Re: Kickoff for 50th anniversary
Nathan Beauheim (beauheim@STUDENTS.WISC.EDU)
Sat, 25 Oct 1997 17:15:49 +0000
>We've already got a lot of things planned for the coming year including
>a special CSP and series of activity patches. But, I got to wondering
>what things other councils have done for their 50th anniversaries. Please
>let us know.
Well, I've never been involved in a Council's 50th anniversary, but I have
been involved in the 75th anniversary of Great Southwest (1995) and the
85th of Four Lakes (1997).
In Great Southwest Council (Albuquerque, NM), we celebrated our 75th
anniversary with a council camporee at Philmont. I wasn't there, but about
2000 scouts and scouters were. The local OA Lodge, Yah-Tah-Hey-Si-Kess
#66, issued two special lodge flaps commerating the event.
In Four Lakes Council (Madison, WI), we celebrated with a set of ten
special "Cowncil" flaps, each with a (pardon the pun) cheesy slogan on it,
such as "We Aim to Cheese" and "A Cowncil Outstanding in its Field". We
also had a council Camporee at our local camp, Camp Castle Rock, with about
500 particpants. Highlights included a birthday party for everyone with
cake, ice cream, and "sploodge" (pudding, marshmellows, etc.), a local
scouter who had been the council since the late-30's giving a history at
the campfire, Mr. John Jacobson, who had grown up in the council and lodge,
performing the flaming hoop dance for the first time in almost 30 years,
and special ashes, contributed by the same John Jacobson that had been at
Brownsea is 1912 and at several National and World Jamborees, as well as
(coincidently enough), at Great Southwest Council's 75th Camporee at
Philmont. No, I didn't contribute these ashes. A second birthday party
was held a few weeks later at the biannual Cub Scout Heritage Days so that
the Cubbies could celebrate as well.
Four Lakes Council
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