2013 Eagle District Camporee/WOW Update

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LEVEL UP! At the 2013 Eagle District Camporee / WOW Weekend
April 19-21, 2013
Camp Garland at the Mabee Scout Reservation

Scoutmasters,

This is an exciting time to be part of the Eagle district. In just 20 days, Boy Scouts and Webelos from across the district will have the opportunity to LEVEL UP! at the 2013 Camporee / WOW weekend. Make plans to spend the weekend of April 20th with Boy Scouts and Webelos from all across the district. This email contains many details to help you and your Webelos be informed and prepared for the event.

Overview of Information

1. Registration

Click HERE to register for this event. Early registration ends April 5th.

2. Webelos Activity Pins

The following Webelos activity pins will be offered at Camporee / WOW this year:

  • Citizen
  • Forester
  • Naturalist
  • Outdoorsman
  • Readyman

3. Scout Skills

For Boy Scouts working on their Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks, plenty of Scout skills will be offered to enable them to achieve a bunch of rank requirements, including:

  • flag ceremonies (Tenderfoot req’t 6 and Second Class req’t 4)
  • a five mile hike (Tenderfoot req’t 5 and Second Class req’t 1b)
  • identification of flora & fauna (First Class req’t 6)
  • a compass course (Second Class req’t 1a and First Class req’t 2)
  • first aid (Tenderfoot req’t 12a and 12b and Second Class req’t 7a and 7c)
  • firem’n chit (Second Class req’t 3c, 3d and 3e)
  • knots & lashings (Tenderfoot req’t 4a, 4b and 4c and First Class req’t 7a, 7b and 8a)

Please remember to bring your Scout Handbook for proper recording of your achievements.

4. Merit Badges

There are three merit badges being offered at Camporee, at no cost. But, capacity is limited, so Scouts will be registered based on the order in which their Troop notifies me (dougyamashita@gmail.com). These merit badges are primarily aimed at Scouts that have reached the rank of First Class.

Some communication from the merit badge counselor may be necessary, including the clarification of requirements that must be completed before arriving at Camporee. So, please reply to this email with the names of the Scouts, from your unit, who are interested in taking any of these merit badges. We will also need an email address, through which we can communicate with the Scouts, in order for the instructors to advise them regarding the prerequisites.

American Heritage

Come learn more about our nation’s history and experience! This merit badge will be taught Saturday morning. Instructor, Steve Smith, will teach most of the requirements during this session, with the remaining requirements being completed the following Saturday, April 27th at Tulsa’s Medal of Honor Day in Veteran’s Park. Maximum participants: 20

Law

Want to learn what it’s like to be a lawyer? Come learn more about our legal system! This merit badge will be taught Saturday morning. Instructor, Todd Wagner, will teach the requirements during this session. In order to complete this merit badge at Camporee, participants must complete several prerequisites. Maximum participants: 20

Wilderness Survival

This merit badge will be an all-day instruction and shelter construction class, with participants spending the night in their shelters. Instructor, Don Hull, has taught this merit badge at the Alaskan High Adventure Base, and will provide the Scouts with an opportunity to learn and apply real wilderness survival skills! Participants will eat lunch and dinner with their units and will attend the Camporee campfire, but will be in class Saturday and spend the night away from their unit Saturday night. Maximum participants: 16

5. Fun and Games

After the morning of leveling up, the Webelos and Scouts will have an opportunity to participate in some great games and Scouting activities such as:

  • Boy Scout Archery
  • Rifle Shooting (Boy Scouts only)
  • Shotgun Shooting (Boy Scouts only)
  • Webelos Archery
  • BB’s
  • Climbing Wall
  • Zip Line
  • Knots Challenge
  • First Aid Race
  • Fire Starting Challenge

6. Shooting Sports and Archery Fees

Tickets for the Shooting Sports and Archery are required and should be purchased at registration on Friday. Unused tickets can be returned for a refund, on site, at any time before 10 a.m. on Sunday morning (April 21st.)

The fees are as follows:

  • $2 for 10 rifle shots
  • $3 for 5 shotgun shots
  • $3 for unlimited archery

There are no fees for BBs and Webelos Archery.

7. Top Shot Competition

This year’s Camporee will have a Top Shot competition. Each team will consist of three Scouts and will compete in rifle shooting, shotgun shooting and archery. Shooting Sports fees apply for practice and training. However, tickets will not be required for the actual Top Shot competition. Teams must notify me (dougyamashita@gmail.com) of their intent to participate in the competition, in advance. 

8. Adult Training

Boy Scout Leader-Specific Training will be led by Marshall and Barbara Dunham. This is a great way for new leaders to get this BSA leader required class completed in a short amount of time and at no cost. BSA leader-required class at no cost! Maximum participants: 20

Some communication from the instructors may be necessary, including the clarification of requirements that must be completed before arriving at Camporee. So, please reply to this email with the names and email addresses of the adults, from your unit, who are interested in participating in this training.

Interested In Helping Staff The Event?

Contact Matt Doutey mdoutey431@gmail.com if you have an interest in helping to staff the event.

Stay Tuned

To conveniently stay tuned to more event details and registration information, please “Like” the Eagle District and the Indian Nations Council Facebook pages.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact any of the following individuals of the 2013 Eagle District Camporee / WOW Steering Committee: