Second Annual Eleven Year Old CAMPOREE


Jerry Pierce
Phone # W: 2776186
Phone # H: 573-6078
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Address: 3310 Oro Blanco Dr, Colo Spgs 80917
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The First Annual Eleven Year Old Safety First Camporee is coming. The CAMPOREE will challenge the Scouts' outdoor skills.


Sept 15-16, 2000 from 3pm Friday to 4pm Saturday. The opening ceremony will be at 8pm Friday. Check-in can start at 3pm Friday. Please let the camporee directors know what meals you want to be judged and when you are going to start cooking your meals if you want to compete for the Cordon Bleu cooking award.


Palmer Park Youth Camp ground


 This Camporee is a chance for the scouts to use and have fun with the skills they have been learning all year.


 This Camporee is open to all eleven-year old scouts of any rank, their fathers (if they desire to come) and leaders, in the Colorado Springs 4-stake area. Also invited are any deacons who have not yet reached the Rank of First Class, provided their troop will allow them to come according to how they interpret the Church policies regarding the Scouting Program.


Troop registration will take place at the time of check-in on Friday *, Registration fees will not be requested, but small donations would be welcome to help defer the costs of ribbons, awards, patches, Campfire snacks, etc.

*however we would appreciate an RSVP to give us an idea of how many Scouts will be coming. This will be a great help especially in organizing the camporee patrols before the start of the camporee.


Any volunteers, fathers or older scouts(Star or above), which would like to help will not be turned away, for they will be needed


  Each troop needs to fill out their own tour permit.


  Each troop needs to have their own insurance.


All troops will need to check in at the pavilion when they arrive. At that time they will be told where they will be allowed to camp. Since there are some troops with one or two boys the assigned campsite will have more than one Eleven-year-old troop in it. (For the camporee event judging, each campsite will be a patrol for the period of the camporee. The only exceptions will be the Cordon Bleu cooking award and Mountain Man Award.)


Each patrol/troop will camp and cook as a unit under the leadership of their patrol leader. For example if there are three patrols/troops in a campsite each patrol/troop will cook their own meal. The Scoutmaster and other adults will camp in the area but as separate as possible from the patrols if the leaders help cook the boys meals that patrol/troop will be disqualified from the Cordon Bleu cooking award. All meals will be prepared in the campsite on stoves.


The Scout uniform is the official dress and should be worn at assembly, campfire, Scout's Own, and awards ceremony. Troop T-shirts or Scout activity shirts may be worn during competitive events. If a boy does not have a scout uniform he will still be allowed to come and participate.


Open fires, including charcoal fires, are allowed only in the BBQ fire pits. There are no firepits in the campsites. But there are some within walking distance of the campsites, if you want to use them they are first come first serve. Therefore, patrols should not plan on using an open fire for cooking and any meal cooked on an open fire will not be eligible for the Cordon Bleu cooking award.

Use of liquid fuel for starting any kind of fire is prohibited.

Please remember that any campfire needs to have a water bucket and a sand bucket. This will be important if you want to earn the Safety Award.


  There will be some parking available at the camping area but this space is limited.


Campsites will be assigned at check-in. A stake will be placed in the middle of the patrol area, and all patrol tents must be within 30 feet of the stake. Patrols should be aware that not all areas will have tables, so it is recommended that each patrol bring in a portable table if one is required.


Scoutmasters are responsible for first aid within their troops. Each Troop is expected to provide its own first aid kit. The Emergency first Aid Station will be located at the pavilion for serious emergencies.


ALL GARBAGE WILL BE CARRIED OUT. There are no garbage dumpsters at camp. Each patrol should bring an adequate supply of trash bags. Please do not burn or bury your garbage.


The weather at this time of year can be very unpredictable. BE PREPARED. Bring tents, ponchos, pack covers, dining flies, and ground cloths. If an electrical storm or other unsafe weather conditions come up we will retire to some shelter until the storm passes. The Camporee will NOT be called on account of rain, since all units are expected to have trained their members in wet weather camping preparations.


There no so please bring your own water.


The scouts need to bring their own food for Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch. The Camporee Committee will provide the Campfire snacks.


