Sunday, March 22, 2009

56th Explorer/Venturer Weekend 17-19 APR 2009

I couldn't find a link to this, and wanted to make sure the information was out there for you.

Here is the text of the flyer:


APRIL 17-19, 2009




DIRECTIONS:  16 miles west of Winchester, VA on Route 50 West.  Take left at Gore, VA (look for BSA Camp road sign).  Take left on Route 704 (look for Camp Rock Enon sign).  Go 4 miles and make left on Route 693 (look for Camp Rock Enon sign) – road will take you to camp. 


ACTIVITIES:  Campwide Events, Rappelling/Rock Climbing, Marksmanship/Archery, Geo Caching, Volleyball Tournament and Lipsync (Talent) Contest. 


COST:  Tent Camping (fee paid by April 10th) - $30.00; after April 10th  - $35.00.  Cabin Camping (fee paid by April 10th) - $35.00; after April 10th  - $40.00.  Fee is per person. 


SLEEPING FACILITIES ARE VERY RUSTIC:  Participants must provide own sleeping bag, personal gear, warm clothes (appropriate clothing in case of rain) and flash lights.  Remember to bring your mattress pad if you have one, we do not provide mattresses.


UNIT ACCIDENT INSURANCE:  Each unit is required to submit evidence of carrying Health and Accident Insurance.


AWARDS:  Certificates and patch for each participant.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons for Rock Climbing/Rappelling, Geo Caching, Archery, and Marksmanship; Plaques for Lipsync (Talent) Contest, Volleyball, and Campwide Events; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies over all and Most Spirited Award (based on spirit) sportsmanship, points awarded throughout events.


WE STRESS PARTICIPATION:  Advisors are encouraged to participate.  Advisors scores will be included in marksmanship.


SPECIAL NOTICE:  Alcoholic beverages and non-prescription illegal drugs are prohibited at Camp Rock Enon.  Individuals found to be possessing, consuming or under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be IMMEDIATELY SEPARATED FROM CAMP.  All firearms and sheath knives are prohibited in camp, anyone found with any of the above will be IMMEDIATELY SEPARATED FROM CAMP.









FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009

 7:00PM                                             Registration/Site Assignments – Dining Hall

 8:00PM                                             Cracker Barrel – Dining Hall

10:00PM                                             Briefing and Announcements

11:00PM                                             LIGHTS OUT



 8:00AM – 9:00AM                            Breakfast – Dining Hall

 9:00AM -10:00AM                            Activity Period 1

10:00AM -11:00AM                             Activity Period 2

11:00AM -12:00                        Activity Period 3

12:00PM – 1:00PM                     Lunch – Dining Hall

 2:00PM – 3:00PM                     Activity Period 4

 3:00PM - 4:00PM                     Activity Period 5

 5:00PM - 5:30PM                     Free Time

 5:30PM – 7:00PM                     Dinner – Dining Hall

 7:00PM – 11:00PM                    Lipsync (Talent) Contest, Dance, Awards –Bowman Lodge


SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009

 8:00AM - 9:00AM                   Breakfast

 9:00AM                         Chapel



Adult leaders with Post/Crew at all times.

Vehicles parked in parking lot only, no exceptions.

Please keep campsite and or cabin clean, pick up trash.

Water may or may not be provided.  Sometimes due to unforeseen problems the water

can go off with no warning.

Participants need Leaders permission to leave campsite and only in pairs.

Do not cut live trees, plenty of down wood in camp.

No fireworks, sling shots, long knives, or other items considered dangerous.

Report all accidents to Director, Advisor and Medical Officer

Review all items, especially score sheet

Dress appropriately for the weather.

Campsites will be assigned at check in.

Roster provided at check in.

Any allergies to food should be made known to cooks so proper preparation can be made.

Units must observe BSA’s no smoking policy.






TO:    Explorer/Venturer Division, BSA

          107 Youth Development Court

          Winchester, VA 22602

          540-662-2551 – 8am-5pm

          540-662-2725 Fax    or Email


POST/CREW                    from                                                            Council


FEE:  April 10th deadline:  Tent Camping - $30.00 per person (after April 10th $35.00 per person) and Cabin Camping $35.00 per person (after April 10th) $40.00) per person


Total Youth/Adult registration fees $___________.


 LIPSYNC CONTEST:  Song/Artist:                                                                     


Contact:  Person:   Name                                                                   


                             E-Mail _________________________________




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Friday, March 20, 2009

Fun with Son--Cub Camping

Another perfect weekend at Camp Rock Enon.

Fishing, BB guns, archery, obstacle course, and tons of nature.

Cub Scouts and an adult can camp 25-26 APR 2009 in the quiet of Camp Rock Enon.

$40 covers a Scout and an adult for all of their food and the Scout's t-shirt.

Don't miss a great opportunity to spend time with your Scout (or parent!) at "The Rock"!

More details:  registration is due by 12 April (no walk-ins!)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Camp Rock Enon Beaver Day 2009

This Saturday, you can help get Camp Rock Enon ready for the 2009 camping season.

Bring your favorite tools, work clothes and gloves.

Scouts, friends and family are all welcome to help out.

Current weather report is good!  In fact, it looks GORE-geous!

Projects will cover everything from spreading grass seed to electrical work.

OH!  And don't forget the FREE LUNCH!

More details here:  CRE Beaver Day

Come out and be a busy beaver!  Call the office at 540-662-2551 and let them know.

Monday, March 9, 2009

2009 Webelos Crossover at Camp Rock Enon

Webelos Crossover is coming up fast!  Our Webelos are aging out into the Boy Scout troops of their choice.

The main event will be at Camp Rock Enon from 03-05 APR 2009.  Past years have brought everything from great camping, to soggy, dripping 40 degree days and windstorms at night--OK, still great camping.

"Be prepared" indeed!

Each boy comes a Webelos Scout and leaves a Boy Scout.  The weekend is full of activity, including all of the requirements for Scout and Tenderfoot (the final test of the Tenderfoot physical fitness is done with the new troop in 30 days).  Each boy will make the move from shooting BB guns to .22 rifles.  Leatherwork merit badges are earned by all.  

The deadline for getting in your paperwork is 20 MAR.  They will not accept registrations after this date, so contact the Scout Office at 540-662-2551 and get signed up!

Webelos Scouts:  $40
Adults:  $20

Boy Scouts who come up for the ceremony and plan to camp overnight need to register by then too.  They can pre-purchase dinner when they register for $5.

This is a great experience for your Scouts to get them started down the trail to Eagle.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

"The Rock" Rocks

About 10 Scouters, professional and volunteer, gathered today to walk through every area, building and outhouse at Camp Rock Enon.

The camp inspection is a vital part of making sure all the big stuff, and lots of the little stuff, gets squared away before CRE is open for the summer camp season.

(By the way, there are still a few slots open for the 2 Cub Resident Camp weeks at the end of June and beginning of July!  Don't delay!)

Three of the campsites are scheduled to have new latrines built before camp begins.  That will only leave 3 of the old ones still around!  

The weather was a perfect 77 degrees with plenty of sun and no bugs.  It was a great day to get out and see the Rock.  

You won't be disappointed when you come this year.  Everything is shaping up for another big year, with record attendance.

Are you coming to Camp Rock Enon this summer?  What unit and which week?