Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Star Spangled Banner Camporee

Last weekend we were at Fort McHenry National Monument for the Star Spangled Banner Camporee as guests of the Baltimore Area Council. The setting was absolutely perfect for the estimated 5500 visitors to enjoy learning more about American history and celebrating the centennial year of the Boy Scouts of America.

Pictured above is a view from Fort McHenry site of the Battle of Baltimore. During the War of 1812 Francis Scott Keyes observed a battle there that inspired the poem, "The Star Spangled Banner," that later became our national anthem.

Below we have a few scouts excitedly displaying the PEAK ethics reference tag they have earned at the booth by answering questions about responsible outdoor recreation during the always popular Bear Can trivia challenge.

Our upcoming events have us headed into the heart of New England for a few days enjoying the shades of autumn and the last few months of the 2010 season.

All the best,

Jason and Agata

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