Camporee

April 30 - May 2, 2021

Camp Brosig
1893 Trenchman Road
Sealy, TX 77474

Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops.  Patrols compete in various competitions. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. The 2021 theme is The Copperhead Highland Games to commemorate the legendary Scottish games. Events are a mixture of Scout-skill tests, teamwork challenges and physical contests. Emphasis is on fun, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Camporee will also incorporate a First Class Emphasis (FCE) programAll participating units must sponsor one event and one FCE section, and provide the necessary adults and materials required to run the game and FCE Section.  Assignments are listed below.

Camporees are a chance to join in one of the oldest traditions in Scouting history – coming together as a district for Scouting competition. District gatherings provide an opportunity to match skills against others within our district. There will be fun, friendship, and fellowship. This guide is intended to help your unit prepare for the fun and excitement of this year’s camporee.

The Scout Oath and Law will govern the behavior of all participants during this weekend. The principles of Leave No Trace should be practiced at all times. All events will be based on basic Scouting skills and concepts as taught and used in the Scout to First Class rank advancement section of the Scout Handbook. They will also include fun-type challenge events that will require effective communication, leadership, and teamwork to successfully complete. The Order of the Arrow will have an area set up for Arrowmen only. 

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The latest state, county, and Center for Disease Control and Maintenance (CDC) requirements on the day of the event will be followed. Participants will be notified before the event of the specific requirements. All participants must follow any procedures recommended by the council's Enterprise Risk Management Committee such as completing a pre-event screening form, temperature checks, wearing a mask (unless for medical reasons), limiting group sizes that remain together during the event, frequent hand washing, and/or social distancing. See the council's COVID-19 "At-Risk" Participant Statement. Participants who are sick or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms should not attend.

Register

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

Step 1:  RSVP

Every unit needs to RSVP by 3/11/21 (March roundtable) to let the event staff if you are attending. Estimated numbers are provided to the council so the district can reserve the appropriate number of campsites and program areas for the event.

Step 1: RSVP

Step 2: Payment

The registration fee is $15 per Scout and $10 per adult. Registration closes on 4/28/2021. Registration is completed by the troop leadership online with credit card or electronic check. There is no onsite registration.  Council refund policy.

Step 2: Payment

Troops will need to email a roster of all attendees to Danny Reeves and turn in a copy of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A&B for all Scouting events) for every participant during check-in.  

Volunteers Needed

Every troop needs to 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’s comfort zones. These events cannot happen without each Scout’s competitive spirit and participation. Interested volunteers should contact Danny Reeves at 281-450-5158 or dannyreeves38@gmail.com.   

What to Bring

Personal (check with Scoutmaster):

  • Copy of pre-event screening form
  • Mask for each participant
  • 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) 
  • 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 
    Optional:
  • Portable chair or camp stool 
  • Read the COVID-19 "At-Risk" Camp Participant Statement 
Mark all items with name and troop number.
Electricity is very limited. 

Patrol:

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

Essential Patrol Items:

  • Activity map (received at check-in)
  • Ziplock bag for map
  • Scout Handbook
  • Energy snacks (for both morning and afternoon)
  • Patrol first-aid kit
  • Water bottle for each Scout

Troop:

Don’t Bring: alcohol, valuables, electronics (e.g.,  iPod, iPad), fireworks sheath or hunting knives, pets, hammocks, personal firearms and ammunition, jewelry, personal bows and arrows 

 

Tentative Schedule

Friday night 

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Check-in at registration hut
10:00 pm Opening campfire at campfire ring
11:00 pm Taps, lights out, all Scouts turn in to your tents; quiet in camp

Saturday 

7:00 - 8:00 am Check-in at registration hut (for units arriving on Saturday)
8:15 am  Opening flags (units assemble at the flagpole in field uniform)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm   First Class Emphasis (FCE) program
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch hour
1:15 - 6:00 pm Patrol competitions - Highland Games
5:45 - 7:15 pm Free time and dinner
6:30 pm Order of the Arrow (OA) members meeting at The Grove
7:30 pm Closing flags - units assemble at the flagpole in field uniform 
8:00 pm Campfire, skits, songs, awards and OA call-out
11:00 pm Taps, lights out, all Scouts turn in to your tents; quiet in camp

Sunday 

8:00 am Closing flags (units assemble at the flagpole in field uniform)
8:15 am Final words, health form pickup, check-out 
  Interfaith Service with unit (at campsites)
19:30 am Depart camp

Closing Campfire

Each troop is required to perform a skit or song.  An Order of the Arrow representative will visit campsites on Saturday afternoon to review the troop's planned skit or song.  Only Scout appropriate skits and songs will be approved.

