Operation Polar Bear
David Strieby. (DaveDave2@AOL.COM)
Thu, 6 Nov 1997 00:46:35 -0500
Operation Polar Bear (OPB) is an exciting winter adventure
for Scouts that have had experience camping in winter
weather and living in the cold for 24 hours or longer. It is a
challenge to the most experienced Scout and the activities
planned at the event (although they sound easy in warm, dry
weather) are quite challenging in the winter environment.
This year's event will be held at Ft. Devens (Massachusetts)
on January 17th and 18th. Pre-registration is required and
there is a limit of 75 patrols for participating in the event.
OPB is in its 33rd year of operation. It involves setting up camp
in the winter time and surviving in the winter environment for
over 24 hours. Outdoor activities are centered around the patrol
method with activity stations (similar to a Klondike) for the patrols
to complete. Events are judged and winners are determined.
Boy Scout troops (1st Class or above), Explorer units and Girl
Scout troops (Cadette and above) are invited to attend. It is
expected that units from many different Councils and at least 3
different states will be represented at the event.
If your unit is interested, more information and a registration
package can be obtained from the Camp Director as follows:
Mrs. Elizabeth Bilodeau
OPB Camp Director
52 Forrest St.
Upton, MA 01568
This event is sponsored by the Mohegan Council, Worcester, MA.
Best in Scouting,
Council Activities Chairman
". . . and a good old Raven, too."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City