Camp Wilson is this weekend

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The annual Camp Wilson Boy Scout rendevous and barbecue gets underway this weekend.

Scouts from different parts of Idaho begin arriving Friday to set up camp and compete with each other over the weekend about their knowledge of Scouting lore.

The Civil War re-enactors will stage a Blue-and-Gray battle for the entertainment of the Scouts and the visiting public during the weekend, but the exact time has not been announced.

The barbecue, provided by volunteers for Scouts and visitors, will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.

"Just bring an old hat, your thermos, maybe an umbrella and of course the big appetite for the feed," organizers said.

In the year 2004 the labor force served 545 people at the barbecue. That total included 92 Scouts, 75 adults with the Scouts, 225 adults who showed up to partake of the barbeque, plus 153 older adults and children.

Pets are not allowed at the event.

To find Camp Wilson, proceed up Highway 20, past AJ's Restaurant and the Best Western Motel, to mile marker 127. At mile marker 127 a sign on the right indicates a left-hand turn to Pine-Featherville. The road takes you around the backside of Anderson Ranch Dam. Past Pine, watch for the signs to the campsite.

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