Camporee

March 8-10, 2019

Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckman Road
Sealy, TX 77474
7868 

Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.

Activities will be based on Scout skills. There will be 12 events. Patrols will go to events in any order. Patrol leaders are responsible for getting their patrol to all events. Awards will be based on overall patrol scores. Ribbons will be awarded to all patrols with special awards for the top three patrols and top troop based on patrol average. The camporee is being hosted by Troop 40 and 879.

Events

Registration

Registration is done by the troop leadership. 

Step 1: RSVP. The troop leadership needs to RSVP with an approximate head count for planning purposes by January roundtable. Please let us know if this number changes significantly before the event as campsite assignments are made based on registration numbers. 

Step 1: RSVP for Camporee  

Step 2: Payment. The registration fee is $6.50 for the first Scout or adult leader and then $5.00 for each additional Scout or adult leader. Pay online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. Council refund policyThere is no onsite registration.

Step 2: Payment

What to Bring

Personal (check with Scoutmaster):

  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) 
  • Activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • Clothing appropriate for weather
  • Shoes (closed toe) or hiking boots 
  • Pajamas or sleeping clothes
  • Rain gear 
  • Flashlight and extra batteries 
  • Personal items (e.g., deodorant, comb, medications, toothpaste, toothbrush)
  • Water bottle (or canteen) and cup 
  • Pocket knife and Totin' Chip
  • Sleeping bag, blankets, sheet 
  • Pillow 
  • Cot or pad 
  • Personal first aid kit 
  • Portable chair or camp stool, optional
Mark all items with name and troop number.

Patrol:

  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Water containers for hauling water
  • Cooking gear and food: Saturday breakfast, and dinner, non-cooking lunch, non-cooking Sunday breakfast
  • Duty roster and menu
  • First-aid kit
  • Trash bags
  • Patrol flag
  • Items for campsite inspection

Troop

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A&B for all Scouting events) for every participant (due at check-in)
  • Roster (due Friday at the leaders meeting)
  • Firewood, rakes and fire buckets; buckets and shovel to remove unused firewood

Don’t Bring: 

  • Alcholol
  • Valuables
  • Electronics (e.g.,  iPod, iPad)*
  • Fireworks 
  • Sheath or hunting knives 
  • Pets 
  • Hammocks 
  • Personal firearms and ammunition 
  • Jewelry 
  • Personal bows and arrows 
  • Fuel burning hand warmers 

*Electricity is very limited. 

Program Details

Scout Patrols. The recommended size patrol to properly compete in the program activities will require a patrol size with a minimum of five Scouts.

Arrival. Please plan to arrive at Brosig Scout Ranch between 6:00-9:00 pm Friday night. You will have to check in with the guard shack and then the registrar at the camporee site when you first enter the camp.

Campsites. Troops will be assigned their campsite upon arrival at the campground. Larger units may have more than one site, however, every effort will be made to keep them next to each other. Some sites require that tents be set up on dirt/gravel so bring a ground cloth and sleeping pad. All campsites have potable water.

Fires. Use of the dedicated fire rings at the campsites is approved for use. Provided that there is no combustible material near the fire ring per Firem’n chit regulations.

Restroom Facilities. There are latrines on-site. Please bring your own paper and keep them clean.

Campground. Please be respectful of the property and practice the principles of Leave No Trace, the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. 

Vehicles. The speed limit at the campground is 5 mph. Vehicles must be parked in the designated parking lots and not at the campsites. Trailers can be left at the campsite.

Awards/Scoring. This will be as described in the packet

Uniform Inspections. All Scouts are expected to arrive in full Scout uniform. There will be a uniform inspection conducted by the Senior Patrol Leaders for each troop. Results to be presented at the SPL cracker barrel.

Campsite Inspections. Commissioners will inspect your troop campsite for general setup, cleanliness, health and safety issues, etc. Participation/Inspection ribbons will be awarded to every troop. Inspections will take place during morning activities.

Medical. Troops will be responsible for their own first aid. Troops should have a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record form on-site for all participants.

Campfire. Each patrol is asked to prepare a skit or a song for the Saturday evening campfire.

 

Tentative Schedule

Friday

5:00 - 9:00 pm     Arrival, set-up, check-in (please have roster filled out)
9:30 pm Cracker Barrel / Leader's Meeting (Scoutmaster and SPL)
11:00 pm Lights out. Quiet time.

Saturday

7:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Opening ceremony at flag pole
9:00 am Events start
11:30 am    Lunch
1:00 pm Events resume
4:00 pm  Events close
5:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Closing ceremony and awards at the campfire (wear field uniform)
10:00 pm Lights out. Quiet time!

Sunday

8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Interfaith worship service at flag pole (wear field uniform)
10:00 am Break camp
 

Program

Every patrol will navigate to a station. At each station, the patrol will have to complete a task or challenge. The patrols will have a limited amount of time to complete that challenge (10-15 minutes). Once a station has been completed, the patrol will head to the next station. Patrols will be crisscrossing the area so following the patrol that just departed the station might not be the correct path. A master plan of who is supposed to be where will be provided to each station. Scoring will be done with a passport that can record what time they get to the station, how long to do the task, what time to leave, and the score at the station. This will help prevent any back-ups that can happen at a station. Also, all members of the patrol must be at the station before they can start.

Interfaith Service

An interfaith service will be conducted for all participants on Sunday morning. An interfaith service is a brief worship or meditation, specifically designed for Scouting events where there may be members of more than one faith group. The intention of an interfaith service is to provide a spiritual focus during a camping experience that does not reflect the views of a particular denomination or faith. An interfaith service can be defined as a gathering of Scouts held to contribute to the development of their spirituality and to promote a fuller understanding of the Scout Oath and Law, with emphasis on one’s Duty to God.

About Camp Brosig 

Camp Brosig is a 92-acre property, located six miles north of Sealy, TX, in Austin County with 20 campsites. Camp Brosig is located at 1893 Trenckman 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. Drive another .6 miles to Trenckman Road. Turn left and go 1.6 miles to the Camp Brosig gate on the left. Turn in, and drive to the farmhouse on the hill. 

Camp Brosig Leader's Guide       Maps of Camp Brosig       Google map of Camp Brosig

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 Rick Wrobel at rwrobel@moodyrambinint.com or the district activities chair.