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QUAD-STAKE 11 YR. OLD SCOUT CAMPOREE: (updated 6/21/2010)

August 20th & 21st, 2010 for all registered 11 yr. Old Boy Scouts in the Richland, Kennewick, Kennewick East, and Pasco Stakes.

Purpose: To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Scouting and offer outdoor experiences and opportunities for earning achievements. Activities may include canoeing, games, cooking, crafts, first aid, plant and animal identification.

Place: Sacagewea Park. (Take 395, Highway 12, Sacagawea State Park Road OR Chemical Drive, over the white bridge, Right on Ainsworth, Left on Sacagawea State Park Road).
Fee: No cost
Time: Friday morning, 9:30 am registration, 10 am-evening/overnight. Saturday morning 9:00 am ceremony & break camp(Camping zones will be assigned by stake)
Registration packets were distributed on June 26th and a second letter with the epaulets were distributed on Sunday, August 8th. (Things to bring TBD, schedule, rules, etc, & info will be in the packet.)

CAMPOREE SCHEDULE

9:30 am...Check-in at Headquarters
10:00 – 10:30...Opening Ceremony
10:30 – 11:15...Station 1
11:20 – 12:05...Station 2
12:10 – 12:40...Lunch Break
12:45 – 1:30...Station 3
1:35 – 2:20...Station 4
2:25 – 2:55...Snack Break/Patrol time
3:00 – 3:45...Station 5
3:50 – 4:35...Station 6
4:40 – 6:40...Set-up Camp & Dinner
6:45 – 8:00...Tournament of Scouting (Pasco)
8:00 – 8:45...Evening Program

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21ST

7:00 – 8:00...Breakfast
8:00-8:30...100 Years of Scouting Celebration

FYI

Our main stake assignments are:
  • Opening & closing ceremonies
  • Animal Identification station
  • Craft station

REMINDERS

  • MEALS: Each ward will make arrangements for dinner and breakfast. Leaders are responsible for bringing the cooler to put the lunches in. You can combine efforts with other wards in your building. Check with families about food allergies. Wood burning is not allowed. There won't be enough bbq grills at the park, however there will be lots of picnic tables.
  • UNIFORM & MASCOT: Our color is orange and our mascot is the bull. We will be represented by a flag and the yell will be the sound of a bull with your hands on your head like horns. When cheering on fellow campers, the boys could stomp and scrape their “hooves,” rumble like a “stampede” or “lock horns.” Please practice this with the boys. Boys & leaders should be wearing uniforms with the orange epaulets. Leaders and scouts who registers late will get their epaulets at the camp.
  • SWIMMING REQUIREMENT: Boys will need to have thier swimming certification done before camp in order to participate in the canoeing. However there will be onshore activities if they can't or choose not to participate.
  • MEDICAL STAFF: We need volunteers to be part of our medical staff.
  • AGE: The camporee is for 11 yr. old Scouts. Please do not bring younger siblings. If there is a boy whose 12th birthday falls in July, they are welcome to come. Please check to see if the boy has already completed the workshops being offered. It may not be necessary for him to come. Boys who are turning 11 in August after the camp may come with the Bishop’s approval.
  • TRAINING: All leaders who work directly with the boys MUST be trained. This is required! Fathers and other volunteers should at least complete Youth Protection training online.
  • SECURITY: Some campers and volunteers may not be able to attend the whole camp and may be coming and going at various times. As a precaution, we will need everyone to check-in and check out at Headquarters. We are in a public park, so please be aware of other patrons using the park.
  • LIST OF THINGS TO BRING: (A general list was included in your registration along with the final information sheet. Your leader may provide you with a more specific list.) ***JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SET UP CAMP UNTIL 6:40 PM.*** Lunch, prescription medicine, pocket snack, first aid kit, flashlight, sleeping bag, water bottle/canteen, change of clothes, towel/washcloth, personal hygiene items (toothbrush, tooth paste, deodorant, tent, repellent, sunscreen, etc. Please leave unnecessary electronic devices at home. Leaders may want to bring camera. Pop-up canopies, tables, chairs, camp fire supplies, rope, permanent marker, lamp, etc).

    Fathers and leaders, please make yourself available to spend time with the boys and support the camp.

    PLEASE DISCUSS THIS IN YOUR MEETINGS OR COMMITTEES. IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS OR RESOURCES, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT wklnmk@charter.net, or 582-3885.

    Sincerely,

    Lisa Wintrode

    KE Stake Primary President




    TRAINING FOR 11 YR. OLD SCOUT LEADERS:

    (The 11 yr. old Scouting is a transitional program by the Church--not the BSA--for boys age 11 who have not recieved the Aaronic Priesthood, but have advanced to the Troop)

    HOW TO GET STARTED:
    The bishopric should have shared the importance of your calling and given you a brief description of your duties when you accepted the calling. A member of the Primary Presidency oversees the 11 yr. Old Scouts and serves as a Scout Committee member, similar to a cub committiee member. The Counselor, former 11 year Old leader, and Scout Master should give you an overview of the program and provide you with the materials and information needed for your calling.

