As of Tuesday November 2, 1999
|ENTRY AND PARKING PASSES:
Despite the best intentions of MVE organizers, it has not been possible to prepare vehicle
entry passes and parking passes for distribution to district unit leaders prior to the
event. No entry passes therefore will required to
bring campers and gear to the encampment on Friday, November 5. Passes for parking
cars at Mount Vernon High School will be distributed at Mount Vernon when campers arrive
on Friday. Although entry passes are not required, district unit leaders
are asked to do two things:
||Carpool to the greatest extent possible to minimize the number of vehicles
converging on Mount Vernon.
||Make sure every drive knows your district's name so that they can deliver
campers and gear to the correct drop-off point once they have arrived at Mount Vernon.
Assignment of district units to campsites will be made when the units arrive on Friday
evening. A representative of the MVE logistics staff will meet the unit when it
arrives and will take leaders of the unit to their clearly marked site so that they can
move gear to the campsite and set up camp as quickly as possible.
|ARRANGEMENT OF TENTS WITHIN
District units should use a modified version of the Regulations for the Order and
Discipline of Troops of the United States, which were developed by Baron von Steuben
for General George Washington's Continental Army and are outlined on the Campground and Campsite Layout page of the District
Unit Leaders Guide. For security purposes,
however, the front row of tents should face inward toward the middle of the campsite,
however, not toward the grand boulevard. Tents in the latter rows
can face either forward or back as units deem best for their site.
In the event an emergency arises and it becomes necessary to contact a camper or staff
member during the encampment, you should call 703/625-4196
(MVE Logistic Director Dominick Caridi's cell phone).
If you are unsuccessful contacting MVE staff using that number, you should call the
Mount Vernon security staff at 703/799-8677.
|BE PREPARED FOR
As General Washington might have observed, Providence appears to be smiling on us as we
approach the great encampment. Tuesday's rains will usher in cool, brisk winds to
dry out the campsite, and sunny skies are predicted for Friday through Sunday.
Temperatures are predicted to be near 60oF during daylight hours and down into
the upper 30os at night. Be sure that all
campers (both Scouts and adults) have sufficient clothing and gear (jackets, sweaters,
hats, and sleeping bags) to keep them warm throughout the encampment.
It's better to have a few extra items that aren't needed than to shiver through a cold
night or chilly morning!
Return to the NCAC "Salute to
George Washington" Encampment
|This site is provided as a service to
Scouts and Scouters by the Colonial District, NCAC, BSA, which includes George
Washington's Mount Vernon. Although not an official site of the NCAC, BSA, or Mount
Vernon, the site is maintained by Tom Baerwald,
who has been appointed by the NCAC to direct the Mount Vernon Encampment, so information
should be reasonably accurate.