The Etowah District Fall Camporee Committee, the Northeast Georgia Council and host-Troop 1109 (Cumming, GA) cordially invite you to take part in the 2015 Etowah District Fall Camporee to be held October 23-25, 2016 just north of Dahlonega, Georgia in Lumpkin County. The theme for this year’s Camporee is Native American Indian Lore.
Most of the activities and competitions will be centered on this theme. Our setting is a virtually untouched private reserve at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where Native Americans once called home. Scouts and Scouters will step back in time and immerse themselves in the culture and games of an era long ago while competing like warriors.
All Boy Scout participants will have the opportunity to earn the Indian Lore merit badge. There will also be a special presentation by Mark Warren, a naturalist, composer, novelist, and director of Medicine Bow, a “primitive school of earthlore” during Saturday activities. Mark will also be taking small groups on an exploration of the forest to show how the forest actually shaped the Cherokee and how they used the components of the forest.
Open field and a limited number of wooded campsites will be available on a first come, first served basis. With the consent of staff as to the location, older scouting patrols may opt to pioneer their own campsites in nearby wooded areas off the beaten path.
Click here for important Camporee planning info, including details for all of the competitions, and to REGISTER. A special patch will be presented to the first 400 participants to register and remit their payment.
Yours in Scouting,
Alex Gubbins and Britt Weber
2015 Etowah Fall Camporee Co-Chairs
Troop 1109, Cumming GA