Camporees

Fall Camporee 2018 Update

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The 2018 Fall Camporee “HOCUS POCUS” will be here before you know it!

The Fall Camporee will be held at The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7725 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240, the weekend of October 5-7, 2018.

The patch is here!  Please see the Fall Camporee 2018 Patch file attached and use this to help promote the Camporee in your units.Fall Camporee 2018 Patch

The Willy Award Judging Criteria has been announced, and Troops attending the Fall Camporee can compete for this award.  Please see the Willie Award Judging Criteria included here.

 

 

hocus-pocus

noun

  1. trickery or chicanery
  2. mystifying jargon
  3. an incantation used by conjurers or magicians when performing tricks
  4. conjuring skill or practice
Tricky knots, Tom Foolery, puzzles, decoders, wild goose chases, mazes, card tricks, games, technology, and characters are all part of the Camporee magic!
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FALL 2018 Camporee: “Hocus Pocus”

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The 2018 Fall Camporee theme is “Hocus Pocus”!

The Fall Camporee will be held at The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7725 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240, the weekend of October 5-7, 2018.

hocus-pocushocus pocus

noun

  1. trickery or chicanery
  2. mystifying jargon
  3. an incantation used by conjurors or magicians when performing tricks
  4. conjuring skill or practice
Tricky knots, Tom Foolery, puzzles, decoders, wild goose chases, mazes, card tricks, games, technology, and characters are all part of the Camporee magic!
All troops please send a camporee representative to a planning meeting at the American Legion Post # 3, in Broad Ripple, 6379 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN.  We will meet from 7 – 8 pm on Tuesday, September 11th.
North Star District is looking for staff to help organize final steps.  Please contact Mark Pishon at mpishon@gmail.com with any questions.

Well-Wishes for a Great Spring Camporee 2018!

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Best of luck to all attending and volunteering at the North Star District Spring Camporee this weekend.  We know you will do Willie proud with your skills in Emergency Preparedness.  Can’t wait to hear the tales of survival!

Willie's Sirens PATCH

District Spring Camporee: We need YOU!

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From District Commissioner Stephen Heath, District Program Chair Mark Pishon and District Camporee Chairman Rick Aker:

 

CALLING ALL NORTH STAR TROOPS:

Show your Scout pride, carry your troop flag as you attend this year’s Spring Camporee!

The North Star District Spring Camporee will be held April 20 – 22, 2018 at the Indiana School for the Blind, 7725 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN.

Join us for the peer camaraderie and recognition with your fellow District Scouts and Scouters.  We’re calling on every unit to come and be counted among the best scouts and scouters in Crossroads of America council.

 

This year’s theme is WILLIE’S SOUND THE SIRENS – ARE YOU PREPARED?

Scouts will be working on Emergency Preparedness and the importance of planning for the unexpected, as well as many key survival skills.E Prep MB

 

The North Star District also invites all North Star Webelos for the day on Saturday April 21, 2018.  Come join us, Webelos!

 

Pre-registration for all Scouts, Webelos and Adults is required at this link:  2018 North Star Spring Camporee.

Looking forward to an amazing adventure at the District Spring Camporee, don’t miss it!

District SPRING CAMPOREE Leader’s Guide and prep meeting 3/25!

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To all North Star Units –  please see the 2018 Spring Camporee Leaders Guide v2  (<== linked here!) for our Spring Camporee this year.  Rick Aker (North Star District Camporee Chair) is planning on having another Camporee meeting this Sunday, March 25; email and/or blog post to follow with more information.WILLIE'S SIRENS

If you have any questions, Rick’s contact information is in the leader guide.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our Spring Camporee!!

 

District Spring Camporee: April 20 – 22, 2018

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Our location has been confirmed!

The Spring Camporee [April 20-22, 2018] will be held at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired7725 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Unit leaders will receive the Spring Camporee Leaders Guide by COM Wednesday, March 14, 2018 via email.

The theme of the Spring Camporee is Willey’s Sirens and the focus will be on Emergency Preparedness.  Scouts will be able to earn the merit badge or pin for Emergency Preparedness.

Looking forward to a fantastic Spring Camporee!

Tentative Dates for 2018 Camporees

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District’s 2018 Camporee Chair Rick Aker has suggested tentative dates for the camporees remaining this year.

The spring camporee is targeting April 20-22, 2018. Given the desired location, we are awaiting feedback from the hosting facility.

The fall camporee would be October 5-7, 2018. This may be changed if the spring host must postpone to fall.

Winter Camporee: 9 days and counting

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Is your Troop ready for the Winter Camporee? It starts in just 9 days! (January 19, 2018 at Camp Krietenstein.)

Make sure that you have your reservations in.

Here is communication from Camporee Co-Chair and former North Star District Executive Con Sullivan:

Hello from the beautiful Florida Keys!

I have attached the Willie Scoring Sheet for the Winter Camporee. If you have not yet, please complete the requirements listed on the [previously sent] message (Register online, send a summary of your event, send estimated # of patrols) ASAP. Please send these to Thomas Jacoby at thomasjacoby@gmail.com.

Thank you!
Con

Winter Camporee Report

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Last Sunday, the Winter Camporee committee met. Our former District Executive Con Sullivan is co-chairing the event and presided over the meeting.

The theme will be the Winter Olympics with Willie’s Chills and Thrills! The event will be at Camp Krichtenstein from Friday, January 19, 2018 to Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Con emailed the following afterward:

Thank you to those who attended our Camporee Meeting last night. I have attached the most recent version of the Leader’s Guide for the ’18 Winter Camporee.

To do’s from meeting due on/before Jan 10th

If you have any questions, please contact Co-Chair Thomas Jacoby of Troop 174 (thomasjacoby@gmail.com) or me.

Thank you!
Con

A leader’s guide is available to download.