Boy Scout Camporee

February 15-17, 2019

Camp Karankawa
3249 FM 1459 Rd
Sweeny, TX 77480

Camporee is a weekend campout for troops around the district.  Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.  

Boy Scout on a compass


Registration is done by troops. Registration is a two-step process:

  • Step 1 RSVP: The troop needs to RSVP with an approximate head count for planning purposes by January 11, 2018. Please let us know if this number changes significantly before the event as campsite assignments are made based on registration numbers. Additional Scouts and adults can be added.
  • Step 2 Payment: Pay the fee. T-shirt orders are due by February 16, 2018. The registration fee is $11.50 for the first Scout and $10 for each additional Scout. Adults and leaders are $10. Refund Policy

Step 1: RSVP for Camporee           Step 2: Payment (opens in December)


Boy Scouts $10.00 per Scout
Adults (leaders and parents) $10.00 per adult
T-shirts, optional $10.00

Tentative Program 

The overall plan is Scout skills competition in the morning and fields games and Scout skills demonstration/activities in the afternoon. The main competition skills will be lashings (hosted by Troop  869), flag etiquette and handling (hosted by Troop 268), knots (hosted by Troop 1513) and map and compass (hosted by Troop 1598). 

Troops need to not only host the morning competition events, but also the afternoon field games and demonstrations. The senior patrol leaders are planning Leave no trace activities, geocaching, archery, tomahawks and axes, wilderness first aid, plant identification, Dutch oven demonstration, javelins, 5k run, chess and board games, capture the flag, ultimate, wood carving. STEM activities, and a whittling area. There will also be a cooking competition, Scout's Own Service, Dutch oven cooking demonstration and Order of the Arrow call-out during campfire. 

Troops need to sign up for various tasks including logistics, registration, scoring, cooking contest judging, campsite inspections, service team, campfire MC and medic. 

Troop will need to provide a brief description of the competition event, including a list of any items that the participants will need to bring (e.g., ropes for knots, or kindling for fire building), a draft score sheet and a  final score sheet. Several troops may be assigned to work together to run events.


Check-in begins 6:00 pm, Friday evening
Check-out 8:30 – 10:00 am, Sunday morning

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Every troop must send a representative to the December and January 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. These events cannot happen without each Scout’s competitive spirit and participation.


Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training will be offered during the weekend. Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training is intended to provide troop leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. Scoutmasters and assistants who complete this training, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) and Youth Protection training are considered "trained."

Medical Forms

BSA Health and Medical Records (Parts A & B) are required for every participant. These will be check-in on Friday night. You can bring your alphabetized notebook which will be returned on Sunday morning.


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


For questions, contact Karan Garske or Matt Bordelon.