Camporee

March 29-31, 2019

Bovay Scout Ranch
3450 County Road 317 
Navasota, TX 77868
 

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.

Scouts from different troops will come together for friendly competition! 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.

The weekend will afford troops an opportunity to focus on key Scouting rank requirements in addition to teamwork and camaraderie. The program will work with all Scouts to foster skills and teamwork. Events are competitive; however, the main aim is to practice new and fun skills, sportsmanship and outreach to other Scouts.


The theme of the 2019 Texas Skies District Camporee is Superhero Scouting Showdown! This year’s theme challenges our young men to Be Prepared. Be Prepared in the event of a challenging situation in the wilderness that requires a cool head, thoughtful consideration, teamwork, and fortitude. The weekend will afford troops an opportunity to focus on key scouting rank requirements in addition to teamwork and camaraderie. Superhero Scouting Showdown requires balanced qualities of the body, will, and mind. By blending competitive activities with education and joy of effort, the youth-led planning committee wants the fundamentals of outdoor skills to be learned by way of friendly competition and ethical sportsmanship. Our program will work with all Scouts to foster skills and teamwork. Events are competitive; however, the main aim is to practice new and fun skills, sportsmanship and outreach to other Scouts.

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Registration  |   Adult Training  |  What to Bring  |  Logistics  |  Program Overview  |  Schedule  |  Scorecards

Registration

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

  • Step 1: RSVP. The troop leader needs to RSVP with an approximate head count for planning purposes by March 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 camporee (e.g., run an activity or demonstration, emcee the campfire, Scouts Own Service, logistics, administration, registration).  
  • Step 2: Payment can be made with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. Registration closes March 26, 2019. There is no onsite registration. Council refund policy.

Step 1: RSVP by January Roundtable        Step 2: Pay Here

How to Register

Step 1: Click on the "Step 2: Payment" green button (above)
Step 2: Click "Register" at the bottom of the page
Step 3: Enter the number of Scouts, Scout staff, adults, and adult staff and click "Continue".
Step 4: Fill out the form with the name, phone number, and email address of the troop leader at camporee.  Select your arrival and departure times and enter the number of patrols your troop will be organized into at camporee. Click "Continue".
Step 5: If everything is correct in your cart, click "Checkout" to proceed to the payment page.
Step 6: Select the payment type, enter your payment information, and click "Make Payment".

About the Camporee

The events at the camporee will foster skills for the first-year Scouts to the youth who are expanding their leadership skills. The program reinforces Scout values, procedures, methods, and skills along with some friendly competition. It is a youth-led program. Scouts will enjoy the thrill of competing with other troops in the district which will is likely to encourage them to rehone their outdoors skills. Over 450 Scouts and Scouters typically attend the event.

Program Summary

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 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. The Saturday night OA call out should be concluded with enough time for troops to be home at a reasonable hour should they wish to depart. On Sunday morning, there will be an interfaith worship service before breaking camp.

Planning and Volunteers

Every troop must send a representative to the January, February and March roundtables to help plan the camporee. Every troop needs run a part of the camporee (e.g., competition, facilities). 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. 

Each troop is to provide two Scouts to serve as camporee day staff to help with activities. They will camp and eat with their troops.

What to Bring

Personal (check with Scoutmaster):

  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) and belt 
  • Clothing appropriate for weather
  • Activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • Shoes (closed toe) or hiking boots 
  • Rain gear (pants and jacket) 
  • Flashlight and extra batteries 
  • Personal items (e.g., deodorant, comb, medications, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Flashlight and extra batteries 
  • Water bottle (or canteen) and cup 
  • Pocket knife and Totin' Chip
  • Sleeping bag, blankets, sheet 
  • Pillow 
  • Cot or pad 
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Personal first aid kit 
Optional
  • Portable chair or camp stool 

 

Mark all items with name and troop number.  

