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4/17/2015 to 4/19/2015

When: 4/17/2015
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New Market State Historical Park
Route 305
New Market, Virginia  22844
United States
Joe Casey

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The 2015 Spring Camporee is at New Market Battlefield, New Market, Virginia 22844 at Exit 264 from Interstate 81.  It will take place on the weekend of April 17 – 19, 2015.  The camporee will be organized by districts in NCAC.  Each District will be given a place on the battlefield for their Boy Scout Troops to camp.  The camporee is also open to Venturing Crews, Explorer Posts, and Webelos units. Additionally, the camporee is open to units from the Shenrapawa District.  The Shenrapawa District includes New Market and is part of the Shenandoah Area Council.  The cost for the camporee is twenty dollars ($20) per participant.          
Join 2,000 scouts and scouters as we re-enact the Civil War battle of New Market, Virginia.  Scouts will be the participants in the re-enactment of the battle, participating as either Union or Confederate soldiers.  During the camporee scouts will:
1.    Camp on the battlefield
2.    Re-enact the Battle
3.    Participate in a Civil War “Grand Review” where each troop will be announced and parade in front of the reviewing stand.
4.    Visit the battlefield museum
5.    Tour the Bushong farmhouse and supporting buildings
6.    Walk the battlefield
7.    Train as a Civil War soldier
Additionally, scouts will attend a camporee opening ceremony and a fantastic evening campfire put on by the Order of the Arrow (OA).  Scouts will have a chance to attend an outdoor church service with several hundred other scouts.  There will be Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu services.  On Friday evening, there will be a Camporee Staff, Senior Patrol Leader and Scoutmaster Cracker Barrel.       


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