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2020 Dixie Delegate Information
revised on 7 December 2019
April 24-26, 2020
The Dixie Fellowship has in recent years grown into one of the largest section OA gatherings in the United States, and Muscogee Lodge has developed a winning reputation at Dixie. To maintain this tradition, we need an enthusiastic, well-organized, and well-rehearsed team. You are part of that team.
This year Dixie will be held at Camp Old Indian, Greenville, SC. The overall theme of this year's Dixie is "New Brotherhood, Same Traditions". Muscogee Lodge's theme will be "Mooscogee". We need your help to represent Muscogee Lodge! We have ordered T-shirts, and many other spirit items but we still need more. There will be a Dixie Workday at the Spring Ordeal and will share more information then. If you have any questions about this, please contact the 2020 Dixie Chairman (TBD).
We hope this guide will be of help to you in many ways. If questions arise about anything please contact the Dixie Chairman (TBD) or Michael Farrell (Dixie Adviser).
See you at Dixie!
Annual BSA Health and Medical Record:
We MUST have a current Annual BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A & B) for each delegate to Dixie. You can download the form HERE. We only need parts A & B of the current (2014) form. This does NOT require a doctor's signature.
Fortunately the National Office is making this easier. The current version of the Annual BSA Health and Medical Record form is a fillable PDF. We would strongly recommend that you fill it in and save a copy on your computer. You can then go in each year and edit the form. This new form also allows for digital signatures.
Please bring your completed BSA Medical Form to the Council office on Friday, 24 April.
When & Where:
The 2020 Dixie Fellowship will be held 24-26 April at Camp Old Indian. 601 Callahan Mountain Rd, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.
Travel Plans to Dixie:
We are renting two - 15 passenger vans for Dixie!
We recognize that leaving at 4:30 PM on a work/school day means Scouts will have to get out of school early and adults will have to leave work early. In order to get to Camp Bud Schiele in time for the Lodge to set up and be ready for the opening campfire we need to be on the road before rush hour traffic. We apologize for the inconvenience but we feel it is necessary to get the majority of the Muscogee Lodge contingent to the Dixie Fellowship on time.
Everyone MUST be in full "class-A" uniform during the trip to and from Dixie. No supper will be provided and we do not plan to stop for supper. You should eat before you arrive or bring a bag supper that does not require refrigeration. There will be a "light" cracker-barrel on Friday night.
The group will meet at the Scout office. You may arrive at this location anytime after 3:30 PM and must arrive no later than 4:20 PM. We will depart promptly at 4:30 PM and head to Dixie with an expected arrival time of about 7:00 PM. The Dixie Chairman and Dixie Adviser (Michael Farrell) will be in charge of checking in the group.
Once at Camp Bud Schiele the contingent will have until the opening show at 8:30 PM to get set up and again after the show to finish set up. There will be a mandatory meeting in the campsite at 7:30 PM of all delegates to give delegates their ditty bags, meal cards, spirit items, shirts, etc. We will then go to the show as a group.
Departure from Dixie on Sunday:
We will leave camp immediately after the closing show at approximately 10:30 AM. Unlike previous years we will NOT stop on our way home.
You can't go to Dixie?
Pre-Orders & Dixie Supplies:
If you pre-ordered Dixie supplies (patches, mugs, etc.), there will be two opportunities to pick up your supplies. The first opportunity will be during the Dixie Fellowship at a time and location announced at the 7:30 p.m. Friday meeting and the second will be on Sunday morning before we leave. You are encouraged to wait until Sunday to pick up your supplies. If you get them during Dixie, you assume full responsibility for anything lost, damaged, or stolen. There will also be a limited number of Dixie supplies available at the trading post at Dixie. Historically, these sell out very quickly, so you are encouraged to make your purchases at your earliest opportunity.
What to bring to Dixie:
You should bring to Dixie the same types of items that you would to any other fellowship. You will need to bring a tent, or arrange to share a tent. No one over 17 may share a tent with anyone under 18 unless it is a parent and their son. Dixie is a uniformed event. Only bring BSA uniforms and clothing except for any clothing that is directly associated with the delegation spirit theme.
Keep in mind also that April is a very unpredictable month for weather. Pack accordingly.
Delegates will be camping in personal tents. Please bring a tent or plan to share one with someone else. Of course, youth and adults may not stay in the same tent (except for parent/child). For purposes of housing, "adult" determination is based on the age of 18, as is BSA policy.
Events, Competitors, Judges, & Advisers (Updated 7 December 2019):
|Display||Joseph Caruso||William McCormick||vacant need 1|
|Newsletter||Joseph Caruso||William McCormick||vacant need 1|
|Planbook||Joseph Caruso||William McCormick||vacant need 1|
|Website||Joseph Caruso||William McCormick||vacant need 1|
|Totem Pole||vacant||vacant need 1|
|Pre-Ordeal Ceremony||CJ Kittle||vacant need 1|
|Brotherhood Ceremony||CJ Kittle||vacant need 1|
|Indian Affairs Events||Youth||Adviser||Judge|
|Parade of Braves||vacant need 1|
|Team Sing||vacant need 1|
|Individual Dance||vacant need 1|
|Group Dance||vacant need 1|
|Chariot Race (4 person team)|
|Fire Building (4-7 person team)|
|Knot Tying (7 person team)|
|Tent Pitching (2 person team)||vacant need 2|
|Archery (1 person team)|
|Arrow/Softball Throw (2 person team)|
|Cross Country Run (3 person team)|
|Rope Throw (1 person team)|
|Rifle Shooting (1 person team)|
|Egg Toss (2 person team)|
|Tug-of-War (6 no more than 1,000 lbs. person team)|
|Ultimate Frisbee (15 person team)|
|Group Dance Introduction||vacant need 3|
Delegate List: (Update 7 December 2019)
Total Contingent (0)
- 2020 Dixie Chairman