Camporee

April 27 - 29, 2018

Fritschie Park
10603 Fritschie Cemetery Rd.
Cypress, TX 77429

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 Iron Horse Chapter of the Order of the Arrow will be hosting the Iron Horse camporee. LDS units can leave on Saturday night.

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

The registration fee is $10 per Boy Scout and $5 per adult. Registration is completed by the unit leadership.

Step 1:  RSVP for the camporee by February roundtable with estimated numbers so we can plan the event.

Step 1:  RSVP

Step 2:  Before check-in, the troop leader pays online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. There is no onsite registration.  Council refund policy.

Step 2: Register

Program

The theme of this year's camporee is Tom Hanks. Most of the competitions will relate to a Tom Hanks movie!

Shelter Building-Cast Away

Patrol Paper Airplane Contest-Sully

Pony/Gump Relay-Toy Story/Forrest Gump

Blind Tent Rigging

Fire Building-Cast Away

BB Marksmanship Contest with a twist-Saving Private Ryan

Dessert Contest

Wilson GaGa Ball Tournament-Castaway

Andy's Coming-Toy Story

 

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 has 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 Patrick Weisbrod or the district program chair.