The Challenge is the one event to bring together the entire Scouting family. That’s right; everyone from Tiger Cubs to Venturers is invited. Similar to a large Camporee, the Challenge consists of a series of “missions” to test the skills of Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Webelos II’s, and Venturers alike. The Challenge is a fun way for our Scouts to show off their Scouting skills and compete for the coveted “Top Dog Patrol” trophy. We have different competitive events for Boy Scouts, Webelos II, and Venturers. The Cub Scout Challenge introduces the younger Scouts to many fun and exciting events of their own and allows them to interact with Boy Scouts in a Camporee like setting not normally available to them. When camping, most Cub Scout Packs bring along siblings. For this reason, we have put together a separate program for Cub Scout siblings. It promises to be a lot of fun.
The spirit of the Challenge is one of friendly competition. Everybody wins and everybody has a great time. If someone with no knowledge of Scouting wanted out find out what “Scouting” was all about they would only have to attend one Challenge and they would understand.
The full registration process and merchandise ordering can now be done on-line through the council website at: www.swflcouncilbsa.org.
This year we have set up on-line registration through the Southwest Florida Council website. This registration process does not require the contact person to have Microsoft Excel to fill out forms. Instead we are using the process that is used to register for other council events.
In addition, STAFF will be using the same process to register whether they are coming to the event as part of their unit or on their own. If an individual is volunteering for staff they will be prompted for additional information. This should clear up some of the issues experienced in previous years about which adults were volunteering to help staff the event.
Please email questions/changes/substitutions to be made to your roster to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additions to your roster should be made utilizing the on-line registration on the council website. Do not re-send the previous roster. Every unit must submit a completed, “attending” roster with your registration.
The fee for attending the Broke Back Dog Challenge is $20 per person. We must receive your registration, roster and order forms by November 9 in the Council office. Late registration will be accepted through November 16 at $30 per person. Full payment must be received at the council office by November 26. No registrations will be accepted after November 16, 2012.
Event Fee Policy: The current Southwest Florida Council policy is that registrants will be charged the event fee that is in effect at the time of registration if paid by the fee cut-off date. Payments must be received at the Council Service Center not later than the fee cut-off date. After that date registrants will be charged the late registration event fee regardless of the date the registration took place. Any unpaid fees may result in your unit being drooped from the activity.
Cancellation Policy: Once registration fees have been paid, an individual may become ill or otherwise be unable to attend an event. Since the event has already incurred expenses related to the activity such as program supplies, food, patches, etc., event fees are non-refundable & non-transferrable. An exception will be made if a request is received in writing or email (not phone) and submitted to the Southwest Florida Council Service Center by the individual no less than 24 hrs. before the date of the event. In some cases, only a partial refund can be made. Refunds for inclement weather will be made only if the event is cancelled.
THIS EVENT REGISTRATION PROCESS IS TO BE DONE BY EACH UNIT -
PLEASE DO NOT HAVE INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES REGISTER AND PAY HERE!
FAMILIES ARE TO SIGN UP THROUGH THEIR PACK/TROOP/CREW
UNITS WILL SUBMIT THEIR REGISTRATION FOR ALL OF THEIR FAMILIES ALONG WITH ONE CHECK
Register Here Merchandise Purchase ONLY
Challenge Guide Challenge Staff Interest Form