Colonial's 2019 Webelos-Ree
2019 Colonial Fall Webelos-Ree
"THE MAFEKING CADETS"
Friday, October (18) Optional camping
Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20
*** PACKS ARE ASKED TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE. ADDITIONAL WEBELOS AND ADULTS FROM A REGISTERED PACK MAY ALSO REGISTER AT THE EVENT. PLEASE BRING A PACK CHECK. ***
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Webelos of the Colonial District: Sign up for the Mafeking Cadets!
In 1899, a British army colonel named Robert Baden-Powel commanded a small group of soldiers in Mafeking, an isolated but important town in what is now KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. When the Second Boer War began, Mafeking was surrounded by the Boers who cut the rail and telegraph lines, and laid siege. Although the Boers often outnumbered Baden-Powell’s force by four to one, Baden-Powell held Mafeking for 217 days until a relief force fought its way through the Boers and broke the siege.
Seeing that he was cut off and outnumbered, Baden-Powell tricked the Boers into believing that Mafeking was too heavily defended for them to attack. One of Baden-Powell’s officers, Lord Edward Cecil, organized 24 boys aged 12-15 into the Mafeking Cadet Corps to perform vital support duties for the defenders. Among other duties, the Cadets carried messages, served in the hospital, acted as lookouts, and spied on the Boers to observe, map, and report their movements.
Queen Victoria recognized the Cadets for their important service and awarded them the Defence of Mafeking bar to the Queen's South Africa Medal. And, Baden-Powell later formed the Boy Scouts in part with the Mafeking Cadets in mind.
So, Webelos! Come to the Webelos-Ree with your den and learn the skills of the Mafeking Cadets. Many of the skills you learn in Webelos are the same skills that proved to be so valuable to the Cadets.
Webelos-Ree is open to all First and AOL/Second Year Webelos only.
All Webelos must be registered by a pack at the time of the event.
All Webelos must participate in activities only as a den and under adult supervision.
Cubs of other ranks are not eligible to attend or participate.
Webelos-Ree is considered Webelos Den Overnight Camping, and not Family Camping.
WEBELOS-REE SCHEDULE - Please refer to the Webelos-Ree Annex document at right for the schedule.
WHEN AND WHERE: Gunston Hall; October 19-20; Optional camping October 18.
Webelos - $20.00
Parent/Adult Leader - $15.00
Staff - $10.00