Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Camporee Idea
Re: Camporee Idea
Wed, 30 Sep 1998 14:15:38 -0700
We just completed our District Camporee last weekend here in the Chief
Kamiakin District of the Inland Northwest Council. We are located in
North Idaho and Eastern Washington. Most Troops arrive Friday night, this
year it was raining till about 8:30pm then stopped for 2 beautiful days of
camping etc. At our District Camporee we always have about 6 scoutcraft
areas that all the patrols compete in Saturday morning after opening Flag
ceremony for ribbons that are awarded at the Evening campfire. After
lunch all the Troops put on an activity for the Cubs that visit. The
Webelos are also invited to compete in the morning if the want.
The afternoon is also Dutch oven Cooking. Every year there is a different
Dutch Oven dish that the Scouts fix from raw ingredients for a competition
for a traveling trophy. This year it was a Bean dish, Last year it was
Bread. My Son's patrol won last year with a braided garlic bread recipe
that he created from a couple of recipes he found and modified. They lost
this year but they won the top prize for Scoutcraft Competition. The
judging is done by a very astute group and they ask the boys about where
they got the recipe, the ingredients, how they cooked it, what problems
they had, and presentation. The even taste it. As part of their
presentation my son's patrol presented the judges with "Beano" this year.
While the Dutch Oven Cooking is going on they hold a mountain bike race.
Saturday evening there is a campwide campfire and awards presentation.
A new element that was added about 3 years ago was the Overnight Segment
of Scoutmaster Fundamentals. We found that attendence of SMF went up
because a number of leaders that are already coming to the camporee and
have enough troop leadership present can attend training. We set a model
camp site for the training area that is also a demonstration for all the
scouts and leaders to see.
Boy this ended up a lot longer than I thought it would when I started.
Ken Segota ASM Troop 344 Moscow, Idaho
"used to be an Owl, always an Eagle"