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Troop 77 - Spring Camporee 2000 by Arrowhead District of Capitol Area Council

When: Friday, April 14, 2000 through Sunday, April 16, 2000
Where: 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:

  1. Use the Scouting skills we have already learned and learn new Scout skills.
  2. Meet other Scouts.
  3. Have Patrol camping and cooking.
  4. Work on advancement requirements.
General: 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.
Cost: $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).
Requirements: All Scouts and Scouters must travel to and from the Camporee in a Scout uniform.
Equipment: 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:

Patrol flag
For "cook-off":
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
Food: 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 requirements.

Camporee 2000 Specific Information

Camporee guides will conduct all Patrol events.  Your guide will be an Eagle or Life Scout.  Our only Life Scout, Roy Lee Reinarz III, will serve as one of the Camporee Guides.  Class B uniforms (a Scout T-shirt) are to be worn for Patrol Events.  (If you don’t have a Class B wear Class A.)  Event information will be taken straight from the Boy Scout Handbook.  Scouting knowledge and skills will be required at every level.  Each Patrol and Scout must have "The Scout Outdoor Essentials" on page 207 for these events.  Don’t leave camp without them.
Camporee staff will conduct these events.  In the afternoon all Scoutmasters and adults will be divided into Patrols to participate in the same events.  Scoring will be the same.  One adult, not the Scoutmaster, will stay in our campsite during these events.
A campsite inspection and the Saturday night "cook-off" are Troop events.  The Patrols must cook the main course and vegetables for themselves and adults associated with that Patrol.  Adults will prepare their choice of dessert for all.  Dutch ovens will be required.  (See "Equipment" section on page 1.)  Recipes will be provided at the Saturday afternoon assembly.  All Troops will prepare the same dinner for the "cook-off" competition.  See "Grocery List" below.
Campsite Inspection Patrol and Assistant Patrol Leaders conduct an inspection in the morning before the 8:00 a.m. flag ceremony.  The Camporee staff will inspect our campsite during the morning Patrol events.
Grocery List for Cook-off

These ingredients will prepare the entrée and vegetable for five people.  Adjust the quantities to the number of persons that you are serving.  Bread and drink are also required.
Margarine or butter
Vegetable oil
1 medium onion
1 c. Julienne strip carrots
1 tbsp. lemon juice concentrate
One 10½ ounce can condensed chicken broth
One 3 to 4 pound whole chicken
4 c. cubed potatoes
½ c. peach preserves
1 c. celery
2 cloves garlic
Supplies for dessert by adults

Camporee 2000 - Wolf Mountain Rules

  1. Drinking water is NOT available. Each Troop must bring enough drinking water for its needs.  Water is available for dishwashing and cleaning.

  2. 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.

  3. Legitimate handicapped vehicles OK in campsites – let Camporee Chairmen know if this applies to your Troop.

  4. Traffic is one-way counterclockwise around the circle.

  5. No ground fires.  All cooking must be done in fire pans or on stoves.

  6. Haul out your own trash.

  7. 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).

  8. Adults only in the building at all times, except for Friday Night Cracker Barrel.

  9. Porta-Potties are designated "Adults Only" and "Scouts Only" – please use the correct one (Youth Protection).

  10. The Deer Feeder and Deer Blind area is strictly off limits to all participants.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 14
5:45 p.m. Assemble and load at JRS Exxon store, Hwy 1431 & Lohman Ford Rd.
6:00 p.m. Depart.  Route: See Where section on page 1.
7:30 p.m. Arrive at Wolf Mountain S.R.  Check-in.  Make camp in three groups: the Wolf Pack, the Ravens, and adults.
10:00 p.m.

Cracker Barrel – Meeting which Scoutmaster, Patrol Leaders and Camporee Guide attend.

Quiet time – Retire to tents

12:00 mid. Taps

Saturday, April 15

6:30 a.m. Reveille.  Stow all gear.
6:45 a.m. Breakfast preparations and eat.
7:45 a.m. Camp inspection (Patrol Leaders & Assistant Patrol Leaders).
8:00 a.m. Flag ceremony (wear Class B uniform)
8:15 a.m. Camporee rules
9:00 a.m.

Begin morning events

Patrol events for Scouts

Training sessions for adults

11:30 a.m. Lunch – Score sheets to staff
1:15 p.m. Patrol leaders meet at flags for menus.
1:30 p.m. Begin afternoon events.
3:30 p.m. Events end.
3:45 p.m. Begin supper preparations.
5:00 p.m.

Take dinner samples and duty rosters to staff for judging.

Eat supper and cleanup.

7:30 p.m. Assembly for awards Class A
8:00 p.m. Campfire and Order of the Arrow Tap-out
11:00 p.m. Lights out

Sunday, April 16

7:00 a.m. Reveille
7:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Stow all gear in preparation for loading and departure
9:00 a.m. Flag ceremony – Class A uniform
9:15 a.m. Chapel
9:30 a.m. Break camp and load vehicles.
10:00 a.m. Depart.  Travel in Scout uniform.
12:00 noon Return to homes.