There are toilets located at the camp. Keep them as clean as possible. YOU may be the next one that needs to sit down. Bring your own toilet paper.


The Scout Oath and Law are our guides for getting along with others. The Troop SPL and Scoutmaster should handle disciplinary problems. Penalty points may be assessed against any Troop or Patrol that seriously violates the Scout Oath or Law, and the offender may be required to leave the Camporee.


Each unit will be expected to have their American and Troop flags at the Camporee. Each patrol is expected to have its Patrol flag with it at all times during the Camporee. If there is more than one troops in a camporee patrol then the camporee patrol can pick the best patrol flag.


All judging will be on the camporee patrol basis for both campsite (Cordon Bleu cooking award excluded) and competitive events. Outside interference from adults or Scouts not in the patrol will mean some points being deducted. If an adult wants to advise before the event starts this will be allowed, but when the event starts adults can only cheer and offer encouragement.


The Troop campsite must be inspected and cleared by the Registrar's CHECKOUT STAFF before the Registrar delivers the Camporee patches if available to the Scoutmaster.  And the Closing Ceremony can take place.




 9:00 - 9:15 PM         Assembly
 9:15 - 10:15 PM         Campfire 
10:15 - 10:30 PM        QUIET TIME and Cracker Barrel
10:30 PM                TAPS - LIGHTS OUT


 6:30 AM                REVEILLE
 8:15 -  9:00 AM        SET UP EVENTS
12:00 -  1:20 PM        LUNCH Break down and cleanup of camps and check out
 1:25 -  3:00 PM        COMPETITIVE EVENTS OPEN
 3:00 - 3:45 PM         ASSEMBLY - AWARDS AND CLOSING
 4:00                   Leave for home


All competitive events are based on requirements for advancement through first class and the Outdoor Code and emphasize patrol teamwork. Events will include campsite inspections, campfire participation, and the Saturday Skill events.


There are three specialty awards: Mountain Man Award, Cordon Bleu cooking Award, and Safety Award.


All Event ribbons will be awarded on how many total points the camporee patrol earns these will be told at the time of the check-in. But as an example any patrol that gets 95% or better all the troops in that patrol will get a Superior ribbon from 94%-80% a blue ribbon and so on. If all the camporee patrols get 95% or greater then all troops will leave with a superior ribbons.

The Safety Specialty Award will be given out on the Camporee patrol level. This means that all the troops in the Camporee Patrol, which earns the safety award, will get a ribbon. It is possible for all Camporee Patrols to earn this award

The MOUNTAIN MAN AWARD and CORDON BLEU COOKING AWARD specialty awards will only be given to one troop participating in the Camporee.


Questions about judging should be directed by the Patrol Leader to the judge assigning the points. Appeals about either competitive event points or campsite judging must be made at the time the points are assigned. The judges are expected to explain their scoring to the Patrol Leader. If the judge and the Patrol Leader cannot agree, the Patrol Leader can appeal to the Camporee SPL. Appeals that do not follow this procedure will not be considered.



The Friday evening campfire is intended to be fun and entertaining.  Each Camporee Patrol is expected to perform at least one skit*.  If the patrol wants to perform more than one skit or perform a song they are strongly encouraged.  If an individual troop wants to perform a skit they will also be encouraged.  Remember to keep all songs and skits to good taste and short.  Points will be awarded on a Camporee Patrol basis for participation in the campfire program.  If you need help with skits please let me know and I would be glad to send you a disk of about 1000 skits, cheers, and run-ons.

* Every troop coming should have an idea for a skit.


Additional explanations of the judging standards for morning and evening campsite inspections will help patrols prepare.


