The Metro Lakes 2002 Fall Camporee
September 27-29, 2002
Rum River Campgrounds
Dear Scouts and Scouters;
Your Troop is invited to attend the annual Metro Lakes District Fall Camporee. This year’s theme is "Dawn of Civilization". The Camporee dates are September 27-29.
This registration packet should help you understand what is happening at the Camporee so you can publicize it to your Troop. Activities will center around things that happened around the Dawn of Civilization. Various things such as how people hunted for food, started fires, and traded in handicrafts.
One of the exciting parts of this Camporee is going to be the involvement of as many of the second year Webelos from the District as we can get. The Webelos Dens will be camping with sponsoring Troops in an effort to get the Webelos excited about transitioning into Scouting in the spring. Each Scoutmaster should contact the Webelos Dens that they work with about having them camp with you. We are going to make every effort possible to ensure that the Webelos have a great time and want to cross over into Scouting.
We are also going to be repeating previous years food drive efforts. It was a resounding success the last time and we hope that this will become a regular event. Last time we collected 14 bags of food, weighing in at around 350 pounds of food. The food shelf it was delivered to was extremely grateful for the
assistance. We will also be offering the glass of Root Beer again this year to all Scouts and Webelos who bring 2 cans of food to Colbert Lodge between 3:00 and 8:00. Please discuss this with your Scouts ahead of time so that they can be sure to participate.
If there are any adults who would like to assist with the planning and staffing for either this or future Camporees, you can also contact me as fresh ideas are always welcome for these events. Call me, Ted McLaughlin, District Camporee Chair, at (763) 503-1133; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in being either on staff for this Camporee, or are interested in helping with planning future Camporees.
I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the Camporee!!!!
Metro Lakes District Camporee Chair
Table of Contents
Welcome Letter 2
General Information 3
Camporee Policies 4
Event Schedule 5
Patrol Requirements 6
Boy Scout Registration Form 7
Webelos Registration Form 8
Pre-Registration Form 9
First Aid will be available at Colbert Lodge. However, each Troop should be able to take care of minor injuries. Injuries requiring medical attention should be reported to and attended by the staff at Colbert Lodge. Please have proper medical forms for each person. We will have trained medical personnel on staff
for this Camporee.
Every Scout should have a permission slip signed by their parents/guardians giving permission for any medical treatments, hospital visits, etc. These forms should be kept in the campsite and be readily accessible in the event of an emergency.
Scouts should be in Class "A" uniforms upon arrival, at worship services, Flag Ceremonies, and during the campfire program. During the day on Saturday Scouts may dress in either Class "A" uniforms, or Troop tee-shirts. Patrols should dress consistently. Webelos should also wear their uniforms.
The cost for the Camporee this year is $7.00. This includes a nifty patch, camp fees, prizes, cracker-barrel, SPL breakfast, and other assorted supplies and equipment. Not too bad for a great weekend. The cost for Webelos and their leaders to attend will be $4.
The following rules were made to help us have a successful and safe camping experience. It is the responsibility of the adults in charge to see that their Scouts know and understand these rules. Anyone caught violating them may be asked to leave the camp.
Vehicles: Speed limit is 15 mph
No passengers in back of truck or trailer. Vehicles limited to main roads and parking areas only. Please, no vehicles in the campsite or blocking the roads.
Fires: Campfires are allowed in designated spots.
All liquid fuels must be used with adult supervision.
NO CAMPFIRE MAY BE LEFT UNATTENDED!!
NO FIRES OUTSIDE OF FIRE RINGS!!
Firearms: Firearms, explosives, and fireworks are prohibited.
Conservation: Please conserve our natural resources. No digging, trenching, or raking.
ABSOLUTELY no cutting of brush or standing timber is allowed. The Ranger will assess a $1.00 per foot fine up to the maximum value of the tree for cutting timber.
Adults: At least one responsible adult (21 or older) must be in camp at all times.
Knives: NO straight bladed knives are allowed in camp.
Lights out: Scouts are not allowed out of their site after lights out with the exception of to and from the latrine. PLEASE respect others during lights out. Scouters are asked to bring roaming Scouts to the headquarters after lights out.
Radios: No radios, stereos, tape players, headsets, etc. are allowed in camp.
