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    American themed camp

    I'm a cub scout leader in England, and the next camp we go on happens to be on 4th July, so we thought we'd do it American themed.

    Just wondering if you guys had any ideas of stuff we could do? We're planning on having a kinda cowboy and indian theme because it's the one kids will have fun with the most, but we want proper American food of the time to go with it.

    We're going to try making some proper burgers and some jerky over a fire, and pankakes for breakfast. That's obviously only one proper meal and snacks though.

    Also what could we do to make our campsite American like? It's in quite a wooded area in a set or plataus. One of the other leaders works as a tree surgeon and is making us a totem pole. Beyond that though I'm kinda stuck for ideas.

    Game wise we're just going to do standard team games like capture the flag, but have a cowboy team and an indian team.

    We'll also be doing fire lighting and a bit of absailing and stuff, but there isn't really anyway that can be thememed.

    So basically any ideas to make our camp as American feeling as possible would be good. All the stuff has got to be suitable for 8-10 year old kids though.

    Thanks in advance.

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    would cowboys n injuns go down well in america?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    would cowboys n injuns go down well in america?
    I have no idea. It happened though and it's in the past now.

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    spam. marshmallows. bug juice.

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    approve of everything except spam.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    4th of july? HOT DOGS! (or Brats if you wanna do it midwest style) Apple pie and baseball. Cook them dogs up on a pointed stick.

    Go Spam if you're going for the Hawaiian side of America.
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    roasted buffalo?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I've a couple pounds of buffalo in the fridge. It shall be grilled, however.
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    All I can remember from Boy Scouting in the USA back in the day is orienteering, marching, making sassafras tea, snipe hunts and left-handed smoke shifters.

    What on earth is absailing? Hopefully not the urban dictionary's definition...

    A-ha, abseiling. got it.
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    Ooh, apply pie. Didn't think of that. Not sure how easy it is to cook pastry in a camp oven but we can give it a go.

    I was wondering about getting proper buffalo meat but one of the other leaders is reckoning to just get normal beef but tell the kids it's buffalo.

    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    All I can remember from Boy Scouting in the USA back in the day is orienteering, marching, making sassafras tea, snipe hunts and left-handed smoke shifters.

    What on earth is absailing?
    I think American Boy Scouts is quite different, although we do a bit of orienteering occasionally. Sorry, was meant to be abseiling. It's lowering yourself down something like a cliff using a rope.

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    Camp cooked apple pie would be tough indeed. We'd had apple fritters in camp on occasion, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    approve of everything except spam.
    then it's not an american themed scouting trip.

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    I suppose we could make them before hand and have them cold but that's more of a french thing.

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    http://usscouts.org/games/game_cf.asp

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    How quickly can you learn to play guitar and memorize:

    "Back In the Saddle Again"
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    "Tumbling Tumbleweeds"?

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    Kids love spam, in my experience.

    A snack that keeps them busy is good. Like s'mores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Camp cooked apple pie would be tough indeed. We'd had apple fritters in camp on occasion, however.


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    Kids love this stuff.

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    When I was a kid, we camped extensively (every weekend in the summer + a full week here and there). So, being in America's Heartland, what did we do? Hmmm...

    First, "Cowboys and Indians" is quite simply a stereotype of the midwest and plains, not to mention completely politically incorrect and archaic, but I digress...

    Anyway, we used to make pies over the fire, sure. There are pie-making iron things that you can buy and put your own filling in. Very, very easy for that age group. (Yes, I see the post above me illustrates it exactly.)

    Hiking and climbing, of course.

    Being born and living in the USA for 32+ years, I have never seen a teepee or totum pole other than as decorations or in pictures.

    Canoeing, hot dogs, brats, burgers not so much, playing music around a campfire for sure (on instruments, not a radio). Playing any type of game without the need for equipment, sneaking girls into the tent, shooting BB guns at anything that isn't alive, skinny dipping with cousins, arguing with siblings and friends, sitting in an a/c-equiped camping trailer, and that about covers it.

    Have fun!

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    I've cooked pies with a fire before. Put it next to the fire on a rock, and turn it as it browns.

    You could try a pot of chili, or baked beans. Hot dogs, Hamburgers, baked potatoes (just wrap in tinfoil and throw into the fire)...
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    Maybe you could target a neighboring campsite and attack it before they attack you? Then take their ****** jelly/peanut butter supply.

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    Don't do the cowboy and indian theme. While authentic to the American child's experience, the white civilized people vs. red injun savage thing is a bit unenlightened.

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    For the cowboys chilli....made in a big iron pot over an open fire.
    For the indians? the cowboys.
    This is supposed to be cowboys and indians after all.

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    Make it easy camp out in a MacDonald's. That's America.

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    Just wondering what the problem with the cowboy and indian theme is? It's probably the funnest part of american history for a 8-10 year old kid to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dheorl View Post
    Just wondering what the problem with the cowboy and indian theme is? .
    Look at this from the lens of history, not 50's era western genre movies.

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