Fall 2019 Camporee
Eagle River District Gladiator’s Challenge
Fall 2019 Camporee
Fred C Anderson Scout Reservation
September 27 – 29, 2019
Cost: $20 Youth / $15 Adult
($5 discount if registered before August , 2019)
Greg Scheder – Schedenator@Gmail.com / 651.687.1814
Peter Johnson – PeterJohns104@Gmail.com / 612.889.7747
Dear Scouts and Scouters,
Your Legionary (Troop) is invited to attend the annual Eagle River District Spring Camporee. This year’s theme is “GLADIATOR CHALLENGE”.
Have you ever watched movies or read books based on gladiator warriors of the ancient Roman Empire? If so, then you might have a fairly good idea of what is in store for you at the 2019 Eagle River District Spring Camporee.
If not, allow me to enlighten you on what it means to be a gladiator.
In ancient Rome, contestants would compete in combat inside large arenas called coliseums. These contestants were called gladiators and were usually of great skill and strength. These gladiatorial competitions were not only physical challenges, but battles of wits, teamwork, will and sheer determination.
Competitions would normally last until only one gladiator or group of gladiators remained. The victor or victors would then compete in numerous other competitions, becoming more skilled and knowledgeable with each consecutive battle. Beloved by the masses, Roman gladiators were the working-class heroes of antiquity.
The victorious gladiators would gain wealth and glory for their efforts, and a lucky few were event granted “A wooden sword” and along with it, their freedom.
The Eagle River District Gladiator’s Challenge will offer the same opportunities for competition and perhaps even victory to a chosen few. However, unlike the competitions of ancient Rome, all our gladiators, win or lose, will be able to compete in various team competitions, with opportunities to be victorious throughout the day.
The competitions will test different areas, including physical fitness, sportsmanship, Scout skills, team work, creativity, and each gladiator’s determination to succeed.
How about it? Does the Gladiator’s Challenge sound like fun? Do you have what it takes to face other Eagle River District gladiators in friendly competition? Do you have the sheer determination and prowess to overcome the Gladiator’s Challenge?
We will be having a Saturday evening Campfire to close the event.
Watch for updates and registration information coming soon.
We hope to see all there.
Greg & Peter