My Scouting Village 2013

on December 8, 2013 in collections, Holiday

Scouting Village 2013It is finished. I have set up my Scouting Village for the 2013 Christmas season. What do you think of it?

The village fills a 2.5 foor by 3.5 foot sheet of plywood. It contains the 2012 and 2013 collection pieces. Except for the Trading Post, that is. But at least I have two Ranger Cabins. ( I am still a little upset with myself over that.) I also bought two lighted tents because a campsite is just not a troop campsite with only one tent. I set the church higher than the rest because it is a smaller scale. I thought it might help it look further away and more in proportion to the rest of the scene. The campsite is across the river from base camp because I do not think a troop would want to camp next to the busiest part of camp.

The “snow” was picked up at a hobby store. The blue river is simply felt paper. The scene contains two sets of the trees from the Scouting Village collection. The rest of the trees came from my Dept. 56 Dickensville collection. I think the trees really add to the looks of the campsite. I also found a little wood pile which fits well with the Boy Scout cutting wood for the evening fire.

Have you set up your Scouting Village yet? How does it look? Send a picture or two to me and I will feature it in a post to this blog.
Click on the pictures to see the scene in more detail.










I wonder what pieces will be added to the village next year. I bet I will need a bigger sheet of plywood.

10 Responses to “My Scouting Village 2013”

  1. I love this! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  2. stevejb68 says:

    You are welcome. I am glad you enjoy them.

  3. Paul says:

    Looks great! Missed out on last year’s and also on some of the accessories they sold this year. Will have to pay attention next year and get an order in early. Because they are a gift, won’t add this year’s releases to our small display until next year. I love the idea of separating the camp from town, and may have to borrow the idea next year when our setup gets a little more elaborate.

  4. Michael says:

    I was wondering where you got the figurines of the Scouts? Are they part of the Scout Camp Village? Could you tell me which parts of your display are part of they village collection? Looks great, thanks…

  5. stevejb68 says:

    The buildings, Scout figurines, and small pine trees are part of the Scout Village. The hedge, fences, and the rest of the trees are from Department 56 collection.

  6. Michael says:

    Thanks for the reply… Guess I need to get to my local Scout Shop and hope they still have some…

  7. charlene robinson says:

    where did you get the bridge?

  8. stevejb68 says:

    The bridge came from the Dept. 56 Dickensville Village. I thought it worked very well with my Scout Camp set up. Many of the trees also came from the Dept. 56 set.

  9. charlene R robinson says:

    Can you check and see what the name of the bridge is. I really like it but can’t find it. Thanks

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