Camporee

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.  

The latest state, county, and Center for Disease Control and Maintenance (CDC) requirements on the day of the event will be followed. Participants will be notified before the event of the specific requirements. All participants must follow any procedures recommended by the council's Enterprise Risk Management Committee such as completing a pre-event screening form, temperature checks, wearing a mask (unless for medical reasons), limiting group sizes that remain together during the event, frequent hand washing, and/or social distancing. See the council's COVID-19 "At-Risk" Participant Statement. Participants who are sick or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms should not attend.

Registration

Registration is a two-step process. Registration is typically completed by the unit leadership.

Part 1: RSVP:  Every unit needs to RSVP by March roundtable to let the event staff if you are attending. Estimated numbers are provided to the council so the district can reserve the appropriate number of campsites and program areas for the event.

Part 1: RSVP

Part 2: Payment: The registration fee is $10 per adult and $30 per Scout which includes archery, climbing tower, shotgun (10 Shells), and rifle (10 shots). Payment is made online with credit card or electronic check by April 12, 2021. The late fee begins April 9, 2021.  Council refund policy.

Part 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 youth.
  • 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
  • Read the pre-event screening form
  • Mask
  • Hand sanitizer

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 camporee.  Troops will receive an email informing them of the dates and times of the meetings.

Adult Training

Adult trainings are sometimes offered at camporee (e.g., Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training).

Tentative Schedule

Friday

5:00 pm Check-in
8:00 pm PLC Meeting (flagpole)
9:00 pm Cracker barrel (location TBD)
10:00 pm Lights Out

Saturday

7:00 am Reveille
7:00–8:30 am Breakfast (troop/patrol)
8:30 am Camp assembly and announcements
9:00 am Activity areas open (Tellepsen Scout Camp)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (climbing tower)
3:00 pm Activity areas close
3:00 – 4:00 pm  Troop competition (flagpole)
3:30 – 6:00 pm Chili cook‐off preparation (campsites)
6:15 pm Chili/dessert judging (flagpole)
7:15 pm PLC meeting (flagpole)
8:30 – 9:30 pm Campfire (fire ring)
10:30 pm Lights out

Sunday

7:00 am Reveille
7:00–8:30 am Breakfast (troop/patrol)
8:45 am Interfaith service (flagpole)
9:30 am Break camp, clean up and depart

About Tellepsen Scout Camp

Tellepsen Scout Camp is located at Bovay Scout Ranch. Tellepsen Scout Camp has eight campsites that accommodate 50 individuals per site. Each campsite has a 30'x40' pavilion with electricity. One shower and restroom facility is available for every two campsites. It is the home of the council's largest rifle range and a 41-foot climbing tower. The rifle range consists of four 50-yard high-powered rifle stations, four 100-yard high-powered rifle stations, a five-station shotgun trap range, eight shooting stations for .22 rifles and pistols and an archery range. The climbing tower has four rappelling stations of 11 feet, 22 feet, 32 feet, and 41 feet. 

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About Tellepsen Scout Camp

 

The camp is located about six miles south of Navasota (one mile south of TX-6 BUS N and Tx-6 N Split) on the east side of TX-6 on County Road 317 (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868).

Directions through Hempstead:

  • Take Hwy 290W through Hempstead
  • From Hempstead take
    Hwy 6N for 16 miles
  • Turn right onto County Road 317
  • Travel to end of road through camp gate

Directions through Conroe:

  • From Conroe take Hwy 105W
    for 45 miles
  • Turn left onto Hwy 6 South
    for 3 miles
  • Turn left onto County Road 317
    (just past Grassy Creek)
  • Travel to end of road through camp gate.

Note: When leaving camp, be extremely cautious as this is a 75 mph zone with poor visibility of oncoming traffic due to the hill. Many people will be leaving at the same time, do not bunch up in the median. Instead of crossing two lanes of high-speed traffic, it may be advisable to turn right and then u-turn at the next available median a short distance away. 

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. 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.

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Contacts

For more information, contact Joe Cunningham or Susan Hansen.