From: Dave Mikulecky
Date: August 22, 2011 11:12:53 PM MDT
Subject: Fall Camp O Ree 2011-08-14.doc
Sorry for the lateness of this information. It has been a busy summer.
September 16-18, 2011
“Traditional Scout Games & Contests”
Location: “Sanford Park” on the
Marias River – South of Chester
Below Tiber Dam & 85 miles from Gt. Falls
How to get there
from Great Falls:
87 north towards Fort Benton.
Fort Benton, at milepost 40.5, take a left & head west on highway 223 to
milepost 39.2, take a left & head west to Lake Elwell (Tiber Dam). This is
approximately 7 miles take a left & head south & down hill to the
Fee: $5.00 per person, payable in
the Scout office by 4:00 PM, September 9.
Troops that fail to register by September 9 run the risk of not being
able of participating in some events.
Check in: All troops need to check in with the
camping committee when they arrive in camp. The camping committee needs to know the
final numbers so that they may prepare for the contests etc.
Check out: All troops need to check out with the
camping committee before they leave camp, failure to do so my result in lost of
Patrol size: You will need a patrol of at least 5
scouts. You may borrow scouts from
other patrols or troops to make up the needed size. In some of the contests the
scouts are blindfolded except for the leader. The leader will be determined at each
contest site by the shake of the dice or by a drawing. The sighted leader can only talk and not
Webelos 1 & 2
will be allowed to attend and compete in this camporee however each Webelo will need to be accompanied by an adult. The adults can assist the Webelos so the
event can be more of a learning experience for the Webelos rather than a
contest testing their skill.
Check with the Camping Committee upon arrival as to where your unit is
to camp. Campsites will be assigned
in a general area on a first come basis. Scout trailers and other
vehicles will not be allowed in camp.
The Family camp area (for scouting families and their RVs) will use a
separate area. Please check with
the camping committee before parking, so that we may maximize the use of this
area for all
Each unit will have a camp gateway. This should be constructed of
non-manufactured lumber products & lashed together on site. The name board may be constructed off
site & may be made from manufactured lumber products (non-manufactured
lumber products = logs or poles from the woods).
The campsite shall be well laid out, neat & orderly, this includes
inside the tents. Typical areas to
include are; uncut wood area, ax yard, cut wood pile, cooking area, camp
kitchen, wash area, etc.
We are camping in Montana
in a primitive and undeveloped area.
You will encounter wild animals.
These animals may be small and harmless, like a mosquitoes or flies or
large and harmful. This is Montana
and it’s wildlife. Be
prepared. Do not harm the wildlife
this includes the flowers, scrubs and trees. Stay away from the dangerous animals
(snakes) and avoid bothering all wildlife.
Do not attract animals to you.
Do not feed the wildlife.
Things to Bring for 2011
Bring your own Fire Wood and Water.
At this time there is no drinkable water on site.
Bring your own poles & ropes You will need to provide
all of the ropes and poles that you need.
All fires must be in Fire
Barrels or on site fire pits
Materials: Materials will not be provided and may not be
available on site for construction of camp gadgets, gateways, etc. It is suggested that you get an
assortment of lodge pole pine poles to use for construction. The number & sizes of poles
will be up to you to determine. You
will also have to supply your own rope.
This means that you will have to do some
planning before hand.
You will also have to bring your own fire wood.
(All contests are 100
points unless otherwise stated) (Contests may also be added
or removed at the discretion of the Camping Committee)
(Many of these contests are team events. Problem solving and cooperation will be
tested along with leadership. )
1. Check In
“Tour Permit” is Current and appropriate.
Forms are on site and available for scouts.
Forms are on site and available for leaders.
Permission / Consent slips are on site and available.
for Safe Scouting.
2. Camp Site
Setup, Organization & Gateway
The campsite shall
be well laid out, neat & orderly, this includes inside the tents. Typical areas to include are; uncut wood
area, ax yard, cut wood pile, cooking area, camp kitchen, wash area, etc. Each
unit will have a camp gateway. This
should be constructed of non-manufactured lumber products & lashed together
on site. The name board may be
constructed off site & may be made from manufactured lumber products. (Non-manufactured lumber products = logs
or poles from the woods)
Does your camp
have a schedule of events posted, is the First Aid kit present, are there water
buckets/barrels available for fire, is the fire place of approved design, are
tents are correctly and neatly set up, is there a spade/shovel available, are
extra rope/line and camp materials neatly stored, has the original ground cover
been removed, is there a designated hand washing area, and is an approved ax
yard neatly set up?
For the Cooking
& Dining Area are the duty roster and menu posted in the kitchen area and
visible, are the duty roster and menu are being followed, is there a proper
dish washing area, is the food properly stored, is the area neat and clean, are
trash bags available/in use, is the water stored to prevent leaking, is the
meal preparation area neat and clean, and are the meals served in a cleanly
On the gateway: is
the U.S. Flag attached, are the unit & patrol flags attached, is the
gateway free-standing, is there a gateway sign, are lashings used correctly,
are all rope ends whipped or back spliced, is it a working gate, is the gate
original in design, how complex was the construction, and what is the overall
appearance of the gate?
Is the Scout Prepared – 10 Essential Items plus – 100 points plus
Does each scout have the 10
Essential Outdoor items as per “The Boy Scout Handbook” pg. 207 and do they
have the following bonus items:
1.) ten foot of small diameter rope,
2.) three foot of Duct Tape wrapped on a short pencil,
3.) A small survival
4.) Scout Book,
Insect repellent. (You need sunscreen instead for the Klondike)
Money” (toilet paper)
4. A Frame Racing
The A Frame shall be constructed as shown in the
diagram. (Approximately 8’ to 12’
high) ( See diagram
on page 1)
scouts will build and lash the “A Frame” from wood poles. (the
troop provides the wood poles and rope)
will be permitted to practice the before race.
will race the “A Frame” and passenger over the course.
passenger touches the ground or falls off they must start over.
will be a timed event on the race portion only.
