Webelos Weekend & Camporee
September 22-24, 2023

Each year, in conjunction with the other troops of the Laurel Hills District, Troop 480 participates in a special weekend to introduce Webelos to the Boy Scout program.

Again this year, our annual Webelos event will be combined with the Laurel Hills District fall camporee.

Troops camp for two nights, have their own program on Saturday and help run some activities on Saturday afternoon for the Webelos, who camp only one night.

Camp Location: Historic Hanna's Town; 809 Forbes Trail Rd.; Greensburg, PA 15601; (724) 836-1800
Dates: September 22-24, 2023
Venue: In 1969, Westmoreland County, collaborating with the Westmoreland Historical Society, purchased the 180-acre property for the purpose of creating a historic site that would preserve and share the story of Hanna’s Town. Since then, the Westmoreland Historical Society has initiated archaeological studies, rebuilt important structures such as Hanna's Tavern and the Fort, and developed educational programs to connect the public with an important piece of Westmoreland County history. Historic Hanna's Town consists of the reconstructed Hanna's Tavern, three re-located log houses, a reconstructed Revolutionary War era fort, and a wagon shed that houses an authentic late 18th century Conestoga wagon. In 2019, the Westmoreland Historical Society moved its headquarters to Historic Hanna's Town and opened the Westmoreland History Education Center. With an exhibit gallery, classroom, museum shop, and library, the Education Center invites visitors, educators, and research to discover local history and its connections to broader historical narratives.
Departure/Arrival: Meet other troop members at Hanna's Town after 6:00 p.m., but before 7:00 p.m. on Friday. See Camporee map (below) for the location of troop camp sites. Parents/Guardians should pick up their Scouts at Hanna's Town after 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Driving Time: Approximately 15 minutes each direction
Maps: Directions to Historic Hanna's Town
Camporee map of Hanna's Town
Program: Planned activites for Scouts include: Blacksmith Demonstration; Camping/Trekking Demonstration; Cannon & Musket Demonstration; Colonial Cooking; Tour of Hanna's Town Tavern; Court Reenactment & Candle Dipping.

Troop 480 will also host a Scout Activity for Webelos at our campsite on Saturday and participate in a service project.

Meal Arrangements: Patrols will need to plan and prepare for 1) Friday Snack; 2) Saturday Breakfast; 3) Saturday Dinner; 4) Saturday Snack. Lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will provided by the district for all Scouts, Webelos and families. Some Webelos and parents will be joining our troop for dinner and the evening snack on Saturday.
What to Bring: Sleeping bag (you may also want a padded mat)
Class 'A' Uniform
Rain Gear & some extra trash bags
Prepare for COLD weather. Bring a heavier jacket, cap, etc.
Mess kit, cup, utinsels, flashlight and personal items.
Water Bottle
Pack everything in a small duffel or backpack - no camp boxes!
Leave electronic games, iPods, etc. at home!
Activity Fee: $35.00 (Adult Leaders: $0.00) - Includes district fee, all meals and snacks during the camporee.
Registration: Register early on our online system to save your space, but no later than Wednesday, September 20 .

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Registration deadlines are set in order to allow the Scouts and Troop Committee adequate time to purchase food and make other arrangements for the activity.

We appologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.