Paul S. Wolf (aa854@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Fri, 27 May 1994 09:44:53 -0400
We had our camporee last weekend. Here is how we scored it, and the
1. First Aid Problem 100 points possible
2. Rope Toss and Knots 100
3. Mystery Event 100
4. "Chariot Race" 100
5. No Match Fires 100
Orienteering Couurse 200
1. Inspection 100
2. Gateway 50
3. Patrol Flags 30
Total available: 880
Scoring was by PATROL only. For troops with more than 1 patrol, the
Gateway score was credited to each patrol. NO Troop scores were done.
We had 22 patrols, ranging from 10 to 3 in size. No more than 8 could
compete in any event. For the rope toss, patrols with <8 had to have boys
compete 2 or 3 times to get 8 tries.
My troop had only 3 boys attend. One is 17 3/4 and working on his Eagle
project (has all 21 MB's). the other 2 were 11 and 13. Even with this,
they scored as follows (in the order above)
90, 100, 90, 60, 50, 20, 98, 15, and 30
This placed them in the middle of the pack (11th out of 22) They LEARNED a
lot, and had a ball.
I'd like to point out that on the Orienteering, the scoring was: 12 points
to find, worth 10 to 20 points each (total 180), plus 20 MINIMUM for
participating. The patrols had 75 minutes to run the course, and lost 5
points per minute if they were late. Of the 22 patrols, only 2 finished
within the 75 minute limit, and one had a perfect score. Other patrols
found all the points, but lost score points due to time. 14 of the 22
scored 20 points only, primarily due to VERY late arrivals.
My 3 boys found 11 of the 12 points (the other one was the one the fewest
patrols found) but arrived 50 minutes late. Although they didn't get any
points (except the minimum 20) they LEARNED how to run an Orienteering
event, and HAD FUN doing it.
BTW, the firebuilding involved laying 4 fires (from a list of 8 - selected
at random for each patrol), then lighting one without matches.
The Chariot Race involved lashing 3 scout staves into a triangle, and
dragging it with a scout aboard over a course. (timed)
The mystery event had the boys lift and transport a full can of water a
distance, without getting within an 8 foot circle (using ropes and a large
"rubber band" (inner tube sectoin) to lift the can. (timed)
Paul S. Wolf aa854@Cleveland.Freenet.Edu
Sysop, The Freenet Scouting Center President, Great Lakes Region
Greater Cleveland Council, BSA Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City