“Camporee” for Venturers?
Tucker LaPrade, council’s Venturing specialist, will serve as Camp Director at Camp Krietenstein this summer.
I sat down to talk with him a couple weeks ago about what we can do in North Star District for Venturing.
As a result of that meeting, we determined that Council-wide our Venturing Crews needed an inter-crew activity, similar to a camporee. We came up with the idea of a “Venturing Round-Up.”
We are proposing that it would take place at Camp Krietenstein from Friday evening, August 18, 2017 to Sunday morning, August 20, 2017. (The following weekend is another choice, we are considering.) It would include pistol-, shotgun-, and rifle-shooting; a canoeing obstacle course (intended to take 45-60 minutes to complete); a rafting challenge (requiring pioneering skills and carrying a 100-lbs object 200 meters over water); and a chuckwagon cookoff. In the evening will be a traditional scouting campfire and social time.
Crews will complete by contingents of up to 10 venturers. All participants must be enrolled in a Crew somewhere.
We have willing participants from one Wabash Valley crew offering 25 participants, the council’s shooting sports chairman, several Voyageur instructors, as well as raised eyebrows from others in North Star.
If this sounds interesting to you, your older scouts, your daughters, or Venturing prospects, please let us know that you would wish to participate by emailing Jeff.
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UPDATE 6/1/17: Venturing Round-Up Proposal.