Waldo District Boy Scouts Host Spring Camporee at Fort Knox (Fri. 18 May, 2018 4:03 pm - Mon. 21 May, 2018 7:03 pm)
2018 Waldo District Boy Scouts Spring Camporee May 18-20, 2018 The Waldo District Spring Camporee 2018 will take place on May 18, 2018 4:00 pm to May 20, 2018 10:00 am. All Scouts and their leaders are invited from other districts and Councils across the state. The greatest numbers are expected from Waldo and Knox Counties. Webblos and their parents can stay overnight as long as their troops stay there. There is an expectation of 500 campers joining the Camporee, as its reputation and fun filled activities builds each year.
The Scouts and their Leaders will meet at the Camporee Location: Fort Knox 740 Fort Knox Rd Prospect, ME 04981 Running from a 4:00 PM arrival on Friday, May 18th, and set-up to the breaking of camp at 10:00 AM on Sunday, May 20th, the Camporee features many events, programs and activities throughout the weekend. Upon arrival, please register at the Headquarters tent, before proceeding to your numbered camp site. Friday evening “Cracker Barrel” for adult leaders is scheduled at 9:00 P.M.
Instruction packets will be issued for all campers for the weekend. There will be a parade area to post all troop flags. Reveille begins at 7:00 AM with breakfast immediately following on Saturday morning. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:00 AM. The Scouts’ service project for the weekend will be cleaning up the Fort and grounds as directed by Leon Seymour. Scouts will tour Fort Knox and learn its history, as well as visits to the Observation Tower on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. There will be cannon firing beginning at 9:00 AM and throughout the day. Scouts will join the 20th of Maine and the 6th of Maine Civil War Volunteers encampment for re-enactment group for demonstrations, drills, and cannon firing. In addition there will be a medical tent featuring tools of the trade and supplies from that era. There will be a scavenger hunt on-going during the day. On Saturday evening there will be the bonfire “Ring of Fire event”. There will be no other camp fires made on the grounds. 10:30 PM lights are out Saturday evening. Sunday morning Reveille begins at 7:00 AM with Breakfast following. Closing ceremonies and retiring flags and individual troop flags will occur. Break camp and clean-up. 2018 Waldo District Camporee ends at 10:00 AM.
The purpose of the Waldo Camporee is to help young people to grow up to be responsible, caring, reverent and patriotic citizens. Scouting ground rules for a Camporee provide that it must be fun; young people and adults must have a pleasurable time or they will not be there According to the Waldo Spring Camporee Leader’s Guide, a Camporee must have fellowship: meeting new people, greeting old friends, and renewing scouting ideals. A camporee must be a learning experience, and the learning must be fun and rewarding for all, suited to the skill level of the participants, the Guide says. The learning should be aimed at meeting some advancement goals; advancement leads to longer Scouting involvement and deeper commitment to the Scout Oath and Law (2018 Waldo Spring Camporee Leader's Guide) For more Information and registration, contact District Director: Charles "Chuck" Major (207) 866-2241 x106.