Camporee

November 8-10, 2019

White's Park Arena and Barn
220 White Park Rd.
Wallisville, Texas 77597 

Camporee is a weekend campout for troops around the district.  Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.

Registration

Registration is done by the troop leadership. The cost is $11.50 for the first Scout, $10.00 for each additional Scout who registers at the same time. Adults are $5 each.

Registration is a two-step process. 

Step 1: The troop leadership needs to RSVP with estimated numbers by September roundtable for planning purposes. Additional Scouts and adults can be added later. 

Step 1: RSVP by October roundtable           

Step 2: Payment is made with final numbers online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal.  Council refund policy.  Registration closes 11/8/19.

Step 2: Payment

Schedule

Check-in begins 6:00 pm, Friday evening
Check-out        10:00 am, Sunday morning

Details

Every troop must send a representative to roundtable, to help plan the camporee. Every troop needs to run a part of the camporee (e.g., competitions) This year’s camporee promises to challenge the youth leadership, as well as stretching everyone else’s comfort zones. These events cannot happen without each Scout’s competitive spirit and participation. Competitions will include, but not limited to:

  • Campsite Set-up         
  • Basic Knots         
  • First Aid         
  • Fire Building         
  • Lashings         
  • Orienteering         
  • Cooking         
  • Skits         
  • Storytelling         
  • Scout Spirit         
  • and more

What to Bring

Personal (check with Scoutmaster):

  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) and belt 
  • Clothing appropriate for weather
  • Activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • Shoes (closed-toe) or hiking boots 
  • Rain gear (pants and jacket) 
  • Jacket
  • Flashlight and extra batteries 
  • Personal items (e.g., deodorant, comb, medications, toothpaste, toothbrush)
  • Water bottle (or canteen) and cup 
  • Pocket knife and Totin' Chip
  • Sleeping bag, blankets, sheet 
  • Pillow 
  • Cot or pad 
  • Personal first aid kit 
Optional
  • Portable chair or camp stool 

 

Mark all items with name and troop number.

Patrol:

  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Water containers for hauling water
  • Cooking gear and food: Saturday breakfast, non-cooking sack lunches, Sunday non-cooking breakfast
  • Duty roster and menu
  • First-aid kit
  • Trash bags
  • Patrol flag
  • Items for campsite inspection
  • Toilet paper
  • Wash soap for restrooms

Troop

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A&B for all Scouting events) for every participant (due at check-in)
  • Firewood, rakes and fire buckets; buckets and shovel to remove unused firewood

Don’t Bring: 

  • Alcholol
  • Valuables
  • Electronics (e.g.,  iPod, iPad)*
  • Fireworks 
  • Sheath or hunting knives 
  • Pets 
  • Hammocks 
  • Personal firearms and ammunition 
  • Jewelry 
  • Personal bows and arrows 
  • Fuel burning hand warmers 

*Electricity is very limited. 

Training

Two training courses will be offered during the camporee. Individuals must register for these trainings separately.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS): Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.  Topics covered: • Campsite Selection • Ropes – Whipping, Tying, and Lashing • Wood Tools – Knife, Camp Saw, and Ax • Fire Site Preparation and Building • Cooking • First Aid • Plant and Animal Identification • Packing and Hiking Techniques • Map and Compass • Leave No Trace.

Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training is intended to provide troop leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful troops. This course teaches practical ways to instill the Scouting methods into troop programs and covers the roles of the Scoutmasters and Assistants in a youth-led troop. Topics covered: • The Purpose of Scouting and Your Role • The Patrol Method • Outdoor & Advancement Programs • Program Planning • Troop Administration. The training takes about 4.5 hours to complete. 

Learn More and Register

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting      Sweet Sixteen      Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts

For questions, contact the camporee chair Kelley Whitehead.