Fall Camporee

1.0 Overview

Each autumn, the district invites all its troops to meet for a weekend gathering called a camporee. Activities at the camporee center on a particular theme, and patrols from the participating troops compete with each other on scout skills related to the theme. This year the Sunapee District Fall Camporee will be held at the Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, NH. The camporee is sponsored by Troop 38 from Claremont and the theme of the camporee is "A Tribute to the Fort at No. 4 in Celebration of Troop 38's 70th Anniversary.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will travel to the camporee late Friday afternoon, get our camp set up and prepare dinner Friday evening. Saturday will be devoted to activities and games reminiscent of the 1700's. Everyone going to the camporee needs to have a period costume to wear on Saturday; we can be either native Americans, colonists, or mountainmen. Some of the activities on Saturday will be tomahawk throwing, lacrosse, scavenger hunt and tree stripping. During the afternoon, each participating troop will have an activity to share with other participants and will also have an opportunity to visit and tour the fort. Saturday evening, Troop 38 will host a pig-roast feast for all participants. We will contribute a vegetable dish to the feast. After the feast, there will be a campfire program. Sunday morning, we will break camp after breakfast and return home.

2.2 Schedule of Events

12 Oct 01: Depart Hanover at approximately 4:45 PM; travel to Fort at No. 4, set up camp.
13 Oct 01: Camporee activities
14 Oct 01: Depart Fort at No. 4 at approximately 11:00 AM; return to Hanover.

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This outing will not be physically demanding, we will be able to drive the cars to within a few hundred yards of our campsite. Weather conditions could present a challenge if we're not prepared. The Fort at No. 4 is on the banks of the Connecticut River so the weather will probably include cool evenings, possible frost or early morning fog.

2.4 Special Requirements

None. This outing is open to all scouts, scouters, and parents.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 5 Sep 2001

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 11 Oct 2001

3.3 Costs

  • $6.00 per person.

    3.4 Equipment

    3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Bring standard camping gear. See the equipment list for more information. Be prepared for lows in the 30's or perhaps even colder. Have warm layers to include with your costume.
  • A period costume; either native American, colonist or mountainman.
  • Class A uniform for travel to and from the camporee.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

  • Patrols should plan to prepare meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch and Sunday breakfast) by patrol.

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Spars and ropes for the "Walking A-Frame" game.
  • Ingredients for a dutch oven vegetable dish to contribute to the feast.

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Old Hospital Parking Lot (OHP)
    Drop-off Time: 4:30 PM 12 October 2001
    Pickup Point: Scouts will be delivered to their homes when we return.
    Pickup Time: 12:00 Noon 14 October 2001

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Ross

    4.2 Scout Leaders

  • SPL, ASPL and Patrol Leaders will be in charge.

    4.3 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Gregg Hoge

    Not Approved

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