April 2020

Tellepsen Scout Ranch
3450 County Road 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. 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

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 $21.50 for the first Scout and $20 for each addition Scout and covers camping, ammo, equipment, and a patch; the adult registration fee is $10. Registration is completed by the troop leadership online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. The late fee is $30 and begins 4/23/19. There is no onsite registration. Council refund policy. 

Step 2: Payment opens in February.

Tentative Schedule

      

Friday 

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

Saturday

  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
  8:30 pm Campfire
  10:30 pm Lights out
 

Sunday

  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

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 
  • Pajamas or sleeping clothes
  • Rain gear (pants and jacket) 
  • Flashlight and extra batteries 
  • Personal items (e.g., deodorant, comb, medications, toothpaste, toothbrush)
  • Water bottle (or canteen) and cup 
  • Pocket knife and Totin' Chip
  • Sleeping bag, blankets, sheet 
  • Pillow 
  • Cot or pad 
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Portable chair or camp stool 

Mark all items with name and troop number.

Patrol:

  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Water containers 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 Friday at the leaders meeting)
  • Firewood, rakes and fire buckets; buckets and shovel to remove unused firewood
  • List of Scouts elected into the Order of the Arrow

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

IOLS: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (S11) is being held at the camporee. Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.  Topics covered: • Campsite Selection • Ropes – Whipping, Tying, and Lashing • Wood Tools – Knife, Camp Saw, and Ax • Fire Site Preparation and Building • Cooking • First Aid • Plant and Animal Identification • Packing and Hiking Techniques • Map and Compass • Leave No Trace. The training encompasses a weekend.  

Register (opens soon)

Interfaith Service

An interfaith service will be conducted for all participants on Sunday morning. An interfaith service is a brief worship or meditation, specifically designed for Scouting events where there may be members of more than one faith group. The intention of an interfaith service (formerly known as a Scouts’ Own) is to provide a spiritual focus during a camping experience that does not reflect the views of a particular denomination or faith. An interfaith service can be defined as a gathering of Scouts held to contribute to the development of their spirituality and to promote a fuller understanding of the Scout Oath and Law, with emphasis on one’s Duty to God.

Late Breaking Information

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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).

 

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 Rick Dodgen (281-831-3211, RickDodgen@yahoo.com), Kathleen Sison (224-600-4571, kathleen.sison@gmail.com), or the district activities chair.

http://flaming-arrow.shac.org/camporee