A 1950's Rockin' Camporee
Camporees are a great way for scouts to get together and learn some new skills and share some ideas and fun with other scout troops. A 1950's Rockin' theme would be a lot of fun for Scouts to explore. There are a lot of ideas they could explore to put their own creative stamp on the camporee.
The camporee could focus on a 1950's greasy spoon diner. Or it could be a Sock Hop! Complete with crepe paper and a juke box! I hope you find some ideas to make your camporee a success!
Patches come in all shapes and sizes. Some things that you could put on a Rockin' Camporee theme patch include: records (45's), jukebox, malts, poodle skirts or diners. You include one or all of them.
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With a theme of the '50's you could choose from a lot of different decorations. For a Rockin' theme you could decorate the main dining hall as a gym would be decorated in the 1950's for a prom or sock hop - think crepe paper streamers! This also fits into most scouts budget - cheap!
If you take the 1950's theme to the diner - you could turn your dining hall into a 1950's greasy spoon diner, complete with the table top juke boxes for table decorations. If anyone has a Johnny Rockets near them, this is a perfect rendition of a 1950's diner.
Girl Scouts like to create "things" to give each other that focus on the theme of the event. I am told that Boy Scouts like to trade patches.
SWAP's are "Special Whatcamacallit's Affectionally Pinned Somewhere". With the 1950's Rockin' as a theme there are a lot of different things that could be created: malts, records, poodle skirts, etc. The ideas are endless with this theme!
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If your camporee focuses on the 1950's greasy spoon diner for their theme, the food could reflect that as well. You could serve hamburgers and hot dogs - typical diner food. You could finish your meals with malts or make your own Root Beer floats. If you just want to stay in the 1950's, you could serve Salisbury Steak or Meatloaf.
Some of your activities for your camporee could be focused on your theme. You could show movies that showcase the time period: Grease or Dirty Dancing. You could also have a costume contest. If you have karaoke have them pick songs from time period. There are so many great simple songs they can sing!
Grace is a great area to keep the theme going. Here is a grace that could be used:
God is Great
(tune: Rock Around the Clock)
by Max C. Freedman & Jimmy DeKnight, 1953
God is Great, God is Good
Now we're gonna thank him for our food
We're gonna thank him morning, noon and night
We're gonna thank him cause he's out of sign
Amen (chi chi chi, chi chi chi, chi chi chi)
Other Camporee Ideas
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