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Fall Camporee Planning Meeting
August 14 @ 7:00 PM
Fall Camporee Volunteers, Host Units, their Unit Commissioners, Interested Vendors, Activities Committee Members, and District Committee Members:
Fall Camporee Planning Meeting
Host Troop Schedule
*posted to Camporee page of the district website
Please join us Monday, August 14, 2017 at 7:00PM
Wayzata Public Library
Wayzata Meeting Room
620 Rice Street
Wayzata, MN 55391
It is time to continue our planning for Fall Camporee 2017!
This year’s Fall Camporee, the ‘Coaster Campout‘, will be held at Valleyfair Amusement Park on Friday, Oct 13 – Saturday night, Oct 14, 2017. Below is a copy of what has been released to our peeps in the Sunday newsletter and on our website.
Coaster Campout – ValleySCARE
Valleyfair – Shakopee
Park Admission $28.25* (a $53.00 Value – front gate price for All Day Saturday admission)
October 13-14, 2017
Cub Scouts, their Families and Friends are welcome to come out on Saturday and Cub Scouts can participate in the Cub Scout version of the STEM/ NOVA** program held inside the park. During the day there will be special Halloween themed events for Cub Scouts.
Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers are welcome to camp Friday Night.
CUB SCOUTS, WEBELOS, BOY SCOUTS, VENTURERS, their FAMILIES AND FRIENDS are welcome to come out to Valleyfair on Saturday. You must pick up your Valleyfair admission by 2:00PM on Saturday at the Valleyfair Admissions building, windows 11-13.
Registration will soon be OPEN for the Lake Minnetonka District Fall Camporee. This will be a unique, fun-filled event where your Friday evening will be spent camping at Valleyfair and your Saturday enjoying the park! Sign up to reserve your place at this one of a kind district camporee.
Boy Scouts and Venturers come out to Valleyfair on Friday evening and set up your tent. On Saturday morning there will be ample time to prepare your breakfast and get ready for the day. You must have your campsite packed up and loaded into your vehicle by 10:00AM. Valleyfair opens its gates at 11:00AM. There will be a STEM/ NOVA** program offered at the campsite and inside the park on Saturday. Starting at 7:00PM there will be special Halloween themed events for WEBELOS, BOY SCOUTS and VENTURERS inside the park, provided by Valleyfair staff. You may stay as late as you like. The park closes at midnight. The Camporee is over when you leave the park on Saturday evening.
- Saturday Adventure at Valleyfair
- Friday Night Campout at Valleyfair
- ‘Coaster Campout’ Patch for campers
- STEM/ NOVA Activities
- Halloween themed activities and events for Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Boy Scouts
ValleySCARE is the upper Midwest’s largest Halloween attraction! Join Snoopy and the Peanuts gang for some not-so-scary daytime fun at The Great Pumpkin Fest. As night falls, experience tight spaces, extreme situations and unforgettable encounters designed to test the boundaries of your worst fears during Halloween Haunt!
Cost Per Person
- Saturday All Day Admission Ticket Only – $28.25*
- Overnight Camping (including a camporee patch – $11.00)
* Does not include a 5% processing fee.
Who would have thought you can go to an amusement park and get a scouting award? The STEM/NOVA activities will focus around the various engineering Nova Awards – SWING! for Cub Scouts (http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Swing%21), WHOOSH! for Boy Scouts (http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Whoosh%21) and HANG ON! for Venturing (http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Hang_On%21).
We will not be working on the adventure, the merit badges, or exploration requirements (requirement 2) for the awards so Scouts will need to complete those on their own. We will have videos for the reading/ video requirements though I would expect given the opportunity to ride roller coasters or watch videos, many scouts will choose the coasters, so participants may want to do some of those (requirement 1) before hand as well. We will have activities on Friday night and Saturday morning for those that campout and then more activities in the park on Saturday for those coming for just the day.
Please bring a printed copy of the appropriate workbook (from the links above) for the Nova award that you would like to work on.
Sorry, Tiger and Lion Cubs are not eligible to participate in STEM/NOVA program (BSA rules, not ours).
If you have any questions, please call us.
STEM Committee District Representative
This will be a fantastic event you won’t want to miss! Invite your Webelos to camp overnight! Perfect for LDS units!
Interim Activities Chairman
Our host units for this Fall Camporee are: Troops 209, 327, 337, and 569. It would be ideal to have a youth leader and an adult leader from each host attend this meeting. We will be confirming details on the overall camporee theme. We’ll also assign roles to host units and other district activity staff, and confirm all the key program elements.
We look forward to seeing you all on Monday, Aug 14th as we work on the details for this event. If your unit cannot send a representative to this meeting, please contact us to confirm that you received this message and we will make sure you are kept up to date as we make progress. This is going to be a really fun event and we look forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.
District Vice Chairman