Each autumn, the district invites all its troops to meet for a weekend gathering called a camporee. Activities at the camporee center on a particular theme, and patrols from the participating troops compete with each other on scout skills related to the theme. This year the Sunapee District Fall Camporee will be held at the Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, NH. The camporee is sponsored by Troop 38 from Claremont and the theme of the camporee is "A Tribute to the Fort at No. 4 in Celebration of Troop 38's 70th Anniversary.
We will travel to the camporee late Friday afternoon, get our camp set up and prepare dinner Friday evening. Saturday will be devoted to activities and games reminiscent of the 1700's. Everyone going to the camporee needs to have a period costume to wear on Saturday; we can be either native Americans, colonists, or mountainmen. Some of the activities on Saturday will be tomahawk throwing, lacrosse, scavenger hunt and tree stripping. During the afternoon, each participating troop will have an activity to share with other participants and will also have an opportunity to visit and tour the fort. Saturday evening, Troop 38 will host a pig-roast feast for all participants. We will contribute a vegetable dish to the feast. After the feast, there will be a campfire program. Sunday morning, we will break camp after breakfast and return home.
This outing will not be physically demanding, we will be able to drive the cars to within a few hundred yards of our campsite. Weather conditions could present a challenge if we're not prepared. The Fort at No. 4 is on the banks of the Connecticut River so the weather will probably include cool evenings, possible frost or early morning fog.
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