BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE AT CAPE HENLOPEN 1969
1969 BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE AT STATE PARK
Evidently, Cape Henlopen State Park was a big sponsor of the Sussex County Boy Scout annual Spring Camporee held at the park May 23 to 25, 1969, under the direction of the chairmen, Roland G. Lyon of Seaford and Dave McManus of Lewes. 350 Scouts attended the three-day camp out for the Oceanography Merit Badge with an “Oceans Around Us” theme, to promote ocean exploration by “ Aquanauts.” The activities included a compass course, a pirates treasure hunt, oceanography short course given by University of Delaware Marine Biological Lab personnel, nature trail hikes, visit to the Naval Facilities at Cape Henlopen, rides on the Army BARC'S now based at Fort Miles.
The Saturday night campfire was open to the public and a large crowd was present. Sunday morning the Retreat Ceremony and “Tap Out” was held with an awards ceremony.
Abstract: Delmarva News, Selbyville, Thursday, May 15, 1969