The Michigan International Camporee, 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, both all boys and mixed boys and girls, from over 20 countries, gather for 8 days of international friendship and fellowship at the Chief Okemos Council�s Northwoods Scout Reservation. Mike and I participated in the 2004 and 2008 Camporees. Click here to see the photo album of our 2004 experience. Click here to see the photo album of our 2008 experience.
The United States Heritage Award was designed to give youth recognition for learning about the heritage of the United States of America, and being involved.
By completing the United States Heritage Award, it is hoped greater understanding and pride of our nation will prevail. A medal and a patch can be awarded to all that successfully complete the award requirements. All requirements can be done with a unit, group, family, or individually.
All members of the Scout Movement are required to adhere to a Scout Promise and Law reflecting, in language appropriate to the culture and civilization of each National Scout Organization and approved by the World Organization, the principles of Duty to God, Duty to others and Duty to self, and inspired by the Promise and Law conceived by the Founder of the Scout Movement in the following terms:
The Scout Promise
On my honour I promise that I will do my best To do my duty to God and the King (or to God and my Country); To help other people at all times; To obey the Scout Law.
Groo the Wanderer was created by Sergio Aragon� It's the story of a barbarian who is as dangerous as a stampede of cattle...and almost as smart. Along with his intrepid, oddly-loyal hound Rufferto, he roams another time and place, leaving destruction in his wake..
One of the oldest online comics. Sluggy Freelance started in 1997. It tells of the adventures of Torg the nerd, Riff the genius inventor and Zo�the most normal character of the bunch. They are accompanied from time to time by supernaturally powered Gwynn, a psychopathic switchblade-wielding rabbit Bun-bun, the hyperactive ferret Kiki, and a shape-shifting alien named Aylee.
Amtgard is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that is dedicated to the recreation of the Sword and Sorcery genre as well as educational aspects of both Medieval and Ancient cultures. Amtgard focuses largely on a Medieval-based combat system but also encompasses the arts and sciences of the time, in a friendly, social atmosphere.
Amtgard uses safe, foam-padded replicas of Medieval weaponry. Anyone aged fourteen years or older may compete in the martial aspect of the game but we welcome members of all ages. There's a place for everyone.
The Barony of Ashen Hills is part of Amtgard, a live-action-role-play game similar to World of Warcraft. The game comes complete with a variety of character classes and advancement levels and a full magic system. New members of all ages are welcome. Live battles are reserved for players ages 14 and up.