Spring Camp-o-ree

May 19-21, 2017

Bovay Scout Ranch - Duke Energy Camp-o-ree Site
3450 County Road 317
Navasota, TX 77868

Boy Scout on a compass

Camp-o-ree 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. Tentative activities being planned are a Scout triathalon, primative fire building, string burning, tent pitching and more.  

Shooting sports have been added to the 2017 Spring Camp-o-ree. More details coming soon.

Registration

Registration is done by units. The registration fee is $30 for Scouts and leaders and includes a patch. T-shirts are available for $10. Registration opens in April 1st.       

Program

This year's camp-o-ree will be a Scout based program run by a core group of Scouts with proven leadership skills; they will use their abilities to group others and promote Scout skills through games suitable for Scouts from Webelos through Eagle Scout. The concept is simple and parallels the OA Pow Wow and Arrowmen Bash programs Colonneh Lodge has used over the years.

  • No set timetables beyond basic rally points are needed.
  • Scouts will move freely between activities.
  • Adult leaders are encouraged to monitor Scout involvement and evaluate performance of the Scouts while supporting security as needed. 

To make this work Scouts will need to step up and take ownership, be leaders, work through the E.D.G.E method to reap the personal reward of accomplishment. Scouts broaden their circle of Scouting through these activities, and maybe earn a few new friends along the way.

Schedule

Check-in starts at 6:00 pm Friday and check out by 11:00 am on Sunday.

What to Bring

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. 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.