join us at J4E - the ultimate patrol competition camp!
Our Troop is organized into two Patrols. The Patrol system is the basis of Scouting - it encourages small groups of Scouts to work together as an independent unit - camping and cooking together as a self-contained team.
The J4E Patrol Competition camp challenges our Patrols to compete against many other Patrols from across Ontario and prove how good they are. By achieving certain standards, patrols can win a Bronze, Silver or Gold award, and the top patrol wins the Iron Jim trophy as well. Each troop will have a resident “Scoutmaster”, not from their own home troop - Patrols are expected to be able to camp on their own.
The Challenges: Each Patrol will participate in a round robin of events. They don’t always require specific Scoutcraft skills, but do need imagination, teamwork and adaptability. Thinking before doing is often a winning strategy. Saturday evening's wide games will be wide, the fire will be loud.
Saturday evening dinner, will include an Iron Chef Competition. A visiting guest will judge the Saturday night meal preparation, presentation, service and clean-up. The patrol will be given enough food provisions for the guest's meal and each patrol member, but will be expected to provide all for their guest.
See the brief video (to the right) of last year's event below - which included Zip Lines, Potato Cannons, and full-sized water-balloon slingshots.