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West Point Scoutmaster's Camporee: 28 April to 30 April 2017

posted Jan 31, 2017, 5:24 PM by Alisa Vural

*** Note: Deadline for pre-payment is Tuesday evening, February 7 ***

 

Curtiss-Wright:

 

Each year, the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, holds an Invitational Scout Camporee.  The event is planned, organized, and executed entirely run by USMA cadet members of the Scoutmaster’s Council.  These cadets are typically former members of Boy Scout, Venture Crew (coed) and Girl Scout units, many of whom have earned their program’s highest rank, i.e., Boy Scout Eagle and Girl Scout Gold awards. 

 

The Camporee site is HERE.

 

Photo Album from our GREAT EXPERIENCE in 2015 is HERE.


The annual Camporee is a weekend-long event in which Scout Troops (and CAP) experience a variety of military and Scouting -based competitions and sites to include: land navigation, first aid, weapons safety and maintenance, zodiac boat race, fire building, military drill, and physical fitness. The Camporee also includes military equipment static displays, mock demonstrations of military operations such as air assault missions with helicopters, a large bonfire, and a military review parade involving the Academy leadership.

 

Curtiss-Wright applied to attend the 2017 Camporee  as a CAP unit, and we were accepted!    NJ073’ own USMA CDT John Rogacki is sponsoring us this year! We will likely be the ONLY CAP unit among over 250 scouting troops, consisting of over 7000 participants!  This will be an excellent opportunity for us to show others what CAP is all about, interact with USMA cadets, and participate in many “cool” activities and challenges.   Like Scouting, CAP has similar goals and objectives with regard to their youth programs.  So, CAP fits right in. 

 

The event starts Friday evening, April 28, 2017, and will conclude mid-afternoon, Sunday, April 30, 2017.  We will meet at the Fairfield Red Cross building around 4:30 pm (tentative).  We could have multiple departure times, TBD.

 

It’s a camporee, so we will be camping in tents and cooking our own food. More details will follow. You will provide or share a tent, and need a sleeping bag and a mess kit.  We will lend you a sleeping bag if you need one.  Don’t worry about not having the right gear.  We will help you out, so that everyone wanting to attend will be properly equipped.  It will be an AWESOME experience!

 

We have 25 cadet spots and 6 adult spots available.  The registration fee is $25.00 per person.  It is non-refundable, but if you have paid and cannot attend, we will try to transfer your fee to another cadet who decides to go (or joined the Squadron) later.  Note: there will be a separate fee (approx. $25) collected later to cover meals.

 

RSVP here, and bring your $25 check NO LATER than 7 February. *** We need to prepay before February 10th, so the deadline for submitting your fee is Tuesday evening, February 7.  NO EXCEPTIONS, NO EXTENSIONS! Checks must be made payable to, “West Point Scoutmaster’s Council”, not CAP or Curtiss-Wright.

 

Please forward your check to Lt. Tracey Marashlian.  She will consolidate and handle the Squadron’s registration.   You can give her or me the check in person, or mail to the address below. 

 

Remember, the check needs to be in our hands at or before the Squadron meeting, Tuesday, February 7.

 

Please contact Major Rogacki if you have any questions.

 

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