UPDATE 10/8/15 at 10:05 AM: Retitled.
As of Monday, September 28, 2015, we had 12 days until the Fall Camporee! [As of October 8th, we are down to one day!]
Make sure that your troop has kept up-to-date on their task list:
- confirmed your reservation with District Camporee Chair Stu Bowes, including a headcount;
- communicated the event that your Troop plans on offering during the Camporee (and considered whether one or two Firecrafter or OA members could run the event rather than an adult, to better serve the Aims of Scouting), including some troop meeting dry runs;
- considered your Troop’s contribution to the Friday night campfire, including some troop meeting rehearsals;
- identified your scouters who are eligible for receiving the North Star Red Cap;
- reviewed the criteria for the coveted Willy Award with your Senior Patrol Leader (or the acting Senior Patrol Leader for the Camporee) and determine what the patrols’ contribution to your campsite theme will be;
- reviewed the criteria for the new Commissioner’s Awards with your Senior Patrol Leader (or acting SPL) and determine how it will affect your patrols’ preparations for the Camporee;
- contacted your scouters who have received their Wood Badge or current candidates to advise them that District Chair Steve James is interested in rebuilding the District’s Wood Badge Association known as the “Willy Gillies,” and there will likely be a discussion at or after Cracker Barrel on Saturday night about the Willy Gillies;
- talked to your newer or untrained scouters (whether they are camping out or not) about the long list of trainings that will be offered at Camporee that will be necessary for Rechartering, including
- Youth Protection Training – Friday night
- District Committee Training – Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Troop Committee Challenge – Saturday 9:00 am to 11:30 am
- Training the Chartered Organization Representative – Saturday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
- Scoutmaster-Specific Training – Saturday for 4 hours (2 segments: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm).
This will be a busy and wonderful Camporee. With the theme being interesting to the boys and amount of training offered, we will likely need an unusually high number of adults present to be able to run the programs and serve the boys simultaneously.
In any case, we look forward to the camaraderie of scouting in North Star!