Camporee

August 28-30, 2020

Tellepsen Scout Camp
3450 County Road 317
Navasota, TX 77868
 

The camporee theme is Copperhead Games to commemorate the summer games being held in Tokyo, Japan this year. Events are a mixture of Scout-skill tests, teamwork challenges and physical contests. Emphasis is on fun, teamwork and sportsmanship. Awards will be given out at Saturday's campfire.

Camporee this year will also incorporate a First Class Emphasis program. Each participating troop will be given a section from the Scout Handbook to teach those Scouts who need to earn rank requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class. Order of the Arrow members and experienced Scouts (First Class rank and above) will teach the newer Scouts to help them on their Scouting Trail. Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters should be on hand to make the appropriate skills sign-offs. 

Every unit must host one event and one First Class Emphasis skills area with necessary adults and materials.

 

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Camporees are a chance to join in one of the oldest traditions in Scouting history and to come 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. 

The Scout Oath and Scout 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. Activities 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 OA members.  

Register

The registration fee is $12 per Scout and $5 per adult. A late fee of $5 per will apply after 2/29/2020. Registration closes on 3/16/2020. There is no onsite registration. Registration is completed by the troop leadership online with credit card or electronic check. Council refund policy.

Registration opens around July 15th.

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 at check-in.  

Troop Assignments

Troops will be assigned a First Class Emphasis assignment and game to host. The earlier you register the earlier you'll know what training your troop will be teaching as well as what game you will be running!

Campsite

Troop

3 471
4 3 and 120
5 838 and 61
5 838 and 61
6 202 and 229
7 1296 and 1865
8 1283 

Program

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 else’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):

  • 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 
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
  • 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 

5:00 pm - 9:30 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)
8:00 am  Opening flags (units assemble at the flagpole in field uniform)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm   First Class Emphasis program
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch hour
1:00 - 5:00 pm Copperhead Games
5:00 - 7:30 pm Free time, dinner
6:30 pm Patrol dutch oven dessert contest (turn-in at the pavilion)
  Adult chili contest (turn-in at the pavilion)
6:30 pm Order of the Arrow (OA) members meeting - OA Area
7:30 pm Closing flags - units assemble at the flagpole in field uniform 
8:30 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 Tellepsen Scout Camp

Tellepsen Scout Camp is located at Bovay Scout Ranch

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.

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. 

  • 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 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!

Order of the Arrow Meeting Ice Cream Sunday.

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. 

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.  A table will be set up for each troop in addition to requirements being taught.  In the event of inclement weather, the FCE program will be held in the pavilion.

 

Troop FCE Assignments

Troop 3 First Class – 5A-5D
Troop 61 Tenderfoot – 5A-5C; Second Class – 3A, 3C & 3D
Troop 120 First Class 3A-3D
Troop 202 First Class – 6B-6D
Troop 229 Scout – 2A-2D & 3A; Second Class 2A
Troop 421 Second Class – 6A-6E
Troop 838 First Class – 7A-7C
Troop 1283 Tenderfoot – 4A-4C
Troop 1296 Tenderfoot – 2C, 7A, 8; Second Class 5A & 5D
Troop 1865   Scout – 4A, Tenderfoot 3A-3C; Second Class – 2F & 2G

Cooking Competition Rules

Scout – Dutch Oven Dessert

  1. Must be prepared in a Dutch oven.
  2. Provide one serving to the judges no later than 6:30 pm.
  3. Mark serving with troop number and patrol name.
  4. One dessert per patrol.
  5. Turn in at registration hut.
 

Scouter – Chili Cook-off

  1. Provide one serving to the judges no later than 6:30 pm.
  2. Mark serving with troop number.
  3. One entry per troop.
  4. Turn in at registration hut. 

Copperhead Games

The Camporee theme is The Copperhead Games to commemorate the summer games being held in Tokyo, Japan this year. Events are a mixture of Scout-skill tests, teamwork challenges and physical contests. Emphasis is on fun, teamwork and sportsmanship.  

