Carol Kelley (ckelley@CAMBER.COM)
Thu, 2 Oct 1997 10:51:54 -0500
I am reposting this because it seems to have gotten lost. I apologize if
it gets posted twice.
Troop 1/Pack 301 Webelos just returned from a very successfull
We attended the Chickasaw District/Tennessee Valley Council Sports &
Scout Skills Fall Camporee at Brindlee Mountain Ballpark in Morgan City,
We arrived Friday night to light sprinkling rain, but that quit very
We had a very small group attending because of a local music festival
which is very popular.
We had one Life Scout, two Scouts, one Second Year Webelos, one First
Year Webelos, one Bear (younger son of Webelos Leader), one guest and
four adults stay the entire weekend. Two Second Year Webelos attended
for the events on Saturday.
Despite our very young crew of boys, we placed first in the events and
won first place on campsite inspection with a perfect score.!!!!!!
Most of our Scouts and Webelos are involved in every imaginable sport, so
the Sports skills were a breeze, but the Scout skills were a problem.
However, our Life Scout (who has just come to us from a Troop out in
California a few weeks ago) was very patient with these young guys and
<underline>taught</underline> them how to tie the knots they needed for
the tripod building, log raising, and "mousetrap fising" games and taught
them how to build a small hot fire to boil an egg in a paper cup. He
also went over the campsight inspection sheet with the other Scouts and
they all made sure our campsight met every point.
As they went through the events, he made sure all of the younger Scouts
went first, encouraged them when they had problems, and always reminded
them that this was for fun.
All of these actions were noticed by the senior District Staff, and
because of him, they started a new award called the "Scout Spirit" award
with our guy being the first recipient.
Because of the young age and small size of our Troop, it was very hard to
keep it Boy Run, however, for this trip, they planned their own menu and
duty roster, organized their own gear, and did everything themselves. It
was a pleasure to see the program work the way it is supposed to
I also want to mention a big round of thanks to Troop 29, Brindlee
Mountain, AL, who organized the event. It was one of the best run
Camporees that I have been to.
Tennessee Valley Council
CC - Pack 301
MC - Troop 1
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