originated in Canada’s Centennial year of 1967, thus the name: Scouts
Centennial Ontario Pennsylvania Excursion,
when 541 Canadian Scouts visited the USA. The Canadian Scouts returned the
hospitality when 800 Boy Scouts of America visited Boyd Conservation Area
in 1968. Scope has continued in this fashion every four years, with the
most recent cycle being 2003/2004. The American portion of the event
was held this year at Camp Kweebec, located in Schwenksville, PA (an hour
out of Philadelphia).
was a unique scouting experience which enabled Scouts and Leaders from
East Burlington (plus 3 guests from 13th/27th Burlington) to become part
of a Pennsylvania family and Scout Troop in May 2003, attending school and
camping with their fellow Scouts. Each one of our participants became a
member of an American Scout Troop and family for the weekend. Despite less
than ideal weather (the "Daily Drench" title of the camp
newspaper was very appropriate), it was a memorable extended
weekend. Activities included woodworking, pioneering, first aid,
orienteering, science, a carnival midway, dog house building, and the
FUNNEL CAKES. On Saturday night, the Burlington Scouts treated the
camp to our unique version of the JCPenney skit at the Camp Show.
the American scouts will be visiting us and joining our families and
S.C.O.P.E. 2003 - Burlington Contingent
Relaxing On The Long Bus Ride
At Home With An American Troop
Marching To Opening
Andrew & Scott Raise The Canadian Flag
He Shoots, He Scores!
Nailing Down A Few Details....
Learning About A Firefighter's Gear
Intensity At The Ring Toss
A Successful Week Of Badge Trading
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This page, and all contents,
Canada, 6th, 10th
& 15th Burlington and 2nd Strathcona Scouting
Select graphics courtesy of the Web
Photo Credit: 10,11 - Scouter Graham Garden; All Others - Scouter Bill
Page last revised Monday September 10, 2012.