  1. All events will have a Gold, Silver and Bronze 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 five medals or awards for first place.
  2. Patrols should have a maximum of five members and be made up of all ages. There should not be super patrols made up of experienced Scouts. If needed, smaller troops can join together to form patrols.
  3. All events will be held at the troop's campsite except for the GaGa Ball Tournament, which will be held at the GaGa Ball Pit behind the registration hut, and archery, which will be at the archery range.

Troop Campsite and Event Assignments

2020 Map/Troop Campsites

 
 

Campsite

Event

Troop 3 14 – Pawnee #10 GaGa Ball Tournament (gaga pit)
Troop 61 13 - Chickasaw #5 Orienteering (campsite 13)
Troop 120 15 - Navaho #6 Alligator Pit (campsite 15)
Troop 202 19 - Cherokee #1 Football (campsite 19)
Troop 229 18 – Nez Perces #8 Fire Building (campsite 17)
Troop 421 16 - Cheyenne #4 First Aid (campsite 16)
Troop 838 11 – Choctaw #2 Archery Competition (archery range)
Troop 1283 17 - Tejas #7 Mad Cap Relay Race (campsite 17)
Troop 1296 10 - Kiowa #9 Lava Cross (campsite 10)
Troop 1865   12 - Osage #3 The Chain Gang Knot Race (campsite 12) 
What are the 2020 Camporee Events?

Units leaders can adjust events as necessary. 

Event #1: Football Throw

Rules: Football Accuracy Throw
Equipment: Football (Junior-size Football)
Scoring: based on distance and accuracy.

Places are awarded based on the highest points earned. One practice throw will be allowed at each distance. The participant must announce beforehand if he/she is taking a practice throw or throwing for a score. Each participant will attempt six (6) throws from each of the following:
  1. Football Distances: 10 and 12 yards
  2. Softball Distances: 12 and 15 yards.  The target will be the opening in a 25-inch ring, the center of which will be five feet off the ground.
Five points will be awarded for each throw that goes through the target from the shortest lines. Ten points will be awarded for each throw that goes through the target from the farthest lines. Final score will be determined by the total score of the patrol divided by the number of patrol members.

Each competitor’s longest single throw is used to determine the order of finish. Participants will be allowed one (1) warm-up throw and three (3) official throwing attempts. A foot fault (going past the foul line during the throw) counts as one of the four throwing attempts but has no distance recorded. If a ball lands outside the foul lines, it will be charged as a throw, but will not count for distance. Final score will be determined by the total score of the patrol divided by the number of patrol members.

Event #2: Archery Competition

Scoring method is at the discretion of the unit.

Event #3: The Chain Gang Knot Race

The patrol lines up side by side. On go, they tie their legs together with short pieces of rope using a square knot. They must then race to the knot line (15 yards) and tie all seven knots listed on the knot line and then race back. The seven knots to be tied are: square knot, clove hitch, sheet bend, bowline, timber hitch, taut-line hitch, and two half hitches. Each member of the patrol must tie a knot.  Two members will have to tie a second knot. The winner will be determined by the patrol that ties all seven knots correctly and most quickly returns to the start line.

Event #4: First Aid for Athletic Competitions

Welcome to the first aid event! Your entire patrol will need to participate here while we test your Tenderfoot to First Class skills. Featured will be injuries common at athletic events. You will enter an area where you will encounter various injuries and you will be scored on how accurately and proficiently you treat these injuries.  Scoring method is at the discretion of the unit.

Event #5: Orienteering

Be ready to have your skills with a compass tested. The event will be set on a Line Course. No electronics (GPS, Phones, Calculators, Electronic Compass, etc.) allowed on the field. Each patrol member must have their own standard compass. Scouts may only use their standard compass and materials given to them by the staff. No pacing work will be allowed on the line the day of competition. Ideally, patrol members should know their pacing prior to the Camporee.

