2011 Spring Camporee
Blast, Crash, Splash, Smash ‘n Dash
Greater Pittsburgh Council
Camp Twin Echo
Apr. 29 – May 1, 2011
Chris Kozak Alan Ziegler
Please email or call either of us as soon as possible with your estimated number of Scouts and Adults attending.
ALSO PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP HOW MANY SCOUTS WILL BE CROSSING OVER INTO A TROOP AT THE
SATURDAY EVENING BRIDGING CEREMONY.
Tecumsa District HAS NOT reserved any cabins
or campsites for Troops.
YOUR TROOP MUST RESERVE A CABIN/CAMPSITE ASAP.
We are allowing enough time for each troop to prepare their lunch. At around 11AM the Patrols will return to their Troop campsite for lunch preparation and eating. At 1:00 PM they will return to the next station of their choice.
Hot Chocolate/Hydrate Station
At the dining hall there will be hot chocolate/bug juice for the Scouts to drink/warm up. Tecumsa will provide these, but we are asking each Troop to bring cups for their Scouts to use. Please consider not using styrofoam cups.
One of the best ways to show Patrol spirit and fellowship is with a unique Patrol flag. Choose a Patrol name using this years’ “Blast, Crash, Splash, Smash ‘n Dash” Spring Camporee theme and design a special flag around the theme. The Patrol Leader must carry the Patrol flag to the opening and closing flag ceremonies, during the Spring Camporee events, and at the Saturday evening campfire. Your flag will be judged at some point during the day’s events.
Judging will be based on the following
- Originality – Defined as relating to this year’s theme
- Workmanship – How well it is constructed
- Appearance – the size and shape should make a great display
All flags should include
- The name of your Patrol
- Troop Number
- The names of all patrol members
- The Fleur-de-lis
Tecumsa Order of the Arrow Members
The Tecumsa Chapter of Enda Lechauahanne Lodge 57 is going to assist us by building a campfire(s) for the Saturday evening closing/bridging ceremony. They would like at least 1 member from each troop to assist with this task.
Blast, Crash, Splash, Smash ‘n Dash is a “Free Range” event. There will be no time limits to the stations and no “scheduled” station rotation times. Scouts are encouraged to try to participate in all activities but if one area interests you more than another you may stay at that station as long as you like HOWEVER….. SCOUTS MUST ALLOW OTHER PATROLS WHO HAVE NOT ENJOYED A STATION TO HAVE A TURN BEFORE THEY CAN REPEAT ANY ACTIVITY.
Also – some activities (rocket launch, etc.) will have limited supplies to keep costs down. Scouts will not, for instance, be able to launch rockets all day at the District’s expense. If you love to shoot rockets and plan to do that most of the day please bring your own supplies.
Station #1 – (Parade Field) – Rocket Launch-Blast!
Station #2 – (Dining Hall) – Pinewood Derby- Crash!
Station #3 – (Field Behind Barn) – Scout Physical Challenge-Dash!
Station #4 – (Rifle Range) – Blast!
Station #5 – (Lakefront, beside the road) – Splash!
Station #6 – (Location TBA) – First Aid Training/Scenario
Station #7 – (Field Behind Barn @ Dugout) – Smash!
4p-9p Check in and Camp Setup
8p-9p Registration at Dining Hall
9p Leaders meeting at Dining Hall (One Adult and SPL from each troop)
11pm Taps / Lights out
8-840a Last minute registration, Woodward Lodge
840-855a Opening/Colors - Parade Field
9a “Shotgun” Start
9a-11a Patrols rotate through Stations as they wish
11a-1:00p Lunch in Troop campsites
1:00p – 5p Patrols return to Stations as they wish
5p-7:15p Dinner in Troop campsites
7:30p-8:15p Catholic Mass (Dining Hall)
7:30p-8:15p Scouts Own Service (Chapel)
8:30p-9:45p Webelos Bridging Ceremony and Closing Campfire (Location based on Weather)(probably fire circle below Gilwell Field)
10:00p Leader meeting and Cracker barrel at Dining Hall
11p Taps / Lights out
Break Camp and Depart according to your schedule
Registration for this year’s Spring Camporee can be turned in at any time before or at the April Roundtable. If you are not able to attend this Roundtable, please mail this registration, no later than April 7 to Flag Plaza.
Make checks payable to GPC-BSA and include this form.
Please note on the check: “Tecumsa District Spring Camporee”
Send this form, with payment, to:
Greater Pittsburgh Council
Boy Scouts of America
1275 Bedford Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15219
Registration fee of $15.00 per Scout $5.00 per Leader is due
by April 22, 2011.
At least 2 Adults per Troop must register.
Please Register as soon as possible.
Troop Number_____________________ Leader__________________
Number of Scouts_______ @ $15.00 = ______________________
Number of Adults_______ @ $5.00 = ______________________
A $5 fee will be assessed for all late registrations
Please bring a list of Patrols/members with you to be turned in Friday night.