Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Tue, 15 Oct 1996 13:23:13 -0400
About 1800 scouts, Webelos, parents and leaders of The Great George
Washington District held a fall camporee last weekend at the New Market
Battlefield state park in Shenandoah Valley, VA. Participants learned
about the life of a Civil War (War Between the States, War of Yankee
Agression, whatever) soldier. Hardtack was encouraged as a snack. Final
event was a battle re-enactment, using scout staves as substitutes for
firearms. Once again, Siegel's Federal troops were defeated.
Temperature of 24 F Friday nite had some leaders grumbling Saturday
morning. But we had clear skies, and all agreed that a drizzle would be
Explorer Post 80 (and some wannabees) provided communication support for
the EMT at the first aid post. And support for the lost scout "drill" so
thoughtfully provided by the first year scout who decided to take a hike
and ended up 100 feet up a 175 foot cliff when he should've been at
dinner. Rescue provided by the local rescue squad, after being located
by the scout search team. Ham radio was extremely useful in coordinating
the search, notifying searchers that the scout had been found, and
directing the rescue squad to the location.
A good time was had by all.
Paul H. Brown, WB 82-66
Roundtable Commissioner, George Washington District, NCAC
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