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Thread: I need help with a boyscout event.

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    Default I need help with a boyscout event.

    I got the following from the Boy Scout Leader in Bath Maine and was wondering if someone from the Oxford area can help. I would be all over this but I'm on business travel to Korea on the KMD program. If my trip falls through I will be there to help. Rick

    I am working on Special Events for the Pine Tree Council's 100th
    Anniversary of the 1st Boy Scout Camporee. To commemorate this event, the
    100th anniversary of Boy Scouts, the Pine Tree Council is holding MaineJam
    '07. This will encompass over 2500 scouts (age 6 - 18), 1500 scouters (18
    - 80+), and numerous visitors from Southern and Central Maine descending on
    Oxford County Fairgrounds in Oxford (about 1/2 mile from Norway). This
    3-day event (October 19, 20, & 21) will be filled with action packed, hands
    on events.
    I am looking for a Geocaching station where boys can learn the
    basics of Geocaching and then take a short cache trek around the Oxford
    County Fairgrounds. The station would run on Saturday October 20th from 9
    - 4 (we will provide lunch). I would expect a few hundred boys to visit
    the station throughout the day. They can be assembled into groups of 4 - 5
    and then run a short course. Please let me know your thoughts on this and
    a contact for the geocaching group.

    I greatly appreciate your help.
    I told him I would post it and see if the Maine Geocaching Community could help. Thanks in advance.

    Please email me or reply here if you are interested and I will PM you the contact info.

    Rick

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    Default I may be able to help

    We are involved with Troop One here in Brewer. Mike is a scout in that troop. If we go to the camporee, I may be available to help. I do not know for sure if we are going. If anyone else is going then maybe we can get together on this.
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    I think this would be a great way to get some local geocachers in that area involved and also get some much needed PR for this site as well. If I was in the area I would volunteer. Hopefully someone from that area can put something together for that great cause and group of kids.
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    Default Count us in!

    Pete's family is native to that area and we would be very happy to help "man the station". We have marked off that date on our calendar and are looking forward to it. Please email us details/contact/additional info.
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    Thanks for the replies. Lets please make this work. I have a local thing going with the troop later on in early winter. The troop leader threw this at me as a surprise. I hope we can help. The positive in this for Maine caching is un-heard of. We can plant the seeds for a whole new generation.

    Thanks again.

    Rick

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    Haven't heard a peep about this. Is this event still on? Do they still need volunteers? Waiting for an email or a PM...
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    Check out the MGA site they seem to have a contingent that will be helping out with this.
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    So did anyone decide that they would be helping out in some way? I see there is a contingent of MGA'ers going to help out.
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    The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is
    suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best
    friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

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    So is there anyone from GCM going to help out with this event?
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    The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is
    suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best
    friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

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    We never heard back from our offer to help but we'll show up and see if we can lend a hand. We have a early morning committment but will be there mid-morning.
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