Spring Camporee '06
"Boy Scout Basics"
The Unaka District Camporee will be held May 5 – 7, 2006 at the old Browder Farm near Sweetwater. The farm is located on Highway 11 just south of Sweetwater and near the McMinn – Monroe County Line.
Cost for the camporee will be $6.00 for youth and $ 4.00 for adults to be collected at the Cracker Barrel on Friday night. Cub Scouts will have their Gold Rush activity and will need to pay $1.00 for one day (Saturday) and will receive a patch for attending.
1. FIRE BUILDING (Troop 315)
Entire Patrol participates. Judge will give the patrol leader 2 matches or flint & steel. A provided container filled one half full of water containing one heaping tablespoon of detergent. Object is to boil the water until soap suds boil over the top of the can using only native materials to build fire. Time will be called the second the suds boil over the top of the can.
Event will be timed.
2. TUG OF WAR (Troop 616)
Equipment: A 3/4 inch rope, 30 or 40 feet in length.
Action: Place an adhesive tape marker around the center of the rope. Draw a divider line on the ground and directly under the tape mark on the rope. On each side of the divider line and 6 feet from it, mark another line on the ground. Each 4 scout team must be made up of one Patrol Leader, one new scout, one scout less than 100 lbs, one older scout. The patrol that pulls the marker over the line two out of three pulls is the winner of a match.
SCORING: Matches will be "pulled" until winners are determined.
3. FLAG POLE RAISING (Troop 10)
Full Patrol participates, the judge furnishing 4 wooden staves, of a 6 foot length, 1 pole with Patrol Flag attached, 6 pieces of lashing cord, 3 guy lines about 30 feet long, 3 wooden stakes, a hand ax for driving stakes...no notching allowed on staves. Patrols line up with equipment in front of them...upon starting signal, they lash four staves together with Patrol Flag on top staff to form a pole approximately 20 feet long. Then attach guy lines to the pole approximately three quarters (15'+/-) from ground. Then the flag pole is raised and secured to the stakes in the ground. The pole must remain standing for at least one (1) minute.
SCORING: The fastest time wins. Thirty seconds will be added to the time for each knot or lash which fails to hold or is improperly tied/lashed. In case of a tie the patrols will be called back at the end of the day to break the tie.
4. KNOT TYING
The following 10 knots will be tied under actual, usable conditions:
bowline square knot two half hitches
fisherman's knot taut-line hitch sheet bend
sheepshank timber hitch clove hitch
Entire patrol participates lined up in relay style. On judge's signal, first Scout runs back (judge will announce next knot before next Scout is tagged), and tags next Scout who follows same procedure, then to next Scout, etc., until all 10 knots are tied. If a Scout ties a knot improperly or does not know the knot, the judge will declare one miss and direct the next Scout to run forward. Five minute time limit.
SCORING: A timed event. There will be a 15 sec. penalty for each incorrect knot.
5. MAP SYMBOLS
Scout will be
asked to identify map symbols on a quadrangle map furnished by the judges (U.S.
Engineers or Coast and Geodetic survey). Symbols will be circled or there will
be flash cards. Each member of the patrol must identify at least one symbol. No
coaching by other members of the patrol. Patrols with less than eight (8)
members will use some members twice. Symbols such as the following will be used:
(REF: SCOUT HAND BOOK)
church building marsh
railroad cemetery woodland
bridge power line road
small stream school scale
contour line magnetic north
The most correct answers in the
least amount of time wins.
6. This year Troops will compete for a separate Pioneering competition and award(s) for the best Gateway / Camp Gadget(s) / Tower / Device. Each Troop will have an opportunity to show creativity, teamwork, and skills in constructing a Pioneering Project. We will be judging this event Saturday.
7. Cracked Skillet – This will be a meat dish prepared on an open fire. Dishes will be judged on appearance and taste.
For more information on this camporee, contact Mike Stephens in Troop 10 (423) 442-2045.