Scouting Around The World
Howdy! The Arrowmoon District Camporee is an annual campout in which troops all cross the district gather for competition and camaraderie. Patrols take part in events that test their Scouting knowledge and skills, teamwork, and leadership. Scouts and Scouters are encouraged to make new friends and learn new things throughout the weekend.
Seeing as last year was the most widely participated World Scout Jamboree and this year is the 2012 Summer Olympics, we are celebrating diversity and the wide world of Scouting with our 2012 Camporee theme of Scouting Around the World. We hope each troop will participate in this theme.
Camporee will be held at Camp Arrowmoon near Hearne, Texas in Robertson County. This event is hosted by members of TAMU Students Serving Scouting/Sea Scout Ship 1876 and Scouters within the Arrowmoon District.
To promote pre-registration and improve planning, the fee for the event is $7.00/person if registered by the March 8 District Roundtable. The fee will be $9.00/person after the March 8 District Roundtable. On-site registration will be permissible.
The fee covers the costs of patches, ribbons, facilities, and supplies. Troops are responsible for all troop equipment and meals as well as bringing their best Scouting spirit!
Camporee will be March 23-25, 2012. Check-in begins at 5:30pm on Friday evening. Competitive events will be conducted on Saturday morning and afternoon. Campfire will be held on Saturday evening. Camporee will conclude with a chapel service on Sunday morning. All troops should plan on leaving Camp Arrowmoon by 12:00pm on Sunday.
When? Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25, 2012
Where? Camp Arrowmoon, Robertson County, TX
How Much? Until March 8 Roundtable: $7.00/person
After March 8 Roundtable: $9.00/person
Events and Activities
Events and activities throughout the weekend will involve (subject to change):
- First Aid
- Strategy Building
Chair Contact Info
Joe Jilka (979) 224-2698 firstname.lastname@example.org
To help this event run as smoothly as possible, we would like to provide you with important information. This information is subject to change as plans are finalized.
Registration for this year will be on-line using the DoubleKnot registration system. An emergency contact form is attached to this packet for you to fill out and bring to Camporee. Attach additional sheets as needed. Checks should be made out to SHAC. Please inform us if you are unable to register on-line or wish to mail your registration.
Directions to Camp Arrowmoon
From Bryan/College Station:
Take TX-6 north to FM-2549 (there are overhanging, blinking yellow lights and a green sign for Camp Arrowmoon) and turn right. Go 3.2 miles and turn right onto Camp Arrowmoon Road (there will be another green sign). Drive 1 mile on Camp Arrowmoon Road and turn in to the main gate.
Take TX-6 south to FM-2549 (there are overhanging, blinking yellow lights and a green sign for Camp Arrowmoon) and turn right. Go 3.2 miles and turn right onto Camp Arrowmoon Road (there will be another green sign). Drive 1 mile on Camp Arrowmoon Road and turn in to the main gate.
Camp Operation and Layout
Joe Jilka and TAMU Students Serving Scouting/Sea Scout Ship 1876 will be in charge of general camp operations and activities.
Camping will be located within the campsites. A list has been posted to the Arrowmoon website of those campsites troops maintain and care for. If your troop is not listed, please let us know which unclaimed campsite you desire, otherwise we will assign one. Parking and activities will be in the open, south field.
The lodge will serve as the main headquarters and first aid station. However, a satellite headquarters and first aid station will be set up near the activities area on Saturday to facilitate operations.
Parking & Traffic Flow
All traffic will enter through the main gate and exit through the South gate. Vehicles with trailers will be directed to the campsite area. All other vehicles will be directed to the parking area. Only one vehicle per troop is permitted in the campsite area. There will be no parking allowed in the Pine Grove or in the traditional campsite areas, with the exception of one emergency vehicle.
Emergency vehicle parking permits will be issued this year, one per troop. If vehicles without parking permits are found in the campsites, all patrols within the troop will penalized by 10 points per car on their overall competition score.
A tentative schedule is contained in this packet. A “final” schedule will be distributed to your troop when you check in on Friday evening.
Check-in begins at 5:30pm on Friday, March 23. When your troop arrives, a camp staffer will direct your unit to its camping area. Please check in as soon as you can after you arrive.
