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Star Spangled Camporee

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Star Spangled Camporee

Celebrate Scouting’s 100th Anniversary!

October 1-3, 2010

Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland

 This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Baltimore Area Council is planning an exciting celebration to say “Happy Birthday!”

 There are two options:

  •  Overnight family camping from Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3
  • Day trip on Saturday, October 2 

Activities:   An exciting program is planned for Scouts and families.  As of today, the program includes:

  •  American Flag Foundation Living Flag
  • Opportunity to earn the historic “Splendid Service” medal
  • Historic re-enactors
  • Jet aircraft flyovers
  • Advancement opportunities for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers
  • Full access to Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine
  • Baltimore Area Council marching band
  • Special VIP guests
  • A visit from “Lord Baden Powell,” the founder of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Special effects show (laser, lights, and fireworks) by Image Engineering on Saturday night

Cost:  Registration is $40.00 per person for Cub Scouts and any family members who are planning to attend.  There is no cost difference between camping/day trip registrations.  The cost includes a t-shirt , patch, and access to all activities on Saturday.  PLEASE NOTE:  There is no on-site registration on the day of the event nor is there individual registration – you must register with the Pack.  Registration and payment is due to Marc Fischer by 5:30 PM on August 15 – no exceptions.  There will not be any opportunity to add registrations after this date. 

Transportation:  There is very limited parking in the area of the Fort – Baltimore Area Council is providing free parking at Fort McHenry, but we expect this parking area to fill quite early.  A better plan might be to park off site and walk over to the Fort.  We will work out the logistical details as the date approaches – and as the Baltimore Area Council provides additional direction.  It is highly likely we will need to carpool from SJCC.  Scouts who are camping are being told the walk from the City parks where they will camp to Fort McHenry will be between 0.4 and 2 miles each way.  There is apparently no shuttle bus service.  All of this might change between now and the event, but I would plan on a full day of activities from morning until late night (after the laser show) – and a lot of walking.

Food:  There will be food vendors on site who will provide lunch and dinner (at an additional cost) for participants.  You can also bring your own meals (but keep in mind the note above about walking long distances).  Participants who elect to camp will work together to plan a menu and will coordinate food as a group.

Clothing:  Wear your “Class A” Cub Scout field uniform.  Since it will be early October, the weather could be anything from sweltering to freezing – and anything in between.  Plan accordingly.  It would be a good idea to bring a small backpack with extra clothing so you can manage the typical fluctuations in weather.  Again, it is likely to be a long walk back to the car, so Be Prepared.

Details:  As of today, many of the details are still being worked out.  Expect to receive more information as the date approaches.  Once we determine how many people from Pack 883 will be participating (and who is camping v. making this a day trip), we can plan accordingly.

 Here’s the registration form:  Centennial Camporee Registration – 07262010

Weekly Pack Update

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Here’s the most recent Pack update:

Pack 883 – Weekly Update – 07262010