Notes on Tenke District Scout Camp
Suggestions for organization and daily activities
1. Overall Schedule for the Day
Note that each day begins with Morning Prayer, which is a very simple something in place of a flag-raising. The camp assembles, the leader of the day leads us in a song or psalm and a prayer. Then we troop off to Breakfast.
Each day ends with Patrol Devotions, again a simple technique, something like the Thorns & Roses they teach at Philmont.
The camp is led by the Patrol Leaders Ccouncil, which is organized the first afternoon after all (or mostly all) have arrived.
Morning Activities would take place in Program Areas, such as Scoutcraft, Ecology, etc. Since we’re not teaching merit badges, the focus is on doing activities that showcase skills and allow for some competition.
Afternoon Activities would combine some free time with some team athletic events.
Below are some possible activities we could do . .
Lashing: lift high the cross
Firebuilding: all techniques
Rope Toss game
Knowing your pace
Making compasses, laying out N/S lines by sun and stars
Soccer Tournament (very important!) — will take lots of time over several days
Camp Run (race)
Plastic slip and slide (Probably not)
Identifying local plants
Erosion demos, weather cycles, etc.
Something to do with water, mining, etc. — something geological?
— Derek Fullerton is a member of Bloomington First UMC and grew up in South Africa, has worked in Tanzania, and is a geologist who hunts
diamonds — he could give us some pointers here
Something with wildlife? Something about habitat loss, poaching . . . .?
Pick one or two projects, such as basketry
Leadership Training (for adults and youth)
Basic first aid knowledge
Recognition — beads for each activity?