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ODD Fall Camporee and Webelos-ree

10/17/2014 to 10/19/2014

When: 10/17/2014
17:00
Where: Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Ln
Delaplane, Virginia  20144
United States
Contact:
John Selstrom

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Fall 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 per participant.

 

 

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 (winkbsa@gmail.com) know how your Troop wants to participate.

 

 

 

Webelos Program

 

The WEBELOS-REE 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.

We 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!

Boy 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.

After 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. 

V3 Program

"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 (ppetty1@cox.net) is your pioneer roads travel agent and resource of planning these adventures.   "Travel Ho!"

 

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

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 Expectations

If you have any suggestions, questions, ideas or you want to volunteer in any capacity, you may contact John Selstrom, Camporee Director at john.selstrom@outlook.com , Rich Wink, Boy Scout Program Director at winkbsa@gmail.com , Chris Cooper - Webelos Program Director, at christopher@cooper3000.com or Adair Petty, V3 Program Director at ppetty1@cox.net We look forward to seeing you this October at Sky Meadows!!

 

 
 
 

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