College teams competed in the 2012 Northeast Regional Quidditch Tournament at Historic Fort Adams. Matches are played between two teams of seven players riding broomsticks, using four balls and six elevated goals. The Snitch is dressed in yellow with a tennis ball in a sock tucked into their waistband. Grab the tennis ball, snatch the snitch!
The sport has been adapted in the real world by the International Quidditch Association, which oversees over 1000 teams worldwide with 600 of those in the United States alone. The first ever real-life Quidditch game was played on October 9, 2005 in Vermont. It is most unique in that both boys and girls play on the same team.
Kids in attendance were invited to learn and compete in a game of "Kidditch".
Boston University Quidditch team took the top prize and advance to the World Cup.
Before the Kidditch game Pack 2 Fort Adams Cub Scouts took a guided tour of Historic Fort Adams. They learned about some of the unique features of the fort that was the headquarters for all fortifications in Narragansett Bay. It was a training center in both world wars. They learned where the soldiers lived, toured the casemates and explored the tunnel system.