GEN: Grand Canyon Council Scout-O-Rama
Mon, 7 Nov 1994 16:52:33 -0700
Last Saturday, Grand Canyon Council had it's annual Scout-O-Rama.
This is a report on the event from the point of view of one attendee,
and is not meant to be taken any other way.
I Arrived at 3:30 P.M., and found parking to be a disaster, as usual
for at least the last two years.
There were about 15 boothes oriented toward knots and pioneering. One
surprise this year was several Webelos units doing knots. The 50'
monkey bridge over the man made pond seemed a little loose. The foot-
rope came down to about a foot above the water. This attraction is
getting old. (The lines were shorter than ever. Only a 1/2 hour wait
to get on it this time.)
There were less Units doing Dutch Oven (or any type) cooking this year.
One Cub Pack was doing a space derby using the conical paper drinking
cups. The contestants would get the cup, glue fins and etc. to the cup
to make a rocket, then the very tip was cut off so that the cup would
fit over a wire. They ran 4 at a time. Seemed to be popular - had a
Several other Cub Packs were doing neckerchief slides.
Most of the rest were doing the craft and fun stuff that is normal.
I Saw one Boy Scout unit running computers and an Explorer Post running
HAM radio oriented attractions. I Pushed Scouts-L to the computer guys.
One Troop of handicapped boys was doing a Klondyke Derby - with the
I Found an Explorer Post that was into black powder, Mountain Man,
or "buckskinning" (it's pretty much all the same thing). They gave me
some venison stew :)- (that's Me with my tounge hanging out). I was in
heaven for the rest of the day!
All in all, I think it was faily good. It seems though, that the SOR
is getting pushed farther over into the corner. Just my impression.
I can't give a rundown on every booth. What I have is about the best
I can remember. I didn't have time to see everything. Did anyone else
from Phoenix go?
Chuck Bramlet, ASM Troop 323,
Thunderbird District, Grand Canyon Council, Arizona
I didn't used to be anything! (Except younger) Maybe someday...
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