A GREAT opportunity for you Boy Scouts
Thu, 12 Apr 1990 16:35:00 MST
DO YOU HAVE BOY SCOUTS INTERESTED IN AN UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL
PIMAREE XV is happening this summer from JULY 15-21 and there are
still some openings available for Boy Scouts.
First I am going to give you the blurb that was on the Council
flyer, then I am going to fill you in with some more details about
why this International Camping experience is different from most.
PIMAREE XV 1990
The Theme of this year's Pimaree is: "Festivity of Friends".
What is the meaning behind a Pimaree?
The founder of this Bi-National Encampment, Mr. Alfonso
Alvarez, who at the time was Comissionado de Provencia (President)
in the State of Sonora, Mexico for the Scout Movement. He had
dreams of strengthening the bands of brotherhood between the Boy
Scouts of Sonora, Mexico and those of Souther Arizona. This vision
brought forth lasting friendships over the past thirty years.
Friendship begun by sharing a mutual camping experience.
Scouts and Scouters truly earn the right to wear the World
Crest Emblem on their uniform shirts. The Catalina Council of
Arizona is distinguished as having the longest on-going
international encampment in the United States.
There are openings for 160 Scouts and 25 adult leaders with
an equal amount from Mexico.
The fee is $125.00 per person, which includes transportation
(from Tucson, AZ), patches, neckerchief, World Crest, food and
insurance. A medical doctor will be on staff and will be available
at all times.
$25.00 Deposit with the application (all application be
submitted to the Catalina Council no later than May 19th.
Remember, there is limited space available, only 160 Scouts)
The second payment of $50.00 must be paid by April 15th.
Third and final payment is due June 2nd.
There will be a parents meeting on June 2nd. The place is to be
announced (but you can count on it being in Tucson). (I am sure
the Council will make arrangements to notify all parents what they
need to know if you come from out of council.)
PIMAREE XV INDIVIDUAL
LAST NAME _______________________ FIRST NAME _________________
DATE OF BIRTH __________ AGE _____ YEARS OF SCOUTING_____ RANK____
ADDRESS _________________________________PHONE# ___________________
CITY_________________________ STATE _______________ZIP_____________
TROOP POSITION _______________ PATROL NAME_________ TROOP#________
DISTRICT ___________________________COUNCIL _______________________
Scout Signature ______________________ Date ______________
Signature of Parent(s)/Guardian_______________________Date_________
Now for some more background information. This camp is different
from most International Camps because the troops are made up of
four patrols, two with Mexican Scouts and two with Scouts from the
U.S. The ScoutMasters and Assistants are a mix of U.S. and Mexican
This year the Pimaree will be on a ranch, EL GLOBO, NACOZARI,
SONORA in Mexico. The Pimaree is being hosted by the Associacion
de Scouts de Mexico, de Sonora. Since the Mexican Scouts are
hosting, the activities and events for the week long camp come from
their program. It is a different and very exciting experience
from going to a Summer Camp in the U.S. or to a Jamboree.
Although, from what I have learned it is more like going to a
Jamboree (at least how I remember them). Some of the activities
are very different from what you are familiar with here in the U.S.
For example, in the past they have had an obstacle course which
goes down the middle of a river. It's a muddy trip, but it sure
sounds like fun on a HOT day (it will be hot!).
If you have any Scouts which are interested, they should send their
inquires or applications to:
Robert "Bob" Vandiver
Boy Scouts of America
350 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85719
You can tell them CHRIS HAGGERTY sent you!
ADULTS, sorry, but unless the council fills up the entire 160
scouts it is unlikely they will need more adults. If you are real
interested and can recruit a group of about 10 Scouts to go, talk to Bob,
Since our shortfall is mostly in the area of Scouts, he might be
willing work something out. But I can not guarantee this, since
it is only an observation on my part and not the Council's policy.
If you have any questions that require a quick answer, you can send
them to me, but I can not guarantee an answer (Since I have never been to
one of these), but I will try to find out what you want to know.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City