Second Annual Eleven Year Old CAMPOREE
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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.
REGISTRATION & FEES
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
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.
ACTIVITY and EVENT SCHEDULE
3:00 - 9:00 PM CHECK IN, SET UP CAMP PREPARE DINNER
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
7:00 - 7:45 AM BREAKFAST PERIOD/CAMPSITE JUDGING
8:00 - 8:15 AM ASSEMBLY - COLORS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
8:15 - 9:00 AM SET UP EVENTS
9:00 - 12 NOON COMPETITIVE EVENTS OPEN
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
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
EVENT DISCRIPTION AND JUDGING CRITERA FOR THE EVENT
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.
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
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
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
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
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
PATROL COOKING AND CLEAN-UP
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
if they are not.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
TRASH AND GARBAGE
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
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.
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
Flag properly displayed in camp: Demonstrate Scout spirit. Have a flag
that is more than something you whipped up that morning. If, in the judge's
opinion, the flag looks makeshift - no points. 20 points if the
flag shows satisfactory workmanship and properly identifies the patrol.
flag, NO points.
50 Total Points
Scouts demonstrate the skills required for transporting people in an
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:
For the first trip across, they demonstrate the walking assist.
The second trip is done using single-person carries.
The Scouts then divide into groups of three and demonstrates two-person
carries for the third leg.
Next, the entire group transports one victim, using a group carry.
For the last trip, the group must carry a different victim on a stretcher
made from scavenged material. This is all done as quickly as possible.
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
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
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
MAP AND COMPASS
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.
PUP TENT PITCH
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.
PUP TENT PITCH (BLIND)
20 Bonus points
Scouts must perform the same task above but without being able to see
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:
A 1-mile orienteering course set up
A 5-mile hike on the palmer park trails.
Identification of at least ten kinds of wild animals (birds, mammals, reptiles,
fish, and mollusks) found in your community.
Identification of at least ten kinds of native plants found in your community.
DISCRIPTION AND JUDGING CRITERA FOR THE SPECIALITY AWARDS
CORDON BLEU COOKING AWARD
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
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
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:
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.
Everyone should be doing his job. The patrol should be operating in
an efficient and harmonious manner.
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.
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:
being able to cook over a camp stove correctly and safely
is the meal not over cooked (burned) or under cooked.
was any food wasted
if the meal was cooked was it served hot
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.
MOUNTAIN MAN AWARD
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.