More Camp-o-ree stuff
Steve Beluch (SBELUCH@DELPHI.COM)
Fri, 27 May 1994 22:42:53 -0400
Just thought I'd add my two cents. At our district camporee we only
apply one to five points max out of a posible 15 to the actual activity
Here's how it breaks down:
5 points for station participation(read DOING not just attending)
1 point for Patrol yell (unsolisited)
1 point for Patrol spirit.(Acting as a group of one not one of a group)
1 point for Uniform (A, B, or Theme costume). Must be entire patrol
1 point for Patrol leadership. ( does the PL take charge and direct & does
he make use of his resources)
1 point for demonstrating sportsmanship or teamwork depending on the
1 - 5 points for the activity itself.
We also conduct a Boone & Crocket event for the older and more experienced
scouts and explorers. This is a serious backpack/orienteering/pioneering
event scored by time and various events and activity.
The camporee is more or less open and patrols can choose which, when and
how many events to make. Rarely does one patrol make them all. Patrols
also compete with Patrol flags in a seperate competition.
Finally, when it comes to awards at the campfire we break down all the
patrols competing into three even groups based on total scores. The bottom
third get Third Place Ribbons, second Third gets Second Place Ribbons,
and the Top third get first place. The top patrol gets a Presidential
ribbon. Flag competions get 1st, 2nd & 3rd with the rest getting
Since we adopted this method we have not received 1 complaint from an upset
Scoutmaster or DAD. Plus with the Boone & Crocket event we have steadily
increased our attendance to well over 300 scouts and 110 adults.(May's
Voyaguer Trace Dist.
Desplaines Valley Council #147
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City