Virtual Camporee open to youth

Since traditional campouts can’t take place right now, local Boy Scouts of America volunteers have planned the first-ever Cabin Fever Buffalo Trace Council Virtual Camporee. The free Saturday, May 9, event is for youth of all ages and will be conducted via Zoom and Facebook Live.

The innovative event is open to any youth — not just registered Scouts — so the learning, fun and camaraderie can be enjoyed by any youth who would like to participate.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a ceremonial flag raising; other activities throughout the day will include Cyber Chip education (internet safety training), by grade level in breakout Zoom sessions; setting up a backyard campsite; scavenger hunt; making a face mask and proper way to wash hands; “weird” science experiments; act of service in the immediate neighborhood; first aid training; interfaith service; cooking competition; and group campfire with video skits to end the day.

Many of these activities will involve the Scouts’ youth families, making this a unique and fun day for everyone who is sheltering-in-place together.

There is no cost to participate; however, an event patch can be purchased for $5 and will be mailed to the participant’s home.

Online registration is required in advance, as participants will be given secure codes to join via Zoom. More information and registration is available at, under “Virtual Camporee.”

New youth are welcome to join Scouting at any time. More information is available by contacting Buffalo Trace Council at

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