Patrol:

  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Water containers with lids for hauling water
  • Cooking gear and food: Saturday breakfast, non-cooking sack lunches, Sunday non-cooking breakfast
  • Duty roster and menu
  • First-aid kit
  • Trash bags
  • Patrol flag
  • Items for campsite inspection

Troop

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A&B for all Scouting events) for every participant (due at check-in)
  • Roster (due at check-in)
  • Firewood, rakes and fire buckets; buckets and shovel to remove unused firewood
  • Five-gallon bucket to hold water for each fire
  • Wagon to haul water
  • Hand washing station
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand soap
  • List of Scouts elected into the Order of the Arrow
    Leaders with up to date Youth Protection Training

Don’t Bring: 

  • Alcholol
  • Valuables
  • Electronics (e.g.,  iPod, iPad)*
  • Fireworks 
  • Sheath or hunting knives 
  • Pets 
  • Hammocks 
  • Personal firearms and ammunition 
  • Jewelry 
  • Personal bows and arrows 
  • Fuel burning hand warmers 

*Electricity is very limited. 

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 camporee. For more information, contact Ray Terry.

You must be registered for camporee with a troop to attend the training opportunities listed below.

Course
(click on title for course description)

Time

Cost

Register

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) 8:00am to 5:00pm $0 Register
Merit Badge Counselor Orientation 9:00am to 10:00am $0 Register

Patrols

The fun of camporee is competition and camaraderie. In order to make the competition fair, all ages and ranks will be blended in each competing patrol. Older Scouts in each patrol should use the EDGE method during the competition skills with the younger Scouts. This will also allow younger Scouts in troops to be exposed to the older Scouts; an activity that the youth-led planning committee felt was important to them as they progressed through Scouting.

EDGE Method: Older Scouts will decide how to Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, and Enable younger Scouts to be successful.

  • Explain. Use the Scout Handbook as a resource to discuss the rank-appropriate information.
  • Demonstrate: Select specific Scouting skills and show what one might do to practice them. 
  • Guide: Guide Scouts in practicing Scouting skills.
  • Enable: Provide opportunities for Scouts to demonstrate Scouting skills. When requirements have been met, sign off outdoor ethics-related advancement records.

Camping Logistics

Patience

Please be patient and flexible! Everyone is a volunteer trying to make a fun and positive experience for our Scouts. The event was planned by Scouts and some events will go well, and admittedly others may not go well. Things that do not go well are learning experiences for the young men who stepped up to help plan, and they may already feel a bit down about the failure. Complaints and grumbling will cheerfully be accepted as an offer to help next year!

Campsite Assignments

Campsites will be pre-assigned based on troop size, so proper registration is critical. A master campsite map with campsite assignments will be provided at check-in. If there are space limitations, we may ask small troops to share campsites.

Arrival at Camp

  • Check-in will open at 5:00 pm on Friday
  • There will be signage in the camp. Participants will receive an updated event map and event schedule.
  • All troop trailers and trucks pulling the trailers will be allowed to park along the main road. All other vehicles will need to park in the parking lot. The parking lot does have a short scenic walk back to the campsites so pack accordingly. Essential vehicles and/or troop trailers should be able to drive to campsites,
  • Check-in will be at registration (see check-in section).
  • Saturday arrivals will need to check in at the registration area.  Saturday arrivals cannot drive on campsite roads after 8:00 am even if they are essential vehicles.

Parking and Vehicles

  • All passengers must be in seats with seat belts inside the vehicle. No passengers in backs of trucks or on trailers.
  • Respect the directions provided by the volunteers who are directing traffic.
  • Passenger drop off area will be clearly marked and gear will need to be carried to the campsite.  This hike will be approximately two miles so pack accordingly.
  • Only essential vehicles (vehicles with significant camp gear and/or trailers) will be allowed to proceed to campsites.
  • Late arrivals (after 11 pm) must leave vehicles in parking area until 6 am on Saturday and hike to campsite.
  • No driving in camp between 11 pm Friday and 6 am Saturday or after 8 am on Saturday.

Check-In

  • Check-in is at the registration building.
  • Check-in will open on Friday at 5:00 pm and close at 11:00 pm
  • Scoutmaster or senior patrol leader needs to check-in for troop upon arrival
  • Saturday arrivals will need to check in at the registration building but cannot drive on campsite roads after 8 am.
  • Troops should send the Scoutmaster or SPL to check-in while the troop’s campsite is being set-up. 
  • Essential check-in items:
    • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A&B for all Scouting events) for every participant
    • Troop roster
    • Up-to-date counts (camping, patrols) 
    • List of any special needs
    • Registration fees for last-minute registrants can be paid using the online registration link.  A link to modify the registration is in the email receipt.

