Zoo Moot Saga
Episode 14: WOMBAT
November 3-5, 2023
Facebook Group Zoo Moot,
What: Theme is: Medieval. Acronym: Whitby's Ostentatious Medieval Battlefield And Tournament
When: November 3-5, 2023
Where: Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road East, Oshawa Ontario
Why: You will be dazzled by the prizes at closing, accumulated by participation in a wide range of theme activities and scavenger hunt
How Much: Register for $30.00 before October 21 and pay online, or $35 at the gate. This includes crest for each participant and camping for Friday and/or Saturday night. $20 for just Saturday.
Meal Plan: $25 includes Friday mug up, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Breakfast.
Bunks: $15 each for 2 nights in the lodge.
What you can expect: This is a typical MOOT style event with a lot of free time for socializing, campfire, field activities, archery, scavenger hunt, prizes for earning points.
Theme: Activities will be based around theme (but just for fun). Bring your best themed costume to join in on the fun. Watch for more detail and especially for updates on the Facebook group or event page.
Friday night: time to set up your camp, check in, participate in some gathering activities and discover who is in camp. For Rovers, this is often the first time they have gotten together since their last camp as many Rover continue to be engaged in the Crew but may be away at school in the weeks in between.
Saturday morning: Opening, then activities in the field (to gather points for your Company, Crew, TREX or Rangers), archery (pending as per covid), and scavenger hunt!
Saturday afternoon: Different activities in the field (to gather points for your Company, Crew, TREX or Rangers), archery (again TBD), and finalize you photo scavenger hunt list.
Saturday Evening: Cook dinner and prepare for the LAMB BBQ and POT LUCK Dinner at 6:00 PM at Council Hall. Use this time to catch up with friends! We will be having a DANCE! at Council Hall, as well as an informal campfire.
Sunday: Gather for camp closing after breakfast and benefit from the amazing awards the committee have set up.
7:00 pm Group Arrival and Setup
9:00 pm Trivia
10:00 pm Mug-up
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Opening and Range Signup
9:30 am - 11:45 am Morning Activities including Range
11:45 am - 1:30 pm Lunch / Iron Chef
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon activities
3:00 pm Range closes
3:30 pm – 4:30pm Tournament
4:30 pm- 6:00 pm Potluck Prep
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Potluck supper, every group brings a dish
8:00 pm -1:00 am Moot Dance
10:00 pm Mug-up
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Closing (Announcements, Prizes)
9:30 - 11:00am Site inspection (Earn your crests ;])
11:00 am Participants out of site
You will be asked to
show proof of active membership status with Scouts Canada, Girl Guides, or
any other WOSM group. Please go to www.MyScouts.ca and print a report or ask your Scouter/Guider to provide a
· Water is available from campsite taps, and Cabin #4. Bring a water container.
· Maps and Directions will be available to groups requiring food supplies throughout the weekend.
· There are lots of grocery stores and fast food venues within 3 kms of the campsite.
· Camping will be restricted to the designated areas, with parking just inside the 275 Conlin Rd East gate to the left or on the paved parking lot outside at Council Hall. (Campsite is: Stoney, just past Cabin 3.)
· Cars will not be allowed to stay in the camping area but must be left at the parking lot. If the field is dry enough, you may be able to drive in to drop gear. Alternatively, you may have to carry your gear for up to 5 minutes over level ground to your campsite, so pack accordingly.
· There are very few designated campfire pits in the camping area of the Moot and fires within the City of Oshawa boundaries (as this is) cannot be larger than 15” above the pit grate. Camp stoves and BBQs are allowed.
Limited picnic tables will be available,
please share if you have a small group, it is a great way to meet people!
Groups are to follow Karl’s 4 rules of Rovering:
· Nothing Illegal (As per Scouts Canada Code of Conduct)
· Nothing Immoral (As according to Karl)
· Nothing Unsafe (As according to Karl)
· Nothing against BP&P
o (Staff Judgment will replace Karl’s in the absence of Karl)
· Lights out is Sunrise, after then you should not need them and let us not waste energy.
Of course, you need to have “Active” membership status with Scouts Canada or Girl Guides of Canada.
· No driving on the grass. You can stop your car at the side of the road to drop off gear but must leave your car at the main parking lot in front of Council Hall.
· No alcohol or illegal drugs on Scouts Canada property
· Do not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol on Scouts Canada property
· Minimum 2 adult Scouters when around youth at all times
· LEAVE NO TRACE. Inspections will happen at the end of camp. No crests unless you have a clean campsite on Sunday.
· Camp Warden has final say on issues regarding the property itself
· Must be 14 years or older on November 3rd
· Camp opens at 7pm. You may arrive earlier but check in will happen at 7pm on Friday at the staff cabin.
· Participants must be out by 11am on Sunday November 6th
· If payments are not received online through pre-reg, final payment must be made on Friday at check in.
After Registration Notes:
Thanks for signing up for Zoo Moot! Just wanted to welcome
everyone back to mooting, and to give a few quick reminders.
1. Ensure that everyone in your group is active in MyScouts.
2. Please have a copy of your signed Adventure Application Form approved by your Group Commissioner. I will accept an email from them stating its approved (aka, don't have to physically sign it). We are following the rules as best we can this year. See here: https://www.scouts.ca/f/1fhe8
3. Participants can start arriving after 5pm. However, with some staff members arriving late, check-in will be from 7pm onwards at the staff cabin (cabin 4). If you arrive late, we'll check you in the morning. Staff will direct you to camping spots so we can ensure proper social distancing, even between camps.
4. If you haven't paid in full online, please be ready to pay the remainder at check-in.
5. We'll have some activities that use shared equipment. Due to this, we ask that you bring what you can to help run the events. This includes
- Fire making tools that aren't matches or lighters. Could be flint and steel, small wooden bow with twine, graphite rocks, etc. (be creative. No flamethrowers).
Any questions, please email myself and I'll get back to you quickly,
Jeffrey Wick, Camp Chief
c/o 711 Rossland
Rd E, Suite 1101
for more information
about the organizers, 1st Whitby Rover Crew:
For other Rover and Venturer events in Canada please look up: Rovering.org