2018. TOM BROWN, Camporee Chief, chose the theme of "Scouting's Legacy: Our Footprint on the World" for the 59th Camporee.
Having passed the 110th Anniversary of the World Wide Boy Scout Movement it is important to look at the effect on the world and how Scouting helps others. From a humble beginning in England, there are now 30 million Scouts in over 200 countries participating in our programs. We can see it in the growth of our own Scoutmasters Camporee. Starting in 1960 with 12 Boy Scout troops and a few hundred Scouts, we had over 100 units and 2500 participants.
Scouting's impact in the World involves more than pure numbers. Scouts provide assistance to their fellow citizens with community projects, helping their neighbors, and assisting during times of emergencies. When someone mentions that you are a "Boy Scout" remember it means you are Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent. It is a complement that everyone should live up to.
Having attended the 1965 Camporee as a youth, it is a great honor to have served as this year's Camporee Chief, plus my time as a Vice Chief and volunteer in previous Camporees, and I hope everyone enjoyed their time.
2018 participant patch
2018 staff patch
2018 visitor patch
2018 blood donor patch
2018 O-Shot-Caw Lodge service patch
2018 hat pin
2018 Memorial Day patch