Re: Troop hiking
Bob Sargeant (SARGEANT@CUA.EDU)
Tue, 11 Apr 1995 11:36:44 -0500
Thanks for your thoughts on last weekend's George Washington District
Camporee. I too was there. This is my third time to do the Gettysburg
Hike at one of our camporees. The first was in 1983 or 4 and the second
was in 1990. We had 1200 persons at the weekend. The weather was ideal.
In addition to the 10 mile hike, the district offered a 20 mile hike for
our Venture Crews. That program was very popular.
The discussion on whether to have camporees that center on merit
skills or on historical hikes has gone on in GW District as long as I
have lived in Northern Virginia. Considering the rich history that
surrounds us, I hope that we never move totally away from historical hikes.
I still have fond memories of campories at Harpers Ferry and at Antiatim (sp?).
In 1994, we had two skills camporees because we were changing the schedule
of camporees to which Webelos were invited from Spring to Fall. That now
accomplished, I think that we will probably have many spring camporees
with historical hikes.
I would hope that you will discuss you thoughts about the camporee
with members of the District Program Committee. I know that when I
was Vice Chair for Program, I always wanted to hear the opinions of the
units and leaders. Tonights roundtable would also be a great time to
raise your thoughts and ask other leaders to chime in with their thoughts.
Seee you there.
Yours in Scouting, Bob Sargeant, DC for the GW District, NCAC,BSA.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City