More Airfest Details!

by Kimberly Cimino in Camping

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Pack 24 is heading out to the Airfest Camporee in Romeoville, IL from Friday, August 8 until Saturday, August 9.  This venue is a mere 35-45 minute drive from the Riverside area, so families are welcome to drive down to join us just for the Saturday activities.  Click here for even more information that was provided in the previous post, or click here to register today!

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Speaking of activities, the venue is going to be like a county fair where scouts are free to spend time doing what interests them the most.  Here is a list of what is currently planned:  

  • Aircraft on Static Display
  • Vendor Village 
  • Scout Shop and Trading Post – Lots of fun stuff!
  • Introductory Airplane Flights for scouts age 8-17 (150 total scouts) 
  • Camping – at the university/airport 
  • Merit Badges – Astronomy, Aviation, and Weather
  • HAM Radio Operating Stations (3 of them!)
  • Live Entertainment – Saturday Night 
  • National Weather Service Center Activities
  • ChiBot Robot Demonstrations
  • Motivational Speaker – “Ravi the Raviator”
  • Tours and Cockpit Visits – of a Boeing 737
  • Lots of STEM activities
  • NOVA and Super NOVA activities
  • Sheet metal and riveting station
  • Military “Visit-a-Truck” 
  • RC Airplanes 
  • Hot Air Balloons 
  • Helicopters 
  • Tug-O-Plane 
  • Aviation Interactive Displays 
  • Flight Simulators
  • Mars Capsule – with Matt Hissem

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