Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Mapletree Fall Camporee
Mapletree Fall Camporee
Sharon Hahn digest
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 07:44:01 EST
Let me set the scene:
Beautiful Fall weather, located on a ridge next to the Appalachain Trail,
leaves at their peak, small delightful cabins located in a heavily fall
colored forest. Sunny, happy, bright.
Enter my Cadette GS troop, aged 12-13 hosting the Fall Camporee for Pack 958,
30 Cubs, youngest 7, oldest 10, and their Dads, in a lively camp skills day,
and evening campfire competition in true Scouting tradition.
This weekend will go down in my Scouting history as being one of the most
enjoyable combined, successful \scouting events I have ever attended. The
centers were: fire building, outdoor cooking, first aid, knots and lashing
including a log race, nature crafts, whittling. We had a most marvelous time.
The evening campfire was absolutely wonderful. The girls started it off by
doing Boom, Chicka Boom, teasing the boys with Boy Scout style, fingers up the
nose; the boys came back forcefully ending in much rolling laughter. The
girls did the "Big Red Lollipop" skit, which had a whole lot of suckers in the
end, making all the boys laugh and groan.
And this went on and on, with the Cubmaster really having a ball. It was
If you are ever in doubt that a combined event would be fun, don't be. It was
done in the wonderful Scouting tradtions we all cherish.
I loved it.
Cadette Troop 2002, leader
Mom of Webelos 1
GSCNC & NCAC