Since 1979, many Scouts in the Cimarron Council have chosen to spend their spring break backpacking in the Ouachita National Forest.
Scouts annually spend four to five days trekking across the Ouachita Wilderness in what has become the HIGH ADVENTURE event for the Cimarron Council. This event, developed over the past quarter century by scouters in the Stillwater area, is open to ALL Boy Scouts, Varsity Team Members, and Venture Crew Members who meet the age and physical condition requirements. Trek requires that first-time trekkers attend a backpacking shakedown.
Scouts explore the back country of the Ouachita National Forest in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. Treks are graded from beginner to advanced and are an excellent first experience for these Scouts. It is also good preparation for more adventurous trek in at Philmont, Tres Ritos and other sites.
The Great Southern Plains Rendezvous
The Great Southern Plains Rendezvous takes place annually at Williams Scout Reservation near Cleo Springs. Rendezvous is open to all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, Varsity Teams & Venture Crews.
Since 2007 Rendezvous has continued to be a premier event including shooting sports, demonstrations, entertainment, and fun and fellowship for all ages. It is a Scout gathering with a Mountain Man theme! Contest are held for the Iron Man (skills contest) and best costumes.
See this years dates on the calendar and download the flyer and guide to the right of the website for more information.
WRSR 75th Anniversary
You won't want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. Plan now to attend the Will Rogers Scout Reservation 75th Anniversary Camp-O-Ral on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
“In February 1939, the camp site was not yet purchased. The camp committee was authorized to buy or take an option on the site, and if possible, to secure immediate possession and to recommend a plan for financing and its development. At the April board meeting, Elmer Heard reported the camp road was completed. Latrines were to be completed within one week, and the water line was being constructed. The Camp-O-Ral was scheduled for the new camp site on May 25-27.”
(Ray Mattoy, ”Thunderbird Tracks”)
The 75th Anniversary Camp-O-Ral for Boy Scouts will be held in conjunction with the Order of the Arrow-sponsored camp work day. There will be a variety of work projects Saturday morning to assist with and help make Will Rogers SR a place that will continue making camping memories for 75 more years. Lunch will be provided by the Order of the Arrow. That afternoon, there will be “early days” Scout camp skills demo’s and games. Saturday evening there will be an anniversary dinner followed by an anniversary arena show.
Summer camp in the Cimarron Council is where it is at! Whether you are attending a Cub Camp, Webelos Camp or Boy Scout Camp, the fun and exciting of Scouting is alive and well.
Check the flyers for dates and to register. Don't delay as spots fill up quickly.