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Aquila District

2017 camporee patchJoin 400-500 of your fellow scouts from the Aquila and Green River Districts for a huge weekend of camping, exciting competitions, cooking, games, races, and campfires! All Boy, Explorer, Girl, Varsity, Venturing, and Webelos scouts are invited to participate in this fun-filled weekend. Scouts setup their own camps complete with custom gates, and compete against teams from other units in unit sponsored games of skill, knowledge, and strength. They also cook their own meals and entertain each other with hilarious skits and songs around the campfire each night. Nothing could be better!

Camporee is primarily an activity to enhance the patrol method within your unit. It is also a chance for scouts to show off their very best camping and cooking techniques, share their fun and experiences with other teams, build their teamwork, and cooperate in taking on all challenges. All activities are run with the patrol method in mind. Camping is done in large unit areas, but each team (as registered) will be judged on their ability to camp and complete scout skills on their own. Each team should maintain an individual campsite within the larger unit area. Camporee involves the type of equipment that can be carried in and set up entirely by youth, enabling them to be completely self-sufficient for a self-reliant experience over a three day period.

Our 2015 Camporee made the news! You can read the write-up in the West Seattle Herald.

Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Royal Arch Park   (directions)
20821 SE Renton-Maple Valley Road
Maple Valley, WA 98038

The cost for each pre-registered adult or youth is $17 for those attending overnight (one night or two), with an approved unit-sponsored game. After the June 1st deadline or if no game is sponsored, there will be a surcharge of $3 per person. The fee for those attending only for the day is $6 per person. Fees are not to be paid at the gate. Please contact the scout office by noon on opening Friday for registration changes.

Register!

Friday Schedule (tentative):

  • 6pm: Unit Registration/Check-in
  • 9pm: Unit Cracker-barrels
  • 11pm: Taps/Lights Out

Saturday Schedule (tentative):

  • 6:30am: Reveille
  • 7:45am: Scoutmaster/SPL Meeting
  • 8am-9am: Unit Registration/Check-in
  • 8:30am: Camp-wide Assembly
  • 9am: Games/Contests Begin
  • 9:30am: Campsite Inspections
  • 11:30am: Lunch/Games End
  • 12:30pm: OA Chapter Meeting
  • 1pm: Special Exhibits/Demonstrations
  • 1:30pm: Dutch Oven Competition Setup
  • 2pm: Dutch Oven Competition "The Cast Iron Chef"
  • 4:15pm: Dutch Oven Competition Judging
  • 5:30pm: Dinner
  • 7:30pm: Camp-wide Assembly/Campfire
  • 10pm: Troop Friendship Cracker-barrels
  • 11pm: Taps/Lights Out

Sunday Schedule (tentative):

  • 7am: Reveille
  • 8:30am: Camp-wide Assembly
  • 9am: Closing Flag Ceremony

Be Prepared! Please read through the Camporee Guide in its entirety. The most successful units at this event will have thoroughly read and attained a complete understanding of all Camporee details. Another useful tool is the Camporee Pocket Schedule.

Awards: Scouts get a unique Camporee patch for attending the event. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons for Boy, Explorer/Girl/Varsity/Venturing, and Webelos Scout teams at each activity. Special prizes are awarded to the top teams in the Chariot Race and Dutch Oven Competition. The best unit campsite is also awarded a ribbon.

Get the inside scoop! Attend one or more of the upcoming Camporee Committee Meetings. There are fun and exciting staff opportunities for Scouts and Scouters age 14 and up including: campfire, flag ceremonies, parking lot, cooking team, games, and camp inspections. See the calendar for more details.

Please direct questions to your Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, or Doug Hans 206-242-9934 (contact).

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