Event #6: Alligator Pit Crossing

Materials for each patrol: 2 x 8′ spars to serve as A-frame shear legs 1 x 6′ spar to serve as a ledger at the base (crossbar) 3 x 15′ x 1/4′′ lashing ropes 6 x 20′ x 1/4′′ lashing ropes (for guy lines)

The “Alligator Pits” are marked on the ground, one for each patrol, 15′ x 15′ square. Patrols line up on one side of their pits. On signal the patrols lash together an A-Frame “walker” using either three Square Lashings or two Square Lashings with a Two-Spar Shear Lashing at the top. At the top they attach two 20-foot lashing ropes, and attach two more ropes at each corner of the crossbar, using Two Half Hitches. These are the guy lines. The patrol then stands the “walker” upright, and one member climbs on the crossbar. One Scout mans each guy line to help steady and to help propel the Scout on the crossbar as he tries to “walk” the A-Frame across the alligator pit. Only the A-frame “walker” is allowed inside the pit. Maximum time allowed is 10 minutes.

Event #7: Madcap Relay Race

For each patrol you will need a paper bag containing cards with one task on each card. Draw start line and put cone out about 40 feet. Place the paper bag with cards at cone. Patrols line up single file and on 'Go' signal, the first patrol member races to the cone and picks a card randomly from the bag, reads it, does the task, and races back to tag the next Scout. All patrol members must complete a task. Patrols will go until 5 tasks have been completed. This event will be scored by average patrol time. Example Tasks: Rubber band gun target shooting, gunny sack race, crab walk, and so on.

Event #8: Fire Building

Reference: www.inquiry.net/outdoor/games/smith/2nd_class_knife/string_burning_contest.htm

Materials Needed: 18” diameter metal pan (2-3) fire building materials stakes (2-3 pairs) twine or heavy string Water hose or filled water buckets to put out the fires if needed

Setup: Drive two pointed stakes into the ground, placing them 12 inches apart and allowing them to protrude at least 15 inches above the ground. Nine inches above the ground tie a piece of heavy string between the stakes, and 6 inches higher tie a second string. Place metal pan under the strings.  Will build fire in the pan

The Contest

Part I - Laying the Fire. Patrols meet and jobs are assigned. When all patrol leaders report that everybody has one or more assignments the starting signal should be given. Before saying, "Go!" however, caution Scouts to lay their fires well. Emphasize that only 1 point will be given to the Patrol that is ready to light its fire first, but that 3-4-5 points will be awarded to the first three places of Part II.
Part II - Lighting the Fire. After each patrol has chosen a man to light its fire the light-up signal is given. Using a fire-lighter (or match), the first man in each Patrol tries to light its fire in several places. The Patrol whose upper string burns through first scores 5 points, second 4 points, etc.

Event #9: The Lava Pit

Reference: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mq5vQi3DWY

Materials Needed: About 20 paper plates or flat pieces of wood

Instructions: Make up a story that the Scouts are being chased. They need to escape across a field of hot lava. Divide the young people into teams. Give each team paper plates explaining that when they step on these plates they will not sink into the lava. Each team receives a third of the number of plates as there are players (i.e., twelve player team gets four plates). The group must figure out how to get the entire group from point A to point B (marked on the floor with tape), from one side of the hot lava pit to the other. Only one person can be on a plate at a time, and the plates may be picked up and moved. The key to the game is that only one person will need to work their way back across the field to help the rest cross. A time limit can be placed on this game to make it interesting.

Event #10: GaGa Ball Tournament

Each troop will provide one patrol to represent their troop in the tournament. Each patrol should consist of up to five members and should be all ages.  No “SUPER PATROLS” See attached tournament bracket for your troop’s game time. The tournament will be a single-elimination tournament. Official GaGa Ball rules will be used. https://bit.ly/393PW0N

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 5:00 pm. Early arrivals: Those persons not on staff that arrive prior to 5:00 pm will be asked to wait.

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.

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

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.
  • Camporee First Aid: Charlie Bozeman at 281-914-3033.