Health and Safety

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A&B for all Scouting events) must be turned in during check-in and will be returned at check-out.
  • Troops are responsible for all medications.
  • There will be medical staff available during the weekend. Medical will be located next to registration.  If an emergency arises please dial 911 and notify a camp staff member.  The closest hospital is approximately 6 miles away from camp.
  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Records will be returned to the troop leadership at the end of camp.
  • The most common medical problem at camp is dehydration, even when it is cold. Please have all participants carry a water bottle at all times and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Leaders Meeting

The patrol method will be used to communicate information. Scoutmasters and senior patrol leaders (SPLs) must attend a patrol leader conference (PLC) at the pavilion on Friday night. 

Weather and Emergencies

Life or Death Emergencies:   CALL 9-1-1

If you call for emergency services, start at the top of the council phone numbers list and keep calling until you reach someone with the council.

All troops should be fully prepared for weather conditions typical for the time of year. It may rain, shine, be warm and cold on the same weekend. Please bring enough clothing to be as comfortable as possible.

If severe weather or a camp-wide emergency occurs, three blasts on an air horn will indicate that one adult leader from each troop should meet at the registration for instructions. In some cases, some or all of the activities may be suspended for safety reasons during periods of severe weather.

Emergency Numbers:

  • Oakbend Medical Center 281-341-2000
  • Oasis Ambulance Service 281-239-0244
  • Richmond Fire Department 281- 238-1210
  • Fort Bend County Sheriff Department 281-341-4665
  • Game Warden 281-931-6471

Alcohol and Tobacco

  • Alcoholic beverages are absolutely not permitted at Scouting functions. Anyone found possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages will be required to leave the site immediately.
  • Tobacco products should be used with discretion and out of the sight and smell of Scouts.

Cell Phones

Youth and adults should exercise discretion in their use of electronic devices during the event as some troops do not allow devices on campouts. Although most campers and leaders use digital devices responsibly, educating them about the appropriate use of cell phones and cameras would be a good safety and privacy measure. The Cyber Chip is tool to help educate youth on topics such as cyberbullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft.

Water and Restrooms

It is critical that each troop set-up a hand washing station to instill good sanitary practices. Units should provide toilet paper and hand soap. Please leave the latrines cleaner than you found them. Please educate participants about the prevention of communicable diseases.

HAND WASHING: Careful hand washing prevents many infections. Hands may be washed with an alcohol-based solution containing at least 60 percent alcohol if the solution stays on the skin for about 20 seconds. If the hands are visibly dirty, soap and water should be used for at least 20 seconds until the dirt is gone from the hands and from under the fingernails. When handling or preparing food, the hands should be washed frequently. Hands should always be washed after using the restroom—even if the Scouts are in a wilderness setting where there is no “restroom.” A bottle of alcohol-based sanitizer should be in the Scout’s daypack and available for use.

Each troop should provide containers with lids for transporting and storing water. Bring a wagon to assist the transport effort. Each troop will need a five-gallon bucket of water for each charcoal fire and each attendee should bring a personal water bottle for use during the program sessions. There will be water stations throughout the camp during the competition and afternoon games.

Fire Policy

  • As part of one of the seven Leave No Trace principles, it is suggested that cookstoves or elevated fire pits such as a Dutch Oven table or Dutch Oven inside a metal pan on bricks are used.
  • Campfires are permitted in the designated fire rings. If the camporee is under a fire ban, unit leaders will be informed. Gasoline, diesel fuel and other liquids are not to be used to start fires. Please keep fires low and reduce sparks in windy conditions. Have water available to extinguish fire. Fires should be monitored at all times and put out cold before leaving your campsite or going to bed.

Lanterns and Stoves

  • Propane-fueled lanterns and stoves may be used. Liquid-fueled equipment (e.g., Coleman fuel, kerosene, or white gas) is specifically prohibited.
  • There should never be any open flames inside a tent. Tent light should be provided where necessary by flashlight or battery powered lanterns.

Damages

Participants are requested to follow the seven principles of Leave No Trace (LNT). This is a great opportunity to teach old and new Scouts how to exercise LNT practices. 

