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Information Handbook

Little Tallapoosa Park 1930 Highway 113 N Carrollton, GA 30116 Phone: 770.214.3580

Indian Springs District Spring Camporee Registration-Parking-Water-Hygiene Sign in at the staff headquarters tent upon arrival on Friday evening. A staff member will assign you a campsite at this time. All final rosters and payments will be due at the Senior Patrol Leaders meeting on Friday night. Patches will be given out on Sunday morning with participation ribbons based on your final roster and payments. All adults and youth are required to register and pay for attendance to the camporee. This applies also to all staff members. Please attend the SPL meeting with your scouts. There will be some parking directional signs to help keep the traffic flowing. Please pay attention and adhere to those signs and directions. All drop offs will be directed to the large asphalt parking lot in the RV camping area. There is a paved walking trail from this parking lot to the campsites. If arriving after dark the scouts will need a flashlight. The trails are not lighted. All vehicles staying for the weekend will park in the gravel parking lot to the right near the park welcome station. When this lot is filled overnighters will park in the parking lot in the RV camping area. All quartermaster trailers will be allowed in the campsites. No vehicles in campsite other than to drop off supplies. Long pole trailers can be left in the lower field below the camping area near the tower building zone. There is water available at the site in the gravel parking lot. It is a little distance to carry. You may bring your own water. Porta pottys will be available.

TOWER The towers do not have to be constructed to a specific plan. The scouts have a lot of latitude with the design. The pioneering merit badge book is the resource you should use as a guide. The towers will be judged for 1) stability, 2) proper and neat lashes, 3) overall quality, 4) guying If these four areas are properly done it will be hard on the judges to pick winners!~! A well lashed, properly constructed and guyed off tower will be stable and have a good quality. The towers will not be judged on SIZE. Models will not be allowed as a troop’s entry!!! Ballista The ballista competition is based on the design from the BSA Program Features under Mechanics. That design involves pulleys with scouts providing the propulsion. The design does not incorporate a trigger release. The ballista will be judged on distance and accuracy. The ballista will not be judged on size or construction. In case of a tie for distance and accuracy, the quality of construction and lashing will determine the winner. Water balloons are the planned projectiles. Morning Activities We are asking for event hosting from the units for the morning competitions for the following events: all spars need to be about 1 1/2" diameter. Chariot race six 8' spars, three 4' spars, nine15'x1/4" manila rope Puddle jumper nine 8' spars, nine 15'x1/4" manila rope, twelve 25'x1/4" manila rope Flag pole -Troop 228 has already volunteered for this event Fishing pole nine 10' spars twelve 15'x1/4" manila rope Knot relay 1eighteen 5'x1/4" manila rope Archery district bows, targets, range rope Tomahawk throw district hawks, targets, range rope The district will supply rope and spars if needed. Volunteering units should be prepared to host at least 2 and probably 3 patrols at a time (the material list above reflects 3 sets of materials for each event) as we expect over 200 scouts and we don't want the scouts standing around waiting on an event to open up. You will need a minimum of 3 adults at each event. We are asking each hosting unit to provide any time keeping devices needed. (most smart phones have this built in) Hosting units are responsible for keeping a written record of unit, patrol, number in patrol, time, and spirit. Hosting units will determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finish in their events. Our Commissioner Corps has kindly agreed to do campsite inspections on Saturday morning and the tower and ballista judging after lunch. James Hembree, 770-843-6215 or for more info.

Enter event name here:__________________________ Event Score Sheet Unit


Number in Patrol Time/Score


Please turn in to staff headquarters after events are over with 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners marked.

Indian Springs District March 21-23, 2014 Schedule: Friday March 21 Noon-5 p.m. Staff setup/early sign-in 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Troop sign in and set up 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. O.A. Hotdog/Hamburgers available with all the trimmings 9:30 p.m. Senior Patrol Leader/Scoutmaster meeting-cracker barrel 11 p.m. Lights out Saturday March 22 6:30 a.m. Reveille 6:30 – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Flag Assembly 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Morning events 11:45 Lunch 1-4 p.m. Tower Building Competition 4-5p.m. Ballista Competition 5 p.m. Supper 8 p.m. Campfire and OA call out 11 p.m. Lights out Sunday March 23 8 a.m. Reveille 8 a.m. Breakfast 9:30 a.m. Scouts Own Service 10 a.m. Check out


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