Welcome to Camp Quarantine!
Camp Quarantine is a virtual camporee for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and their families. This event is a collaboration between Heart of New England Council and Western Massachusetts Council.
Camp Quarantine will allow Scouts of all ages to participate in advancement opportunities, virtual hikes, special seminars, a Scouts Own service, a virtual campfire, and even a 10k all while “camping out” in their own backyard and observing social distancing guidelines.
Sounds like fun! How do I participate?
This is event is free of charge, but both councils are encouraging donations to help us offset revenue lost from other Spring activities. Click on your council’s link to register and/or make a donation. Then:
- Set up camp in your backyard, or even living room, while maintaining social distancing.
- Take pictures and video of your camp and share them on the Camp Quarantine Facebook event page.
- Take pictures and video of you and your family participating in the activities and share those on theFacebook event page.
- Use this site to find the different sessions and activities you can participate in.
- Volunteer to do a campfire skit, song, or story or a grace for meals, or a prayer for the Scouts Own service.
Kevin Fuller – firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith MacNeal – email@example.com
John Willemain – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Harris – email@example.com
Greg Williams – firstname.lastname@example.org
By submitting my video or photos I hereby assign and grant to the Heart of New England Council, Western Massachusetts Council and the Boy Scouts of America, as well as their authorized representatives, the right and permission to use and publish the photographs/film/ videotapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings made of me or my child at all Scouting activities, and I hereby release the Boy Scouts of America, the local council, the activity coordinators, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organizations associated with the activity from any and all liability from such use and publication. I further authorize the reproduction, sale, copyright, exhibit, broadcast, electronic storage, and/or distribution of said photographs/film/videotapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings without limitation at the discretion of the BSA, and I specifically waive any right to any compensation I may have for any of the foregoing.
With your parent’s permission, share your pictures and videos of your participation on our Facebook Event.
Parents and Scouts can use these guidelines to help keep everyone safe during our virtual camporee.
Camp Quarantine 2020 started as an effort between two Massachusetts councils, but it has taken on a life of its own to include participants from all over the country. We’re very excited about this, but it poses some logistical challenges. All times listed on this page are US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4). We understand that it may be challenging for participants in other time zones to attend the earlier sessions in real-time. We will do our best, working within the BSA’s Youth Protection guidelines regarding recordings, to make as much content as possible available for later viewing. We appreciate your understanding.
Commemorate your participation in our first “virtual camporee”, and overcoming the challenges of Spring 2020, with your collectible Camp Quarantine 2020 patch.
support your local council
COVID-19 has been disruptive, not only to our units and our programs, but also to the fundraising efforts that help make Scouting possible in our councils. Registration for Camp Quarantine includes an optional contribution to our host councils’ Friends of Scouting campaigns. If you are not from one of our host councils, we encourage you to make a contribution to your home council to help support Scouting locally.
ACTIVITIES & SCHEDULE
friday april 24, 2020
welcome and orientation
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Welcome remarks from our planning team followed by an orientation to the event procedures.
8:00 – 8:45 PM
It wouldn’t be a camporee without a campfire. This is your opportunity to share your talent with the virtual Scouting world. Submit your videos by April 19.
Saturday april 25, 2020
morning flag ceremony
Tune into the Facebook event as Scouts from Pack & Troop 193, Winchendon will get the day started with our opening flag ceremony.
lunch and dinner grace
12:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Volunteer Chaplains and Chaplain Aids will offer your mealtime prayer for lunch and dinner on our Facebook event.
CUB SCOUT ACTIVITIES
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SCOUTS, BSA ACTIVITIES
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SEA SCOUT ACTIVITIES
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Scouts own service
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
A Scout is reverent! Join us as we reflect on the day.
Life to Eagle Seminar
8:00 AM – 11:45 AM
The last few steps on the Trail to Eagle can be complicated. This session will help Scouts understand the process.
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Don’t miss the fireworks!
Master the basic Scouting knots and lashings with these tutorials.
Household Scavenger Hunt
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
What can you find in your house or yard?
Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming and warm weather is in the air! There’s only one challenge, we’re stuck inside. People thrive on exercise and Camp Quarantine has a solution for you!
parents & leaders
Adults want to have fun too! Parents and leaders are welcome to attend any of our virtual sessions. We have collected those sessions we think will be of most interest to adults.
It’s the first ever Camp Quarantine Virtual Cook Off, and no one is going to be able to sample your delicious treats. Fret not, we have a solution to help you share your culinary creations!