CFL offers many opportunities for a troop to build teamwork among its patrols. Please check our website as your week at camp draws closer for the most up to date troop programs that we will be offering.
TROOP TOURNAMENTS: Troops are now able to sign up and participate in tournaments against other troops in camp. Tournaments will be scheduled by camp staff. Troops that win, will have a chance to play a staff team for the selected tournament championship. Tournaments to be offered are volleyball, water polo, human foosball and the pioneering competition. Visit the trading post while at CFL for more information.
CAMPSITE GATEWAY: Any troop can enter this competition. Each campsite gateway will be judged by 5 pm, Thursday evening. If a troop would like to enter this competition, the SPL must register with a camp commissioner by noon on Thursday. The judges will be looking for creativity, ingenuity and proper lashings and knots. The winning troop of this competition will receive a special prize Friday night after the campfire. Anything may be used in the creation of a gateway. Bringing supplies to camp for use in the gateway is encouraged! Only one gateway per campsite is permitted. If more than one troop is sharing a campsite, cooperation between them to make one gateway is encouraged.
TROOP INSPECTION: This competition challenges a troop’s ability to keep a clean, organized, and efficient camp. If a troop is interested in competing, the SPL must register his troop no later than the SPL lunch on Monday. The competition runs four days: Tuesday through Friday. During that time the CFL Staff Inspection Team will drop by, unannounced, once a day, each day. Points will be awarded to troops that meet the standards of the inspection team. On Friday the points earned throughout the week will be totaled. The winner will be announced at the closing campfire. Here is a list of a few things that the inspection team will be judging:
- Tents and dining tarps properly pitched with all the proper knots and ropes.
- Cooking area clean and organized, including patrol box.
- All fires properly attended or extinguished.
- Blue supply tent clean and organized.
- Outhouse clean and stocked.
TREE TOP OVERNIGHT: Spend a night in the trees. Your troop can enjoy a quiet evening and night on the shore of Lake Emrick. This overnight is unstaffed. Troop adult leaders are required to participate and follow youth protection guidelines. The overnight is designed to create an opportunity for a troop to use the facility while planning their own program. Depending on the troop’s desires, a cracker-barrel the night of the overnight or a breakfast the morning after can be supplied. This overnight is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. If a troop is interested, the SPL can sign up for a night at the SPL meetings. Spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
OTHER TROOP OPPORTUNITIES
TROOP SERVICE PROJECT: Give back to Camp Freeland Leslie. Use your troop skills and perform a service project at camp. Come up with your own project and have it approved in advance by our Camp Ranger or do a needed service project that is on the camp list. Giving back to CFL is a great way to keep the spirit of Scouting alive.
If you have a special program or idea or an idea for a troop activity, please let us know. We are more than happy to help you develop a program for your troop!