Camporee

October 13-15, 2017

Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckman Road
Sealy, TX 77474

A camporee is a weekend camp out for troops. Scouts will compete in various competitions such as fire building, first aid, and emergency preparedness. Patrols are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. 

Fifth grade Webelos Scouts are invited to attend. The Webelos Scout patrols will compete against each other in some competitions and join the troops in other fun activities. This will be a great weekend for the Webelos Scouts and their parents to meet the Orion District troops and see how they work.

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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 Camporee

  Step 2: Payment: Boy Scouts and 5th grade Webelos Scout are $10. Adults are $5. Registration should be completed by the troop leader or Webelos den leader. Please pay with final counts before arriving at check-in.

Step 2: Register

Late Breaking Information

Late-breaking news and announcements will be emailed to those registered and posted on the Orion District Facebook page.

Please like our page at www.facebook.com/orionbsa. Invite parents and Scouters in the district to like our page. Units and Scouters can tag us (@orionbsa), 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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For additional council information, sign up for the eScouter and follow the Sam Houston Area Council Facebook page. Tag the council (@shac.bsa) and send them pics of your Scouting memories.

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Check-in

Troops need to bring:

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 or 5th grade Webelos Scout patrols will be allowed to go to their campsite until they have completed the check-in process.

What to Bring

Every Scout must have a personal first-aid kit with them during the camporee. Saturday activities will require every Scout to have 10 feet of rope and a first-aid kit with them. Scouts are always prepared.

Training

Two training courses will be taught during the camporee. Pre-registration is required.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is a training course for Boy Scout leaders. Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.  Topics covered: • Campsite Selection • Ropes – Whipping, Tying, and Lashing • Wood Tools – Knife, Camp Saw, and Ax • Fire Site Preparation and Building • Cooking • First Aid • Plant and Animal Identification • Packing and Hiking Techniques • Map and Compass • Leave No Trace. Webelos Scout parents and leaders are encouraged to take this training to prepare for Boy Scouts.

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) has recently been revised and is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including packing camping, overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is now comprised of two components – an online component, and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a trained Cub Scout outdoor leader and to receive the BALOO recognition patch. The online component contains introductory and basic information and must be completed prior to the practical component at my.scouting.org. The practical component is an overnight that takes about 16-hours to complete. 

Register for the Training Courses

Program

Your Dragons (Scoutmasters) are here and ready; however, some training may have to take place. Find our events and make sure you are prepared to “Train Your Scoutmaster.” Remember that first aid and safety are first when training your Scoutmaster. Be ready for some fun, games and competitions.

Scoring: Each patrol will be scored according to their Scout Level, Troop against Troop and AOL against AOL. This way a patrol of AOL Scouts is not competing against a patrol of Boy Scouts. Each event will be scored with an eye toward skill, teamwork, leadership and Scout spirit.

Events

Remember: A Scout is Always Prepared 

Burned by your Dragon?

  1. Scouts group by patrol and race on treating a burn on the Patrol Leaders Arm.
  2. Scored by time it takes to apply the treatment, and correct treatments for wound.

Fell off dragon (Broken Leg)? (Use what you can find or carry with you)

  1. Scouts group by patrol race to treat patrol leader's broken leg 
  2. Scored by time it takes to apply treatment, and correct treatments for wound.

Battle wounds (broken arm)? (Use what you can find or carry with you)

  1. Scouts group by patrol and race on treating a broken arm.
  2. Scored by time it takes to apply treatment, and correct treatments of wound.

Carry your leader?

  1. Given supplies, Scouts must make a structure and carry their patrol leaders?
  2. Scored by time it takes to apply treatment, and getting leader across the finish line without dropping them. (You may want to not drop them)

Dragon Fire?

  1. Find three items that will put out campfire.
  2. Scout will be scored on proper demonstration to use each

Dutch Oven Cook-off: We will be feeding the Scouts Dessert on Saturday night. Please plan on making enough for your Troop / AOL’s.

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. (All Troops must participate)

Campfire: An additional 100 points is earned for doing a skit or song. Our IOLS and BALOO training adults will be leading our Campfire. However they need a little help. Saturday during lunch audition a Skit or Song. Our staff members are all hams and love doing skits and songs but they are Scout Leaders and have seen and heard them all already...keep in mind those staff members are the same people adding up your scores...entertain the staff and get points...very easily.

Most importantly have fun and be safe!

Campsite Inspection Form

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

Awards

Top troop and 5th grade Webelos patrol: Total highest score (yes we will be doing some averaging of patrol scores so the size of the troop will be averaged out—that way a troop with two patrols will be on equal footing as one with five). This total score includes the score from the campsite inspection and the adult challenge and additional points for a unit participating in the campfire.

Top troop and 5th grade Webelos patrol: Total highest score for all events.

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 Dutch Oven: Leader with the overall best dessert

Best at individual event awards troop and 5th grade Webelos patrol: 

  1. Burned by your Dragon!
  2. Fell off dragon!
  3. Battle wounds!
  4. Carry your leader!
  5. Dragon Fire!

Mystery Event: Troop with the best score at the Mystery Event

Tentative Schedule

Friday

5:00 pm Registration begins
9:00 pm Cracker barrell for APL's, SPL's and SM's
10:00 Lights out

Saturday

6:00 am Reveille
6:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am Flags
9:00 am 5th grade Webelos Scouts competitions start
9:00 am Troop field sports
12:00  Lunch
12:30 pm Skit and song auditions
1:00 pm Troop competitions start
1:00 pm 5th grade Webelos Scouts field sports
2:00 pm Dutch oven cook-off check-in
4:00 pm Mystery event 
5:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Dutch oven cook-off food due to judges
7:00 pm Feed camp dessert
8:00 pm Campfire / awards
10:00 pm Lights out

Sunday

6:00 am Reveille
8:00 am Closing flags
8:30 am Scouts Own Service
10:00 am Check-out begins
12:00 pm       Everyone out of camp

About Camp Brosig

Camp Brosig is a 92-acre council camp, located six miles north of Sealy, TX, in Austin County. 

Directions: Camp Brosig is located at 1893 Trenckmann Road, Sealy, TX 77474. Take I-10 to Sealy and exit at State Highway 36. From the traffic light turn left and go 5.1 miles until you pass the intersection with Farm Road 331. Driver another .6 miles to Trenkman Road. Turn left and go 1.6 miles to Camp Brosig gate on the left. Turn in and drive to the farmhouse on the hill.

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 Daniel Brown or the district activities chair.