April 27-28, 2018

Tellepsen Scout Ranch
3450 County 317,
Navasota, TX 77868

Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops.  Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.                                 

The planned activities are shotgun, rifle, archery, climbing, fire burning, tomahawk throwing, and more!  Each troop will need to run an activity. The will be a Dutch oven dessert contest for patrols and a Dutch oven entrée contest for Scoutmasters. Each troop should prepare two skits or songs for the Saturday campfire and awards ceremony.

Every troop must send a representative to the April roundtable 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.


Registration is a two-step process. Registration is completed by the troop leadership.

Step 1: RSVP

The troop leadership needs to RSVP with an approximate head count for planning purposes by April 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 1: RSVP

Step 2: Payment

The online registration fee is $20 per Scout and covers camping, ammo, equipment and a patch, and $30 per adult. Registration is completed by the troop leadership. Register by 4/18/17 online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. Council refund policy. There is no onsite registration.

Registration opens in March.

Tentative Schedule



  6:00 - 8:00 pm Troop check-in
  8:30 pm SPL and Scoutmaster meeting and cracker barrel
  10:30 pm Lights out


  7:00 am Reveille and breakfast at each troops own site
  9:00 am - 12:00 pm     Patrol competition round robin
  12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch and each troops own site
  1:30 - 5:00 pm Patrol competition round robin
  6:00 pm Troop best Dutch oven dessert contest
  6:30 pm Scoutmaster Dutch oven entrée contest
  8:30 pm Campfire
  10:30 pm Lights out


  7:00 am Reveille and breakfast at each troops own site
  8:30 am Campsite inspection begins
  10:00 am All troops should be checked out

What to Bring

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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


For questions, contact Rick Dodgen (281-831-3211,, Kathleen Sison (224-600-4571,, or the district activities chair.