Any damage to camp property, staff area tents, equipment, or other items will be the financial responsibility of the troop. If you find camp has been vandalized, had unauthorized use, or damaged in any way, contact the event chair immediately.

  • Ditching of Tents: No ditching (trenching) of tents will be allowed.
  • Trees: Attendees are not to cut down or cut branches from any live trees. There are many trees that provide shade and protection. Please be careful of these trees and do everything you can to protect them for your future enjoyment.
  • Any Scouts found damaging or defacing trees will be asked to leave the event.

Assembly

Saturday will begin with morning assembly at the flagpole at 8:00 am. A fast breakfast on Saturday is recommended to ensure patrols are ready to go at 8:00 am.

Campsite Inspection

Troops are encouraged to keep their campsites clean and neat. Patrol method should be evidenced in the organization of separate patrol sites within the troop site. Troops are also encouraged to demonstrate Scouting skills through the construction of a campsite gateway or other camp gadget that displays troop pride and Scouting spirit. Campsite inspections will be conducted during the morning or afternoon program period, and top troops will be recognized. See appendix for troop campsite inspection scorecard.

Garbage Disposal

  • No trash left in campsites after check-out
  • Carry trash home

Units are responsible for taking all trash accumulated during the event with them to dispose of properly. Please remove waste and refuse when you leave.

Check-Out

  1. Have two Scouts (buddy system) retrieve a staffer from the registration building when the troop is ready to check out.
  2. Upon successful campsite inspection, the SPL will receive a camporee evaluation form which must be filled out and exchanged for the camporee patches and medical forms. Inspectors will specifically look for litter, damage, and wash water trailings.
  • Obtain troop medical forms from registration building.
  • Submit a completed camporee evaluation form in order to obtain camporee patches.
  • Troops staying until Sunday are asked to delay departure until after morning awards and interfaith worship service at 8:00 am. (A Scout is Reverent)

Program Overview

Summary

  1. Adult training (all day Saturday; see schedule)
  2. Patrol challenge (Saturday morning)
  3. Special events (Saturday afternoon)
  4. Assemblies, campfire, and Order of the Arrow (OA) events (Saturday evening)
  • There will be a Friday evening meeting for SPLs and Scoutmasters.
  • Saturday morning, a camp-wide assembly and flag ceremony at 8:00 am will be followed by Superhero Scouting Showdown patrol challenges.
  • Saturday afternoon will showcase special competitions and an OA Brotherhood walk.
  • Saturday evening will feature a campfire with patrol and troop awards and a flag retirement ceremony followed by the traditional OA call-out ceremony.
  • The movie after campfire will be family-friendly.
  • Sunday morning will be a non-denominational service and the lowering of the camp flag.

Morning Competitions

The inter-patrol competition consists of challenging events located throughout the camporee area. Patrols will use a map to navigate to the different events, and complete challenges to earn as many points as they can. Patrols will move at their own pace to complete as many challenge events as possible in the time available. Patrols should budget their time wisely, trading off longer wait times at easier or more fun events for shorter wait times at more difficult or less fun events in order to earn maximum points. Scouts may wear their field or activity uniform and all shirts should be Scouting in nature. Scouts should have basic Scouting skills required for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. At each station, Scout judges are watching for teamwork, teachable moments (older Scouts teaching younger Scouts) and Scout attire.

  • Inter-patrol competition using score sheets to be tallied at end of day
  • Intended to challenge skills as well as knowledge
  • Mix Scout ages within patrols. Use as an opportunity for older Scouts to teach younger Scouts.
  • Activities and locations will be confirmed at the opening PLC meeting
  • Patrols are encouraged to visit every station to increase overall point count.

Superhero Scouting Showdown morning activities: fire building, first aid, strength test, scavenger hunt, knots, obstacle course, rockets, and plant Identification, BB guns, and capture the fFlag

Required Patrol Equipment

Patrols should carry the following gear:

  • Scout spirit
  • Patrol flag and yell
  • Compass
  • First aid kit- Including bandages for sprains
  • Flint and steel for extra credit
  • Notebook and pen
  • Water bottle and rain gear (each Scout)

Afternoon Events

  • For all ages and abilities
  • Emphasis on fun
  • Stations and locations confirmed at morning assembly.
  • Activities such as knife throwing, blind maze, orienteering, dodgeball, water balloons/ lashings, tomahawk, and archery.