Swimming: Any Scout caught swimming or wading in the lakes or rivers will be asked to leave camp.
7:00-9:00 Check-in at Colbert Lodge
9:30-10:30 Crackerbarrel for Scoutmasters, we want at least one adult leader per unit, both Boy Scouts and Webelos, to attend. No youth please, they will go to the SPL Breakfast.
11:00 Lights Out
7:30-8:15 SPL Breakfast, at Colbert Lodge
8:45-9:00 Start assembling at Colbert Lodge for Flag Raising
9:00-9:15 Opening Flag Ceremony and introductions.
9:15-9:30 Patrols move to their first event.
9:30-11:30 Patrols take part in their morning events.
1:00-3:00 Patrols take part in their afternoon events.
3:00-8:00 Trading Post Open at Colbert Lodge. Free pop for Food!
5:00-8:00 Dinner and free time.
8:00-8:30 Non-Denominational Service at the Chapel.
8:30-8:45 Flag Retreat
8:45-9:30 Campfire & OA Call Out Ceremony
11:00 Lights Out
7:30-9:00 Breakfast and break camp
9:00-10:30 Check out and campsite inspections. All units should have their campsite inspected prior to leaving camp. Patches will be handed out after the inspection has been completed.
10:30 All units should be out of Camp.
At the SPL breakfast Saturday morning, each SPL will be given an event form for each Patrol that has been registered. The SPL will then give that form to the Patrol Leader when he gets back to camp. On this form it will list the time and location for each activity for that Patrol. PL's are expected to have this form on them at all times.
There will be water located at the event sites, however Scouts will be required to have their own cup. There will be no drinking from the water jugs allowed. Scouts should have a cup on a rope tied to their belt. Be Prepared.
Each Troop should also plan for a skit for the campfire, it helps to have this planned out in advance. Remember what happened last time to the Troops with no skits. Because we are going to be having a large contingent of Webelos at the Campfire, Troops are asked to put a little extra effort into coming up with skits that will actively involve the Webelos that are camping with the Troops. Larger Troops will be allowed to do more than one skit to make sure that all of the Webelos get to participate.
Proper range safety will be adhered to at all times. Due to the danger involved with using devices such as spear-chuckers, bolos, and authentic slings we will be treating them as if they were firearms and will take appropriate measures. Scouts will be required to use eye protection, which we will provide, for some events, as well as remaining safely out of the area when other Scouts are using these devices. Any Scout caught violating basic range safety, or horsing around with these devices, will be asked to leave camp.
Registration Form for Boy Scouts
See Next page for Webelos Registration Form, please bring both of these forms with you to campout.
Patrol Names __________________________________________
Total Participation ______________ Payment Method:
Registration Fee _____$7.00_____ Troop Check ______
Total Due _______________
Registration Form Webelos
See Next page for Pre-Registration Form, please bring this form with you to campout.
Cubmaster (or Den Leader) _______________________________
Please pay as part of the Troop who is sponsoring your Pack.
Total Participation ______________
Registration Fee $4.00_____
Total Due _______________
This form should be received in the Viking Council Scout offices prior to Sept 20th. Any registration forms received before that will be 5% early registering discount if the payment is also included Registration forms without any payment will not be eligible for the discount.
If you have any question as to why we like to have Troops pre-register, ask Ted McLaughlin about being at Rainbow foods at 2am Saturday morning during the 1999 Spring Camporee making additional copies of event forms to cover the Troops who showed up unexpectedly.
Estimated # of Boy Scouts_______________________________________
Estimated # of Adults__________________________________________
Total amount Paid for Scouts ($7 per person)_______________________
Cub Pack ___________________________________________________
Den Leader _________________________________________________
Estimated # of Webelos _______________________________________
Estimated # of Webelos Parents _________________________________
Total amount paid for Webelos ($4 per person) _____________________
Total for both Boy Scouts and Webelos ___________________________
Refunds will be made if the expected attendance is not met. Troops who have more show up than pre-registered will not be charged any fees over the registration costs.
Forms should be mailed to:
Viking Council, BSA
Attn: Metro Lakes Fall Camporee
5300 Glenwood Ave
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Acct Code: Metro Lakes 328