For 2020, the camporee will be a one-day event for troops and crews around the district. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
The registration fee is $10 for Scouts and leaders and includes a patch. Late registration is an additional $5.00 and begins October 22, 2020. Payment needs to be made online with credit card or electronic check. There is no onsite registration. Council refund policy.
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The latest State of Texas, county and Center for Disease Control and Maintenance (CDC) recommendations on the day of the event will be followed. Participants will be notified before the event of the specific recommendations and all participants must follow any procedures recommended by the council's Enterprise Risk Management Committee. These could include things 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.
The physical address for Long Acres Ranch is 2317 Williams Way Blvd., Richmond, TX 77469. Use: Latitude/Longitude: 29.582611, -95.725042 to find the camp location. After turning off Richmand Park (Wiliams Way), you will see two signs for Long Acres Ranch Visitor Center at the entrance. There is a single tree by the gate. Follow the gravel road approximately 1.2 miles, go past a big white metal barn and turn right. Follow the signs to the camping area.
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This year's camporee will be a one-day Spartan Games event. During the camporee, patrols will circulate through activities, gaining points along the way. At the end, the top three patrols will be crowned victorious with an awards ceremony. There will also be some interaction with the Webelos at the event. If you haven't already, get with Robert Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) about hosting an activity for the Webelos there! Get to know your potential new scouts!
Check-in starts at Saturday morning at 8:00 am and check-out by 4:30 pm. A detailed program schedule will be handed out at the event.
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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 Dylan Knau, Arrowhead District Executive