Archery

  • Expect long lines
  • Troops should designate one archer whose score will count toward overall troop score. The designated archer must notify the scorekeeper before he shoots so his shooting is observed. Once the troop designated archer is finished, no other scores will count for that troop.

Scoutmaster Dutch Oven Cook-Off

  • Theme related, required
  • Submit recipe with entry
  • Only adults can compete
  • Bring one serving to be sampled by several judges.
  • Two divisions: dessert and entree
  • Turn-in entrees at registration
  • Have Dutch ovens clearly marked
  • Points for presentation

Saturday Patrol Supper Inspection

  • Each patrol should host a camporee staff member for Saturday supper (buy enough food and have spare eating utensils)
  • Send two or more Scouts (buddy system) to retrieve staff member for dinner from registration
  • The staff member will grade the patrol using the patrol flag and uniform inspection scorecards and the dinner and meal preparation scorecard.

Campfire

A highlight of camporee is the Saturday night campfire.

  • Held at the campfire ring amphitheater
  • Starts at 7:00 pm, be there early to get the best spots.
  • Each troop please bring an American flag that needs a proper retirement
  • Each patrol prepare one skit to perform
  • Awards will be presented at the campfire.

OA Call-Out Ceremony

Following the campfire, a traditional OA call-out ceremony will take place to recognize those youth and adults from the district elected to the OA.

  • The OA chapter adviser has a list of elected candidates and during the day will seek to confirm they are at camp to be called out.
  • Scoutmasters should encourage elected candidates to attend camporee to be called out. Many troops choose to let the candidates be surprised when their names are called.
  • Once each year, a troop may hold a unit election to elect youth members of their troop to become members of the Order of the Arrow. A special call-out ceremony is being held during the camporee for candidates elected into the Order of the Arrow by their troop last fall. Scouts are not required to participate in a call-out ceremony but must complete an Ordeal within one year, in order to become a member of Colonneh Lodge. If a candidate does not attend an Ordeal within one-year, then the candidate has to be re-elected by their unit.

OA Brotherhood Ceremony

  • The Order of the Arrow chapter ceremony team will have a list of Brotherhood-eligible Arrowmen.
  • Arrowmen must be current on lodge dues.
  • After 10 months of service as an Ordeal member and after fulfilling certain requirements, a member may take part in the Brotherhood ceremony, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order. Completion of this ceremony signifies full membership in the Order of the Arrow.  Brotherhood is an opportunity for members to evaluate their past service to Scouting (camping and unit involvement) and to their lodge, and to reaffirm their belief in the high purposes of the Order. There is no charge for the Brotherhood walk or ceremony.

OA Cracker Barrel

  • Order of the Arrow members are invited to attend a cracker barrel which will be held at the pavilion.

Saturday Night Movie 

  • All participants are invited to watch a family-friendly movie at the pavilion.

Sunday Morning

  • Awards will be presented.
  • After a short interfaith worship service, the camporee honor guard will lower the camp flags.
  • Troops will receive event patches and pick up the medical forms after their campsite is inspected and cleared.

Tentative Schedule

Friday    
4:00 pm Key staff meeting Camp 
5:00 pm Campers begin to arrive Camp 
9:30 pm Leaders' meeting (SPLs / SMs) Pavilion
10:00 pm All staff meeting (key staff and day staffers) Pavilion
11:00 pm Lights out Camp
Saturday    
6:00 am Reveille, start breakfast Camp
7:00 am Registration reopens Registration
8:00 am Opening ceremonies and announcements Flagpole
8:30 am Patrol challenges begin (campsite inspections begin) Refer to Map
8:30 am Adult Training Classroom
11:30 am Lunch Camp
12:30 pm Camp inspections continue Camp
1:00 pm Afternoon events begin Refer to Map
1:15 pm Adult Training Classroom
2:45 pm Adult Training Classroom
5:00 pm Dinner Camp
5:15 pm Scoutmaster Dutch-oven challenge entries due Registration
5:15 pm Patrols pick-up staffer for dinner inspection Registration
7:00 pm Campfire: awards, flag retirement and OA call-out Campfire Amphitheater
9:00 pm Movie and OA cracker barrel Pavilion
11:00 pm Lights out Camp
Sunday    
6:00 am Reveille, start breakfast Camp
7:00 am Police camp Camp
8:00 am Interfaith service Campfire Amphitheater
9:00 am Check-out process begins Camp
Troop SPLs pick-up staffer for site inspection Registration
Submit camporee evaluations  
Pick-up patches and medical records  
10:00 am Last campers leave Camp
11:30 am Key staff departs  