About Camp Brosig 

Camp Brosig is a 92-acre property, located six miles north of Sealy, TX, in Austin County with 20 campsites. 

Directions: Camp Brosig is located at 1893 Trenckman Road, Sealy, TX 77474. Take I-10 to Sealy, and exit at State Highway 36. From the traffic light, turn left and go 5.1 miles until you pass the intersection with Farm Road 331. Drive another .6 miles to Trenckman Road. Turn left and go 1.6 miles to the Camp Brosig gate on the left. Turn in, and drive to the farmhouse on the hill. 

2021 Map  Camp Brosig Leader's Guide  Camp Brosig Map  Google map of Camp Brosig

Order of the Arrow (OA)

The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. The Order of the Arrow (OA) recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, developing leaders, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich, support, and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

Order of the Arrow Area

The OA area at The Grove is open to Arrowmen. Arrowmen who haven't paid their dues, can pay them at www.oa.shac.org/dues. The OA area will have snacks, drinks, hammocks, lawn chairs, and tomahawk throwing during the afternoon program time. Arrowmen are invited to come and relax and fellowship with fellow OA members from the Copperhead Chapter!

OA Call-Out Ceremony

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

  • 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.

Order of the Arrow (OA) Brotherhood Walk / Ceremony

Immediately following the Saturday evening campfire, there will be a Brotherhood Walk and Ceremony. The Order of the Arrow will have a Brotherhood Walk on Saturday evening. All Brotherhood-eligible Arrowmen are invited.

  • 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.

Order of the Arrow Meeting Ice Cream on Saturday

All Arrowmen are invited an OA Ice Cream Social at 6:30 pm on Saturday at The Grove.  Arrowmen can enjoy ice cream while discussing OA call-out ceremony to be held later that night and other OA opportunities.    

Troop Campsite and Event Assignments

2021 Map/Troop Campsite/Covid Information

 

Troop

Campsite

Event Assignments

Troop FCE Assignments

3 10 Tug-of-War Tournament                        First Class #5a, 5d     
61 7 Cairn Construction Relay Tenderfoot #5a-5c, Second Class #3a, 3c, 3d
120 14 Clachneart First Class #3a-3d
202 19 Haggis Hustle First Class #6b-6d
229 18 Tomahawk Throw Scout #2a, 2d, 3a; Second Class #2a
421 12 Caber Toss Second Class #6a-6e
838 15 Archery First Class #7a-7c
1283 17 Storming the Castle Tenderfoot #4a-4c
1296 11 Toss the Wellie Tenderfoot #2c, 7a, 8; Second Class #5a, 5d
1865   13 Log Drag  Scout #4a, Tenderfoot #3a-3c, Second Class #2f, 2g 

First Class Emphasis (FCE) Program

Camporee this year will also incorporate a First Class Emphasis (FCE) program.  Each troop is assigned a section from the Scout Handbook to teach Scouts who need to earn rank requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. Order of the Arrow members, as well as Star, Life and Eagle Scouts, should be prepared to teach Scouts. Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters should be on hand to make the appropriate sign-offs.  Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters should be on hand to make the appropriate sign-offs. A table will be set up for each troop in addition to a list of requirements being taught. In the event of inclement weather, the FCE program will be held in the pavilion.

Patrol Competitions - Highland Games

There are many legends about the origins of the Scottish Games. The oldest traces the tradition of the game back to the period of Roman invasions in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, where Scottish warriors reputedly displayed their bravery and strength by performing feats of skill and power in front of the opposing army.

The most widely accepted tale describes the games as informal athletic tests by which Kings and Clan Chiefs examined the agility, cunning and physical strength of their clansmen. The victors of these trials were then awarded positions of leadership both on the battlefield and within the clan. The Scottish Highland Games or Heavy Events are the modem continuation of this ancient Celtic tradition. Each event you watch today may look like a simple matter of brute strength, but each also requires excellent timing, balance and technique (they also required a kilt!).

