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1 hour ago, Treflienne said:

What is a gateway?   Maybe we should know before we go to camp?

It is similar to an archway (entryway) which welcomes people into your campsite.  It was listed in our camp's leaders guide as something to have & was brought up at the leaders meeting run by camp too. Pinterest it. Some are really fantastic!

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12 hours ago, karunamom3 said:

It is similar to an archway (entryway) which welcomes people into your campsite.  It was listed in our camp's leaders guide as something to have & was brought up at the leaders meeting run by camp too. Pinterest it. Some are really fantastic!

Every once in a while we may see a Troop or 2 who will build a gateway, but around here it is not the norm.  I have seen some pretty cool ones, but they are usually built by the Scoutmasters while the Scouts are in MB sessions.  It's not as cool when you realize that they were built by the SM and the Scouts may not have had much input into them.  It is much better when the Scouts take it upon themselves to do it. 

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@Treflienne, if your scouts are really into knots and lashings, have them visit the scout-craft area of camp and ask if they can get the materials and assistance to build a simple gateway.

IMHO, It's nothing you have to consider in advance.

Charlei

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On 6/30/2019 at 10:52 PM, Treflienne said:

What is a gateway?   Maybe we should know before we go to camp?

A gateway is a decorated entrance to your campsite. It's not unique to just Summer Camp, although that's where they're seen the most.

At many summer camps, the gateways are a competition between troops and are judged by the camp commissioners or camp staff at some point during the week. Oftentimes, the gateways are themed to whatever the theme of the week at camp is. They can get quite elaborate.

This year is one of the first years that adults are allowed at our summer camp to help construct the gateway, although our Scouts have told us they do not want our help at all (and we don't want to help, anyways), and they plan to point that out to the judges to hopefully get better points with them.

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On 6/30/2019 at 9:52 PM, Treflienne said:

What is a gateway?   Maybe we should know before we go to camp?

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