Camporee

April 20-22, 2018

Camporee is a weekend camp out for all troops in the Copperhead District. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. This year's camporee will include a dutch oven dessert cook off, an Iron Chef cooking contest, flag retiring, a special activities for Order of the Arrow (OA) members, and an OA call-out at the end of the Saturday night campfire.

Events are sponsored by units which will provide a 1st place trophy for each event and the district will also provide ribbons for each event.

At least one troop representative needs to attend a mandatory pre-camp check-in (date TBA).

Register

Registration is done by troops, and is a two-step process.

Step 1: RSVP

The troop needs to RSVP with an approximate head count for planning purposes by February 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 for Camporee by February roundtable 

Step 2: Payment

The cost is $5.00 per adult and $15.00 per Scout. 

Registration opens in March.

Troops will need to turn in a roster of all attendees, as well as BSA Health and Medical Record for all participants at check-in. Troops will not be assigned a campsite until all paperwork has been submitted.

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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Tentative Activities

This year's activities will include the following:

  • Ironman
  • 1-Mile Compass Course
  • Pancake Flipping
  • Plutonium Portage
  • Knot Relay
  • Archery Range
  • Fire Building
  • Blindfolded Tent Building
  • Life Ring Toss
  • Stretcher Race
  • Tug-o-war and recreation area


Schedule

TBA

Volunteers Needed

Every troop needs to run a part of the camp-o-ree (e.g., competition, facilities). This year’s camp-o-ree 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. We are always in need of certified range masters and officers, as well as volunteers to help with flag retirement throughout the day. 

Forms

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 David Covington or Bracey Furr.