A camporee is many things—camping fun for youth, the thumping of hundreds of feet on the way to an evening campire, and the blue smoke from fires cooking stew or ham and eggs. It’s the patter of rain on many tents at night. It’s the ripple of wind-blown flags in the morning sun. It’s catching the idea of teamwork in a patrol. It’s learning to carry out an order to help the team succeed. A camporee can be a perfect showplace for the Scouting program and, therefore, go far beyond just being a gathering of boys. A camporee starts with the recognition that a patrol is the basic camping unit. The patrol demonstrates its very best camping techniques and shares its experiences with other patrols. The camporee involves the type of equipment that can be carried in a pack by boys and can be set up entirely by boys, allowing them to be completely self-sufficient for a self-reliant experience over a period of two or three days.
The 2020 Centennial Camporee is coming quickly! There is no other event in the life of a Scouts BSA member, a great opportunity for Scouts to gather and compete and be a part of the council. Make sure your Troop, Crew or Ship is planning to attend!
This year we are asking the unit Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader to help run the Camporee, to serve on the District Program Staff. These two positions are not in a standard patrol, and should not be placed into a patrol. Please register them as camporee staff.
|Assistant District Comissioner||Clarence Wright|