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1 Camporee Planning Guide 2016 May 21-22, 2016 Registration: Registration is open to all Troops, Crews, Ships, in the Arrowhead and Glacial Trails Districts. The cost for the weekend will be $30 per individual. (Troops may charge an additional fee to cover the cost of meals they are responsible for.) Registration for all Webelos must be through a hosting troop. If an individual scouts of a unit that is not attending wishes to register they may do so for a fee of $35, and will be placed in a contingent troop for the duration of the camporee. Registration will be online at vac-bas.org What your fee buys: Each participant will receive transportation on the North Shore Scenic Railroad to and from the camporee site. Each scout will have the opportunity to earn two exciting merit badges. Each scout will have the opportunity to experience a authentic 1800 s logging camp. Each scout will be invited to a camp wide, good old fashioned, pancake feed on Sunday morning. Each scout will receive a commemorate camporee patch. Arrival Procedures: Check in will be from 8:30-9:00 Saturday morning at the Depot in Duluth. Unit leaders are required to have with them an accurate roster with names of all youth and adults which will be turned in to registration upon arrival. Parking for the weekend will be allowed at the Depot. All personal gear will be stored on the train for our departure to camp. Troops are expected to limit their group gear to what can be easily carried and loaded on the train (see suggested packing list). If troops have a large amount of troop gear they are encouraged to bring gear directly to Tom s Logging Camp. There is very limited space available at campsite. Parking at camp: Only one vehicle per unit will be allowed to park at Tom s Logging Camp. Parking in designated areas only. No vehicles or trailers allowed on camp field. Medical Forms: Every Scout and Adult attending Camporee must be covered by Parts A & B of the BSA medical form. Unit leaders must bring COPIES of the unit medical forms to Camporee. Medications MUST be kept in a secure locked box or in a unit leader s car. Also any medications requiring refrigeration i.e. Insulin are the responsibility of the individual units. Please make Camporee staff aware of any special needs prior to arrival at the camp & then remind us when you arrive. Campsite Locations: Each unit will have a designated area staked out and marked. Please remember neighboring units when setting up your sites. Be neighborly, use only the space you need. If there are space conflicts that cannot be amicably resolved, contact members of the Camporee senior staff through HQ

2 Safety: Safety of all Scouts, Scouters, Webelos and parents is the first objective of this Camporee. All Scouters and Junior Leaders are expected to stop and refrain from unsafe activities and horseplay. Violence will result in being asked to leave the event. The following rules are to be strictly observed: Scout Leaders are expected to provide all supervision of the scouts in their unit. The Buddy System is required at all times. All campsites will be open. No ropes or fences. While the games are in progress, no Scouts will be allowed in the campsite areas unless for medical reason. Scouts found in the campsites without proper adult supervision will be asked to be closely supervised by the leader(s) for their remaining time at Camporee. No liquid fuel lanterns will be allowed outside the campsite. Scouts should carry a flashlight rather than a Coleman lantern. No flames inside tents. Campfires must be raised at least 6 inches off of the ground.. Fires: Campfires will not be allowed in troop campsites. Contained charcoal fires will be allowed for cooking. There will be a camporee wide campfire program on Saturday evening. Troops will be expected to participate and provide a skit/ song for the program. Cooking: Scouts will be required to have a bag lunch for Saturday and Sunday. Troops will cook their own dinner on Saturday. You are highly encouraged to keep this meal simple or of a backpacking style. Troops are encouraged to join in with the dessert competition. Sunday breakfast will be provided by camporee staff. Water: Drinking water will be available. A container will be needed to carry water to the campsites. Each scout should come to Camporee with a water bottle. Gray Water: Holding tanks will be provided for gray water. They will be located near the latrine. Gray water especially that associated with cooking or dishwashing should be disposed of in the tanks rather than thrown on the ground or in the bushes. Closing Camp and Final Checkout: A staff member will check your campsite and issue you a final clearance. You may not leave the event prior to receiving that clearance. The unit's patches and awards will be distributed from the Registration area upon clearance. Uniform: While at Camporee, Scouts and Scouters are expected to wear the official Scout uniform appropriate to their Scouting program. OA Callout and Brotherhood Callout of this year s class of Order of the Arrow candidates will be done as part of the Saturdays evening campfire. More information will be available at the OA village. Initiated OA members who wish to observe the ceremony will be organized immediately after the callout and led to the ceremony site. Dessert Competition We will be holding a dessert competition on Saturday after dinner. Any Troop that wishes to participate needs to present their dessert by 7:00 to the campfire for judging. The judging will be done by a select group of scouts from each unit.

3 Directions to Camp: From Duluth Depot: Take entrance to I-35 North, in 7 miles exit 259 onto MN-61 (London Rd) toward North Shore. Continue on Expressway towards Two Harbors. In 13 miles turn right on Homestead Rd. In.2 miles turn left onto North Shore Drive In.9 miles the destination will be on your left Tom s Logging Camp 5797 N Shore Dr Duluth, MN Schedule Saturday 8:30 - Check in 9:00 - Start Railroading MB 9:00 - Unit Leader Meeting 12:00 - Bag Lunch 2:00 - Depart on train for Camp 4:00 - Arrive at Camp/ set up troop sites 5:00 - Dinner at Troop Sites 7:00 - Dessert Competition (main campfire) 8:00 - Camp Wide Fire 10:00 - Youth Leader Cracker Barrel 10:00 - Quite Time in Troop sites Sunday: 7:00 - Revelry 7:15 - Worship service 8:00 - Pancake Feed (staff provided) 9:00 - Forestry MB and Program 1:30 - Depart on Train for Duluth Depot / Bag Lunch on the Train 3:30 - Pick Up

4 Scouts Backpacking Checklist Clothing you wear (No Cotton) Footwear (broken in and comfortable) Headwear Pants, shirt, socks, underwear Clothing You Pack (Think of a clothing system - being able to layer clothing) 1-Base layer top (doubles as pajamas) 1-Base layer bottom (doubles as pajamas) 2-Socks (non cotton) 2-Underwear 1 Insulated Jacket (fleece or puffy that is packable and can double as a pillow) 1-Rain suit 1-Gloves Shelter & Sleeping Sleeping Bag (15-20 degree bag for most spring-fall) Sleeping Pad (closed cell foam or Thermarest type) Other Essentials Mess Kit (plate,bowl,cup,utensils) Water Bottle Toiletries Pocket Knife Head lamp Bug Repellent (if needed) Sun screen Lip Balm Camera (optional) Sunglasses (optional) Watch (optional) Scout Handbook Shared Items Provided by the troop packed by you! Scout Tent (shared with fellow scout) Pots Utensils Backpacking Stove Windscreen Fuel Matches / lighter First Aid Tarp Para cord Duct tape

5 Camporee Staff Assignments Registration Melissa Parking Leader meeting Jim/ Chris Railroading MB Tom Toms Logging Camp set up Jim Equipment List Dinning shelter Cook Shack Two council griddles Turkey Fryer Camp Chef stove (Jim) Lumberjack skillet (Jim) Folding tables Patrol Box w/ extra Utensils Large Pots for water Wash station Water containers Parking cones Flagging tape Camp site markers Fire ring (Dave B. or Jim) Fire wood (Jim) Fire bucket All Star Troop leaders Melissa Julie B. Staff Dinner Dewayne Campfire Program Grant Steve Worship Services Pancake Feed Dewayne Forestry MB Checkout Food Pancake mix Oil Butter Syrup Sausage Milk Juice Burgers Buns Ketchup Tater Tots Cheese Sausage Crackers Cookies

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