Boy Scouts of America Troop 1097  Serving Gaithersburg, Germantown & N. Potomac 

Seneca District Camporee

  • 12 Oct 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • 14 Oct 2018
  • 1:00 PM
  • Camp Manidokan, 1600 Harpers Ferry Rd, Knoxville, MD 21758


Registration is closed

Theme: Mountain Man


Friday, 10/12/18:
5pm: Arrive (having had dinner or bring dinner) at ILWAR Chapter House
Get patrol boxes, tents, water coolers & gear from shed
Assign Scouts to & load up vehicles
6pm: Leave for Camp Manidokan

Note new route due to road closures: New Directions to Camporee

Sunday, 10/14/18:
2pm: Return to IWLAR Chapter House. Scouts will text their parents if there is a time change.

Don’t forget to bring...

  • Mountain man costume for one member of each patrol.  Judging will be at Campfire. And yes, more than one per patrol is ok too.

  • Skit for Campfire.

  • Ingredients for cooking competition which is focused this year on backcountry cooking.  Registration will know where the bear bag line is located for you scouts to hang there meal and gear.

  • Ingredients for the Scoutmaster Cook Off - anything resembling Road Kill is great!

  • Bug repellant

  • Some money for trading post

  • For each patrol - two note cards and pens/pencils for the Semaphore station

  • Knot ropes for the emergency shelter station

  • For bear bagging a food sack (I carry a 13 liter nylon sack for person use), 40-50 feet of line (paracord is great) and a carabiner (key chain quality - not climbing)

  • For archery, batting gloves (thin, tight fitting) are helpful if you have them.

  • As always there will be lot of running around so think about your choice of footwear.  For most folks, sneakers are best.
  • Uniforms for morning flag ceremonies.
  • Patrol flag and yell
  • Something to brand
  • A story to tell. Mountain Men were notorious for their stories, true and tall tales alike. Come prepared to tell a tale.  1-2 minutes is about right. This is available to adults and youth. We will ask that a selection of the stories be retold at campfire.
  • Permission slip and make sure your health forms are current.


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Adult in charge: Chris Marye
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