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Inside This Issue

Preparing your staff & Chaperones for Camporee

The Master Guide Challenge

A walk down ‘Memory Lane’



The Camp Council?

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CAMPOREE 101: HOW TO OSHKOSH, ONE STEP AT A TIME If you were one of the first 2,500 registrants, congratulations! You’re part of a special group that receives a limited-edition lapel pin, as well as a private backstage pass tour. Interestingly enough, there were only a little over 1,500 Pathfinders that registered by the deadline of December 25, 2016.

Only those who bought their ticket before the deadline will be listed in an upcoming newsletter, and placed on the website under "Daytime Onsite Activities" and "Main Stage" by June 1, 2018. All the lapel pins were shipped April of 2017.

After June 1, 2018, the CHOSEN International Camporee website will list names, backstage tour times, and dates listed. No backstage passes will be mailed out - the only documentation needed is the ticket registration receipt.

Preparing Your Staff and Chaperones for Camporee As you begin to prepare for the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee, make sure to also prepare your Pathfinder staff and volunteers to safeguard club members. Spend some time carefully familiarising yourself and staff with best practices to maintain a wholesome and hazardfree environment for all camporee attendees. Make sure each staff member is properly equipped with the tools and knowledge needed to keep campers safe in your facilities, on the road, and at the campsite.

varying locations and activities. Determine how many of your club’s children will be attending the camporee, and decide how many staff members you will need to provide sufficient supervision and protection for the club’s campers. Review supervision guidelines with the staff several times leading up to the departure date to make sure each person is familiar with the guidelines. Use ARM’s Youth Supervision Guidelines (Scan the QR Code) to explain best practices to your staff.

It is imperative for persons working with children to know and understand recommended staff to child ratios based on

Every child must submit a signed permission slip and updated emergency contact information prior to activities or outings. Make

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sure all staff are aware of known medical issues and can access the documentation if needed. Do not place staff or children in the position of being unable to provide needed care. For example, if a child needs to have refrigerated medication and you are unable to accommodate that need, that child should not be approved to participate in the trip or activity.

Master Guide Honour Challenge April - June

Venue: Devon House N.B: Bring money for refreshments / Honours also on Sale!!

1. Earn four of the following honors. Any of these honors earned more than two years ago should be restudied so that you can answer any of the knowledge questions included in their requirements. a. Camping Skills IV b. Fire Building and Camp Cookery c. Winter Camping d. Hiking e. Backpacking f. Orienteering g. Pioneering 2. Have the First Aid Honor 3. Know what to do to overcome fear when lost. Know at least four ways to signal for help if lost in the wilderness. 4. Know at least four secular activities and four Sabbath activities to use in an outdoor setting if you have a rainy day. 5. Do the following in an outdoor setting. a. Plan, organize, and do the teaching of one nature honor to a group of youth. b. Assist in teaching camping skills required in any camping honor and/or Pathfinder Class requirements to a group of youth. c. Determine where the nearest hospital is located. d. Determine where the nearest assistance from the police or a park ranger can be obtained. 6. Through Bible and/or Spirit of

Prophecy study, learn how the outdoors influenced the following Bible characters: a. Moses b. David c. Elijah d. John the Baptist e. Jesus 7. Know what considerations should be given in an outdoor setting with a group of youth in the following areas: a. Camping safety b. Fire safety c. Sanitation d. Swimming safety rules e. Rules for conduct e. Proper Sabbath observance 8. List at least six ways you can keep the out-of-doors beautiful for others to enjoy. 9. Know at least ten qualities of a good youth leader.

The Master Guide [Quarterly] Honour Challenge is designed to assist Master Guides in attaining honours and Master Awards that are not normally offered in training nor throughout the pathfinder curriculum. The Master Award we are working on for this year is

Requirements Are Earn seven of the following honors: Backpacking Campcraft Camp Safety Camping Skills IV Dutch Oven Cooking Edible Wild Plants Fire Building & Camp Cookery Hiking Knot Tying Orienteering Outdoor Leadership Tents Wilderness Leadership Wilderness Living

We are seeking 50 volunteers to be marshals on race day. If you are interested, send an e-mail to with the subject ‘RACE DAY MARSHALL’, placing your name and church in the body of the message.


Hurricane Tips At the start of the hurricane season: Check thoroughly the roof of your house, hurricane shutters, hooks and latches and repair where necessary. Make sure that galvanized sheeting on the roof of your house is properly fastened. Keep in stock extra plastic bags and sheets of plastic. Plastic is essential to prevent important documents, paintings, equipment and furniture from getting wet. Keep handy a supply of lumbar, plywood, timber, etc. for battening down purposes.

Trim trees that touch power lines or hang over the house and other buildings. Make sure that emergency cooking facilities such as coal stoves are in good working condition as these may be necessary Make sure you have a supply of kerosene and coal. Keep coal dry by wrapping in a plastic bag or other waterproof material. Latch down securely all small buildings in the yard such as outdoor kitchens, pit latrines, tool sheds, barns, etc. Store extra food, especially things

that can be eaten without cooking or which need very little preparation. Electricity may be off during a hurricane, leaving you without refrigeration. Place emergency food supply in a waterproof container and store in a closed box, cupboard or trunk. Make sure you have emergency equipment in your home. These include waterboots, raincoats, flashlights, batteries, portable radio, kerosene lamps and matches. Have simple first-aid equipment such as iodine, bandages, eye lotion, etc. at home. June 26 - Basic Disaster Management & Hurricane Safety Location: 10-12 Osbourne Road (Kencot Grounds)

Can you identify the people in this picture?

You probably went to Camp Don if.... ...You ever witnessed first hand some poor young lady dressed to puss foot topple head over heels down the hill on the way to the banquet!

Camp Site ‘83! Last year last year we nuh have no camp don we nuh have no camp don polio my lihtics had it way it bruk conference and mek we disappointed but here we are in 83 hooooraaayyy. For this yah JA 21 we are here at robins bay though parrell market rise the food camp don is here to stay. (repeat till u tired)



The camp council April 2018  

Camp Council seeks to be a periodical that provides information, pathfindering humor and highlights events and happening that relates direct...

The camp council April 2018  

Camp Council seeks to be a periodical that provides information, pathfindering humor and highlights events and happening that relates direct...