A STORIED PAST, AND A BRIGHT FUTURE – 2021 FALL CAMPOREES

This past Fall, over 1,000 participants from around Northern Star Scouting participated in the Scouting Heritage Fall Camporees at Stearns Scout Camp and Phillippo Scout Reservation. During the event, Scouts had the opportunity to rotate through stations that featured the requirements of the Scouting Heritage Merit Badge. At the stations Scouts interviewed Scouters about their experiences in the program as youth, played Scouting games from the past, visited an on-site Scouting museum, learned about the founders of the Scouting Movement and Boy Scouts of America, and experienced so much more. The program at the Fall Camporee events highlighted Scouting’s past and traditions, but the scale of the events this past Fall, with the increase in the number of units attending, highlight the bright future ahead for Camporee events. 

Special thanks to the Fall Camporee Subcommittee, and event chair Jenny Veith for the hard work that went into planning and conducting two large-scale Fall Camporee events. The volunteer response for both Camporees was outstanding, and it was great to see so many Scouters jumping-in to help staff stations, park cars, and help with behind-the-scenes logistics. Successfully facilitating an event on the scale of the Fall Camporees this Fall was quite a feat, and the volunteer team definitely completed their good turn in offering a quality event for so many Scouts.

In addition to the two Fall Camporees facilitated by the Fall Camporee Subcommittee, a volunteer group in District Q facilitated a Search and Rescue Camporee at Vicksburg County Park in Renville, Minnesota. Special thanks to Jesse Knudsen and the District Q volunteer team for running a great event for over 140 participants. Groups interested in facilitating local events can file an Activity Support Application with the Council Activities and Civic Service Committee to formally add events to the program calendar. Check out the Northern Star Scouting website for more information.      

If you missed the Camporees this Fall, or are looking to make a return in 2022, keep September 23-25 and October 14-16 on your unit calendar for the 2022 series of events.    

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Ben Coder

Activities/STEM Director
612-261-2329
A STORIED PAST, AND A BRIGHT FUTURE – 2021 FALL CAMPOREES