Camp-o-ree

October 13-15, 2017

Liendo Plantation 
38653 Wyatt Chapel Rd,
Hempstead, TX 77445

Camp-o-ree is a weekend camp out for troops.  Patrols compete in various competitions such as fire building, cooking, sports, first aid and pioneering. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.  
Boy Scout on a compass

Registration

Step 1: RSVP: Registration is done by troops. To help with planning, troops must RSVP by September 1, 2017. Troops need to provide an estimated number of Scouts, adults and patrols attending and list the areas that your troop is willing to help (e.g., run a competition event, facilities, campfire, Scouts Own Service). 

Step 1: RSVP for Camp-o-ree

Step 2: Payment: Two adults can register for free. Scouts and additional adults are $20 per person.  Please pay with final counts before arriving at check-in.

Registration opens in September

What to Bring to Check-in

The check-in staff will retain only patrol registration forms and troop registration summaries. Each unit leader will be responsible for maintaining all other forms and records. No troops will be allowed to go to their campsite until they have completed the check-in process.

Details

Every troop must send a representative to the March roundtable to help plan the camp-o-ree. Every troop needs 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.

Typical Schedule

Friday

5:00 pm Registration begins
9:00 pm Cracker barrell for SPLs and SMs
10:00 Lights Out

Saturday

6:00 am Reveille
8:00 am Flags
9:00 am Competitions
12:00  Lunch
1:00 pm Competitions
3:30 pm Cook-off time begins
6:00 pm Cook-off food due to judges
8:00 pm Campfire
10:00 pm Lights out

Sunday

9:00 am Check-out begins
11:00 am       Everyone out of camp

Photographs    

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General Rules

Your host Crew 42, decided to load a day with more events than a patrol can do in the time allotted. Why? So each patrol can decide the events they want to participate in. Some events are easier than others for a given patrol...they should get to shine where they know they are the best! Also this allows a patrol to get to the truly fun activities like Spear Chucking where we can only have a limited number of scouts on the line at a time...if an event is busy go to another activity and rack up some points then come back.

There will be no set rotation schedule patrols do as they wish. However, each event will be 60 minutes long max. If you finish early move on to another event. If a patrol has not completed a skill or event they will get points for what they have finished. Efficient use of time is important.

Scoring: Each patrol will be classified according to their experience level. This will be determined based on the patrol roster. Each class will have an award for each event and overall patrol. This way a patrol of first year scouts is not competing against a patrol of life scouts. Each event will be scored with an eye toward skill, team work, leadership and scout spirit.

Awards

Top Troop: Total highest score (yes we will be doing some averaging of patrol scores so size of troop  will be averaged out—that way a troop with 2 patrols will be on equal footing as one with 5). This total score includes the score from the Campsite inspection and the Adult Challenge and additional points for a unit participating in campfire.

Best Campsite: One troop only; highest total score. The time of the inspections will be announced at the event. The score sheet is at the end of this document.

Top Patrol: Total highest score for all events. One for each experience class.

Individual event awards: Each event will have a top performer for each experience class.

Events

REMEMBER:  A SCOUT IS ALWAYS PREPARED

Leadership: This will be revealed at the time of the event. Points are earned for effective leadership, team work and accomplishment—this could be speed, distance or some other variable that can be measured.

Orienteering: This is an orienteering event. Patrols are to provide their own compass. Points are awarded for completion, speed, leadership and team work.

Pioneering: Using the materials provided, each patrol will complete a pioneering project. The project will be assigned at the time of the competition. Points are given for correct use and execution of knots and lashings in the project, speed, teamwork and leadership. The judge may rule that a project is not fit for purpose or safe and stop a patrol. They will get points for what they have completed. We don’t want any problems...safety first!

First Aid: Each patrol will render appropriate first aid for different scenarios. Points are awarded for skills, speed, leadership and team work. VERY IMPORTANT: Each patrol is to provide their own first aid materials such as cravats, splints and other consumables. Materials for liters will be provided by the event.

Projectile Sports: Archery and Tomahawks: Two different events, scored separately but similar scoring concept.

Plant and Animal Identification: This is a new even this year…seems like we shouldn’t need to explain much here.

Cook off replacement activity: We are attempting something a little different this year. All you need to know is that a Scout is Prepared.

Adult Challenge: This is an attempt to get the adults out and having a little fun. Are you as good as the scouts you lead? This is indeed a scored event—we want to encourage adults to participate. All you need is 2 adults per troop. No we are not going to tell you what it is ahead of time...that takes the fun out of it. We promise it won’t be anything too silly just some fun...and you may attract an audience.

Campfire: An additional 100 points is earned for doing a skit or song. Crew 42 is full of hams and love doing skits and songs but their advisors have seen and heard them all already...keep in mind those advisors are the same people adding up your scores...entertain the advisors and get points...very easily.

Most importantly have fun and be safe!

Campsite Inspection Form

Points  Description
10         Tents neat, orderly with ground cloths properly placed.
10 Campsite free of trash. Trash bags kept off ground.
10 Campsite free of personal items
5 Fire tools readily stored near fire ring.
10 Campfire tended or cool to the touch.
5 Fireguard chart completed and posted.
10 All camping equipment cleaned and stored.
5 Duty rosters on display
5 Camp schedule posted
10 Troop and American flags displayed
5 First aid kit easily accessible
5 No more than one vehicle and trailer in camp (subject to changed due to facility rules) -20 points for each unauthorized vehicles
10 Ax yard set up properly, away from campsite. Tools may be stored in the trailer. They should not be left in wood.
5 Bonus: Camp gadgets; use of lashings visible. For example, tool holders, towel racks, tables, chairs lashed from rope or twine. 

 

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. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts

For questions, contact the camp-o-ree chair or district activities chair.