Sample Scorecards

Patrol Flag Sample Scoring

  Points
1. Patrol name 0 or 10
2. Patrol emblem 0 or 10
3. Troop number 0 or 10
4 Council name 0 or 10
5. District name 0 or 10
6. Names of Scouts 0 or 10
7. Creativity (design, originality, etc.) 1 – 20
8. Craftsmanship (materials, handiwork) 1 – 20
Maximum Points: 100  

Field Uniform Inspection Scoring

If more than five Scouts in patrol, five Scouts are randomly selected from the duty roster to inspect.

  Points
1. Scout shirt (field uniform) 0 or 30
2. Scout pants 0 or 30
3. Scout belt 0 or 5
4. Scout socks 0 or 5
5. Scout hat 0 or 5
6. Scout neckerchief and slide 0 or 5
7. Uniform clean 0 or 5
8. Neatly worn/tucked 0 or 5
9. Good posture/ patrol line 0 or 5
10. Matching troop t-shirt under uniform 0 or 5
Total for each Scout

Patrol Dinner and Meal Preparation Scoring

    Points
1. Patrol picks staff member up on time and in field uniform 0 or 5
2. Patrol duty roster posted 0 or 5
3. Teamwork – all patrol members contributed 1 -1 0
4. Meal ready on time 0 or 5
5. Handwashing station available with soap/water 0 or 5
6. Patrol yell prior to eating 0 or 5
7. Blessing asked prior to eating 0 or 5
8. Menu consistent with MyPlate proportions  
  a. Two veggies/fruits 0 or 5
  b. One grain 0 or 5
  c. One protein, one dairy 0 or 5
  d. Cooked dessert (sparingly - oils/sugar) 0 or 5
9. Sanitation 1 – 10
10. Presentation (decorations, wait staff, entertainment, etc.) 1 – 5
11. Taste and palatability (variety, warmth, not burned, etc.) 1 – 10
12. Courtesy extended to guest 1 – 5
13. Wash water available after meal (three pot method) 0 or 10
Maximum Points: 100  

Troop Campsite Inspection Scoring

    Points
1. No vehicles in camp (subject to instructions) 0 or 5
2. Troop flag at campsite entrance 0 or 5
3. American Flag properly displayed in campsite 0 or 5
4. Dining fly(s) properly set up (staked down, not sagging, lines flagged) 0 – 5
5. Tents pitched by Patrol in an orderly fashion 0 – 5
6. Tents zipped or tied for rain protection 0 – 5
7. Patrol duty roster(s) posted 0 or 5
8. Cooking gear clean and properly stored 0 or 5
9. Food properly stored 0 – 5
10. Cooler / jugs available for drinking water 0 or 5
11. Garbage in bags and protected from animals 0 – 5
12. Patrol sites and tables are free of clutter 0 – 5
13. Hand washing station with soap and water 0 or 5
14. First aid kit available and easy to locate (visible, one/troop) 0 or 5
15. Troop gear properly stored (if troop trailer, neat & secure) 0 – 5
16. Campsite neat & free of trip hazards 0 – 5
17. Entire campsite free of litter 0 – 10
18. Campsite gateway or gadget 0 – 10
Maximum Points: 100  

 

Sample Patrol Duty Roster

To be displayed at patrol tent.

 Patrol name at camporee _____________      

Friday Scout #1 Scout #2 Scout #3 Scout #4
Setup Patrol box        
  Water        
  Canopy        
Saturday
Breakfast Water        
  Cooking        
  KP (cleanup)        
Lunch Water        
  Cooking        
  KP        
Dinner Water        
  Cooking        
  KP        
  Secure for night (trash, animals…)        
Sunday
Breakfast Water        
  Cooking        
  KP        
Packing Patrol box        
  Water jugs        
  Canopy        
  Trash disposal        
  Boundary and gate        

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. 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

Contacts

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