Questions and Answers

 

Color guard members of Troop 86 posted the colors. Photo by Boy's Life Photographer

Color guard members of Troop 86 posted the colors. Photo by Boy’s Life Photographer

Can we still camp at Spring Lake Park? 

Scouts can still camp at Spring Lake Park Friday and Saturday. However Cubs and Webelos may not camp overnight.  This is due to National BSA regulations. They are welcome to attend all other activities. If Cubs and Webelos would like to camp overnight, they can make arrangements at Camp Preston Hunt.

How do we register?

Register on our website before March 20th.  After that date there is a $25 late registration fee. Space may be limited after that date.   See our registration page.  for additional details.

What about patches and t-shirts? 

T-shirts and patches are ordered by downloading our pdf form and either mailing it in or dropping it off at the Caddo Council Scout office.  You can also call in your order and pay by credit card. Be ready with your t-shirt sizes.  All orders must be paid for and purchased, by April 12. If you are selling chili tickets to earn your t-shirts and patches, that money must be turned in by April 12.

 Are we required to have an exhibit? If so, is the camping and exhibit area the same place?

Troops are not required to have a exhibit: however simple exhibits are not hard to achieve.  As a minimum do something to meet each category in the judging form. Yes troops’ exhibit areas are set up next to their camping area.

The Leader’s Guide says check-in Friday is 3:00 to 5:00. What about late arriving Troops? 

Late arriving troops are fine, on your registration form give us an approximate time so we could be ready for them. 

Boy Scouts from Troop 16 prepare the ingredients for Hobo Stew for their Dutch oven demonstration. Left to right: Spencer Lawing (green hat, left), Gavin Mitchell (fuzzy hair, center). Photo from Boy's Life Photographer

Boy Scouts from Troop 16 prepare the ingredients for Hobo Stew for their Dutch oven demonstration.  Photo from Boy’s Life Photographer

Will Troop trailers be allowed to stay in campsites?

Most trailers will be moved to a location outside of the tent city unless they are a part of the exhibit.

Are Troops expected to cook all meals?

Personally I would plan my meals to maximize my youths’ experience. Troops are not expected to cook all meals. Plan easy clean up one pot meals or sandwiches. There should be some campfire time for cooking if one is a early riser. There will be food vendors on site during the day so scouts may want to bring some money for snacks. Don’t forget the Chili Cookoff – $5 ticket for some great chili.

We will continue to post additional questions as they come up.

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