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Welcome to the 33rd Annual Can-am Camporee

May 5th-May 7th 2017

REGISTER TO ATTEND TODAY

Camp Attawandaron would like to extend a very warm welcome to all those involved in the scouting movement, to join us for another great weekend.

 For those who have not attended Can-am before we hope that you put our camp to your list of outings. This event is open to 3rd year Cubs and all Scouts. This is a great opportunity for Ventures to help as staff.

 Please note there has been some changes listed below.

 After great feedback from past years we are adding some new and adventurous activates and displays. A very exciting Camporee planning team is in place and hard at work on improving this camp.

 Any questions can be directed to one of the Camporee contact people. We will do your best to address all concerns.

 

During the camporee minimal dress code will be as follows:

  • Footwear must be worn at all times

  • Shirts must be worn at all times

  • No clothing with Profanity

PRICING INFO

Cost this year is $25.00 per Troop due when you register, this is non-refundable. Due at camp is $20.00 per person, leaders and youth included.  Any cheques are made out to "Scouts Canada, Can-Am Camporee"

 

Leaders please note that the Registration Office has been moved to the Chapel, the chapel is an A framed building located as you leave the parking area at the front of the camp. PLEASE stop here after you park your vehicle and register. All staff are to register as they arrive at camp.

CAMP WIDE AGENDA 2017

Friday May 5th 2017

5:00  – 10:30 p.m.        Registration Open

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.           Supper

10:30 p.m.                  Leaders gather at Sub-camps -10 min meeting about weekend

11:00 p.m.                    Lights Out / Quiet Time

Saturday May 6th, 2017

6:30 a.m.                      Rise & Shine

6:30 – 8:30 a.m.           Breakfast and Clean up

8:30 a.m.                      Assemble at the flagpoles at on the flats

8:45 a.m.                      Flag Break & Opening

9:30 a.m.                      Events and Displays

Noon – 1:00 p.m.         Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.           Events & Displays

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.           Supper & Clean –up

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.           Auction at Sub Camp

8:30 – 9:30 p.m.           Camp fire at each Sub Camp

9:45 p.m. – 10:30         Meeting at Sub Camp for all leaders (Bring your mug)

9:45 p.m. – 10:15         Patrol leaders feed back session.

11:00 p.m.                    Lights Out / Quiet Time

Sunday May 7th, 2017

6:30 a.m.                      Rise & Shine

6:30 – 8:30 a.m.           Breakfast and Clean up

8:30 a.m.                      Assemble at the flagpoles at on the flats

8:45 a.m.                      Awards & Closing

9:15a.m.                       Permits issued from Sub-Camp Chief

                                   Safe Travels                            

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  FIRST AID & EMERGENCIES

 A First Aid Station will be maintained for the duration of the Camporee starting at 7:00p.m. on Friday until 9:25 a.m. on Sunday. Please report all accidents to your sub camp Chief and or First Aid. The lodge will be staffed by trained First Aiders. Any transportation to hospital that is done by ambulance will be at the cost of the individual. Can-am Camporee will not be responsible for any fees arising out of such transport.  Troops are responsible for their own medical forms.

The Camp Address is 8916 Lakeshore Rd, Port Franks

GEAR INTO AND OUT OF CAMP

 Upon arriving the hill attendant will direct you to your sub-camp. Unload your gear quickly please. You will then need to drive your vehicle back over the hill and into the parking lot. Please make sure you lock your vehicle. No cars are to remain in the camping area.

 After closing, when your gear is all packed up, your sub-camp chief will issue a clearance slip. Once you have the slip you may go get your vehicles.  

UNIFORMS & FLAG CEREMONIES

 We would ask that all troops parade their troop flags along with the troop down to the flagpoles on the flats by 8:30a.m. Opening is at 8:45a.m sharp on Saturday morning. Troop uniforms should be worn to both the opening and closing ceremonies.

 Please send only troop flags to the opening. No National flags or Patrol flags please.

COOKING & GROUND FIRES

 All cooking will be done on propane or white gas (Naphtha) stoves. No open propane fires. Dutch oven cooking will be permitted in a special area in each sub-camp. White gas users, please note that each sub-camp will have an area away from the tenting area in which all liquid fuel must be stored. Mark the owners name on the cans. Please refuel in this area as well. There will be a fire extinguisher available here. No Ground fires other than the ones at your sub-camp head quarters.

SANITATION & TOILETS

 There will be portable toilets around the camping area. Please keep these clean.  If any washroom needs servicing please contact Sub-Camp staff.   We hope that these washrooms would be kept clean.

PICNIC TABLES

 Sorry there are no extra tables for troop use so please don’t expect any. Please don’t take the tables from the display areas or from the sub camp head quarters.

LOST & FOUND

 Lost and Found items should be brought to the BBQ area.. All lost and found items will be brought to closing. You may claim any items after closing.  

GARBAGE & RECYCLING PICK-UP

 Please put the garbage out at the road after each meal. The wildlife is tame to the point of being somewhat aggressive in their search for food.   At each sub-camp there will be recycling bins, we at Camp Attawandaron really focus on recycling. Please make all efforts in doing so.

WATER SUPPLY

 City water will be available during this camp. There must not be any washing done at the water tanks or pumps. Please make sure all taps are closed tight.

SPECIAL NEEDS

 Any youth or adult with a special need should let us know before they arrive to the Camporee. We will take all steps to ensure that camp is enjoyable by everyone. Please feel free to advise your sub-camp chiefs about your requests.

FEED BACK TO CAN-AM

 We are inviting your PL/SPL or troop designate to attend a meeting (Saturday night) where they will give us feedback on what was good and what was not.

 Please send 1, representative of your troop. It will be held in the building where the store was during the day, at 9:45 p.m. Please ensure that a representative attends. If you, as a leader, have any suggestions or comments, please take the time to jot them down and send them with your youth to the meeting. Help us to make this an even higher quality scouting outing for your youth. It is our desire to ALWAYS give you an excellent camporee in which the youth can learn, have fun, and grow in scouting.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 In keeping with tradition, all events will be staffed by troop Scouters. You will be assigned an event at registration. This is a great way to meet the youth from all over. We would like to thank-you in advance for your help.

 We are always looking for new events. Please feel free to send us your ideas!

DISPLAYS

We are looking for new displays all the time. If you, or someone you know, would like to participate, please get in touch with us. As in all areas, we are open for any help you are able to provide.

CAN-AM BUCKS EVENT CARDS

 Each patrol will be given an event card. Make sure they have the sub camp name and patrol name printed on the front of the card. Only the patrol leader should carry the card during the day’s events.

 Each event is numbered and is worth 2, 5, or 10 points. 2 points for showing up at the event, 5 points would be punched for a slight effort with no teamwork. 2 + 5 points would be punched for a group effort involving most of the patrol. The max amount of points awarded would be 10 and it would be for an honest effort involving the entire patrol working as a team. Only the event personnel are to punch on the event cards.

At The Action

 At the end of the day the points are added up on each card by the sub camp chiefs and the total is recorded on the reverse side for the total bidding bucks available to the patrol. Patrol leaders will then bid at the auction for the whole patrol, to obtain the bagged items available.

Auction Articles

 Troop leaders are encouraged to participate in the fun by simply bringing an item or two to the camporee. If you have brought items to add to the auction turn them into the sub camp Chief before the auction. All extra auction items will be much appreciated.

TUCK SHOP

 The Southwesten Ontario traveling Scout Shop will be in camp for most of the day Saturday. The hours will be posted out side. The location is the Petrolia Cabin, across from Oneida Sub-Camp.

INFORMATION

At anytime information can be obtained from any staff member at camp. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.