Spring Camporee -- 4-6 May 12

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1.0 Overview

The Sunapee and Monadnock districts' joint Spring Camporee will be held 4-6 May high on a mountain at New Hampshire's first wind farm in Lempster. This is one of big events for the Sunapee and Monadnock districts. The event will provide two nights of camping with Scouts from all over south and west New Hampshire, and will include friendly competition with application of outdoor skills the boys have learned (or will learn).

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

The camporee event starts Friday evening 4 May in Lempster and ends on Sunday morning, 6 May.

We will meet at the Community Center at 5:00 PM on 4 May to travel to Lempster. After registration Friday evening we will hike to our assigned campsite and set up camp. Most of the competition events will occur on Saturday morning, followed by demonstrations and other activities in the afternoon. Saturday evening will include a campfire. On Sunday there will be a service and awards ceremony. Following that we will break camp and return to the Community Center between 1 PM and 2PM.

  • Parents and families are invited to visit the Camporee on Saturday from 1:30 through the campfire.
  • Scouts should have dinner before arriving at the Community Center on Friday evening. We will have a desert/snack Friday evening, but we will not be making a full dinner.
  • All meals will be by patrol cooking.
  • Scouts should buddy up for tents.
  • We will be judged on our leave-no-trace camping skills.

    2.2 Schedule of Events

    Friday, 4May12

    Eat dinner before you arrive at the Community Center!
    1700 -- Meet Hanover Community Center
    1730 -- Leave Hanover
    1845 -- Arrive at the Lempster Wind Farm. Check in and set up camp including the gateway
    2130 -- Bed Check
    2200 -- Lights out

    Saturday, 5May12

    0600 -- 5K race (optional).
    0630 -- Breakfast and cleanup (needs to be ready for inspections)
    0830 -- Competitions begin
    (0900 -- Camp inspections and judging begin)
    (0900-1500 -- OA meetings and campfire prep) 1200 -- Lunch
    1215 -- Patrol leaders pick up ingredients for Iron Chef Competion, Bring patrol flags for judging
    1315 -- Afternoon activities begin
    1630 -- Activities end. Begin dinner and iron chef competition
    1815 -- Practice for flag ceremony (2 members per unit)
    1845 -- Parade of flags
    1915 -- Troop time
    2100 -- Bed check
    2130 -- Lights out

    Sunday, 6May12

    0600 -- Breakfast
    0730 -- Cleanup
    0800 -- Flags
    0830 -- Worship
    0915 -- Break camp
    1030 -- Awards
    1145 -- Move out
    1330 -- Arrive in Hanover

    2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

    This is an easy camp out with emphasis on fun and friendly competition. There are no significant difficulties or hazards, but be prepared for the weather and be prepared to hike to camp.

    2.4 Special Requirements

    Open to all Boy Scouts, Scouters, and parents. There are no skills prerequisites for this outing.

    3.0 Administration and Logistics

    3.1 Announcement Date: 7 Mar 12

    3.2 Roster Closing Date: 6 Apr 12

    3.3 Costs

    $20 per participant for registration, plus $20 for food.

    3.4 Equipment

    3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class A uniform! Look sharp.
  • Basic camping equipment as described in the Personal Equipment List.
  • Snacks (Saturday night and Sunday trip home).

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

  • Patrol Flag
  • Food for Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Food for Sunday: breakfast.
  • Backpacking stove-based patrol cooking equipment.
  • First aid kit.
  • Material for construction of gateway (staves and lashing rope).
  • Troop flags.
  • Competition equipment:
    • Lumberjack: 4 - 8ft or longer of sturdy rope.
    • Firebuilding: Flint and steel, kindling materials for firebuilding.
    • Water boiling: #10 tin and sticks/rope for water boiling.
    • Flapjack flip: 8 or larger fry pan, mixing bowl, spoon, pancake mix, water and spatula.
    • Tripod lashing - 3 long poles, rope for 7 lashings.
    • Flagpole raising - poles, rope, flag.
    • Trebuchet competition???

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

    Only one patrol, so all troop equipment is included in patrol equipment.

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Rec center parking lot.
    Drop-off Time: 1700 Fri 4 May 12
    Pick-up Point: None
    Pick-up Time: Scouts to be delivered home between 1300 and 1400 Sunday, 6 May

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Mendelsohn
  • Mr. Bidstrup
  • Ms. Eilertsen
  • Mr. Smith

    Approved YJB 28Apr12

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