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Rivers District Scout-O-Rama, May 1-3 in Warsaw

imageThe first Rivers District Scout-O-Rama Crossover Camporee will be held on the grounds of Rappahannock Community College in Warsaw May 1-3. 

The Rivers District is comprised of Essex, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties.

This year a group of Scouts have planned the event and are looking forward to showing the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula “what Scouts do” in a Scout show. 

“The district is looking forward to this event to be successful and make it a yearly district event for every pack, troop, team  and crew in the Rivers District,” said a district spokesperson. “We hope you will help us make this event one to remember.”

Scouts, their families, friends of Scouting, and the general public can enjoy a fun-filled day of exhibits, competitions, skits and displays. The 2009 Crossover Camporee will feature a day-long demonstration of Scouting skills and activities along with additional outside agencies also setting up display booths.  Packs, troops, teams and crews from the Rivers District and from other districts will set up displays and activity booths for the general public and other Scouts to view and take part on Saturday, May 2.

At 10 a.m. on May 2, the encampment will hold an opening ceremony, followed immediately by activities and demonstrations open to Scouts and the general public.

At 4 p.m. the areas close to the general public.

The Scouts’ evening will conclude with dinner, the Crossover Ceremony and a campfire with the Order of the Arrow Tap-Out Ceremony.

Saturday evening will feature the annual Crossover Feast, a Webelos Crossover Ceremony and a campfire with Order of the Arrow Call-Out Ceremony.

Proposed displays and activities to date include an America Indian dance show; slingshot activities; a catapult; fire without matches; crossover bridge; knot relay; lumberjack games; cooking demonstrations; boat safety and fire extinguisher use; and a guided nature walk.

In the event of inclement weather, the Camporee will be held as scheduled.  The schedule of events may change to reflect availability of facilities.  In the event of severe weather, portions of the program may be cancelled. 

Please contact Bob Parker at 761-3686 with questions prior to or during the event.

posted 04.13.2009

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