2005. JOHN GRIFFITH, Camporee Chief, with the theme “One Nation United,” lead what will always be remembered as the Civil War Camporee. As part of the theme, over 50 Civil War Reenactors from both the North and the South provided a Living History Display during the day and followed it with a skirmish in the afternoon in front of an estimated 3,000 spectators. Boy Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and adults from five South Florida Councils enjoyed this along with a multitude of other Camporee activities and competitions. Despite concerns about the controversial nature of the Civil War, the Scouts demonstrated that they can celebrate history while respecting the feelings of all individuals, and there were no problems. The weather was threatening and overcast all weekend, but the rain held off until Sunday morning and no activities were interrupted. The Arena Show featured the reenactors, a stirring tribute to Zeke Landis who passed away during the year, and a spectacular fireworks display.
2005 Camporee patch
Junior leader patch