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Swift's Big Kickoff 2024

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Swift's Big Kick Off

May 31, 2024 - June 2, 2024

Free camping weekend for your Crew and Ship!

The exciting SWIFT’S BIG KICKOFF WEEKEND is coming up May 31-June 2 at Camp Swift.  This event is FREE!  For crews staying the weekend, bring your own food (potluck Saturday evening), cooking gear, camping gear, and join in the fun. Or just come down for the day Saturday.

Friday night
Arrive after 4 pm and bring leaf blowers to blow off tent platforms.  We’ll be putting up canvas and crews can get set up at their favorite sites.

Those crews already on site chow down their own breakfast.  Everybody get ready to start work projects by 9 am.  We will work through noon, then take a break for lunch, then back at it by 1 pm.  All work projects should be complete and everybody meets at the waterfront at 2:30 pm.

Work projects include:
Leveling tents - tools needed include jacks, shovels, strong backs - cinder blocks to be provided
Trail clearing - tools needed include string trimmers, leaf blowers, loppers
Cutting up and splitting wood - tools needed include chainsaws (training requirements need to be met), and splitter (S-F provided)
Create dividers in mens shower - PVC and shower curtain supplies provided
Doors on latrines - Crew 2749 working
Bridge along aqua trail to boat ramp rework - Crew 2921 working
Painting of lodge trim, latrine signs, basketball hoop backboards, basketball court lines - S-F providing paint and paintbrushes

2:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Join us at the waterfront to place the floating dock and complete swim tests.  We may also have mountain boards, boats, games, sports and more.

6:30 pm Dinner at the Pavilion will be a Potluck. We will have burgers, brats, baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad to start.  Please bring a side dish or dessert large enough for your unit and some others to share. It should be a good time!

8 pm - Trivia under the Pavilion!  Who knows the most about S-F and Swift?  Join the fun!

9 am - Staff wants to exercise rappelling and climbing skills.  Join us at the pavilion to take the hike to the rappelling cliffs and climbing wall!

Cost: FREE, register today as a unit!

This event is open to Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Scouts BSA Members, as well as willing adults!


When & Where
S-F Scout Ranch
Friday 05-31-2024 6:00 PM CT to
Sunday 06-02-2024 1:00 PM CT Past
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