Camporee

March 24-26, 2017

Bear Creek Park
3535 War Memorial Drive
Houston Texas 77084

Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops.  Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. Join us for a great Scouting tradition and experience at the Soaring Eagle District camporee. This year’s camporee will include This year’s camporee will include the spider web, knot bar, tomahawk throwing, pioneering  (tallest structure), lashing a seven knot tripod, fire building, first aid, tennis ball mania, an orienteering course, Dutch oven cooking, and more.

Registration

Step 1 - Pre-registration: Troop needs to pre-register by February roundtable, with an estimated number of participants for planning purposes. Please let us know if this number changes significantly before the event as campsite assignments are made based on registration numbers. Additional Scouts and adults can be added. Every troop needs run a part of the camporee (e.g., competition), and help in other areas (e.g., registration, facilities, scoring). When pre-registerting, list which events your troop is willing to help run at the camporee.

Step 1: RSVP for Camp-o-ree

Step 2 - Payment: The registration fee is $25 per troop. Final registration is due before check-in. Online payment can be made with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. Onsite registration is $50.

Step 2: Payment

Details

Every troop must send a representative to the February and March roundtables to help plan the camporee.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.

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What to Bring

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).

Typical Schedule

Friday

5:00 - 8:30 pm Unit arrival; campsite set0up
9:00 - 9:30 pm Leader meeting at HQ with SPLs and Scoutmasters
9:30 - 10:30 pm Unit campsite activities / lights out

Saturday

7:00 - 8:30 am Reveille / Breakfast / Campsite Clean-up
8:30 - 8:45 am Assembly at flagpole
8:45 - 9:00 am Opening ceremony and instructions
9:00 - 12:30 pm Patrol competitions
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 4:00 pm Archery and tomahawk ranges open
3:30 - 4:30 pm Scoutmaster Old Timers Gathering at HQ
4:00 pm Event scores due to HQ
4:00 - 5:00 pm Unit Time
4:30 pm Dutch oven competition judging at HQ
5:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner and clean-up
6:30 - 6:45 pm Assembly at flagpole / Flag ceremony
6:50 - 9:00 pm Awards ceremony / Campfire / OA call out
9:00 - 10:30 pm Unit campsite activities / Lights out

Sunday

7:00 - 8:30 am Reveille / Breakfast and clean-up
8:30 - 9:00 am Flag Ceremony / Interfaith service / Camp-o-ree closing
9:00 - 11:00 am Final clean-up and units depart

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 Martin Stakes at mjstakes@gmail.com or the district activities chair.