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Apr 26-28, 2019
Council Camporee

The Amazing Race Camporee Promises Great Fun for Troops!

The Amazing Race Centennial Camporee-It took 100 Years to Make This Challenge!

                                                                             Early Registration Ends on 4/19

The 100th anniversary of the Buckskin Council has arrived!   In celebration of our 100th Anniversary, Buckskin Council will hold a Centennial Camporee. We are looking forward to a great  camporee and hope that you will join us at Camp Kootaga on April 26-28, 2019! The cost per person is $17. Please review all of the documents related to the camporee under the resources tab at the following link: http://www.buckskin.org/Event.aspx?id=531

This is a BACKPACKING CAMPOREE. Participants will be walking to their campsite approximately one mile with all of their needed equipment for the weekend. Due to parking availability trailers will not be permitted onsite at the event.  More information will be sent to you as activities are finalized and registration for this exciting event is available above. Please take a look at the information below and "Be Prepared" for a great time at the Camporee.   Here are details about two  of the many exciting events:

Amazing Race Details

As you are planning for the upcoming Buckskin Council 100th anniversary camporee please use the information below to help you plan for one of the camporee activities.

Units are encouraged to have at least one team compete. Each team must furnish their own GPS unit for the competition. There are a few GPS units available, and if you need to borrow a GPS please contact David Leckie at 304-340-3663. Teams are comprised of at least 3 and up to 8 Scouts. Units must have at least 9 Scouts participating to register multiple teams. The race will be a GPS-based adventure testing navigation skills as well as Scout skills along the way. Teams will be registered and given a start time prior to Saturday morning. Scouts who are participating in the Amazing Race should have proper equipment and be in proper physical condition to complete a two-and-a-half-hour cross terrain hike. Each registered team is required to provide one volunteer adult leader to monitor one of the GPS activities for four hours on Saturday.

 Cardboard Boat Details

As you are planning for the camporee one part of the Amazing Race is a cardboard boat competition. Teams must construct a boat before April 27th(At your Troop Meeting) that can transport three scouts at one time approximately 300 yards. Paddles and life jackets will be provided. Boat passengers must have passed the Swimmer’s test.  Boats may only use the following materials for their construction. Any boat using other materials may be disqualified upon inspection. Points will be given for functionality, design, and creativity.

Materials That Can Be Used:

Cardboard- Any thickness, and may be glued together to make structural components for your boat (No plastic coated cardboard) , Tape- Maximum width 3 inches, Candle Wax- Paraffin, Wood Glue, Polyurethane, Caulk.

 

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