Bay-Lakes Council - Spring Camporee presented by the Gathering Waters District

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Spring Camporee presented by the Gathering Waters District

Event Details
Gathering Waters District cordially invites all troops and crews from across the Bay-Lakes Council to join our Spring Camporee at Camp Rokilio! 
 
We will be celebrating our proud heritage of sparking discovery by offering three exciting merit badges.
 
Scouting Heritage Merit Badge will be offered twice on Saturday and once on Sunday morning, led by the Director of the Bay-Lakes Council Scouting Museum, Dale Opgennorth. Mr. Opgennorth will be utilizing one of BSA’s best collections of Scouting patches, equipment, uniforms, books, etc. to facilitate this merit badge. This impressive collection (housed at Camp Rokilio) combined with its enthusiastic curator leading this merit badge, means you’re sure to have a fun time learning some neat history! In order to safeguard and preserve this rare collection, this opportunity is limited to the first 45 scouts who sign-up for one of the three sessions (15 scouts per session).
 
Welding Merit Badge will be offered throughout the day Saturday. We will have 12 diesel-drive welders (the big ones used on large construction sites) and dozens of professional welders on hand to safely teach this rarely earned but super hands-on merit badge. If you want to use a plasma torch, an Arc Welder, and leave with your own piece of welded handiwork, this is the badge for you!  Thanks to the volunteers from UA Local 400 and contractors like C.R. Meyer, we will be able to accommodate up to 168 scouts for the Welding Merit Badge!
 
Geocaching Merit Badge will be offered twice on Saturday and once on Sunday morning (max of 30 scouts per session). Choose to earn this merit badge and discover the healthy, fun, and exciting outdoor activity of Geocaching.
 
For scouts who’ve already earned these merit badges or would prefer to only take one, there will be multiple opportunities to participate in different OA led service projects in and around camp which is a fun way to earn your service hours and learn more about the Order of the Arrow (optional). There will be a fun campfire program and Order of the Arrow Call-Out on Saturday evening. Units will patrol cook. Scouts and adults who are not camping with a unit, will need to bring their own lunch in a cooler, as food is not provided. The cost is only $15.00 for both Scouts and Adults.
 
The 2021 Golden Spatula Award will be up for the taking!  A Dutch Oven cooking contest will take place on Saturday, 4/24/21 at Rokilio.  Judging will be on Saturday night at dinner 6:00pm-6:45pm and you must preregister ahead of time to Jason Splinter at Jason.Splinter@Scouting.org to get signed up for the contest.  Everything in the meal must be prepared and cooked at your campsite on 4/24.
 
For any adult leaders who may need Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (S11 - Required for adult leaders registered as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster) the course will be offered at Camp Rokilio during the camporee.  For any adults interested in attending training while attending the camporee, please register directly on the training site HERE.
When & Where
Camp Rokilio
Friday 04-23-2021 4:00 PM CT to
Sunday 04-25-2021 11:30 AM CT
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