Fall Camp O Ree

Fall Camp-O-Ree
September 16-18, 2011
Theme: “Traditional Scout Games & Contests”
Location: Yet to be announced
8-17-2011 Release

Contests will be based on or adapted from games and events that would qualify as “Traditional”

Fee: $10.00 per person, payable in the Scout office by 4:00 PM, September 9. Troops that fail to register by September 9 run the risk of not being able of participating in some events.

Check in: All troops need to check in with the camping committee when they arrive in camp. The camping committee needs to know the final numbers so that they may prepare for the contests etc.

Check out: All troops need to check out with the camping committee before they leave camp, failure to do so my result in lost of patches.

Things to Bring for 2011 Fall Camporee

Bring your own Fire Wood and Water. There is no water on site

All fires must be in Fire Barrels

Webelos 1 & 2 will be allowed to attend and compete in this camporee.

Campsite

Check with the Camping Committee upon arrival as to where your unit is to camp. Campsites will be assigned in a general area on a first come basis. An area will be “off limits” for camping and will be set aside for Order of the Arrow. Scout trailers and other vehicles will not be allowed in camp . The Family camp area (for scouting families and their RVs) will use a separate area. Please check with the camping committee before parking, so that we may maximize the use of this area for all

Each unit will have a camp gateway. This should be constructed of non-manufactured lumber products & lashed together on site. The name board may be constructed off site & may be made from manufactured lumber products (non-manufactured lumber products = logs or poles from the woods).

The campsite shall be well laid out, neat & orderly, this includes inside the tents. Typical areas to include are; uncut wood area, ax yard, cut wood pile, cooking area, camp kitchen, wash area, etc.

Materials: Materials will not be provided and may not be available on site for construction of camp gadgets, gateways, etc. It is suggested that you get an assortment of lodge pole pine poles to use for construction. The number & sizes of poles will be up to you to determine. You will also have to supply your own rope. This means that you will have to do some planning before hand. You will also have to bring your own fire wood.

Bring your own fire wood, poles, & ropes

Patrol size: You will need a patrol of at least 5 scouts. You may borrow scouts from other patrols or troops to make up the needed size. In some of the contests the scouts are blindfolded except for the leader. The leader will be determined at each contest site by the shake of the dice or by a drawing. The sighted leader can only talk and not touch anything.

Contests:

100 Points

The “Tour Permit” is Current and appropriate.
Medical Forms are on site and available for scouts.
Medical Forms are on site and available for leaders.
Parental Permission / Consent slips are on site and available.
Guide for Safe Scouting.

2. Camp Site Setup, Organization & Gateway

The campsite shall be well laid out, neat & orderly, this includes inside the tents. Typical areas to include are; uncut wood area, ax yard, cut wood pile, cooking area, camp kitchen, wash area, etc. Each unit will have a camp gateway. This should be constructed of non-manufactured lumber products & lashed together on site. The name board may be constructed off site & may be made from manufactured lumber products. (Non-manufactured lumber products = logs or poles from the woods)

Does your camp have a schedule of events posted, is the First Aid kit present, are there water buckets/barrels available for fire, is the fire place of approved design, are tents are correctly and neatly set up, is there a spade/shovel available, are extra rope/line and camp materials neatly stored, has the original ground cover been removed, is there a designated hand washing area, and is an approved ax yard neatly set up?

For the Cooking & Dining Area are the duty roster and menu posted in the kitchen area and visible, are the duty roster and menu are being followed, is there a proper dish washing area, is the food properly stored, is the area neat and clean, are trash bags available/in use, is the water stored to prevent leaking, is the meal preparation area neat and clean, and are the meals served in a cleanly manner?

On the gateway: is the U.S. Flag attached, are the unit & patrol flags attached, is the gateway free-standing, is there a gateway sign, are lashings used correctly, are all rope ends whipped or back spliced, is it a working gate, is the gate original in design, how complex was the construction, and what is the overall appearance of the gate?

3. Is the Scout Prepared – 10 Essential Items plus – 100 points plus

Does each scout have the 10 Essential Outdoor items as per “The Boy Scout Handbook” pg. 207 and do they have the following bonus items:
1.) ten foot of small diameter rope,
2.) three foot of Duct Tape wrapped on a short pencil,
3.) A small survival kit,
4.) Scout Book,
5.) Insect repellent. (You need sunscreen instead for the Klondike)
6.) “Mountain Money” (toilet paper)

Additional Contest Information Will be Announced Later

Points will be awarded for each timed or accuracy event will be as follows:

1st 100
2nd 95
3rd 90
4th 85
5th 80
6th 75 Etc.

Rules for 2011 Fall Camporee

This is not “Our Land”. The Boy Scouts are in the process of leasing it.

“Leave No Trace” is the Order of the day.

“Pack it in Pack it Out”.

Stay within the camp area. (inside the fenced area)

“The Buddy System” will be used at all times.

No guns or fire arms allowed unless approved by the “Camp Director”

Keep away from the towers and any other structure.

No Cutting of live or dead Trees, Branches, Brush or Flowers.

Stay away from any hazards – Such as the (Medicine (Sun) River, Holes, Dead Falls, Debris & Rubble on the Ground and Exposed Electrical Wires etc.).

Report any hazards to the Camporee Committee.

Report any injuries to the “Camp Director” and the Camporee Medic.

Watch out for Snakes – (A Scout/Guide should save animals as far as possible from pain, and should not kill any animal unnecessarily, not even the smallest of God’s creatures. Lord Baden Powell)

No vehicles in camp – Park in the gravel area & use wheelbarrows or carts to transport items to camp. Trailers will be parked next to the fence by the headquarters building First Come = First Pick of spaces.

Bring your own water and firewood. There is no water on site.

All fires must be in Fire Barrels with the bottom at least 16” above the ground
The grass under and around the fire barrels must be cut short 1-2 inches
With the extreme fire danger Gas or propane stoves are preferred
Fires must be attended at all times.
All Fires must be “Dead Out” if unattended and at night
10 gallons of water for the first fire barrel 5 gallons per fire barrel after that.
You may want to bring a lawn mower or “Weed Wacker “ to cut the grass.

If you have any questions call Dave Mikulecky 453-7966
davenmim@bresnan.net