Camporee

April 20-22, 2018

Tellepsen Scout Camp at Bovay Scout Ranch
3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868

Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops in the districts.  Patrols and individual Scouts compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skills and Scout spirit.  

2017 Leader Information / Camp-o-ree Presentation

Boy Scout on a compass

Registration

RSVP by February 8, 2018

Registration is done by troops. The troop needs to RSVP (Step 1) with an approximate head count for planning purposes by January 26, 2017. Please let us know if this number changes significantly before the event as campsite assignments are made based on registration numbers. Every troop is expected to help at the camporee (e.g., run an activity or demonstration, emcee the campfire, Scouts Own Service, logistics, administration, registration). 

Step 1: RSVP for Camp-o-ree

Register before check-in

The registration fee is $10 per person (Scouts and adults) and covers facility fees, Saturday lunch, and patch. 

There is an activity package fee of $20 per youth and adult who wish to participate. The activity package fee covers unlimited archery, 10 shotgun shells, 10 rifle shots and the climbing tower.  Only those Scouts and adults signing up to participate need pay this activity fee and bring a consent form.

Payment needs to be made online by March 15, 2018.

Step 2: Payment (opens in February)

What to Bring

  • BSA Health and Medical form for every participant. A paper copy of the BSA Health and Medical Record (Parts A&B) for every participant (Scouts and Adults) is required to be turned in at registration.  You can bring your alphabetized notebook which will be returned on Sunday morning.
  • Hold Harmless / Consent form for everyone participating in the climbing tower activities.  It is suggested that everyone that pays the extra activity fee brings a form whether they intend to climb or not, in case they change their mind.
  • Troop Roster will need to be turned in at check-in.
  • Scouts participating in orienteering should bring a compass.
  • If fishing, bring fishing equipment and bait. No license is required.
  • Troops are responsible for their own meals (Saturday breakfast and dinner and Sunday breakfast)

Contacts

For more information, contact Dana Beebe or Susan Hansen.

Planning

Every troop needs to run (or help run) a part of the camporee (e.g., competition, facilities). These events cannot happen without each Scout’s competitive spirit and participation. Planning meetings will be held prior to camp-o-ree.  Troops will receive an email informing them of the dates and times of the meetings.

Adult Training

Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT) will be offered on Saturday morning.  This YPT training will qualify for the Classroom Facilitated camp YPT requirement.  No pre-registration is required – just show up.  Time and location to be determined and announced at the Saturday morning assembly.

Additional trainings may be added (e.g., IOLS, Scoutmaster Specific Training), but the course are still being determined.

Proposed Schedule

Friday

5:00 pm Registration opens (Camp-o-ree site)
8:00 pm PLC Meeting (Flagpole)
9:00 pm Cracker Barrel (Flagpole)
10:00 pm Lights Out

Saturday

7:00 am Reveille
7:00–8:30 am Breakfast (Troop/Patrol)
8:30 am Camp Assembly & Announcements
9:00 am Activity Areas Open (Tellepsen Camp)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (Tellepsen Climbing Tower)
3:00 pm Activity Areas Close
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Troop Competition (Flagpole)
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Chili Cook‐off Preparation (Campsites)
6:15 pm Chili/Dessert Judging (Flagpole)
7:15 pm PLC Meeting (Flagpole)
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Campfire (Fire Ring)
10:30 pm Lights Out

Sunday

7:00 am Reveille
7:00–8:30am Breakfast (Troop/Patrol)
8:45 am A Scout is Reverent (Flagpole)
9:30 am Break Camp, Clean Up and Depart

 

Photographs    

Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

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

Map

 

Contacts

For questions, contact the camporee chair or district activities chair.