SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - More than 150 scouts with Scouts BSA from across the Santa Barbara County have gathered for a weekend-long camporee at Larsen's Meadow in Rancho Alegre.
“It’s just a really fun way where all scouts can come and meet each other," said scout, Will Lasson.
This is the first camporee being held since 2019 because of COVID.
“About half of them have never had a camporee and this is something we normally do every year so its fantastic to seem them all out here again," said Scout Master, Paul Weakliem.
Health and safety has been priority for scouts says, Unit Commissioner, Kim Larsen.
“I think any boy or girl should join because you meet so many new people and you learn a lot of new skills that will help you throughout your life" said Senior Patrol Leader, Ashley Slicton.
Some activities they are participating in are flag raising, first aid and hatchet throw.
“It’s actually a lot of fun. It’s learning but it’s learning with a purpose," said Troop Leader, Araceli Slicton.
There are participating scouts from Goleta, Carpenteria, San Ynez, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Orcutt and more.
The next district-wide camporee will be held in the fall.