Spring Gathering 2023
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6:00-9:00: Registration – Love Dining Hall
8:30: Western Themed Cowboy Hat Making
9:00:Crafts Guild OA Dangles and Drum
9:00: Movie Time: Rango
10:00 Cracker Barrel- Love Dining Hall
7:30: Mile Run – Love Dining Hall
8:00: Breakfast – Love Dining Hall
9:00-12:15: Morning Sessions
- Barrel Bowling
- Lassoing Competition
- Axe Throwing
12:30: Lunch – Love Dining Hall
1:15-2:15: Campwide Service Project – youth and adult (required, location TBA)
2:15-4:00 Afternoon Sessions
- AIA Dancing
- Paper Bag Fringe Vests
- Sage Bundles
2:15-4:00: Campwide Service Project – adult (optional, location TBA)
6:30: Brotherhood Trail begins – (TBA)
6:30: Dinner – Love Dining Hall
8:30: Campfire Program with Cowboy Fashion Show
10:00: Cracker Barrel – Love Dining Hall
11:30 Lights Out
12:00 Camp is Quiet
7:40: Interfaith Worship – Love Dining Hall
8:00: Breakfast – Love Dining Hall
8:30: Camp clean-up by chapter – assignments posted on bulletin board in Love Dining Hall
- Once camp is clean: LEC – Bill Loeble room or Love Dining Hall
Interfaith Service Program
Spring Fellowship 2023
Bert Adams Scout Camp
“The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are.” ― Carl Sagan
Welcome / Call to Worship
I ask that you take a moment to look around at all of the Brothers here, in this moment, sharing together this extraordinary experience of being alive and of dedicating ourselves to working toward improving the lives of scouts.
Look around knowing that all the others gathered here are different. Everyone brings their own life experiences, beliefs, abilities, strengths and weaknesses. May we be mindful of the unity and strength in these differences aligned to a common goal.
This is the power of one. We are all working towards the same goal…preparing scouts to become responsible, participating citizens guided by the Scout Oath and Law.
May we be mindful of the unity we have in our single yet diverse human family with common values and shared needs.
We Meet to Serve
Leader: We meet to serve our community,
Scouts: to use our resources wisely and well,
Leader: to represent all members of our community fairly,
Scouts: to make decisions that promote the common good.
Leader: We recognize our responsibility to the past and the future,
and the rights and needs of both individuals and community.
All: May we act wisely and well.
As we come together at this special time, let us pause a moment to appreciate the opportunity for good company and to thank all those, past and present, whose efforts have made this event possible. We reap the fruits of our society, our Country, and our civilization, and we take joy in the bounties of Nature on this happy occasion. Let us also wish that, someday, all people on Earth may enjoy the same good fortune that we share.
“Do not worry in the least about yourself, leave all worry to God,” – this appears to be the commandment in all religions. This need not frighten anyone. He who devotes himself to service with a clear conscience, will day by day grasp the necessity for it in greater measure, and will continually grow richer in faith. The path of service can hardly be trodden by one who is not prepared to renounce self-interest, and to recognize the conditions of his birth. Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make not only for our own happiness but that of the world at large.
― Mahatma Ghandi
The Pursuit of Happiness
There was once a group of 100 people attending a seminar on personal development.
In the middle of their talk, the speaker stops and decides to run an impromptu group activity. He hands out a balloon to each attendee and tells them to write their name on it.
The balloons are then collected and placed in an adjacent room.
The speaker then instructs the 100 attendees to enter that room and, within 5 short minutes, find the balloon with their name on it.
Pandemonium breaks loose as they charge in, pushing and colliding with each other as they desperately search for their name.
The 5 minutes pass and nobody succeeds.
The speaker then tells each person to pick up any random balloon and give it to the person whose name is written on it. Within a few minutes everyone has their balloon back.
He then said, “What just happened with those balloons is exactly what happens in our search for happiness. We frantically look for it all around us, not knowing where it is.”
“Yet our happiness lies in the happiness of others. By giving them their happiness, you get yours.”
Moral of the story: Happiness and fulfilment rarely come from selfish pursuits, but almost always come from doing good deeds for others. By helping others, we help ourselves.
Firm bound in Brotherhood,
Gather the clan that
Cheerful service brings to fellow man.
Circle our council fire
Weld tightly every link
That binds us in Brotherhood
Closing / Benediction
May kindness grow within us, bringing deeper awareness of life’s facets, touching all who we meet, with a good feeling, brightening the day of others, in our wake.
May each action we take, be rooted in kindness. In everything, there is a kind and unkind way to move forward, to resolve a situation, to be.
May the depth of our kindness increase, daily.
Camp Cleanup Assignments
Each Chapter Sweeps Its AC Pod
Remind Text Alert
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