Boys Scouts gather for weekend Scout-A-PaloozaPublished 11:02am Thursday, May 16, 2013
Hundreds of Boy Scouts from Southwest Michigan and North Central Indiana will meet for a Scout-A-Palooza Camporee on Friday through Sunday at the St. Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds in South Bend, Ind. The public is invited to participate in all activities on Saturday.
Scouting units will be camping all weekend and participating in activities on Saturday with Scouts from all age groups: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers.
Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, the all-day schedule of events will include demonstrations of scouting skills, merit badges, scout and commercial exhibits, human foosball games, zip line rides, rope bridges, tomahawk throwing, BB gun and archery ranges, radio controlled aircraft, the pinewood derby race finals and open racing, blow-up obstacle courses, Ham radio, music and more.
All of this is topped off by an evening show with live entertainment by Pyrotation Nation and David Fisher: The Rope Warrior, followed by fireworks.
All Scouts and their families are encouraged to visit the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds on Saturday to join in all of the fun that is scouting. There is a modest entry fee to cover the full day of events. Concessions stands are available for the purchase of food and drinks.
The South Bend Medical Foundation will also be doing a blood drive during the event.
Tags: Boy Scouts