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Camporee Spring 2020 April 3-5

Update February 2020 Rev

The Patriot District’s spring camporee will take place on April 3-5 at Grave’s Mountain Lodge/Farm in Syria, Virginia. The theme for the camporee is fishing. Scouts and Scouters from the Patriot District will join the Prince William District in a joint camporee that will focus on fishing: a Trout-O-Ree. Bull Run District, now part of the Prince William District, has conducted this camporee every two years and it is their most popular camporee.

The area features two flowing rivers with trout and three ponds overflowing with trout. One pond is stocked. Scouts will have an opportunity to fish, catch trout, clean trout, and cook trout. They will also have an opportunity to earn the fishing or fly fishing merit badges.

Other Scout activities on Saturday afternoon will include the NCAC climbing wall, marksmanship, archery, and catapult firing. Also, Scouts can play gaga ball and volley ball.

While Webelos Scouts can’t camp overnight, they are invited to participate in the Saturday programs: fishing, cooking and the other activities listed above.

The day will start with an opening ceremony in the morning and conclude after the evening campfire.

All units planning to attend should preregister with Pat Ring by sending him unit number, and estimated adult and scout head counts. He can be contacted at pring978camporee@gmail.com (preferred), pring978@gmail.com or (703) 674-6178. Pre-registration numbers will be used to assign campsites.

The cost for the camporee is $20 per scout/adult. Webelos pay a reduced fee yet to be determined. There is no charge for adults who will attend just to help out on Saturday but who are not camping for the weekend. Final registration and payment will take place Friday evening on-site as units arrive. Units should provide a check made out to NCAC-BSA (note “Patriot District Camporee” on the memo line).

Units will be assigned a campsite location upon arrival and check in. Units must check-in at the camp headquarters prior to occupying any camping site.

For departure, if your unit is going to leave early, make sure you notify the camporee headquarters. After you have vacated your campsite, have the campsite commissioner check your site. For normal departure after the closing ceremony units can be cleared by a commissioner before the closing ceremony and leave at the end of the ceremony or they can clear after the closing ceremony. After units have cleared their campsite of all unit and personal gear and policed the area, an individual should be sent to headquarters to notify a commissioner. When the commissioner arrives, he/she will inspect the unit’s campsite. All units should be out of the area no later than noon on Sunday.

The Patriot District Camporee Director is Bill Dexter, (703) 978-2632, wtdexterjr@gmail.com.

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