Sunapee District Spring Camporee

1.0 Overview

Troop 45 will participate in the Sunapee District Spring Camporee on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th. This will be a two night camping trip with other Troops in the District. The theme of the camporee is Indian Lore and utensil-less cooking.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

The outing will begin on Friday evening when we will meet at 6:00 PM at the Etna Church. From there we will drive to the Camporee site in Canaan, move in to our camp site and set up camp before it gets dark, which happens at about 8:00 PM. (The location of the Camporee is a site in Canaan, just south of Route 4 exactly one mile past Enfield Granite.)

On Saturday we will participate in a variety of games, and activities including learning some things about Indian Lore and utensil-less cooking. If we have time, we may also go on a hike along the rail-line trail that runs close to the site of the camporee. Saturday evening we will have a gourmet utensil-less dinner which we will prepare in our camp site. Saturday evening there will be a campfire for everyone at the camporee.

Sunday morning we will have breakfast, attend a nondenominational church service, break camp, participate in the camporee awards and closing ceremony, and come home.

The Saturday dinner will be one of the competitive events that will be judged to see which Troops wins camporee awards. The dinner will be judged on Scout spirit, Grace, utensil-less preparation, completeness of meal (4 food groups and dessert), on-time preparation, and cleanup.

Participants will prepare a menu for the Saturday meals and Sunday breakfast as part of the Troop meeting on April 30th. The Troop will purchase the food necessary for preparation of the meals. Participants should eat dinner Friday evening before we meet.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Friday May 2nd
1800 - Meet at the Etna Church parking lot.
1800 - 2000 Travel to camp site in Canaan and set up camp.
2000 - 2200 Troop campfire, night hike, determine directions by stars.

Saturday May 3rd
0700 - Reveille
0700 - 0830 Breakfast
0900 - Opening ceremony
0930 - 1200 Camporee activities
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1545 Camporee activities
1600 - 1800 Prepare utensil-less dinner
1800 - 1900 Dinner and cleanup
1915 - 2045 Campfire with Order of the Arrow particpants
2200 - Lights out.

Sunday 20 October
0700 - Reveille
0700 - 0800 Breakfast
0815 - 0900 Nondenominational church service
0900 - 1000 Break camp and pack up
1015 - 1115 Awards and closing ceremony
1130 - 1230 Return to Hanover

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

  • This will be an easy outing with no significant amount of backpacking required. The outing is open to all Scouts.
  • Weather forecast calls for temperatures to range from the 60's during the day to the upper 30's over night. Rain is always a possibility. Pack and dress accordingly.

    2.4 Special Requirements

    Remember your Scout Spirit and Be Prepared to have fun.

    3.0 Administration and Logistics

    3.1 Announcement Date: 9 April 2003

    3.2 Roster Closing Date: 1 May 2003

    3.3 Costs

    $4.00 per person to cover cost food.

    3.4 Equipment

    3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Basic overnight camping gear. Use the checklist! Be Prepared or in the words of a famous early American pioneer and explorer, "Don't fergit nuthin!"
  • Scouts should eat dinner Friday evening before we meet and bring snacks.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

    Tenting by buddy pair.

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Food for Saturday and Sunday
  • Drinking water
  • Shovel
  • Firewood
  • Materials for "Walking A-Frame".
  • Indian Lore merit badge book
  • Fire buckets
  • Menu

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Etna Church parking lot
    Drop-off Time: 1800 2 May 03
    Pickup Point: Etna Church parking lot
    Pickup Time: 1230 4 May 03

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee


    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Gregg Hoge
  • Byron Young
  • Others TBD

    Approved -- GCH

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