  1. All events will have gold (1st), silver (2nd), and bronze (3rd) place. Each units’ SPL will be responsible for announcing the winners at the Saturday night campfire.  The district will provide the medals for both 2nd and 3rd place.  The unit will need to provide (5) medals or awards for 1st place.
  2. Patrols should have a maximum of five members and be made up of all ages. Super patrols of older Scouts are not allowed. If needed, smaller troops can join together to form patrols.
  3. All events will be held at the troop's campsite except for archery, which will be at the archery range.

Units leaders can adjust events as necessary. 

Caber Toss - Distance and Accuracy Event. The caber toss is a traditional Scottish Highlands game involving the tossing of a large wooden pole called a caber, like a telephone pole. We will be using a smaller, lighter version than the Scots. Clan members will be required to stand up the pole, lift it from the bottom and hold it upright. Then by running forward, toss the pole so it flips end over end so it lands close to a 12 o’clock position. Each member of the clan will get 3 throws.

Clachneart - (Shot-put): Distance Event. Similar to the modern-day shot put but using a rounded stone. The scout in a standing position, pushing the stone from the nape of the neck using only one hand. Each clan member will receive 3 tries to throw for distance.

Toss the Wellie - Accuracy Event. In retaliation for the men tracking mud into the house, the women threw boots (Wellington) at them. This modern competition based on this legend will task each member of the clan to toss (throw) the “Wellie” (boot) underhand into targets. Each clan member will get 2 tosses for combined points.

Cairn Construction Relay - Team and timed event. A Cairn is a 3-foot-high trail marker constructed of medium sized stones. Each clan will have to “move” (i.e. disassemble) their cairn from its original spot to a new designated spot and reassemble it. Each clan member can only move 1 rock at a time. Speed and structural stability count.

Haggis Hustle (Obstacle Course): Team and timed Event: Haggis, the national dish of Scotland, is made from sheep offal. (Don’t ask what that is.) Each member of the clan will have to carry the Haggis (sheep) through an obstacle course.

Storming the Castle - Scouts make a ladder (lashings and knots) out of spars to go over a fence, obstacle, or climbing wall. This is a timed event for the clan.

Log Drag - The clans run to the log and tie a timber hitch to one end of the log and a bowline to the other end of the rope. Three Scouts get inside the bowline and drag the log across the line. This is a timed event for the patrol.

Axe Throw - The battle axes used in the modern competition are frequently replicas of the type issued to the 78th Frasers Highlanders, a military regiment from the Highlands of Scotland. The axe is an oversized version that will be thrown at the target to score points. The OA Chapter will provide Tomahawks for this event!

Archery – clans get a set amount of arrows for scoring.

Tug-of-war: Of one the oldest athletic contests known throughout recorded history. It was part of the Olympics in Ancient Greece. All participating Clans will gather at the Tug-of-war area at the scheduled time. Each troop will provide 2 patrols to make 1 large patrol of 10.  Single elimination and each match is the best of 3.  See tournament bracket below.

Rules, Regulations and Important Information

Camp Code: The Scout Oath, Scout Law and Outdoor Code will be the law of the camp.

Dress Code: The dress code for the weekend must be weather appropriate, so please pack accordingly. Sturdy boots are highly recommended. Tennis shoes might be best for some of the competition games. Open-toed shoes are not allowed for safety reasons. Field uniform (Scout uniform) is recommended for the Saturday evening flag ceremony, campfire program, and Sunday interfaith worship service. Activity uniforms (camporee t-shirt) during Saturday activities.

Camping: Each unit is responsible for all camping gear, food, and safety and discipline within their units. Each unit will be provided a space to camp. See below for camping assignments.

Participants: All participants must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America. Units participating in this program will need to have their Scouts divided into patrols with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 Scouts per patrol.

Leadership: All units must ensure sufficient leadership and comply with the BSA supervision requirements. Two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over are required. There must be a registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over in every unit serving females. A registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over must be present for any activity involving female youth. Notwithstanding the minimum leader requirements, age- and program-appropriate supervision must always be provided. From the Youth Protection website, the BSA has adopted the following policies for the safety and well-being of its members. These policies primarily protect youth members; however, they also serve to protect adult leaders. Parents and youth using these safeguards outside the Scouting program further increase the safety of their youth. Those who serve in positions of leadership and supervision with youth outside the Scouting program will find these policies help protect youth in those situations as well.

