Our Fall Camporees will be changed to a local, virtual event for each Troop to perform in their local communities due to the recent uptick in COVID cases across Central Wisconsin.

"On my honor, I will do my best...to do my duty to country...help other people at all times...and keep myself morally straight"

This excerpt from the Scout Law defines our responsibilities during the ongoing COVID pandemic.  We must do our duty to our country and our local communities; by protecting our friends, schoolmates, coworkers and neighbors; while doing the right thing through practicing social distancing, avoiding large groups; and presenting to the public an image of morally straight behavior during the pandemic.

In order to live up to the Scout Law, Samoset Council will not offer a Fall Camporee at a consolidated location. Instead, we will distribute a program which Troops, Patrols or individual Scouts can participate in their local communities during the month of October and November.

As Scouts, we've promised to "help other people at all times", which implies we need to find ways to continue helping our neighbors, even during a pandemic. As part of the virtual camporee, we'll be asking Troops, Patrols, and individual Scouts to perform some kind of service project in their local community. Look for opportunities outside which can be done in small groups, while practicing social distancing and limiting exposure to the community. For example, raking leaves for the neighborhood could easily be done without interacting with the homeowner in groups of 3-5 Scouts from a single patrol or a Scouting family. 

The new virtual Camporee program will be distributed on Monday, October 12th. Scouts will be asked to perform a local service project of their choice and; 

  • go for a troop, patrol or family bike ride. 
  • or complete a couple Scout skill activities from a list of 10 activities which were planned at the fall Camporees. 

 

Troops, Patrols, or Scouts who complete the fall virtual camporee activities and send pictures to Samoset Council can purchase a patch representing their accomplishment.

We're looking forward to seeing all of the great work our Scouting community can accomplish throughout Central Wisconsin over the next two months. It's up to us to show the community how valuable Scouting can be, especially during a pandemic.

Camporee Skills Challenge Information

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 Samoset Council, Boy Scouts of America
 3511 Camp Phillips Rd, Weston WI 54476
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