Camporee and Webelos-ree: October, 17-19, 2014
The Old Dominion District Fall Camporee will be held at Sky
Meadows State Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 17-19, 2014. Sky Meadows State Park is about 45 minutes
west out I-66. The cost is $20
Boy Scout Program
The Boy Scout program will focus on hands-on Pioneering
skills. Saturday morning will be
dedicated to constructing projects. Each Troop will have the opportunity to
construct up to three different types of pioneering projects. These projects are: Troop Gateway; Catapult; Troop choice.
See project details in the event flyer.
See the camporee guide.
See the campsite layout.
There will be plenty of other activities on site: an Orienteering
Course; Fishing Pond; Over 17 miles of Hiking trails, easy to do a 5 mile hike;
Mount Bleak Historic House; and the opportunity to participate in an OA Brotherhood
Conversion. It will be a great weekend –
let Rich Wink (firstname.lastname@example.org) know
how your Troop wants to participate.
will offer 1st and 2nd Year Webelos the opportunity to participate in
activities designed specifically for them in a Boy Scout Camp environment.
The WEBELOS-REE is organized as a two night campout, with activities
planned the entire weekend being geared toward helping the boys attain the
Webelos Badge and Arrow of Light, as well as inspiring them to continue in
Scouting. They will also be given a chance to participate in ceremonies,
camp-wide games, evening campfire, cooking and see some of what they can look
forward to as Boy Scouts.
are in the process of putting together the general program and are soliciting
feedback from each Pack on what they would like to see what Activity Badges
they would like to see covered. As of now we are planning on offering stations
covering the Readyman, Scientist (Rockets) and Outdoorsman Activity Badges;
with a few games thrown into the mix to introduce the "Patrol Method” to the
Webelos. We are going to attempt to bring back the archery range!
Scouts and Scout leaders will handle the activities and skills. This concept
will give the Webelos a chance to interact with the "big guys”. We
are also looking for volunteers to fill these positions. If we can’t fill
the spots with volunteers, each pack will be asked to provide one or two
leaders to lead and assist the stations. If you have any interested
leaders or Scouts who want to assist, please let Christopher Cooper (Christopher@cooper3000.com) know
by October 1, 2014.
reviewing the feedback from last year, we have decided to try to put the
Webelos camping area a bit further away from the Boy Scouts’ area.
"Venturing Out on
Pioneer Roads." Trails, rivers, canals, and rails were the Pioneer roads.
Pick the pioneer road your crew, team, or patrol wants to follow and plan your
trip. These adventures will require 2
deep leadership and transportation. The options are: 1) hike the AT from Sky
Meadows to Linden for donuts and ice cream; 2) canoe the Shenandoah; 3) bike or
hike C&O from Harper's Ferry (destination and distance your choice); 4)
ride the historic steam railroad from Cumberland to Frostburg and return or
ride the train up hill to Frostburg and ride a bike downhill back to
Cumberland; 5) take a horseback ride and travel like a pioneer. Fun and
adventure. Invite others to go with you.
Adair Petty (email@example.com) is
your pioneer roads travel agent and resource of planning these adventures.
Order of the Arrow Program
Our Order of the Arrow Chapter will have their Teepees with
Trading Post at a central location at the Fall Camporee. The OA Ceremonies and Dance Team will have
several performances during the day. And
our OA Chapter will host a Hatchet Throw Competition. In addition to also
lighting our opening Campfire Saturday evening, they will offer an opportunity
for Scouts and scouters to accomplish their Brotherwood Walk Saturday evening.
More information will be provided at the District
Roundtable in August, September and October. And a Fall Camporee guidebook will be
distributed later in August. As
mentioned above, we are expecting Boy Scout Troops to host Webelos Dens for
Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast.
See additional information in the event flyer.
Please Let Us Know Your
If you have any suggestions, questions, ideas or you want to
volunteer in any capacity, you may contact John Selstrom, Camporee Director at firstname.lastname@example.org , Rich
Wink, Boy Scout Program Director at email@example.com
, Chris Cooper - Webelos Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Adair Petty, V3 Program Director at email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you this October at