  1. Sleeping bag neatly arranged: Before inspection, shake your sleeping bag - fluff it up. Then lay it back down on the ground neatly. 2 pts off each sloppy bag. 10 points
  2. Ground cloth spread flat - no wrinkles: If you want a perfectly flat ground cloth, you might do what you did to your sleeping bag - shake it, and lay it flat. If you sleep in a tent, make sure the tent is clean and taut -- and free of dirt: Whatever surfaces you sleep on, make sure it is clean. 2 pts off for each Scout whose sleeping surface (ground cloth or tent) is dirty. What is dirty? Everything that comes off when you clean it. 10 points
  3. Two fire buckets and NO FLAMES IN TENT sign at each tent: Each tent should have two fire buckets/coffee tins, one filled with water and one sand. 2 pts off each tent without buckets or without a sign. 10 points
  4. Clothes stacked neatly in or out of pack or duffel bag: Every Scout is responsible for keeping his personal gear neat. Your extra clothes, towels, anything that you have packed in should be stacked in an orderly fashion. 2 pts off for each Scout whose personal gear is in disarray. NOTE: the campsite judge may not look in a closed tent, but may glance into a tent if the door is open. 10 points
  5. Each Scout can prove he is adequately prepared for rain: Every Scout should be prepared for rain by having a poncho or some other type of protection for the day, and by having his own tent or access to a tent for the night. The point is to stay dry - 2 pts off for each Scout who cannot prove to the judge that he is prepared for rain. 10 points


  1. Safe fire area: Your cooking area must be a safe working area and away from the tenting area (at least 10 feet). 10 pts if your cooking area meets this standard, ZERO points if it does not. All or nothing.
  2. 2 coffee tins/buckets full of water and sand: 2 coffee tins (buckets), one full of water and the other full of sand or clean dirt located near the fire pit. The object is to be able to put out any flame/spark that sneaks away for the pit. 10 points if you've got them, ZERO points if you don't.
  3. Shovel: Any kind will do, as long as it is large enough to fight a fire with. 10 points if you have a shovel, ZERO points if you don't.
  4. Balanced meal: You know what a balanced meal is from the Scout Handbook. Make up a menu, post it, and follow it. Have the menu ready for the judge to see. 10 points if the meal is sufficiently balanced according to the Scout Handbook, ZERO points if it is inadequate.
  5. Cooking area clean: An example of a dirty cooking area is an open package of bacon lying in the dirt. Be neat. Have a cooking area where people aren't tromping through. This one is a judgement call, so don't give the judge any reason to think that your area isn't a clean one. 10 points if the cooking area is clean, ZERO points if it is not.
  6. Cooking equipment sanitary: Keep your utensils clean and out of the dirt. Your spatula should not have last camp's dried eggs on it. Naturally, it will be difficult to judge the cleanliness of utensils during meal preparation. The object is to keep your cooking gear out of the dirt and last meal's residue washed away. Keep your cooking operation orderly - it's easier to stay clean and healthy that way. 10 points if utensils are sanitary, ZERO if they are not.
  7. Clean arms and hands: A Scout is clean. Dirt/grime on the arms or hands, especially during mealtime is unsanitary. Make an effort to stay clean at mealtime and wash yourself with soap and water before meals. 2 points off for each person whose arms and/or hands are not clean. 10 points
  8. Clean faces: 2 points off for each dirty face. What is dirty? Wash yourself, and if you do it right, the dirty part comes off. 10 points
  9. Adequate utensils for each member: At the very least, each Scout should have a bowl/plate/cup and an eating utensil like a fork or spoon. Have a bowl or a plate or a cup to eat out of, and have either a fork or a spoon to eat with. Some Scouts like to eat and drink out of their one cup; that's OK. But each Scout must have his own set - no sharing plates or eating utensils. 2 points off for each Scout who doesn't have his own adequate personal set. 10 points
  10. Adequate water supply: Whether by having a few canteens full of water or by using a single large water container, each patrol must have enough water - at least 2 quarts for the entire patrol. 10 points if the patrol has sufficient water, ZERO points if it does not.


