Re: Camporee event scoring
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Fri, 27 May 1994 07:09:15 EDT
Ches, (I send this back to the list in the event I was unclear about the
point scoring system)
===>> Thanks for the reply. 715 boys at a camporee - WOW. You said you
used a computer to do the scoring - was it a CRAY :-)
We've slowly grown into a COR this big... we started with the OA boys first
one (the boys run this thing all by themselves, with the adults as advisors
ONLY, and the adults doing legal things like signing for the porta-potties,
etc) about 6 or 7 years ago with only 200 attendies.
We've grown by 100 or so attendies each year since then.
===>> a couple questions about the "10" point scale: how many points were
awarded for each place?
No "place" was chosen or awarded at any event, only 1st to 3rd at the end of
the day. That's the beauty of it all, super fair.
===>> How many places received points?
Again, everyone received whatever points they earned at each event, but we
didn't decide places for individual events. Let me explain...
A couple of years ago, we had some "timed" events, where we had Patrols
competing against each other, or the clock, and therefore didn't give any
one Patrol their "points" until the end of the day... This caused two
problems, the first one was that grading on any kind of scale was thrown out
by a really fast Patrol or a really slow one, and, we had to wait for the
end of the day to assign points to this event.
This threw off the whole scoring system, both in time and points, and caused
a real delay in determining the final results. This in part was why we went
to the "10" points system completely, and times events went out the window
in favor of events that were more linear in scoring.
(We still do events that take time, but we set a standard ahead of time, and
judge all Patrols against that standard in assigning their points as they do
===>> I love the idea of the gold border patches for the overall best
We started this about 3 years ago because; 1) our kids are really into
patches, and; 2) we had a Patrol who had taken 1st place 2 years in a row,
starting as a Webelos Den... so we awarded them the patches that first year,
and burned the balance at the campfire.
The effect on the crowd was GREAT <g>... they were so amazed that we would
burn the patches not given to the top Patrol (therefore making them more
collectable) that everyone wanted to be the best the next year.
That Patrol won 1st one more year before anyone was able to defeat them, and
that was mostly due to the Patrol disbanding... (Super bunch of kids, the
only "whites" to attend the 1991 Viet Nam International Jamboree, held
disposed here in CA, etc... but that's a story for another time.)
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