Pathfinders at the “Forever Faithful” International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wis., cannot go anywhere without someone approaching and asking if they want to trade pins. The exact number of pins traded is unknown but the passion for trading is very visible.
Steve Durant, with the Timberwolves Pathfinder Club from Westminster, Md., says, “Pin trading allows you to meet new people that you don’t really know even if the relationship only lasts for a few seconds.” Durant came to camporee with 20 pins but has traded for many more.
Wednesday afternoon brought the parades for the Mid-America, North Pacific and Pacific Unions. Dressed in their full dress uniforms, Pathfinders lined the taxiway of the OshKosh airport grouped by conferences.
This week clubs from all over the Northwest arrived in OshKosh, Wis., for the Forever Faithful 2014 International Camporee. The Northwest clubs traveled by bus, car, plane and train for a five day camporee held every five years.