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"A Camporee Program Operating Under the Darkness of Night"


  • -- Summary of Program
  • -- Letter to Units
  • -- Description of Events "Night Missions"
  • -- Staff Information
  • -- Additional Resource Information
  • -- Camporee Registration


    SUMMARY OF PROGRAM

    The "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE" camporee program was inspired by the "Siege of Mafeking" camporee program. The camporee begins Saturday evening after dark. Patrols are given orders to accomplish several "night missions" (events) during the course of the evening. An adult accompanies each patrol for safety purposes. Patrols are awarded points based on their performance in achieving each mission (event). Midway through the program, a light meal is served.

    The Eleven "Night Missions" of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

  • Laser Gauntlet
  • Blind Escape
  • Stealth Hike
  • Espionage Adventure
  • Star Trek
  • Jaws of Death
  • Solo Encounter
  • Secret Stranger
  • Enemy Encampment
  • Agent Rescue
  • Mystery Mission

    DESCRIPTION OF 11 NIGHT MISSIONS (EVENTS)

    The theme is designed to appeal to the sense of fun, adventure, and imagination so active in boys. In addition, the program helps to put into practice Scouting skills, team building, personal reflection, physical agility, and resourcefullness.


    WHY A NIGHT CAMPOREE?

    There are several reasons supporting the idea of a "night camporee".

    Reason #1.
    It is a fun and exciting departure from the "standard" camporee format. This is especially important to those experienced Scouts that have been to other camporees and would enjoy something new and different.

    Reason #2.
    To those Scouts involved in a busy weekend schedule of sports and other activities, it gives them the luxury of participating in those events and still complete a full experience at the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE night camporee. They don't have to choose between Scouting and other pursuits.

    Reason #3.
    It avoids the hurried Friday night departure and travel/set up routine. For many units, it is a very hectic routine on Friday night. They can now leave Saturday afternoon at a more leisurely pace. (Although units can come out on Friday night if they choose, with the understanding no program will be offered until Saturday evening--until then, they provide their own program)

    Reason #4.
    The Saturday evening start allows camporee staff more time to organize and assemble the components of an excellent program. They effectively have all day Saturday to get organized, rather than Friday night/Saturday morning.

    Reason #5.
    Under the cover of darkness, the environment takes on a mystery which creates a more exciting mood. The secrets of the night can be featured and appreciated. Things seem larger, farther, and more intriguing at night.


    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    SATURDAY--SEPTEMBER 27, 1997

  • 2:00pm
    Registration Opens

  • 2:00pm-4:00pm
    Arrival and Campsite Set Up

  • 4:00pm-7:00pm
    Dinner & Clean Up

  • 7:00pm-7:30pm
    Opening Campfire & Briefing

    ELEVEN NIGHT MISSIONS

  • Mission #1
    7:30pm-8:00pm

  • Mission #2
    8:00pm-8:30pm

  • Mission #3
    8:30pm-9:00pm

  • Mission #4
    9:00pm-9:30pm

  • Mission #5
    9:30pm-10:00pm

  • Mission #6
    10:00pm-10:30pm

  • Mission #7
    10:30pm-11:00pm

  • Mission #8
    11:00pm-11:30pm

  • Mission #9
    11:30pm-12:00am

  • Mission #10
    12:00am-12:30am

  • Mission #11
    12:30am-1:00am

    END OF NIGHT MISSIONS

  • 1:00am-1:30am
    Return to campsites

  • 1:30am-2:00am
    Get settled into quiet/sleep time

    SUNDAY--SEPTEMBER 28, 1997

  • 10:00am
    Reveille

  • 10:30am
    Brief closing and awards program


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