This is based on a five
A Frame Racing.
Build a wood “A” Frame (bigger the better), tie 2 ropes from each top
5. Plutonium Transportation
Objective: the group is to move the “Hazardous plutonium” approximately 20 feet
without spilling it.. The plutonium will be water in an open
Rules: The transportation device
is a rubber band with 3 to 4 10-15 foot lengths of string
attached. The scouts are paired and
one scout will be blindfolded and the non blinded folded scout will give
directions to the blindfolded scout.. The scouts will pull on the strings to
enlarge the rubber band, slip the rubber and over the can and then lift and
move the can to a new location (from the center of one piece of plywood to the
center of another piece of plywood). This is a timed event and is based on a 6 scout patrol.
If they spill the Plutonium, they must start over. The camping committee will supply the
material for this event.
6. Human Ladder
Objective: the group forms a
human ladder for on of the group members to cross a distance of 30 feet.
Rules: Scouts are paired
off, with each pair needing a 3-4 foot piece of lodge
pole pine approximately 1 ½ to 2 ½ inches in diameter. The pairs line up forming 2 rows with
the lodge pole sticks between them.
They rest the sticks on they knees or legs. The scout climbing the
ladder places his feet on the pole and hands on the shoulders and steps to the
next rung, and to the next rung, etc.
After the climber has passed the last pair of scouts go to the front of
the line. This is a timed event and
is based on a patrol of 5 -7 – 9 boys. If the climber touches the ground, they
must start over.
7. Passing on a
Objective: the patrol is
divided in half, one half for each end of the log. The groups must pass each
other on the log. All of the scouts
are to be on the log at the same time, half going one way, half going the
Rules: This is a timed
event and is based on a patrol of 5 -7 – 9 boys. If the any scout touches the ground all
must start over again.
8. Putting up a
Tent “Blind folded”
Objective: the patrol is to
put up a tent blindfolded. The
leader is not blindfolded but can not touch any part
of the tent or other scouts.
Rules: This is a timed
event and is based on a patrol of 4 or more boys. The leader is the only scout permitted
to see and talk.
10. Strike the
match with a Hatchet or Scout Axe.
Objective: To split a match
with a hatchet. Bring your own
hatchet or “Scout axe.
Rules: A match will be placed in the end of a log
and each member of the patrol will be asked to split the match.
If the scout splits the match on the 1st stroke they get 10 points.
If the scout splits the match on the 2nd stroke they get 9 points
If the scout splits the match on the 3rd stroke they get 8 points etc. etc.
The points are then added up for the patrol and divided by the number in
11. Flint and
Steel Fire Building
Objective: To start a fire
with flint and steel.
Rules: Each Scout in the patrol will start a fire
with flint and steel. All of the
scouts start at the same time, when the last scout starts their
fire the time ends.
12. Popcorn Popping
Objective: Each patrol will
pop a quantity of popcorn over an out door fire start a fire blind folded and
using only one hand and using only the material from the event area.
Rules: Will be explained
13. Kim’s Game
Objective: To look at and
identify camp items and to remember them.
Rules: Will be explained
on site .
14. Skit by each Patrol.
Contest Information Will be Announced Later
Points will be awarded for each timed or accuracy
event will be as follows:
6th 75 Etc.
Materials: Materials will not be
provided and may not be available on site for construction of camp gadgets,
gateways or the A Frame or other events.
It is suggested that you get an assortment of lodge pole pine poles to
use for construction. The
number & sizes of poles will be up to you to determine. You will also have to supply your own rope. This
means that you will have to do some planning before hand. You will also have to bring
your own fire wood.
Bring your own
fire wood, axe or hatcher, water, poles, & ropes
questions – Start Planning – Get Help
Lodge pole pine poles.
camping in August as a tune up & get the poles
at the same time)
patrol method & organization.
is due at Scout Office
up the boys & head them out.
– 8:00 Arrive – Check in & set up camp
16 9:00 Cracker
All Scout Masters, Pack Masters
& youth Webelos Leaders (Required one adult and one youth leader for each
patrol or den.)
17 7:00 Reveille
Ceremony by camp headquarters
– 1:00 Lunch
Oven Dessert Potluck – Guests – Skits Awards –
7 7:00 Reveille
on your own
Rules for 2011 Fall Camporee
This is not “Our Land”.
The Boy Scouts are just using it.
“Leave No Trace” is the Order of the day.
“Pack it in Pack it Out”.
Stay within the camp area
Stay out of the water.
“The Buddy System” will be used at all times.
No Cutting of live or dead Trees, Branches, Brush or
Stay away from any hazards – Such as the Holes, Dead
Falls, Debris & Rubble on the Ground and Exposed Electrical Wires etc.).
Report any hazards to the Camporee Committee.
Report any injuries to the “Camp Director” and the Camporee
Watch out for Snakes
– (A Scout/Guide should save
animals as far as possible from pain, and should not kill any animal
unnecessarily, not even the smallest of God’s creatures. Lord Baden Powell)
No vehicles in camp – Park in the gravel area Trailers will
be parked next to the fence by the headquarters building First Come = First
Pick of spaces.
All fires must be in Fire
Barrels with the bottom at least 16” above the ground
grass under and around the fire barrels must be cut short 1-2 inches
With the extreme fire danger Gas or
propane stoves are preferred
Fires must be attended at all
All Fires must be “Dead Out” if
unattended and at night
If you have any questions call Dave Mikulecky