  • Two-deep leadership is required on all outings. A minimum of two registered adult leaders — or one registered leader and a participating Scout’s parent or another adult — is required for all trips and outings. One of these adults must be 21 years of age or older.
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. In situations requiring a personal conference, such as a Scoutmaster conference, the meeting is to be conducted with the knowledge and in view of other adults and/or youth.
  • The policies of two-deep leadership and no one-on-one contact between adults and youth members also apply to digital communication. Leaders may not have one-on-one private online communications or engage one-on-one in other digital activities (games, social media, etc.) with youth members. Leaders should copy a parent and another leader in digital and online communication, ensuring no one-on-one contact takes place in text, social media, or other forms of online or digital communication.

Meals: Units are to provide all their own meals for the weekend. Please use Leave No Trace principles when preparing and cleaning meals. All trash must be disposed of in the dumpsters.   Each troop will cook by the troop method and must furnish its own food, ice, stove fuel, wood or charcoal. Each area has a campfire ring that may or may not be available for use depending on the number of Scouts in your camp area. If using a Dutch oven please bring a portable table or metal pan instead of placing on the ground. No ground fires outside the fire ring.

Fires: Practice sensible fire safety. Please make campfires in the designed fire rings located in each campsite. Please do not move fire rings. Any special restrictions will be administered at check-in should the need arise. Liquid fuels are not permitted. Please follow BSA policy on handling, use, and storage of such fuels. If a burn ban is in effect, no open fires will be permitted.

Generators: Generators are not allowed for unit use. The use of a generator by the camporee committee will be permitted where the power to run equipment is not available.

Cooking Fuel: Use wood, charcoal, or propane fuel in preparation of meals. In the interest of conservation, charcoal is recommended and encouraged.

Pressurized Fuels: The use of either high or low-pressure lanterns or stoves must be in accordance with current BSA and SHAC policy.

Use of Water: Water sources are only for filling water containers. They are not to be used for personal hygiene, washing or rinsing dishes, or washing clothes.

Latrines/Shower Facilities: Please keep latrines in good shape and respect others. Latrines are spread throughout the camp. Latrines will be checked as part of the check-out procedure. Units camping near latrines are responsible for the cleaning of them prior to check-out.

Trash: Each unit must take their trash to the dumpsters located by the exit from Camp Brosig.

Tobacco/Alcohol: No person under the age of 18 is allowed to use tobacco products. No alcohol of any kind is permitted. All adult smokers are encouraged to refrain from smoking around the Scouts during the weekend. Alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Parking: Due to the limited space, all personal vehicles will need to park in designated parking areas, no exceptions. Unit trailers can be parked on road by campsites and can be delivered on Friday night and retrieved Sunday morning. No vehicles are allowed to drive around camp on Saturday. Only properly marked staff or handicapped vehicles will be permitted in camp. Vehicle permits will be provided at check-in for those allowed to travel into the camp. Only camp staff and/or handicap vehicles will be allowed into the camp.

Taps and Reveille: Please observe quiet hours and be aware of surroundings and neighbors.

Visitors: All visitors must check-in and check out at registration and must depart camp before Taps each evening.

Knife Safety: Follow all rules regarding knife safety and proper handling of knives and tools.

Cutting of Trees: Please do not cut down any live trees for firewood. Any cutting down of live trees will require permission from the camp ranger.

Prohibited: Sheath knives, alcohol, fireworks, firearms, and non-medically prescribed drugs are strictly prohibited.

Cutting Through Campsites: Please do not pass through other unit's campsites, there will be walkways marked out. A scout is courteous, kind, and obedient to name a few. Please be considerate.

Buglers: Any Scouts who can play taps, reveille, call to colors, etc. on their bulges are encouraged to bring their bugles and check in with the staff on Friday evening. 

Prescription Medication: On all outings, an adult is to be responsible for youth medications (in the original containers), kept secure, and dispensed as prescribed. Prescription medicine will be handled by the troop leadership.

Health/First Aid: Minor first aid issues should be handled by the unit leadership. Major first aid issues will be handled by Charlie Bozeman who will be available 24 hours per day. He will be reachable via cell (281-914-3033) and two-way radio.  The first aid station is located across from the registration hut and is marked with a red cross flag. Advise troop members of its location, to be announced during Friday’s opening campfire and the Saturday morning flag ceremony. 

Check-In Procedures

Arrivals. Participants can begin arriving on Friday night at 6:00 pm. 

  1. Upon arrival immediately go to the registration hut, do not get out of your car!  One of the event medics will take the pre-event screening form for each Scout as well as take each Scout's temperature.  If any Scout fails the temperature check that car will be asked to park so everyone can be tested again after 10 minutes.  If a Scout fails again then the whole car will not be allowed to enter camp and will be asked to return home.  After everyone has passed then proceed to your assigned campsite. 
  2. After getting to your campsite please send an adult to HQ with the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A&B for all Scouting events) for the whole troop to turn into the camp medic at the registration hut.

