Re: District Activities (WAS: Re: OA Camping at District Camporee)
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Tue, 19 Oct 1993 08:52:58 CST
RE: Three camporees a year. I once was in a district where they had three
camporees a year and wondered why many of the units never came. I remember
that usually only about half of the district was there.
I don't hink the question is really how many camporees, but how many activities
the district and council provide for units. One of the strongest districts
I was in tried to provide ONE activity each quarter. Traditionally, this was
a fall camporee (different theme each year), a competitive event during the
winter and the Scout-O-Rama in the spring. Most units participated in all
three events. There was also a Klondike Derby (conducted as part of the
community's Winter Carnival) that about 100 patrols attended, usually the
last weekend of January. It was a one day event, no camping. The summer
activity was, of course, summer camp.
There were also three Cub Scout activities including the Pinewood Derby we
ran in the middle of the biggest shopping mall in the district. Lots of
people and almost totally funded by the shopping mall. One of the activities,
usually the fall one, was tied to a monthly theme and was a chance to show
off to other units. The spring event was the Scout-O-Rama. Summer was usually
a ball game.
The district should support the unit program, not replace it.
Roundtable Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
JHS8 at OSUVM1.BITNET JHS8 at VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU (Internet)
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