The 60th Annual Scoutmasters Camporee will be held on February 15-17, 2019
Theme for 2019: High Flying Adventures in Scouting
Chief: Jeanine Kinsey
This is the website for the Scoutmasters Camporee Committee of the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America.
See the Camporee Announcements page for the latest details and new events.
Explanation of the 2019 theme: "I have always had a passion for the High Adventure programs and know how much our older Scouts enjoy those activities. I also knew that I had to come up with something that our younger Scouts could enjoy if I was going to do the High Adventure programs since they are not old enough to do them. The High Adventure portion of the program is for the Boy Scouts and Older Girl Scouts, Venturers, etc. The Flying Adventures is for the Cub Scouts and I am working on some special events for them to go with that program." - Jeanine Kinsey
2018 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Monday, May 28, 2018
Honor Our Veterans
The Town of Davie and the Scoutmasters Camporee Committee
South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America
Cordially invite you to attend the 2018 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
The Town of Davie and the Scoutmasters Camporee Committee invite you to attend the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony to be held on Monday, May 28, 2018. The Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and will proceed east on Orange Drive beginning at the Davie Fire Administration (6905 Orange Drive) and ends at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds (4271 Davie Road, Davie, FL, 33314). Please be sure to park in marked spaces or park at the Rodeo Grounds and walk back to the starting location. Bring your family, friends and celebrate Memorial Day with the Boy Scouts. View the flier. Press Release.
The patch design this year commemorates Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada. For learning about this use of our Armed Forces, please see this Wikipedia page: United States invasion of Grenada.
Register to participate in the Parade by submitting the web form or downloading the Memorial Day packet and return the form on page 4 to the Camporee Chief. Flags and Memorial Day patches ($4) can be reserved and pay cash at the Parade. Any reserved patches not picked up prior to the start of the Parade will be made available for sale. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please feel free to contact Jeanine Kinsey, 2019 Scoutmasters Camporee Chief and 2018 Memorial Day Chairman by email by going to our contact page and submitting the form, phone: 954-778-0599 or contact Anna Francis, Special Events, at the Town of Davie at 954-797-1181.
Following the parade, a Memorial Ceremony will take place under the Rodeo Arena. This is an excellent opportunity to show your support for our soldiers and recognize the sacrifice they have made and are making to ensure our freedom. The Service will last an hour and is guaranteed to make an impression on your entire family. Flags will be available prior to the service for $1.00. During the service, flags (purchased or you may bring your own) can be placed on veteran's grave markers.
In addition to the Memorial Day patch, 2018 Camporee patches, hats and t-shirts will be available for sale at the Rodeo Arena.
Memorial Day Schedule
Monday, May 28, 2018
10:00 a.m. - Memorial Day Parade Assembly at Davie Fire Administration (6905 Orange Drive). Scouting units and community organizations are encouraged to participate and check in by 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - Memorial Day Parade Step-Off. Please be assembled and ready.
11:00 a.m. - Memorial Day Service held in the Davie Bergeron Rodeo Arena (4271 Davie Road, Davie, FL, 33314).
FLAGS will be available prior to parade step-off and ceremony for $1.00 each. During the service, flags (purchased or brought) can be placed on veteran's graves markers. The Memorial Day Weekend activities are an official South Florida Council Scouting activity. The Town of Davie donates significant manpower and resources to assure a successful event. You are encouraged to participate in this worthwhile event. This weekend is designed to give your units an opportunity to have fun and participate in the true meaning of this National Holiday. We will look forward to seeing all of you at this event.
The order that created Memorial Day
HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868
The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.
We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose among other things, "of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers, sailors, and marines who united to suppress the late rebellion." What can aid more to assure this result than cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes? Their soldier lives were the reveille of freedom to a race in chains, and their deaths the tattoo of rebellious tyranny in arms. We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let no wanton foot tread rudely on such hallowed grounds. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.
If other eyes grow dull, other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain to us.
Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring-time; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from his honor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon a nation's gratitude, the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan.
It is the purpose of the Commander-in-Chief to inaugurate this observance with the hope that it will be kept up from year to year, while a survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of his departed comrades. He earnestly desires the public press to lend its friendly aid in bringing to the notice of comrades in all parts of the country in time for simultaneous compliance therewith.
Department commanders will use efforts to make this order effective.
By order of:
JOHN A. LOGAN, Commander-in-Chief
N.P. CHIPMAN, Adjutant General
Official: WM. T. COLLINS, A.A.G.
The 59th Camporee was a huge success with a large attendance. The 2018 site map shows the site assignments as of February 6, 2018. View a spreadsheet list of site assignments as of Feb. 6, 2018. Google map satellite view of Markham Park.
Photos from the 2018 Camporee have been added. The link is in the drop down list under Photos. Photos from some events are on our Facebook page or Flickr. Click on the Facebook icon or click on Photos in the menu for links to the photo sets.
Scoutmasters Camporee forms
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Roster of unit participants - PDF 15 kb - form field enabled
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