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Jul 30

OA and Fall Camporee Oct 4-6 2013

The George Mason Chapter of the OA is helping to staff the District’s Fall Camporee on October 4-6 at Camp Highroads near Aldie. We will need about 10 Arrowmen to staff this event.  More details to follow at the August and September Chapter Meetings. The Chapter will be hosting a Cracker Barrel on Friday night …

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Feb 27

OA and Spring Camporee


The George Mason Chapter of the OA is helping to staff the District’s Spring Camporee March 22 to March 24, 2013 at Camp Snyder in Haymarket. If you are interested in helping out, Please contact Timothy Farr (Chapter Chief) at <timothy.farrfamily@gmail.com> .   There will be a meeting at 7 pm. at Thoreau Middle School (before …

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Feb 06

The Trebuchet

Tower of London Trebuchet, photo by Jock Whittlesey

TREBUCHET!  TREBUCHET!  TREBUCHET! Never seen a trebuchet being launched?  Click here  to watch this fabulous trebuchet launching at the Warwick Castle in England.  Standing at a height of 18 meters tall and weighing 22 tons, the Warwick Castle trebuchet is capable of hurling an object of 15 kilos in weight at up to 150 miles an hour.  …

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Feb 06

February update: Fall 2012 Camporee

pioneering trebuchet[1]

As a patrol, Scouts will build a trebuchet using pioneering and lashing skills that will hurl a small pumpkin.   Design, build, and test your trebuchet prior to the camporee, but be prepared to reassemble it at the designated launch area at the Camporee. Many thanks to those from Troops 152, 349, and 1887 for their ideas for the competition. POC: …

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Jan 18

GM District Fall 2012 Camporee

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  The Fall ’12 Camporee planning season is now in full gear and we need your help!  Every year the district tries to outdo the previous year’s event. The theme for this year is “Pumpkin Chunkin’” If your unit loves physics, building, or just watching items being “flung”, then this event is for you.  As you …

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