Get ready for the annual COLD RUSH at Camp Roland.
Thanks to EVERYONE who made the 2016 Fall Camporee and Jamboree on the Air a tremendous success. Over 150 people enjoyed the near perfect weather and talked to Scouts from all over the globe. Thanks to the East River Amateur Radio Club for facilitating all the conversations. Contacts were made to Germany, Italy, Russial and France among others, We also made contacts across our great country from Vermont to Texas and beyond. It was GREAT! Thank you ERARC Team!
Thanks also to the Scouts and adults who went on the NIGHT HIKE Friday evening. 35 Scouts and 5 adults braved the darkness and hiked over 3 miles in the wilderness by moonlight... with just a few flashlights, too. We made the trip in an hour and a half - a record! Congratulations hikers!
There were heros all over Camp this weekend. Thanks to Ed for teaching the RADIO merit badge class and inspiring this event. Thanks to Landon who sacrificed his Radio merit badge to teach younger Scouts at one of our morning sessions. Thanks to Troop 1 for teaching us all about lashing and Troop 93 for handling the Each One Teach One program in the morning. Thanks to Frank and Troop 68 for manning the McGann Building all afternoon. Thanks to David for doing a great job supporting the COOKING station. Thanks to Bill for teaching the surveying/transit station.
And a big thank you to the O.A. gang who continued the work around the pond. These ladies and gentlemen began this project in July at the Badge-O-Ree and followed through at this camp. Kevin Martin and Jenny Martin have been there from the beginning of this project providing tools, equipment and labor to the cause. Jason Anderson brought his own personal brush hog this weekend and generously allowed us to use it on the camp tractor. Phillip Ball went a step further and brought his won tractor and brush hog. Two tractors along with Shawn Comer, got a lot of brush cleared over the past few weeks. There are others who have contributed. Thank you all!
Another big thank you goes to Clayton and Andrew who did a fantastic job organizing and running the CAMPFIRE PROGRAM Saturday evening. You did a terrific job. And thanks to each and every Troop and Webelo Pack who shared a skit of song. It was a 100% Scout run event and it was a blast.
Thanks to everyone who pitched in and helped all over camp. Thanks to the Troops who traveled from beyond our District and beyond our Council to attend and contribute to the sucess of the Camp. You folks are the best!
October 12, 2016
Cooler weather is in the forcast this weekend, Just in time for JAMBOREE ON THE AIR! Here is a quick schedule of events:
7:45 p.m. Cracker Barrel at Pool Shelter
8:15 Night Hike begins at bridge
8:45 Flag Ceremony
9:00 – 12:30 Radio Merit Badge in Dining Hall
9:00 – 12:30 Each One Teach One at various shelters (See Roland Rattler at Camp). This will include “Radio Talk” sessions with the ERAC
1:30-5:00 Afternoon Sessions (including radio)
5:15 Flag Ceremony
5:30 O.A. Meeting
7:45 Campfire Program
8:30 Bedtime Snack in the Dining Hall
9:30 Worship Service
Shelter #1 - Troop 1
Shelter #2 - Troop 93 Blue Ridge
Shelter #3 - Troop 93 Mountain Dominion
Shelter #4 - Troop 68
Shelter #5 - Troop 14
Shelter #6 - Troop 875
Shelter #7 - Troop 75
Shelter #8 - Troop 177
Saturday morning RADIO Merit Badge Class will meet in the Dining Hall from 9:00 until 12:30
During that same time Scouts who are not taking the merit badge class will be teaching or learning some Scout Skills. You will be will provided with a SCHEDULE for your Troop on Saturday morning. You will also be provided with a schedule for your events on Saturday afternoon,
September 15, 2016
MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR LIST
Thanks to Dan Cook, Mountain Dominion District Advancement Chair, for maintaining the list and vetting counselors.
We have had a great summer season at Camp Roland. Lots of great camps and tons of fun. Now the mornings are becoming cooler, the days are getting shorter and you can see the leaves preparing to jump from the trees as the first frost approaches.
There are some great events planned for the autumn season at Camp Roland.
The Mountain Dominion District will host a ROUNDTABLE at 6:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Bluefield on September 15, just before the monthly DISTRICT MEETING at 7:00 p.m.
O.A. Vigil Weekend is scheduled at Camp Roland September 16-17 and the Fall Fellowship will take place at Camp Chief Logan October 7-9, 2016
The CUB SCOUT FAMILY CAMP will take place at Camp Roland September 23 - 25, 2016. Lots of outdoor activities are planned including sling shots, archery, BB guns, model rockets and more! Please encourage all Cub Scouts to attend - especially new Cubs Scouts. Contact Paula Mattox for more information: (304) 732-9371.
The Boy Scout Fall Camporee will be October 14-16 and will coincide with JAMBOREE ON THE AIR/JAMBOREE ON THE INTERNET. This is the largest Scouting event in the WORLD with over 1 Million Scouts participating across 150 countries YOU can take part in this international event at Camp Roland! There will be lots of other events over the weekend, too. A night hike is planned for Friday night, and old fashioned camp fire program will take place on Saturday night and more! The event is open to CUB SCOUTS, WEBELOS, VENTURE CREW, EXPLORERS as well as BOY SCOUTS. Cost will be approximately $25 for Scouts and will include a patch and T-Shirt. Adult cost is $12.50. Pre-registration is required so we can order shirts. Contact Dan Trent to register or for further information. (276) 322-3911 or DanTrent@comcast.net
Don't forget the Council CDO (Council District Operations) Saturday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m.at the Scout Office in Charleston.