The Camporee will be held at Gibson Park, near Harmonsburg. There is a wooded area that was set aside especially for the Harmonsburg Troop, where we can camp. There are large mowed areas that we can use for the round robin morning activities. The Camporee Committee will ask some of the Troop adults to help set up and staff some of the morning stations. The event will be on Friday, September 11, Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September, 13.
Gibson Park is located just off the Harmonsburg Road a little east of Harmonsburg. There is a large sign at the turn off that shows the way that will take you to Gibson Park.
The cost for attending the Camporee is $8.50 per person by September 4th or $15 after. These funds will buy patches and trophy’s for the event winners, and snacks for Saturday evenings Campfire. Each Troop must take care of their own meals.
1. In the afternoon, we will go to Conneaut Lake. Each Troop is responsible for transporting their Scouts, rafts and canoes, to Conneaut Lake and back. Doug Mosbacher will reserve Fireman's Beach (at Conneaut Lake) for the afternoon of aquatic activities. Jerry Hunter will make sure there is a qualified lifeguard on duty. There will be a raft race as well as an inner tube race for the Webelos groups that come with the troops.
The raft must be made of slab wood and poles lashed together with rope (no nails or screws are permitted). Some kind of flotation is normally attached to the raft by ropes. This allows the raft to ride a little higher in the water. The exact design of the raft is left up to each Troop. The design, however, must follow the guidelines of rope or bailer twine to hold the poles and slab-wood together and the raft must be polled through the water. The raft is to hold two Scouts at a time who propel the raft with poles. Each Scout attending will have an opportunity to compete. The raft should be put together by the Scouts prior to the weekend. The Troops will not be of exactly the same number of attendees. The smaller Troops will need to send some Scouts twice, so everyone gets to compete. Don't forget to bring your camera.
2. There will be a Webelos inner tube race in shallow water that is not over their heads. Each Webelos group, or their associated Troop, must supply their own inner tubes. The Webelos are invited to attend with their associated Troops.
3. There will be two sets of canoe races, one for Troop members and one for Troop adults. The troops will compete in a relay canoe race. Again, the smaller Troops will need to send some Scouts twice so the number of laps are the same for all troops.
There will be an interfaith Church service on Sunday morning.
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