Re: Cub Camporee
Petersen Jim (PeterJ@PSC.STATE.WI.US)
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 12:06:34 -0500
I wouldn't call it a camporee BUT it is a combined family camping and
webelos camping event. We call it Cub Scout Heritage Days and hold it
every other year. (Cubs and their families can just spend the day or
they can camp out). We adhere to BSA Family Camping Guidelines.
So far we have used two themes: Rendez-Vous (Early 1800's) and Civil War
times. This allows us to bring in re-enactors as part of the program
along with games, Ethics In Action, archery for about 15 stops for the
Tigers, Cubs and Webelos to choose from. There is an activity book to
help guide the indepedent movement of the families and groups. So far
we held it three times and have been averaging about 450 participants.
600 is our limit.
The event will be held this year at our Council camp near Mauston, WI,
on October 4. Our event provides lunch, supper, a crackerbarrel, and
breakfast to all participants. This year supper will be dutch oven stew
for 450 to 500.
Staff includes adults, the OA who run the trading post, Explorers help
park cars, and Boy Scout Troops who help with food and monitor camping.
We also try to encourage District and Council level volunteers to show
up since this is the best way for parents to learn that Scouting exists
beyond the Den and Pack.
The Four Lakes Council Variety
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