Johnson, Paul (johnsonp.seneca@SQUARED.COM)
Wed, 11 Sep 1996 13:58:41 -0400
For the past several years our troop (#134, Six Mile, SC) has sponsored a
native encampment at the Issaqueena Festival, held at the end of April
each year in Six Mile. The festival also includes other community
activity, vendors, food, live concert, etc.
We are planning to include a slightly more pioneering flavor (rather than
just native american) in 97. We also are trying to get more involvement
from other troops in the area, as well as visitors. This past year we
also included a regular scout camp area which drew a lot of interest,
which we hope to expand.
Well... we just found out that our district is not planning a spring
camporee for 97. We took this opportunity to mention to our district exec
that we will be participating in the festival, and would welcome other
units, especially since there is no planned camporee. Their initial
response is positive, and as long as we handle the planning,
coordination, cleanup, etc. (we were going to anyway) they may support
us. We will be presenting some plans and ideas in a few weeks.
We will be set up in a school field, with teepees (and probably a dance
arena) at one end, regular scout camp at the other, and pioneering type
displays in between. The plan is to allow troops to set up where
appropriate. The entire area is open to the public, as it is part of the
Now the question: I would like some ideas for activities, demonstrations,
competitions, etc. For example, we built a 1/2 sized teepee last year,
and held regular demonstrations setting it up (always drew a crowd). We
are looking at more pioneering type activities (things such as black
powder demonstrations, fire starting have been suggested). There is room
for more traditional scout camp activity as well. Right now I am fishing
for ideas. We want interesting displays and activity for visitors, as
well as a "scout focus" seen in regular camporees.
If you made it this far through my ramblings, I hope you can go a little
further and provide a few ideas.
Thanks in advance,
Six Mile SC Troop #134
Blue Ridge Council
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