April 6-8, 2018
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 western themed! Competitors 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.
Leader's Guide (version 4)
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 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 camp-o-ree (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 April 1, 2018. There is no onsite registration. Council refund policy.
Step 1: RSVP for Camp-o-ree by January roundtable Step 2: Register
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 Boy Scout values, procedures, methods, and skills along with some friendly competition. It is a boy-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.
Camp Brosig is a 92-acre property, located six miles north of Sealy, TX, in Austin County with 20 campsites, a large covered pavilion and meeting room.
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.
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 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.
What to Bring
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.
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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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 questions, contact the camp-o-ree chair or district activities chair.
Map to Camp Brosig