Scouting, Game with a Purpose
This was the theme of this 2012 Ka’ala Camporee.
Keeping the Purpose of what scouting is about and having FUN is what this Camporee is all about. With the 17 game event challenges that ranged from Knot Relay, Tripod Building, Fire Building Medical Relay to Tomahawk Throwing, Fishing in a bucket, and Water Balloon Toss, Camporee certainly had a great variety of events to create many interesting and exciting situations. These game events not only challenged your basic scouting skills, but also challenged your patrol’s teamwork, communication, cooperation, time management, and wits. Being able to combine all this knowledge and knowing the skill sets of your fellow Patrol members was an important part on the success of your Patrol during this competition.
Both Patrols that represented Troop 75 did a AWESOME JOB! Our scouts managed to place within the top 3 spots in 5 events and brought back awards to show for it. They always showed their bright scouting spirits throughout Camporee and made a conscious effort to thank the volunteers after each event. Their fun competitive spirits and genuine eagerness to show their skills or learn new skills was evident with the many smiles and laughter that they shared together as a close-knit Patrol. Although we did not take home the award for Camporee Top Troop this year, these experiences and memories will make for better scouts. You're all winners when you have FUN together!
A big Thank You to the Pack 75 Webelos I and II for joining us at this Camporee. We hope your experience with us gave you a snippet of what a Boy Scouts Troop and Patrol is about. We certainly enjoyed your presence and hope that you will join us again.
Keep having FUN on the Scouting Trail!
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"It is important to arrange games and competition so that all Scouts of the troop take part." ~ Baden-Powell
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