Re: Invitational Camporees or Jamborees List
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Thu, 2 Dec 1993 21:33:00 MST
Edward and other interested parties:
This is not an annual Camporee but it does happen every two years. We call
it an International Pimaree. It alternates between Mexico and the U.S.
Next Summer it will be in Mexico. Please note the following is the promo
from the council - I will add some notes about the structure of the event
at the end. If you think you have scouts which might be interested please
feel free to follow up. Based upon attendance at the last Primarees, there
will be lots of space for out of council scouts.
GET READY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PIMAREE SUMMER 1994
One of the greatest Mexican-American Scouting interchange programs, the
Pimaree XVII, will be held in Nacozari, Sonora, Mexico on July 17-23, 1994.
Approximately 125 Scouts from the U.S. side of the border are invited to
participate. Adult Scouting Staff is also being solicited, particularly
those with Pimaree experience.
The theme for next summer's event will be Trail of Father Kino - The
Adventurer. Father Kino was responsible for the development of the early
Catholic Missions throughout Sonora and Arizona which in those days were
all part of Mexico.
A week of great fun, excitement and Scouting Skills await those who
attend. Fees will be announced soon. Interested persons should contact
the Catalina Council Office (602/750-0385) or Bob Boysen at (602)458-7922
(office), or (602) 458-3575 (home).
Details on the Pimaree Patch Competition as well as the fees for the
event will be released shortly. Plan now to attend the Pimaree in Mexico
My notes: At the Pimaree troops of four patrols (two U.S. Scouts and two
Mexican Scouts) are formed. There is competion and when in Mexico it is
the type of stuff which gets the blood of old timers (before lawsuites)
running. Nothing really that bad, just a lot of get real dirty (muddy)
type fun. Some of the stuff a lot of people are affraid to do now days.
Four years ago there was an obstacle course which had parts
down the middle of a stream (and it actually had water in it!). It is a
supper International experience. I will post more information as I get it.
I have not attended one of our Pimarees, but I did help the planning
committee two years ago.
The site I belive is somewhere South of Douglas Arizona. Douglas is near
New Mexcio and immediately North of Mexico!
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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