Spring Camporee

March 2-4, 2018

Tellepsen Scout Ranch
3450 County 317, Navasota, TX 77868 

Camp-o-ree is a weekend camp out for troops. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. This is a great event for brand, new Boy Scouts who recently joined the troop.

Boy Scout on a compass

Registration

The registration fee is $24.00 per participant. 

Register

Schedule

TBD

Details

Every troop must send a representative to the January roundtable to help plan the camp-o-ree. Every troop needs run a part of the camp-o-ree (e.g., competition, facilities). This year’s camp-o-ree 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.

The goal of the planning committee is to host a highly structured and entertaining camporee with lots of fast paced competitions and unique attractions. There will be something for everyone, from the newest Scout to the oldest Eagle Scout. Interactions between boys from different troops will be a priority so the more troops in attendance the better.

Program

Morning Patrol Competitions:  These competitions will use a double round-robin, shotgun start format.  Each competition lasts 10 minutes and then every patrol rotates one event station to face a new opponent.  Scoring is very simple, you win you get a point, you lose you get nothing.  The competitions would attempt to incorporate as many of the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class required skills as possible but still have lots of room for good old fashion fun.  A list of competitions will be provided in the January registration packet so patrols can practice.

Afternoon Troop Competition:   This is the camporee’s greatest innovation.  Each troop must a host an attraction.  It could be a craft, demonstration, sport activity, carnival game, food stand, entertainment, etc.  Detailed guidelines will be provided in the January registration packet.  Every boy in attendance be given a stack of “camporee coins” (plastic poker chips) and will be a judge/customer.  Troops then charge for their attraction.  If you want to see a troop’s comedy skit, make a piece of rope, neckerchief slide, eat some cobbler, or play lawn darts then you have to pay.  At the end of the day the camporee committee simply collects the coins and sees which event was most popular.  Attractions should showcase your troop’s skills so please do not plan on selling pre-made commercial items or food.  It would also be poor form to have your own troop members buy from their own attraction.  All of the attractions will be set up in a small central area so it is very easy to walk from one to another and generate a high energy atmosphere.

Campfire with Skits and Awards:  Troops will have the opportunity to earn bonus coins by performing a skit, song, or cheer.  Awards will be presented to the top scoring troops, patrols, and individuals.  We will have a system to recognize the achievements for both large and small troops; and older and younger patrols. The scoring matrix will be part of the January registration packet.  Some troops may even wish to present awards to some of their winning customers at the campfire.

What to Bring

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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. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts

For questions, contact the camp-o-ree chair or district activities chair.