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Whilst we continue to endure a miserable summer here in Cumbria, Scouts from the county are currently roasting in temperatures of over 100degF in Michigan USA. The Cumbrian Scouts, from Carlisle, Keswick and Kendal are taking part in the Michigan International Camporee (MIC2012).
MIC2012, hosted by the Chief Okemos Council, Boy Scouts of America, is the largest council-run multinational Scouting event in North America. Once every four years, contingents of Scouts from 19 countries, gather for 8 days of international friendship and fellowship at the Chief Okemos Council’s Northwoods Scout Reservation
The Cumbrian Scouts left Manchester airport on Saturday 14 July and after 25 hours of travel arrived in Lansing Michigan. Soon after they arrived they
joined a local Eagle Scout Ceremony and a Baseball game at the Lansing Stadium
The Cumbrians and their hosts, Troop 316, took an active part before and during the game when all the Nations from MIC 2012 paraded around the
stadium carrying their flags. Nathaniel Guide from Scotby and Joe Thomas from Kendal carrying the Union Flag. Troop 316 and the Cumbrian Scouts led
the half time singing from the field of play.
Kendal Scout Joe Thomas leads the half time singing at Jackson Field Stadium ably backed by members of the Cumbria Scouts and Troop 316 Lansing, Boy Scouts of America.
As part of their week of home hospitality before the main camp the Scouts also enjoyed a trip to Cedar Point in Ohio, The Roller Coaster Capital. And in the words of Henry Etisoy from Keswick, "It was just awsome".
The day started with an early start at around 5am, then coach to Cedar Point and from 9.30am to 7pm it was just go for it. There are some fantastic rides throughout the place reaching speeds of 125 mph on the "Dragster".
On Sunday 22 July the contingent moved on to Northwoods for the opening ceremony and start of MIC 2012. Program areas for the camp include Shooting Sports, Waterfront, Handicrafts, Team Sports, Initiative Games, Service to Northwoods, Native American Lore and Global Scouting and above all making friends from 13 American States and 19 Countries worldwide.
You can follow the Cumbrian Scouts activity on their Blog at http:// cumbria2012.blogspot.co.uk/