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Troop 77 - Spring Camporee 2000 by Arrowhead
District of Capitol Area Council
||Friday, April 14, 2000 through Sunday, April
||Wolf Mountain Scout Ranch near Llano,
Texas. Route: West on FM 1431 to Marble Falls, south on
U.S. 281, west on TX 71 to 2.3 miles north of Llano to Scout Ranch.
Reverse for return.
Our purpose is to:
- Use the Scouting skills we have already learned and learn new Scout
- Meet other Scouts.
- Have Patrol camping and cooking.
- Work on advancement requirements.
||There will be several hundred Scouts, advisors,
and parents at this district-sponsored event. Scouts will compete in
Patrol events alongside other Scouts. The Scouters and parents will
also compete in separate events. There will be Troop events.
(There will be a cook-off Saturday evening.) The highlight will be
the Saturday night campfire and Order of the Arrow Tap-out.
||$5 per person if paid by Monday, March 27;
otherwise the cost is $10 per person. All fees must be in by April
7. This covers the cost of the use of the facilities and patches for
participants. Bring your own food (see Food section below).
||All Scouts and Scouters must travel to and from
the Camporee in a Scout uniform.
||You will need clothing and gear for COLD
weather. Last year we earned our Polar Bear Patches both
nights. Remember our Griffith League Ranch campout! "Be Prepared"…for
cold and wet weather.
Use the checklists in the Boy Scout Handbook:
|Page 204 for cold weather clothing|
|Page 224 for your personal overnight gear|
|Page 226 for Patrol gear|
Patrols will need in addition to regular Patrol gear:
|10" skillet to prepare vegetable for up to five people|
|12" dutch oven to prepare main dish for up to ten people|
|Charcoal, starter, grill, or fire ring|
||Bring your own food and snacks. The
Patrol / Buddy system will be used for Scouts. Adult advisors and
other adults are on their own. All food must be stowed in
containers. There are no trees for "hangs". All
vehicles are parked some inconvenient distance from the camp.
Scouts: Plan your cooking to satisfy Second and First Class rank
Camporee 2000 Specific Information
Camporee 2000 - Wolf Mountain Rules
Drinking water is NOT available. Each
Troop must bring enough drinking water for its needs. Water is available for
dishwashing and cleaning.
Drive only on the road. You may pull no more
than one car length off the road to unload quickly. Unload your gear and
move your vehicle to the designated parking area, then go back and set up
camp. Troop trailers in the campsite are OK, but not the tow vehicles.
Legitimate handicapped vehicles OK in campsites
– let Camporee Chairmen know if this applies to your Troop.
Traffic is one-way counterclockwise around the
No ground fires. All cooking must be done in
fire pans or on stoves.
Haul out your own trash.
Each Troop needs to send one adult leader and
the Camporee Guide to Registration, with the Troop Roster (includes names of
all Scouts and their ranks, all adults [including registered and
non-registered adults], Patrol names, and names of Patrol leaders).
Adults only in the building at all times,
except for Friday Night Cracker Barrel.
Porta-Potties are designated "Adults
Only" and "Scouts Only" – please use the correct one (Youth
- The Deer Feeder and Deer Blind area is strictly off limits to all
Schedule of Events:
|Friday, April 14
||Assemble and load at JRS Exxon
store, Hwy 1431 & Lohman Ford Rd.
||Depart. Route: See Where section on page 1.
||Arrive at Wolf Mountain S.R.
Check-in. Make camp in three groups: the Wolf Pack, the Ravens, and
Cracker Barrel – Meeting which
Scoutmaster, Patrol Leaders and Camporee Guide attend.
Quiet time – Retire to tents
||Reveille. Stow all gear.
||Breakfast preparations and eat.
||Camp inspection (Patrol Leaders
& Assistant Patrol Leaders).
||Flag ceremony (wear Class B
Begin morning events
Patrol events for Scouts
Training sessions for adults
||Lunch – Score sheets to staff
||Patrol leaders meet at flags for
||Begin afternoon events.
||Begin supper preparations.
Take dinner samples and duty rosters to
staff for judging.
Eat supper and cleanup.
||Assembly for awards Class A
||Campfire and Order of the Arrow
||Stow all gear in preparation for
loading and departure
||Flag ceremony – Class A
||Break camp and load vehicles.
||Depart. Travel in Scout uniform.
||Return to homes.