May 15-17, 2020
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.
Step 1: RSVP
Registration is done by troops. The troop needs to RSVP (Step 1) with an approximate head count for planning purposes by January 31, 2020. 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, interfaith service, logistics, administration, registration).
Step 1: RSVP
Step 2: 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 with credit card, electronic check or PayPal by May 13, 2020. Council refund policy.
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)
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 trainings are sometimes offered at camporee (e.g., Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training).
||PLC Meeting (flagpole)
||Cracker barrel (location TBD)
||Camp assembly and announcements
||Activity areas open (Tellepsen Scout Camp)
|11:00 am – 1:00 pm
||Lunch (climbing tower)
||Activity areas close
|3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
||Troop competition (flagpole)
|3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
||Chili cook‐off preparation (campsites)
||Chili/dessert judging (flagpole)
||PLC meeting (flagpole)
|8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
||Campfire (fire ring)
||Interfaith service (flagpole)
||Break camp, clean up and depart
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).
The 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
For more information, contact Joe Cunningham or Susan Hansen.