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Thunderbase 2018

CompassThis is a huge scouting event that only happens once every 4 years: Thunderbase.

This is a camporee. A council wide event open to any cub scout, boy scout, venture scout – hundreds will be attending this year.

There is an opportunity for each scout and parent attending to receive a t-shirt. But for this to happen, you must register by March 31. Due to our meeting schedule in March we only have one more full meeting on March 19. Please print out the form sent via email and also available here for download and bring it and your check for $50 to the meeting on March 19 or make sure to email Mr. Steele your shirt size by March 31 so I can order you a shirt. This order must be in by March 31st.

Are you ready for fun? Inflatables, vendors, fireworks, shooting skills, scout skills? If so this is your event. See the schedule below for the more details.

March 31 – Orders for t-shirts due.
April 16 – Registrations due
Patrol Meetings in April – meet in your patrols and plan for meals (breakfast and dinner on Saturday, and a cold breakfast on Sunday) A duty roster of who is cooking and who is cleaning is a good idea as well.

Thursday May 3rd: 6:30-7:30p.m. – We will be loading the troop trailing with your items for the campout. We will be able to have the trailer at our site so you will want to get your stuff in there so it can go to the site as well. Tents and stoves are provided by the troop.

Friday May 4th: Meet at the church at 5:30p.m. to caravan down to the event. Friday evening it will likely take 1.5 hours. Make sure you have eaten dinner before you arrive. We will arrive around 7p.m and immediately begin to set up tents and the rest of camp. The goal is to get the tents up and your stuff in them before dark. As much as possible we will have patrols grouped together. Space will be limited due to the vast numbers of scout attending. Each scout will have a tentmate. Scouts and leaders must wear their class A uniforms anytime we are traveling.

Saturday May 5th: Breakfast and opening ceremony 8 a.m. After the camp is clean, scouts can attend the events of the day. It is an open program, so they can go to whatever interests them. Our adults will be scattered around the event checking on our scouts. Scouts should bring money to purchase lunch at the event. It will be greasy, fattening, delicious fair food. Adults will want to bring $ as well. There will also be a trading post with items for sale. That evening we will meet back at camp for dinner and then head over to the evening entertainment followed by fireworks.

Sunday May 6th: we will break camp. Once everything is put away and cleaned up, scouts can eat a cold breakfast. We will them participate in one last huge event – the fairgrounds clean up – remember, as scouts we leave no trace. Once that is complete, we will head home. We should arrive at the OSU sports med parking lot (near Kroger) for pick up at noon.

We will be participating rain or shine, so bring appropriate clothes, rain gear, sun screen, bug spray, water bottles, a day pack…

Thanks and I hope we have a huge turn out from our troop. This event is special and will not happen again until 2022.


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