Spring Camporee 2015
North Star is holding its 2015 Spring Camporee at Camp Cullom, 6815 West County Road 200 North, Frankfort, Indiana 46041, from 6pm Friday, April 24th to Sunday, April 26th.
For more information contact Stu Bowes.
NORTH STAR DISTRICT
2015 SPRING CAMPOREE SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, April 24TH
TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
6:00 – 9:00 PM Unit Check-In / Registration / Campsite Set-Up Main Lodge
9:00 PM Joint Scoutmaster / Senior Patrol Leader Meeting Main Lodge
11:00 PMTaps / Lights Out
SATURDAY, April 25TH
TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
7:00 AM Reveille
7:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast Campsites
8:30 – 9:00 AM Flag Raising / Announcements Flag Pole
9:00 – 11:30 AM Patrol Competitions Various Locations
11:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch Campsites
1:00 – 4:00 PM Patrol Competitions Various Locations
2:00 – 4:00 PM Willie Award/Camp Decorating Inspection Campsites
4:00 PM Deadline for turning in Scorecards Main Lodge
4:00 – 5:00 PM Free Time
5:00 PM Flag Lowering Flag Poles
5:30 – 7:30 PM Dinner Campsites
7:30 – 8:30 PM OA Call Out Nuthatch Campsite
8:30 – 9:30 PM Campfire Nuthatch Campsite
:00 PM Cracker Barrel for Adults Main Lodge
11:00 PMTaps / Lights Out
SUNDAY, April 26TH
TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
7:30 AM Reveille
7:30 – 9:00 AM Breakfast Campsites
9:00 – 10:00 AM Scouts’ Own / Closing Main Lodge
10:00 – 11:00 AMBreak Camp / Troop Check-Out
The registration fee for the Spring Camporee is $5.00 per participant, for both Scouts and Adults.
|6815 W Co Rd 200 N, Frankfort, IN 46041
FRIDAY NIGHT REGISTRATION
Registration will be held in the Main Lodge from
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
All Troops MUST turn in a completed roster form.
If possible, please have the roster completed prior to your arrival.
All Troops MUST pay their respective fees at the time of registration.
A single check for the total amount owed is preferred.
Please make checks payable to CAC.
Camping locations are available on a first come first served basis.
VEHICLES AND TRAILERS
The Scoutmaster (or adult designee) and the Senior Patrol Leader should come to the Dining Hall office to register.
All other Scouts and Adults should remain in their vehicles.
After completing registration, the vehicle pulling the Troop’s trailer or hauling the Troop’s equipment will proceed to the assigned campsite.
No vehicles other than the one pulling the trailer are allowed past the parking area near the lodge.
All vehicles, other than the Troop Trailer, will park in the designated parking area.
Please understand that due to inclement weather, the rules relating to vehicles and trailers may be altered prior to your arrival. If so, please be patient and flexible.
Two deep Adult leadership rules will be enforced.
BSA National policy requires that each Troop provide two adult leaders for the first ten Scouts and one additional adult leader for each additional five Scouts.
A Senior Patrol Leader must be designated for each Troop.
A Patrol Leader must be designated for each patrol.
SCOUTMASTER AND SENIOR PATROL LEADER MEETING
The Scoutmaster (or adult designee) and the Senior Patrol Leader from each Troop must attend the MANDATORY joint meeting at 9:00 pm on Friday in the Dining Hall to receive any last minute details or instructions regarding the Camporee.
Troops should have their campsite boundaries clearly defined with a visible perimeter and a Troop flag or sign displayed at the campsite entrance.
AMERICAN, TROOP, AND PATROL FLAGS
Troops should have an American flag properly displayed in their campsites.
Troops are encouraged to have their Troop flag displayed in their campsites.
Patrols should bring their Patrol flags and carry it with them during the Patrol competitions on Saturday.
Fires are allowed.
Firewood is not provided, but fallen tree limbs are abundant, but wet.
WATER, RESTROOMS, AND TRASH DISPOSAL
Specific information about water, restrooms, and trash disposal will be discussed during the Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol Leader meeting.
All attendees, both youth and adult, should have a current BSA health form on file with their Troop.
The health forms should be kept with the Scoutmaster (or adult designee) in the event of a medical emergency.
Troops should have a first aid kit in their campsites to treat minor injuries.
For medical emergencies, please contact the a Camporee officer at the Nature Center.
The closest medical facility (emergency room) is
Frankfort Regional Medical Center
Address: 299 Kings Daughters Dr, Frankfort, KY 40601
Scoutmasters should discourage their Scouts from using any electronic devices while at the Camporee, such as AM/FM radios, MP3 players, iPods, hand-held video games, cell phones, etc.
Troops are asked to please follow closely to the Camporee schedule in order for the program to proceed with minimal interruptions.
Your cooperation with this request will be greatly appreciated.
Please note that an updated schedule may be distributed on Friday during the Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol Leader meeting.
All Camporee participants need to be prepared for the possibility of cold, wet, and windy Indiana spring weather.
Scouts that are not properly dressed for the prevailing weather conditions will not be allowed to participate in the Patrol competitions until they have corrected the problem to the satisfaction of the leaders.
There will be multiple Patrol competition stations on Saturday.
Scouts are strongly encouraged to participate in all the activities and not spend the entire day getting the campsite ready for inspection.
Each Patrol should have the following equipment with them for use at the competition stations:
First Aid Kit
Flint and Steel
Pen or Pencil and Paper
Rope, three feet in length, one piece for each member of the Patrol.
A Scout Neckerchief or Bandana for each member of the Patrol
Any other equipment deemed necessary by the Patrol Leader
If Patrols are missing any of the above listed equipment, it may hinder their participation and/or the successful completion in one or more of the Patrol competitions.
Six to eight Scouts per patrol is optimal for participating in the Patrol competitions.
PATROL COMPETITION SCORECARDS
It is the responsibility of the Patrol Leaders to turn in their Patrol’s competition scorecards at the Main Lodge by 4:00 pm on Saturday.
Scorecards will not be accepted after the 4:00 pm deadline.
Gift cards will be award to the top 5 Patrols ($75 for 1st Place, $25 for 2nd thru 5th Place).
BEST CAMPSITE “WILLIE” AWARD
Judging for the Best Campsite “Willie” Award will be conducted between 1:00 and 4:00 pm on Saturday.
Guidelines for the “Willie” Award are attached to this flyer.
Fireguard Charts will be disseminated on Friday during the Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol Leader meeting.
Scouts are not allowed at their campsites from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
“Wilderness Survival” CAMPSITES
Troops are encouraged to “decorate” their campsites using the Camporee’s “Wilderness Survival”theme.
An award, separate from the “Willie” Award, will be presented to the Troop with the best campsite at the Camporee.
BEVERAGES for the Adults
There will be hot coffee, hot tea and hot chocolate available for adults only in the Nature Center throughout the Camporee weekend.
PRESENTATION OF AWARDS AND PRIZES
The Awards Ceremony will take place during the campfire.
OA Call-Out at the Nuthatch campsite at 7:30
Campfire at Nuthatch at 8:30
SATURDAY NIGHT CRACKER BARREL
A Cracker Barrel for all adults will be held in the Dining Hall office at 9:00 PM. New District Commissioner Jeff Heck is seeking your comments and input on future district operations.
SCOUTS’ OWN SERVICE
A Scouts’ Own Service will be held at 9:00 am on Sunday at the Campfire Area
Once assigned chores have been completed and the campsites have policed, Troops may leave as they see fit.
All paid participants will receive a Camporee patch.
Patches will be ordered after the event and delivered at a later date.
POINT OF CONTACT