  1. Duty roster posted and followed: Everyone should have a job to do in the patrol. Write down everyone's job and have it posted for the judge to see. Make sure everyone is following the duty roster. 10 points if everyone is doing his job and the roster is posted. 10 points
  2. Respectful patrol: A Scout is courteous. Everyone in the patrol is respectful of each other and of the judge. Be nice. Speaking out of line, interrupting the judge or distracting him in any way will result in 2 points off for each incident. 10 points
  3. Courteous Patrol Leader: Be polite to the judge. When he arrives, the Patrol Leader should immediately introduce himself and then accompany the judge as he inspects the patrol area. Don't argue with the judge, but you may ask questions politely. 10 points off if the Patrol Leader is discourteous. 10 points
  4. No outside interference: No one else besides the Patrol Leader and the patrol should involve himself with the judge during the inspection process. If someone else (Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, etc.) does infringe in this area, the patrol will lose 20 points. If there is a disagreement on scoring or the inspection process, it must be taken to the Camporee Judging Committee. 20 points


  1. All trash in leak-proof bags: Make sure that you have an adequate central garbage bag, and put all your garbage that you intend to throw away in this bag. Cans and bottles should be separated for recycling. 10 points if your bag is strong enough to hold the garbage properly. 10 points
  2. Cans and/or bottles in separate bag for recycling: Don't throw away your cans and bottles. Provide separate bags for recycling materials. 10 points for having recycling bags or boxes.
  3. 2 points off for each "UFO": A "UFO" is a piece of trash - any size - which the patrol has neglected to dispose of properly. 2 points off for each loose piece of trash. 10 points



(250 PTS)


(250 PTS)




 50 Total Points

Scouts demonstrate the skills required for transporting people in an emergency situation.

Pair off the group. Line pairs along one end of a field or other area. The members of each pair will be transporting one another from one side of the area to the other, using first aid transport techniques:


 40 Total Points

For the string burning event, the patrol must build a fire high enough so that the flame burns a string at a set height, but not so high as to burn a second string above the first( 10 deducted if the second string is burned). The time limit is five minutes. Beforehand, the patrol must collect wood, twigs, and kindling to use. A total of four matches may be used without losing any points; 1 point is taken off for each additional match required. 5 Bonus points if it is started with one match. After the event is completed, the patrol must clean up the site.

The score will be based on leadership, Scout spirit, cooperation, and how well the fire was built.


60 Total Points

The First Aid event will be a simulated accident or medical emergency in the wilderness, such as broken bones, animal bites and stings, heat stroke, etc.

15 points will go to spirit, how well the patrol works together, and how much they try to get the job done. This does not mean one person giving orders to a couple of others. It means all working together as a team.

The other 45 points go to how well the first aid was applied: if all the first aid was applied, if it was applied correctly, and how neatly it was done.

The event will be run by having a member of the patrol "injured" or "ill" at the station, and the rest of the patrol must give him first aid. The group will know the basic injury, such as "he fell off the side of the road. He has a cut on his head, and his leg has a compound fracture." They may or may not be told other things, such as shock, broken bones, and whether the injured is breathing or not. Knowledge of advanced first aid, such as CPR, will not be required.


Each member of the group throws a rope to a "victim" and coils it as quickly as possible.

Select a victim and place him 20' from the throwing line. One at a time, each member of the group throws the rope to the victim, coils the rope and hands it to the next person. They should attempt to do this as quickly as possible.



55 Total Points

The patrol will need to bring at least two compasses, some will be provided but they might not be in the best condition. Patrols will tell parts of a compass, take bearings, measure distances using a compass, map an area, and show topographical features on a map. Scouts should study using a 7.5 USGS map to acquaint themselves with map features, elevation changes, magnetic vs. true north, etc. There will also be a mile orienteering course for any patrol member which would like to do that instead.


Award 5 bonus points for locating the tree and 5 bonus points for finding it within 2 minutes.

The group learns to identify a tree using senses other than sight.

The group pairs off in a central area. One person in each pair is blindfolded and turned around three times. After this, his partner leads him on a roundabout way to a tree. The blindfolded person is allowed to observe the tree using any sense but sight. When he is finished, he is led, still blindfolded, back to the start. The blindfold is then removed, and the Scout tries to find his tree. Repeat the process with roles reversed.


50 Total Points

Scouts must pitch a tent correctly

The group is given a two-person Old Military Pup Tent and various lengths of ropes and stakes. The patrol needs to work together as a team to put this tent up correctly using what knots they feel appropriate to put the tent up correctly.


20 Bonus points

Scouts must perform the same task above but without being able to see or talk.

They are instructed to pitch the tent properly, but they are blindfolded and told not to speak.