SPL & Scoutmaster Meeting
This important informational meeting will be held on Friday evening. Each unit should send at least an adult leader and a youth leader. We’ll cover important information and major last-minute changes. Then, stick around to socialize over cracker barrel with fellow leaders and with the camp staff.
Eagle Scout Gathering
Friday evening following the SPL & Scoutmaster meeting, an Eagle Scout Gathering will commence. All Eagle Scouts, new and old, are invited to gather, share stories, and enjoy cake as we celebrate the highest honor Boy Scouts can earn on the 100th anniversary of the first Eagle Scout Recipient.
Each troop will be responsible for its own meals.
There will be several events on Saturday morning and afternoon in which patrols will compete against each other. The events will emphasize Scouting skills and the patrol method.
In keeping with the Camporee theme of “Scouting Around the World,” each event will tie into a facet of our world. We hope that the Scouts will learn a bit about other cultures and Boy Scout organizations around the world.
Upon registering, each troop will receive a country to represent during Camporee weekend. Troops and Patrols are encouraged to display items that depict their country and that country’s Scouting program, wear traditional outfits, cook customary meals, etc. Troops and patrols will earn points toward the competition based on their exhibition of knowledge and spirit associated with the theme.
During lunch and following the activities on Saturday, there will be a Bazaar in the main Lodge. Sea Scout Ship 1876 will have typical American snacks and beverages available for purchase for those Scouts who are interested. There will also be displays for the boys to learn more about Scouting around the world. Scouts are encouraged to mingle, get to know one another, and have a good time.
Campsite inspections will occur after Saturday’s activities and just before dinner. Campsites exemplifying the theme are encouraged and will be looked upon favorably.
John A. Jackman Memorial Dutch Oven Cook-off
John Jackman was the first advisor to TAMU SSS/SSS 1876, a Scoutmaster of Troop 802, and most importantly, an ardent Dutch oven chef.
Adults will submit entrées while youth will submit desserts. SSS 1876 will judge the entries and give awards. Whether or not you win, you’ll always have our eternal gratefulness!
Campfire & Order of the Arrow Tapout
To finish off a busy Saturday, we’ll build a campfire that will keep you warm. Scout patrols as well as adults are encouraged to perform a skit or sing a song. Skits and songs will be screened Saturday during lunch. Acts that tie to the theme are most welcome and will be rewarded. Visitors are invited to attend. The Order of the Arrow tapout will occur after campfire.
A Scout is reverent. A non-denominational worship service will take place after Sunday morning’s flag ceremony. If you will not be in attendance, please limit your movements about the camp.
Camp Breakdown & Check-Out
Camp breakdown will officially occur after the worship service. Please check-out with the staff before departing. Packets with patches and ribbons will be given when an evaluation form is completed. We request that all troops vacate Camp Arrowmoon by noon on Sunday.
Friday, March 23
5:30pm-8:00pm Troop Check-in and Campsite Setup
8:00pm-8:30pm SPL and Scoutmaster Meeting
8:30pm-9:30pm Eagle Scout Recognition and Cracker Barrel
10:30pm Lights Out
Saturday, March 24
7:00am-8:30am Reveille and Breakfast
8:30am-8:45am Flag Ceremony, Welcome, and Announcements
9:00am-11:00am Patrol Events – Morning
11:00am-1:00pm Lunch, Bazaar, and Troop Skit “Try-Outs”
1:00pm-3:00pm Patrol Events – Afternoon
3:00pm-5:00pm Campsite Inspections and Bazaar
5:30pm-6:00pm Dutch Oven Cook-Off Deliveries
7:30pm-7:45pm Flag Ceremony & Campfire Lineup
7:45pm-8:00pm Move to Campfire
8:00pm-9:30pm Campfire/Skits/Awards/OA Tap Out
9:30pm-10:00pm Return to Campsites
10:30pm Lights Out
Sunday, March 25
7:00am-9:00am Reveille and Breakfast
9:00am-9:15am Flag Ceremony, Move to Worship Service
9:15am-9:45am Worship Service
10:00am Break Camp & Troop Check-Out
12:00pm Depart Camp Arrowmoon
The fee for registering before or at the March 8 Roundtable is $7.00/person.
After the March 8 Roundtable, the fee for registering is $9.00/person.
The 2012 Arrowmoon District Camporee is a rain-or-shine event.
There will be NO REFUNDS.