Greenville Treaty Camporee

Greenville Treaty Camporee

Usually a weekend in May in odd-numbered years
On June 16, 1795, General Anthony Wayne and representative chiefs of the Allied Tribes of the Northwest Territory met at Fort Greenville to light a ceremonial council fire and work out the terms of a treaty that would open the Northwest Territory to white settlers. The council fire was not allowed to go out until the treaty was finally signed on August 3.
Today, Boy Scouts from Ohio and other parts of the Midwest meet on a weekend nearest in May during odd-numbered years at Greenville City Park to commemorate the treaty. The Miami Valley Council sponsors the weekend, which attracts more than 1,000 Scouts. There are exhibitions of Boy Scout skills, games, competitions, and demonstrations.
CONTACTS:
Miami Valley Council of Boy Scouts
4999 Northcutt Pl.
P.O. Box 13057
Dayton, OH 45413
937-278-4825; fax: 937-278-9002
www.mvcbsa.com
SOURCES:
AmerFestGd-1956, p. 120
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