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Camp Promotion & Outdoor


Chair: David Till



COLLECTORS' CAMPOREE PATCHES AVAILABLE HERE




Fall '15 Camporee

November 13-15, 2015 Camp Alma McHenry - Giddings
CRD HIGHLAND GAMES
Registration packet is available at bottom of this page. This registration packet should help you understand what is happening at the Camporee so you can publicize it to your Troop. We will pack the weekend with a variety of skills & challenges designed to test the knowledge and the abilities of all scouts…as well as leaders!! 
Please have your SPL read the packet as his involvement is crucial in the success of your troop and/or patrols.

Competition results are available HERE


Spring '15 Camporee

March 27-29, 2015 Camp Alma McHenry - Giddings
Registration packet is available at bottom of this page. This registration packet should help you understand what is happening at the Camporee so you can publicize it to your Troop. We will pack the weekend with a variety of skills & challenges designed to test the knowledge and the abilities of all scouts…as well as leaders!! 
Please have your SPL read the packet as his involvement is crucial in the success of your troop and/or patrols.


Fall '14 Camporee / Webelos Woods

November 7-9, 2014 Camp Alma McHenry - Giddings
Join us at the annual Camporee when Webelos and Troops camp out and participate in various competitions.
This year's theme is:
The registration packet should help you understand what is happening at the Camporee so you can publicize it to your Troop. We will pack the weekend with a variety of skills & challenges designed to test the knowledge and the abilities of all scouts…as well as leaders!! 
Please have your SPL read the packet as his involvement is crucial in the success of your troop and/or patrols.


Spring '14 Camporee

April 4-6, 2014 Camp Alma McHenry - Giddings
The events are based on games and activities you might expect to see in medieval times. We will have a special event this year for the Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Crews: Trebuchets. (See special instructions later in this document.) Due to safety reasons, we cannot open this event up to Cub Scouts. However, for Cub Scouts we will have a table-top trebuchet competition. It is similar to the full-size siege engines the Boy Scouts and Webelos will build, just smaller. 
The registration packet should help you understand what is happening at the Camporee so you can publicize it to your Troop.  Early Bird registration closes March 29th. 

Please have your SPL read the packet as his involvement is crucial in the success of your troop and/or patrols.

Competition results are available HERE

Spring '14 Camporee LOST & FOUND

Contact Chad Catron at 512-636-2067 if you wish to pick up your lost items.


Fall '13 Camporee / Webelos Woods

October 25-27, 2013 Camp Alma McHenry - Giddings
Join us at the annual Camporee when Webelos and Troops camp out and participate in various competitions.  This year's theme is 
The registration packet should help you understand what is happening at the Camporee so you can publicize it to your Troop. We will pack the weekend with a variety of skills & challenges designed to test the knowledge and the abilities of all scouts…as well as leaders!! 
Please have your SPL read the packet as his involvement is crucial in the success of your troop and/or patrols.

Competition results are available HERE


Spring '13 Camporee

April 5-7, 2013 Camp Alma McHenry - Giddings
Our theme this year is Cooking and Pioneering.
We will pack the weekend with a variety of Cooking Challenges and Scouting Skills that are the perfect ingredients for fun and safe camp cooking. 
Cost for the camporee is $7/youth or adult if paid by March 23.  $9/youth or adult if paid after March 23 or at check-in.  Contact Chad Catron (ccatron@austin.rr.com) or Mike Bohlig (mbohlig@austin.rr.com) if you're interested in helping out.  
Registration packet is at bottom of this page.


Competition results are available HERE

Fall '12 Camporee / Webelos Woods

November 9-11, 2012 Camp Alma McHenry - Giddings
Join us at the annual Camporee when Webelos and Troops camp out and participate in various competitions.

This year's theme is Zombie Invasion!
We're being invaded by zombies! Quick! Read the information packet below to find out how you can prepare your scouts to ward off the invasion.

Colorado River District 
Fall Camporee & Webelos Woods
Fri Nov 9 - Sun Nov 11, 2012

Life to Eagle - Saturday evening there will be a session covering the latest changes to the Project workbook and discussion on Eagle projects.  This session is intended for SM/ASMs, Star and Life scouts. 

Competition results are available HERE.


