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Signup for Camping at Simon Kenton Council Camporee due March 14

posted Mar 9, 2010, 6:16 PM by Eric Fosler-Lussier   [ updated Aug 23, 2013, 9:38 AM ]
Hi everyone,

We have some more details on the 100th anniversary camporall, which is to be held at the Ross County Fairgrounds April 30-May 2.  Our pack will be participating in this event; we will be leaving Friday afternoon/early evening, camping two nights, and returning Sunday morning.

What is at the camporall?  Lots of fun events! See more information below.

As per pack policy, every scout attending the camporall must be accompanied by a parent.  The pack is defraying the cost of admission from the Simon Kenton Council price; scouts and one accompanying parent per scout cost $20 apiece ($15 will be covered by the pack).  Accompanying non-scout siblings and extra parents are $35 (regular council rate).  The fee includes admission to the camporall, a t-shirt and patch, camping, a concert, and fireworks.

Once we know how many people are going each night, we will figure our how we will coordinate meals; as the information I'm enclosing from the council suggests, we have several options as a pack.  We will be providing more information on this as the event draws nearer.

You can choose to camp either or both nights, or just come for the day.  The cost is the same, however, for all instance.

IMPORTANT: I need a headcount of who is going (# adults/# scouts/# siblings/#extra parents) and what t-shirt size each person wears. Please reply to this email ASAP, no later than March 14, letting me know if you plan to attend. Then bring a check to the March Pack meeting (Tuesday, March 16) for the correct amount.  Use the form below to let us know the information.

# parents:
# scouts:
# siblings:
T-shirt sizes: (available Youth S/M/L; Adult S/M/L/XL/2/3/4XL)
We are planning to camp Friday night:
We are planning to camp Saturday night:


Apologies for the short timeline on this; council recently told us they needed the information by this week.  I only need headcounts now; we will be collecting money at the pack meeting.  Webelos II scouts who are crossing over before the campout should plan to attend with their Boy Scout troop.

What is the camporall?

The Simon Kenton Council Camporall is a huge campout with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, and Venture Scouts from all over the council -- there will be lots of things to see and do. 

Activities from the Cub Scout areas (taken from the camporall website):
 

 

CUB SCOUTING PROGRAM AREA

Who are We? Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.

Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging.

Activities:

Search for real shark teeth at the Shark Tooth Dig.
Ready, Set, GO!   Lots of excitement at the Pinewood Rally Arena. 
Use one of our specially designed cars made for our amazing 200+ feet of track, stretching the limits of any Pinewood car.
You’ve never seen a track like this one!
Ask Lord Baden Powell what Scouting was like and learn how it has changed over the years.
Have fun stamping your own Camporall Commemorative Leather round.
Can you survive the Dump Truck Slide, Climbing Wall and Obstacle Course?
Try your hand at Tortoise and the Hare Racing, Operation, Tangram, Water Transfer Relay and The Domino Effect
Paper Airplane Launching
Mining for Gems – what cool gems will you discover?
Play Pitch’n Pennies, Shuffleboard, Horse Racing and Giant Checkers
Hip Hop Soccer – tons of bouncing fun!
Mystery Boxes – just what is inside?
Doctors on Call
Catapults, Stilts, Tiddly winks, Marble Racers, Balloon Rockets
Play Battle Ball, Marble Golf, Bazooka Blast, and Plinko
Can you maneuver through the Cubmobile Challenge Course or Cart-o-Rama?
Experience Fishing for Bait, Crossfire Golf, Dot to Dot,
Give your all at An A-Mazing area of fun!  Marble Mazes,  Leaping Frogs, Totally Tubular Marble Maze and I Spy
·What’s your fortune?  Check it out with Fortune Telling Rocks!
·Tons of other Scoutcitment activities!
Program Coordinator:  Ron and Ruth White

There is also some information from the council about the amenities.  As mentioned above, we are still coordinating how our pack will choose to handle meals, etc.  From the website:

What a great event to experience Pack Family Camping! If your Pack loves camping or you’ve been afraid to try it -- this is the event for you! All your programming is already in place, so minimal planning is required.  All Scout units will camp on the Ross County Fairgrounds in a designated camping area.

You will be assigned an area for your unit to camp in.
Sites will be organized by District and you will have a coordinator directing you to your site.
Camping is in tents, with units supplying their own tents.
Only aboveground fires are permitted.
Port-o-potties will be available near the campsite.
Food will only be provided on Saturday for purchase.
Vendors will be on site with a variety of food for meals and snacks.
Your unit may choose to bring meals for Saturday or purchase them from a vendor.
Units are responsible for their own dinner on Friday evening and breakfast on Sunday morning.
If desired, Packs can bring their lunch for Saturday and store their coolers in the -- Cub Safe Area -- of the fairgrounds, so you don’t have to trek back to your campsite to eat.
Friday night Cub Scouts and their families are invited to attend the Order of the Arrow callout ceremony beginning at 9:30PM. Come see this impressive ceremony inducting honor campers with Arrowmen dressed in Indian regalia.
Saturday after attending the opening ceremonies in the Grandstand at 8AM, you will be free to experience all the exciting fun at the fairgrounds.
Closing ceremony will take place at 8PM.
Sunday services will be offered and then units are free to depart.
So much to see and do!

If you would like more information about the camporall, you can visit the website, or just email me.  Don't register on your own -- the pack will register you.  Hope to see you at the camporall!

Eric Fosler-Lussier
Assistant Cubmaster, Pack 96
 
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