Camporee

April 6-8, 2018

Camp Brosig 
1893 Trenchman Road, Sealy, TX 77474

The camporee is a weekend campout for troops. Patrols from different troops will compete in various competitions and be judged on leadership, teamwork, Scouting skills and Scout spirit.

The event is wilderness survival themed! Competitors from different troops will come together for friendly competition to outwit, outlast, and outscore each other to win greatest survivor! In addition, Scouts will have an opportunity to learn from and about each other through teambuilding and skill based activities. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, Scouting skills and Scout spirit.

 2017 Leader's Guide





Registration

Registration is done by troops. The cost is $15 per Scout and $5 per adult and includes a patch, portable toilets, and camping fees. Youth staff feeds are $10. Registration is a two-step process

  • Step 1: RSVP. The troop needs to RSVP with an approximate head count for planning purposes by January roundtable. 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 camp-o-ree (e.g., run an activity or demonstration, emcee the campfire, Scouts Own Service, logistics, administration, registration).  
  • Step 2: Payment. Payment is to be made online before check-in on Friday night.

Step 1: RSVP for Camp-o-ree by January roundtable        ​Step 2:  Registration opens in January

Schedule

A more detailed schedule will be available onsite at the end of January 2016. Plan to arrive early Friday evening and depart before noon on Sunday. Troops will be assigned a campsite and the Scouts will camp, eat, and compete as patrols. In addition to skill events, there will be fun activities such as climbing, archery and rifle and shotgun shooting.  Patrols will host a staffer for the Saturday dinner when they will be judged on food, teamwork, cooking skill and uniforms.  There may be Scoutmaster / Scout Iron-Chef cook-off!!  There will definitely be a Saturday evening filled with spirit and awards around an enthusiastic campfire.  The planning team is also working on a somber flag retirement ceremony in which each troop will be asked to bring a flag to retire.  Our aim Saturday night is to conclude the OA call out with enough time for the LDS troops to be home at a reasonable hour should they wish to depart. On Sunday morning, there will be a non-denomination service before we break camp.

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.

What to Bring

Watch this space, but at a very minimum (in addition to the clothes on their back) a Scouter must submit an up to date BSA Health and Medical Record for every participant.

Training

Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. Trained leaders impact the quality of programs, leader tenure, youth tenure, and a whole lot more. A trained leader is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be! Every Scout deserves a trained leader. See the council training schedule for a list of additional training courses offered around the council.

Several training classes are being offered during camp-o-ree. For more information, contact James Yaklin.

Date

Course
(click on title for course description)

Location

Time

Cost

Register

March 4, 2017 Classroom Facilitated Youth Protection Training (YPT)
Texas Skies Camporee
1:15 - 2:15 pm $0 Register
March 4, 2017 Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training Texas Skies Camporee 8:45 am - 1:00 pm $0 Register
March 4, 2017 Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Texas Skies Camporee 2:30 - 3:15 pm $0 Register

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).

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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.

Map to Camp Brosig