Spring '12 Camporee

March 29-31 Camp Alma McHenry - Giddings
Join us at the annual Camporee/Expo when Packs and Troops camp together and everyone enjoys the fun-filled activities throughout the weekend.  And don't miss the Saturday night campfire sponsored by the Order of the Arrow!



Camping merit badge requirements

  1. Show that you know first aid for and how to prevent injuries or illnesses that could occur while camping, including hypothermia, frostbite, heat reactions, dehydration, altitude sickness, insect stings, tick bites, snakebite, blisters, and hyperventilation.
  2. Learn the Leave No Trace principles and the Outdoor Code and explain what they mean. Write a personal plan for implementing these principles on your next outing..
  3. Make a written plan for an overnight trek and show how to get to your camping spot using a topographical map and compass OR a topographical map and a GPS receiver.
  4. Do the following:
    a. Make a duty roster showing how your patrol is organized for an actual overnight campout. List assignments for each member.
    b. Help a Scout patrol or a Webelos Scout unit in your area prepare for an actual campout, including creating the duty roster, menu planning, equipment needs, general planning, and setting up camp.
  5. Do the following:
    a. Prepare a list of clothing you would need for overnight campouts in both warm and cold weather. Explain the term "layering."
    b. Discuss footwear for different kinds of weather and how the right footwear is important for protecting your feet.
    c. Explain the proper care and storage of camping equipment (clothing, footwear, bedding).
    d. List the outdoor essentials necessary for any campout, and explain why each item is needed.
    e. Present yourself to your Scoutmaster with your pack for inspection. Be correctly clothed and equipped for an overnight campout.
  6. Do the following:
    a. Describe the features of four types of tents, when and where they could be used, and how to care for tents. Working with another Scout, pitch a tent.
    b. Discuss the importance of camp sanitation and tell why water treatment is essential. Then demonstrate two ways to treat water.
    c. Describe the factors to be considered in deciding where to pitch your tent.
    d. Tell the difference between internal- and external-frame packs. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
    e. Discuss the types of sleeping bags and what kind would be suitable for different conditions. Explain the proper care of your sleeping bag and how to keep it dry. Make a comfortable ground bed.
  7. Prepare for an overnight campout with your patrol by doing the following:
    a. Make a checklist of personal and patrol gear that will be needed.
    b. Pack your own gear and your share of the patrol equipment and food for proper carrying. Show that your pack is right for quickly getting what is needed first, and that it has been assembled properly for comfort, weight, balance, size, and neatness.
  8. Do the following:
    a. Explain the safety procedures for:
    1. Using a propane or butane/propane stove
    2. Using a liquid fuel stove
    3. Proper storage of extra fuel
    b. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different types of lightweight cooking stoves.
    c. Prepare a camp menu. Explain how the menu would differ from a menu for a backpacking or float trip. Give recipes and make a food list for your patrol. Plan two breakfasts, three lunches, and two suppers. Discuss how to protect your food against bad weather, animals, and contamination.
    d. Cook at least one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner for your patrol from the meals you have planned for requirement 8c. At least one of those meals must be a trail meal requiring the use of a lightweight stove.
  9. Show experience in camping by doing the following:
    a. Camp a total of at least 20 days and 20 nights. Sleep each night under the sky or in a tent you have pitched. The 20 days and 20 nights must be at a designated Scouting activity or event. You may use a week of long-term camp toward this requirement. If the camp provides a tent that has already been pitched, you need not pitch your own tent.
    b. On any of these camping experiences, you must do TWO of the following, only with proper preparation and under qualified supervision:
    1. Hike up a mountain, gaining at least 1,000 vertical feet.
    2. Backpack, snowshoe, or cross-country ski for at least 4 miles.
    3. Take a bike trip of at least 15 miles or at least four hours.
    4. Take a nonmotorized trip on the water of at least four hours or 5 miles.
    5. Plan and carry out an overnight snow camping experience.
    6. Rappel down a rappel route of 30 feet or more.
    c. Perform a conservation project approved by the landowner or land managing agency.
  10. Discuss how the things you did to earn this badge have taught you about personal health and safety, survival, public health, conservation, and good citizenship. In your discussion, tell how Scout spirit and the Scout Oath and Law apply to camping and outdoor ethics.