The Rockingham County/ Shiloh Airport (SIF) in Stoneville, N.C., will host the first (and hopefully first annual) Boy Scouts of America Aviation Camporee Sept. 24-25.
More than 300 Boy Scouts and their leaders will camp on the airport the night of Sept. 24. On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 25, the event will start with a breakfast for the Boy Scouts, then at approximately 8:30, numerous aircraft fly-bys will begin. Aircraft lined-up to do fly-bys include a gyrocopter, trikes, a Beechcraft King Air 200, an L-16, and culminate with an L-39 Albatross.
After the fly-bys, the Boy Scouts will then rotate through six or seven aviation “stations,” learning about aircraft preflight, aircraft instrumentation, and forces of flight. Additionally, 10 volunteer pilots will provide a roughly 30 minute orientation flight to the Boy Scouts (after the Scouts complete each station, they will have met all requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge). The event will culminate with a dinner and presentation ceremony that evening.
For more information: ShilohAirport.org.