March 27-29, 2020
Long Acres Ranch
2317 Williams Way Blvd.
Richmond, TX 77469
Camporee is a weekend campout for troops and crews around the district. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
Registration is a two-step process.
Step 1: RSVP
The troop leadership needs to RSVP with an approximate head count for planning purposes by February 28, 2018. 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
Step 2: Payment
The registration fee is $15 for Scouts and leaders and includes a patch and t-shirt. Only pre-registered youth and adults will get their t-shirt at camp. A second t-shirt order will be placed for attendees registering late (about two weeks after the camporee).
Extra t-shirts can be ordered for $10. Please have t-shirt sizes handy when registering.
Late registration is an additional $5.00 and begins February 22, 2018.
Payment needs to be made online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal by April 18, 2018. Council refund policy.
Step 2: Payment (opens in February)
This year's camporee will be pioneering, the knowledge of ropes, knots, and splices along with the ability to build rustic structures by lashing together poles and spars. Pioneering is among the oldest of Scouting's skills. Practicing rope use and completing projects with lashings also allow Scouts to connect with past generations, ancestors who used many of these skills as they sailed the open seas and lived in America's forests and prairies.
The Pioneering Merit Badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911. It replaced the 1910 Pioneer Badge of Merit. The Pioneering Merit Badge is an option for the National Outdoor Badge for Camping.
Check-in starts at 5:30 pm Friday and check-out by 12:00 pm on Sunday. A detailed program schedule will be handed out at cracker barrel on Friday night.
What to Bring
- BSA Health and Medical form for every participant
- Water onsite is drinkable, but it is well water.
- Each unit should have their own 3x5 American Flag, Texas Flag, and optionally a Troop flag.
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).
The 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
For questions, contact Craig Kersting, Spring Camporee Chair