    As part of the process please do the following following:

    1. Complete a BSA Registration Form (with all appropriate signatures) and submit it to the Scout Office for processing. (required)
    2. Complete Youth Protection then BSA training. (required)
    3. Read and research your duties as the 11 yr. Old Scout Leader (see Resources).
    4. Gather information about the progress of the boys, meetings, activities, etc.
    5. Meet with the assistant and the Scout Committee and plan for upcoming activities or events.

    BASIC LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Priorities:
    1) Plan & lead effective patrol meetings using program & church resources). 2) Provide program opportunities & oversee progress toward advancement . 3) Lead the patrol in patrol/troop activities. 4) Participate in meetings. 5) Help orientate parents and encourage family involvement.


    BSA TRAINING:
    • Complete Fast Start Training, This is Scouting, and Youth Protection online at www.myscouting.org (about 30 minutes per session)
    • Complete Leader Specifics for Boy Scout Leaders and Outdoor Leader Skills (about 2 hr. workshop by BSA trainer)
    • Supplemental training (as needed)

    PROGRAM MATERIALS
    • Current Boy Scout Handbook
    • Scouting Handbook (CHI)
    • Scouting Magazine (you should receive in mail when you register)

    COURT OF HONOR

    This is a ceremonial program for boys to receive recognition and awards that they have achieved.
    • At the scout committee meeting, participate in the planning as needed. Report on the progress of 11 yr. old Scouts.
    • Attend and lead the 11 yr. old Scouts in the program as needed.

    SCOUT COMMITTEE MEETING (monthly, 1 hr.)

    The Scout Committee Chair is the head of the Scout Committee. He calls and conducts this meeting and gives assignments to the Scout Committee members (parents or others). Scout leaders also attend this meeting to report, discuss, coordinate and plan items such as Court of Honor, service projects, goals, progress records, advancement, and other activities.
    • Report on patrol activities, progress records, and advancement.
    • Participate in the discussions.

The presidency member over 11 yr. old scouting should attend or be invited to this meeting. She 1) provides updated lists of the boys, 2) keeps informed of their progress and reports it to the scout leaders, 3) relates and coordinates primary activity information with the scout leaders. 4) helps plan/encourage participation in camping. 5) Assists the scout committee or scout leader as needed. PATROL MEETING
  • Plan a weekly patrol meeting with the Assistant 11 yr. Old Scout leader (1/wk, 2-3/mo., for 1 hr. 15 min. max/Go & See or Special Event) Time TBD)
  • Conduct patrol meetings with the help of the assistant.(Provide and encourage effective leadership opportunities for boys.

ROUNDTABLE

This is a resource meeting to help leaders learn skills, gather information, and network.
  • Attend/participate in monthly roundtable (about 1.5 hr., usually on the 1st Thursday of the month during school months at the Pittsburg bldg. at 7pm)

PATROL RECOGNITION, AWARDS & ADVANCEMENT
  • Encourage family involvement, maintain and prepare patrol report.(Time TBD)
  • Report progress and advancement and submit information to the Scout Committee.

11 YR. OLD SCOUT DAY CAMP

This day camp is organized by the Stake Primary Presidency (not the BSA). A Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director can be appointed by the Stake Presidency. The twilight (afternoon-evening) is generally held in the 2nd week of July for about 3 days which includes an overnighter.
  • Support and lead patrol members or help the camp leaders as needed.

BUDGET
  • Plan and submit a budget for the program and supplies to your Primary Presidency. (Please check your materials and Scout closet for useful inventory). Check with your leaders if charges go to the Troop’s Trading Post Account. For reimbursements, please complete a form with receipts attached and submit it to the bishopric. (TBD)
  • Check with your Primary Presidency & Bishopric to add your name to the Trading Post Accout form. This allows you to purchase necessary materials and awards from the Trading Post at the Scout Office.

UNIFORM
  • Obtain a BSA Uniform (Brown Shirt with appropriate logos and patches). Please check with your Primary Presidency or the Bishopric if you can get reimbursed for the shirt. If you plan to keep the shirt, please purchase the shirt out-of-pocket. You will be able to display ranks, patches, and awards you've earned and use it in future callings in Scouting. (Check with former scout leaders, the stake, and the BSA for used uniforms. You may also find them at yard sales or on online auctions. Encourage the boys to wear the uniform--especially at the appropriate functions.)

FAITH IN GOD

Your responsiblility is to encourage and implement the Faith in God requirement into your activities. There is a section in their FIG books called "Preparing for the Priesthood" that they need to complete while they are 11 yrs. Old.

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New Boy Scout Handbook, 12th Edition

Dear Scouters,

The new centennial edition of the Boy Scout Handbook (12th Edition) is now available.

For those who have already started in the older (11th edition)Scout book, you may continue to use that book and complete the Scouting program in that book. Those who start after Jan. 1st, 2010, will begin using the new book.


In preparation for our 2009 BSA Rechartering this November, I wanted to touch base with you about transferring all of the 11 year olds in the stake who are currently registered in the stake primary’s Cub Scout packs but should be registered a 11 year old Scouts in the troops. Too many 11 year olds being dropped accidently from their BSA registrations.


Thanks!

Andrea Watson
District Director
Blue Mountain Council, BSA
(509) 735-7306
1-800-821-4939
Fax: 1-866-329-2583
www.bmcbsa.org

 
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