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    Boy Scouts need your Help

    Hello Fellow Hangers,
    As some of you know I am involved with the Boys scouts. And we are having a council wide Camporee this April. We will have over 3000 scouts in attendance. We are also combining our annual scout hunt fish day with the event. The events midway section will have everything from camping info to fishing and hunting. I am setting up a kayak fishing station as well.

    What i wanted to know was if there were any hangers in and around the central NC area that would like to camp out or just come down for the day and setup a station on hammock camping, showing off suspension ideas and insulation. I can see where it would be fun not to mention we would be reaching a ton of folks with a better way to camp.

    Dates are April 29th thru may 1st

    Let me know if you can help out.

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    Too bad we're 8 hrs. away.
    I'd bring my Backpacking Merit Badge group to show off their DIY Scout hammock kits.

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    That would be great if we had info on how a scout could make a hammock as well as the expensive gear. with 3000 scouts and leaders and parents. this would also be a good spot for those making gear for sale. no promises but logic would seem to be that it could help.

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    Howdy Fishgeek.
    I'm in the area and a Den Leader in my son's Cub Scout pack in Elon... also in ONS Council.
    Not sure of my schedule that weekend, but I may be able to do it. Could be a fun thing to take my son to.
    If you look at my site you'll see some of the things I've made that I can show and talk about.
    http://gear-report.com/
    Might even be able to make some stuff there... soft shackles, whoopies...

    Also, MacEntyre is in High Point. You might consider PMing him, if you haven't already, to see if he is interested.

    Where is it going to be?
    Since my son is just a Cub Scout, we've only been to Woodfield. Don't know anything about the ONS camp for Boy Scouts yet. Is it Cherokee?

    PM me if you like.
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    I only live an hour from Greensboro. I'd be glad to help out. PM me, maybe Mac and I could go together.

    **Oops. Just realized i'll be at Cumberland Island that weekend.** Would love to help though in the future.

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    Any update on the need for hammockers, FishGeek?

    All, here are more details from an email I just got from the Council:
    "COUNCIL CAMPOREE
    APRIL 29 - MAY 1

    All packs, troops, crews and posts are invited. Is your unit attending the council event of the year?

    The Old North State Council will be holding one of the largest local camporees in the state April 29 – May 1, 2011. Please join us for a spectacular event that shows off scouting spirit. At the event you can experience the following activities and a lot more:

    Indian Village • Dutch Oven Cooking • Scout Competitions • Fishing rod & reel casting competition

    What will the midway will include?
    The Bass Federation ‐ World Largest Kids Casting Contest
    Bee Keeper‐ Sam Coble
    Kayak fishing rig and equipment
    NC Coon Hunter Association, dogs and hunting techniques
    Hunter Safety ‐ NC Wildlife Hunter Safety Instructor
    US Sportsman Alliance ‐ Promoting Hunt/Fish Ethics, Trailblazer Youth Program
    NC Wildlife Safety Instructor / Turkey Hunting Stations
    Sandhills Bassmasters ‐ Bass fishing club, Kids casting contest, Bass fishing
    NC Bowhunter’s Association ‐ Archery trailer, portable shooting tunnel
    Nat Greene Fly Fishers Club ‐ Fly tying skills, fly rod casting
    NC State Parks ‐ Junior Ranger Program
    Old North State Council Museum
    Ham Radio Operators ‐ Radio booth
    Guilford County EMS ‐ Guilford County EMT Display
    NC Wildlife Aquarium ‐ Mobile aquarium with two 300‐gallon tanks
    UNCG Team Quest
    Bass Pro Shop ‐ Charlotte Store

    What About Closing Shows?
    The Bethesda Bluegrass band
    The Ron Johnson Show
    The Frost Magic Show
    Saturday evening finale will be a fireworks show by the famous Zambelli Brothers.

    How much is it?
    Cost for the weekend is only $23.00! Participants that register before March 18 will receive a free early bird patch.

    The fee includes:
    A Camporee Patch, Admittance to selected facilities at Denton Farm Park, A Train Ride around the park.
    The fantastic Fireworks Show on Saturday night by the world-famous Zambelli Brothers! And access to all other shows and events.

    Where is the Camporee going to be held?
    Denton Farm Park in Denton, NC
    This site is over 100 acres and contains many interesting buildings and shops: Sawmill, Grist Mill, General Store, Jackson Hill Church, Esso Filling Station, Shoe Shop, Music Hall, Blacksmith Shop and a train that encircles the park.
    Physical Address is 1072 Cranford Road Denton, NC 27239
    How do I register?
    You must register as a Pack, Troop, Crew or Post. Leaders can download the leader's guide and registration forms from the Web site: www.onscamporee.com
    Attention Alamance Scouts!
    School make-up day Saturday? You can get an excused absence if you attend the Camporee thanks to Mayor Ronnie Wall. Find out how on the camporee web site.
    Reminder - Trading Post Memorable pre-order is Tuesday, March 8.
    More information is available via our website www.onscamporee.com. Check it often to see new activities that have been added. Or, get instant updates via Facebook or Twitter

    Tina Carroll | Assistant Registrar
    BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
    Old North State Council
    1405 Westover Terrace | P.O. Box 29046
    Greensboro, NC 27429
    P 336.378.9166 | F 336.378.9169
    tcarroll@bsamail.org
    www.bsaonsc.org"
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    So... How do I ship you a 50# bundle of mule tape to hand out for cheap suspension???

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    So... How do I ship you a 50# bundle of mule tape to hand out for cheap suspension???

    Good question, John.
    I don't want to speak for Fishgeek. I suspect he'll check this thread soon and will reach out to you.
    If not, let me know and we'll work something out.
    Probably got 4-5 weeks before the details need to be worked out.

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    Old North State Council Camporee

    I just spoke with FishGeek today, we really want to do the hammock camping station. He will be getting out detaills very soon.

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    Question

    Last time I volunteered to help BSA friends with something, I was told I had to pass a background check and sign some oath/agreement/contract for the BSA. I pass background checks for working with foreign exchange students and local boys home all the time. But not about to sign anything for the BSA. They are not my cup of tea, shall we say.

    But raises the question, wouldn't any adult attending the council and volunteering, being a vendor, whatever, have to do the same? Not trying to raise a stink; just a word to the wise.

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