Campsites: Campsites are pre-assigned and are included on the attached Camp Brosig Map. Each troop is requested to use the minimum space for its campsite. Due to large expected attendance, more than one troop may be assigned to each campsite as needed. Be courteous to your fellow campsite mates. Upon arrival, please proceed to the assigned campsite to unload gear and then move all vehicles to parking lot located by the registration hut. Do not set up any tents or troop equipment until the unloading vehicle has been parked at the designated parking lot.

Medical Forms: Every participant must have a current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B). Every troop should bring two copies in a binder. One copy will be turned in at check-in. They will be held in first aid location during the event. The binder will be returned to the troop upon checkout. Troops should have a second copy to keep in the campsite. The pre-event screening form, as well as a camporee health log, will need to be turned in at check-in.

Roster: A short-term camping roster must be completed and emailed to the camporee chair one week prior to camporee.  

Parking:

  1. All troop trailers will be allowed to remain on the road or in a parking spot next to the campsite location.
  2. All other vehicles must be unloaded at the campsite and then moved to the designated parking areas next to registration.
  3. Only designated vehicles will be given an all-access pass to be able to move around during this event. The speed limit is no more than 5 MPH.
  4. If you have a special need or a handicap that will require you to have a vehicle, please inform registration upon check-in.

Check-out Procedures

All troops must check out with registration prior to departing. The following items must be completed and checked by a staff member.

  1. Campsite cleaned and all trash removed
  2. Bathroom facilities cleaned – each troop will need to bring a broom, bathroom cleaning material, etc. to use for cleaning the bathroom facilities.
  3. Each troop will share the campsite bathroom with another troop. Thus, the cleaning must be done by each troop who used the bathroom facilities.

Once the unit has passed campsite inspection, units will receive camporee patches for each registered participant. Medical form binders will be returned.

When leaving camp, all trash is to be taken up to trash dumpster located by the exit. Please plan to depart camp by noon on Sunday.

Early Departures: Units needing an early departure on Sunday should make prior arrangements with the camporee registration staff and follow the check-out procedures.

A survey for the SPL/Scoutmaster to fill out and return by April roundtable. Please take time to discuss this survey with the participants and give feedback. Feedback is a gift and all comments are appreciated.   

Leave No Trace

Instilling values in young people and preparing them to make moral and ethical choices throughout their lifetime is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. Leave No Trace helps reinforce that mission, and reminds us to respect the rights of other users of the outdoors as well as future generations. Appreciation for our natural environment and a knowledge of the interrelationships of nature bolster our respect and reverence toward the environment and nature. Leave No Trace is an awareness and an attitude rather than a set of rules. It applies in your backyard or local park as much as in the backcountry. We should all practice Leave No Trace in our thinking and actions–wherever we go.

The principles of Leave No Trace might seem unimportant until you consider the combined effects of millions of outdoor visitors. One poorly located campsite or campfire may have little significance, but thousands of such instances seriously degrade the outdoor experience for all. Leaving no trace is everyone’s responsibility. All participants are asked to follow the seven principles of Leave No Trace

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly (Pack It In, Pack It Out)
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Interfaith Worship Service

The Scout Law teaches, "A Scout is reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.” It is important that Scouts be taught to recognize the beliefs of other Scouts and to respect those beliefs. There will be an interfaith worship service on Sunday morning. Units will conduct their own interfaith worship service on Sunday morning after closing flags.

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).

Late-Breaking Information

Late-breaking news and announcements will be emailed to those registered and posted on the Copperhead District Facebook page.

Please like our page at www.facebook.com/copperheaddistrict.  Invite parents and Scouters in the district to like our page. Units and Scouters can tag us (@copperheaddistrict), and message pictures. To make sure you never miss a post, after liking the page, click on 'Following' and 'See First.' To help us promote Scouting, please engage with our content by liking, commenting and sharing our posts.

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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:

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   

Contact

For questions, contact:

  • Camporee Chair: Danny Reeves at 281-450-5158 or dannyreeves38@gmail.com.
  • Scout Camporee Director: OA Chapter Chief Dylan Freed, Troop 1283

  • Camporee First Aid: Tom and Pam White, 713-705-4895