Council Spring Camporee
About the Camporee: In 2016 the Leatherstocking Council was created, and a celebration was held in May of that year at the "Nice to Meet 'Cha" Camporee held at Henderson Scout Reservation. In 2017 that celebration continues with the opportunity for Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts to gather in fellowship and adventure with the opportunity to learn about our natural environment.
Theme and Activities: This year's theme is conservation, and Scouts will have the opportunity to work on several different outdoor related merit badges, earn the Outdoor Ethics Awards, and see some great displays and programs including Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience. The portable climbing tower will also be on hand and staffed.
Camp Kingsley is located on the Tug Hill Plateau just north of Rome, NY, and has been serving the needs of Scouting and many other community groups since the 1920's. Currently it serves as the Council's Cub Scout Resident camp, weekend camp, and Blizzard Adventure Camp. Camp sites include tent sites, three lean-to sites, several cabins, and space on the backside of the lake for units who wish to set up their own wilderness sites.
Registration: The cost of the event will be $15.00 and will include the camporee patch and the Outdoor Ethics Award patch for those who earn it. The registration fee also covers expenses for some of the demonstrations such as Talons: Birds of Prey. Online registration is now open; campsites are available on a first come first serve basis.