District Camporee

10410413_10153405434091111_1090669700083306539_nDistrict Camporee is camping fun for youth, the thumping of hundreds of feet on the way to an evening campfire, and the blue smoke from fires cooking stew or ham and eggs. It’s the patter of rain on many tents at night. It’s the ripple of wind-blown flags in the morning sun. It’s catching the idea of teamwork in a patrol. It’s learning to carry out an order to help the team succeed. A camporee starts with the recognition that a patrol is the basic camping unit. The patrol demonstrates its very best camping techniques and shares its experiences with other patrols. The camporee involves the type of equipment that can be carried in a pack by scouts and can be set up entirely by scouts, allowing them to be completely self-sufficient for a self-reliant experience over a period of two or three days.

History of our Campfire Ashes

 

“Denali”

Date: 18-20 November, 2022
Location: Cub Adventure Camp
Cost: $25.00 per attendee

You and nine members of your troop have planned, worked, and saved money for the last two
years so you could make a trip to Alaska to camp in the Denali National Park. Denali is as large as the state of Massachusetts with only 90 miles of roads. You will be dropped off 50 miles from base camp and have to walk back in five days. You will cross streams, swampy tundra and thick forests with a lot of “dead fall” forest litter that you will have to make your way through. You may have to spend a night in an emergency shelter. With food getting low, you may have to harvest a few ptarmigan with your own sling shots. The scale on the map you were given is too large to accurately describe the terrain so you will have to rely on compass directions to find you way back.

Will you be prepared to meet this challenge?

Activities:

1. Sling shot range using your own slingshot and ammo. (ptarmigan harvest)
2. Build a compression bridge (to cross a stream) using lashings and square, clove hitch,
two half hitch knots
3. Follow an eight station compass trail – all patrol members are blindfolded except the
leader. All followers place their hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them.
The leader then guides the patrol to their station target. Each patrol member gets to
lead for one leg of the course.
4. The patrol must build an emergency shelter for one person.
5. Walk over a “muddy, wet, swampy” area (tundra) using buddy boards. The zig zag
marked route will require moving forward, backward and sideward through the course
6. Negotiate an obstacle course of tires and logs while carrying a canoe length log and
packs. (thick forest with lots of dead fall litter)
7. Construct a geometric shape structure of 2×2 lumber, mount the District Flag on it and
carry it to the Camporee Field flag pole.

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  • Payment is due at the time of registration online.   
  • Registration closes on November 4th.  NO WALK-ONS PERMITTED; we are ordering supplies based on registration.  
  • This event is for Scouts BSA Troops and Troop sponsored WEBs and their dens. 
  • NO PROVISIONAL/INDIVIDUAL Scout or Webelos Scout REGISTRATIONS PERMITTED.  ALL SCOUTS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH A SCOUTS BSA TROOP PROVIDING “TWO-DEEP” ADULT LEADERSHIP FOR THIS EVENT.
  • WEBS should be with their DEN or sponsored by a TROOP in order to attend.
  • NOTE:  ALL adults (18 years and older) are required to submit a copy of their current Youth Protection training certificate at Check-in with the Troop’s Camporee roster.

Details and Registration HERE

Scoutmaster’s Guide to Event

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Contact Event Chairman: Eric Johnson at  ewealthyjohnson@gmail.com for more information.