Greenwich, CT - In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Scouting in Greenwich, CT, Boy Scouts held their 2012 Fall Camporee at the Pomerance Property to honor Ernest Thompson Seton and the Woodcraft Indians at the place where it all began, Seton’s former Wyndygoul Estate. 115 Scouts and volunteers began the day by clearing four trails in the Pomerance Property and Montgomery Pinetum, which as the 100th service project over the last two years meant that Greenwich Scouting successfully completed the Good Turn for Greenwich service initiative. The trail restoration project was followed by fun Indian themed activities including tomahawk making, basket weaving, playing Native American games and building teepees. That evening the Scouts held a Grand Council around a campfire at Seton’s Medicine Rock where the Woodcraft Indians held their Grand Councils over 100 years ago. Troop 37 Scoutmaster Bob Neilsen acted as the Grand Council Chief, arriving by canoe in full Native American garb. Everyone ended the evening by camping on the property under the stars.
This year Greenwich Scouting celebrates their 100 year Anniversary of delivering quality programs to nearly 2,500 local youth annually. Scouting youth participate in fun programs like this year’s Boy Scout Fall Camporee, that build character, foster volunteerism and explore the outdoors, all helping to prepare them for life. Through continued partnerships and the efforts of more than 300 dedicated volunteers, Greenwich Scouting looks forward to providing greater opportunities to boys and girls, through Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Explorer Posts and Learning For Life Groups for the next 100 years!
Thanks to photographer John Robben for most of the great Camporee photos!!