WATERVILLE - The Susquehanna Council of Boy Scouts of America will hold the 2012 Fall Camporee, "The Gathering of First Nation Peoples," from Sept. 28 to 30 at Little Pine State Park.
The weekend camporee is open to any registered member of the Boy Scouts of America. Members of many American Indian nations and tribes will be in attendance to share the history of their heritage with Scouts and Scouters from across the country.
Throughout the course of the weekend, registered attendees will be exposed to activities and demonstrations including arrow making; creating a beadwork choker, arrowhead necklace, and a leather medicine pouch; stone pecking; Native American cooking; long bow shooting; muzzleloader shooting; American Indian drumming and singing; Atlatl throwing; and tomahawk throwing.
Scouts can earn the Indian Lore Merit Badge as well as the Leatherwork Merit Badge by participating in these various stations. Scout units who create a tribal dwelling for the event, or who participate in the rite of passage race, will be eligible for special awards, presented by our camporee staff.
More than 450 Scouts and 30 American Indians are expected to attend.