Norwich University Scouting Association Camporee

1.0 Overview

Troop 45 will participate in the Norwich University Scouting Association Camporee. This will be a two night camping trip September 19-21-2003 with other Troops in the District. The theme of the camporee is fun filled adventure.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

The outing will begin on Friday when the Troop meets at 1200 hrs at the old hospital parking lot on Maynard St. Hanover NH. From there we will drive to the Camporee site in Norwich University Northfield VT. We will move in to our camp site and set up camp on the lower football field, which happens at about 1400 hrs. Friday Lunch will be at McDonald's in White River Jct VT The Troop 45 will depart from McDonald's and drive north on I89 to Norwich University.

On Saturday we will participate in a variety of games, and activities including learning some things about Cadet life. Saturday evening there will be a campfire and fireworks display for everyone at the camporee.

2.2 Schedule of Events

THE SCHEDULE SHOWN BELOW HAS CHANGED DUE TO HURRICANE ISABEL. WE WILL BE DEPARTING HANOVER ON SATURDAY MORNING. WE WILL MEET IN THE OLD HOSPITAL PARKING LOT AT 8:00 AM ON SATURDAY.


Friday Sept 19th:
1200 Camporee Check-In opens
1800 Dinner
2130 Unit Leader meeting #1
2315 Unit Leader meeting #2

Saturday Sept 20th:
0500 Wakeup by Norwich Independent Battery.
0515-0615 PT with Cadet Staff
0630-0655 Breakfast
0700 Reville
0715 Movement to Opening Ceremonies
0800 Opening Ceremonies
0900-1130 Session #1: Competition
1200 Lunch
1300 Demonstrations
1500-1715 Session #2: Competition
1730 Dinner
1830 Movement to Armory for Skits
1900-2000 Skits
2005 Movement to Bonfire
2030 Bonfire and Fireworks Display
2300 Lights Out

Sunday Sept 21st:

0700 Wakeup and Breakfast
0900 Closing ceremonies
1030 Checkout

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This will be a moderate 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 a distinct possibility so raingear will be important. Pack and dress accordingly.

2.4 Special Requirements

Remember your Scout Spirit and Be Prepared to have fun.

No open fires are permitted; we will use gas camp stoves.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 10 August 2003

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 10 Sept 2003

3.3 Costs

$20 per person.

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!"

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

    Tenting by buddy pair.

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • The Troop will purchase food for Saturday and Sunday
  • Drinking water
  • Shovel
  • Gas fires one for each Patrol.
  • Fire buckets
  • Menu

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Old Hospital Parking Lot Maynard St. lot
    Drop-off Time: 1200 19 Sept 03
    Pickup Point: Old Hospital Parking Lot Maynard St lot
    Pickup Time: 1230 21 Sept 03

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

    Andrew Postupack

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Gregg Hoge
  • Jeff Postupack, Norwich University Alumnus, Class of way back when!
  • Ted Simpson

    Approved -- GCH 15 Sep 03

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