45 Total Points

A number of items will be spread on the ground, covered by a tarp or blanket. The patrol will be given a brief period of time to study the items before they are recovered. The patrol members must then construct a list of all of the items that were displayed.


This helps Scouts learn to determine height, distance, temperature, and wind speed, using simple tools.

The scouts are required to know the following from the Boy Scout Handbook (taken from the 1999 edition):

Tell the patrol that they will be asked to estimate certain measurements, using those guides. Give them a number of things to estimate - a tree, a flagpole, a road, a river, and several small objects.


60 Total Points

The patrol leader starts by presenting himself to the Scout running the event. Each patrol member will be given 5 pieces of rope to tie the 5 basic knots: Square Knot, Bowline, Clove Hitch, Two Half Hitches, and Tauten Hitch. Each member will have 5 minutes to tie the 5 knots. Each correctly tied knot is worth 10 points, for a total of 50 points per Scout. For the patrol score, all of the Scouts scores will be averaged and added to the leadership score (10 points possible for leadership).

There will be 30 bonus points available if the patrol can tie these three lashes within the 5 minutes (10 points for each) :


These events are to be done on an individual basis and will not be judged but they will count for Tenderfoot, Second Class, or First Class requirements.  These events will include:




The intention of the Cordon Bleu cooking award is to recognize the importance of food preparation as a Scouting skill. Patrols are invited to participate if they have adequately prepared for the primary competition of scout skill games and camp inspections. A well-organized patrol should also give some attention to preparing a good meal. Meals need to be practical for the type of camp you have constructed. They must be prepared from simple ingredients on site.

The Cordon Bleu cooking award will be presented to the patrol whose meal best demonstrates cooking* and patrol skills. Planning and care should be evident in this meal, but, remember that campsite judging is your first responsibility.


All Scouting and Camporee standards of safety and participation must be observed.  Saturday Breakfast will be judged. Please notify the Camporee committee if you would like to participate.

Two hundred points will be available to the discretion of the judges for the meal. These will be awarded in four categories as follows:

(50 points)

Judges want to see area, utensils, stoves, and food well organized and clean. There will be no advantage to elaborate cooking areas. A very simple arrangement used to best advantage may be superior. Open fires, including charcoal fires, will not be permitted for cooking meals.

(50 points)

Everyone should be doing his job. The patrol should be operating in an efficient and harmonious manner.

(50 points)

The menu should be balanced. There should be no pre-packaged or frozen food. The menu should show some thought, and a little challenge. The judges are not looking for anything elaborate.

(50 points)

This subjective judgment may be made by more than one judging team. Patrols may be requested to save a taste for a second to visit their camp. Scouts should enjoy their meal. Save only a representative sample of the meal for the judging teams. Even cold, the judges should be able to see that the food was properly cooked, seasoned, and presented.

*Cooking Skills; are skills such as:


This competition has produced some high quality meals at other Camporees. Judges may have to take little extra touches into account, such as clever use of resources or signs of good organization and planning. Explanation of your effort is not a plus. Enjoyment of your meal is a plus.

Please sign up for this event and state if your troop wants to participate in it. All efforts will be recognized at the award ceremony.



The Troop that demonstrates the best use of pioneering skills in its camp setup will be given an award. Only pioneering gadgetry that serves a useful purpose in the camp will be considered in the trophy judging.


Any camporee patrol that follows the safety standards an outlined by the Boy Scout handbook will be given safety ribbon. These ribbons will be given to every troop in the camporee patrol. All of the camporee patrols can earn this ribbon.  The scouts will get no warnings about safety infractions!  Each camporee patrol will start with 1000 pts if by the end of camp the patrol has 900 or more they will get the safety award. If the camp staff tells the scouts stop their unsafe practices they will loose some points depending on the severity of the infraction. Any scout seen using a sharp tool unsafe or incorrectly ( i.e. not following the Totin Chip Rules) will lose 500 pts. Any Scout seen a second time the using a sharp tool improperly will have that tool taken away from them and it will be given to their Scout or Adult Leader. The reason I am so concerned about this is that a thoughtless accident will end a fun time quicker than anything will and in my Scouting experience I have seen some very bad careless accidents with knifes and axes.