Camporee

October 24, 2020 |  1:00 - 10:00 pm

 

Long Point Ranch
8200 Whaley-Long Point Rd.
Richmond, TX 77469 (directions)

 

This year, camporee will be a one-day event and will be combined with the Cub Scout Rocket Day and the Webelos Scout Meet the Troops event. 

The evening program on Saturday will be a callout for Scouts elected into the Order of the Arrow, as well as a Brotherhood ceremony for Brotherhood eligible Arrowmen.

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Registration

Registration is completed by the troop leadership. There is no charge for the event this year. 

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The latest State of Texas, county and Center for Disease Control and Maintenance (CDC) recommendations on the day of the event will be followed. Participants will be notified before the event of the specific recommendations and all participants must follow any procedures recommended by the council's Enterprise Risk Management Committee. These could include things such as completing a pre-event screening form, temperature checks, wearing a mask (unless for medical reasons), limiting group sizes that remain together during the event, frequent hand washing, and/or social distancing. See the council's COVID-19 "At-Risk" Participant Statement. Participants who are sick or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms should not attend. 

What to Bring

Personal (check with Scoutmaster):

  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) and belt 
  • Clothing appropriate for weather
  • Activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • Shoes (closed-toe) or hiking boots 
  • Flashlight and extra batteries 
  • Water bottle (or canteen) and cup 
  • Portable chair or camp stool, optional
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Mask
  • Copy of pre-event screening form
  • Read the COVID-19 "At-Risk" Camp Participant Statement 
  • Eat before arriving

Troops:

  • Non-cooking sack dinner
  • First-aid kit
  • Trash bags
  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A&B for all Scouting events) for every participant (due at check-in)
  • List of Scouts elected into the Order of the Arrow

Don’t Bring: 

  • Alcohol
  • Valuables
  • Electronics*
  • Fireworks 
  • Sheath or hunting knives 
  • Pets 
  • Hammocks 
  • Personal firearms and ammunition 
  • Jewelry 
  • Personal bows and arrows  
Mark all items with name and troop number.

General Information

First Aid

The first aid station will be located in the training center building and marked with a red cross sign and is available 24 hours per day. Please be sure to advise your patrol members of its location, which will be announced at the Friday evening leaders meeting. Volunteers are needed to staff the first aid station. 

Restrooms

Portable toilets will be available in the field adjacent to the main parking lot. Flushing toilets and showers are located on the west side of the main parking lot.  No trash is to be disposed of in these facilities. It is recommended that each troop bring toilet paper, just in case. Please consider others and keep them clean. A Scout is clean.

 

Typical Schedule

Saturday

  Uniform  
12:00 - 1:00 pm Staff arrival and setup Activity  
2:00 - 2:30 pm Cub Scout Rocket Launch check-in Activity North of parking lot
2:00 - 3:00 pm Troop arrival and setup Activity Unit campsites
2:30 - 4:00 pm Cub Scout Rocket Launch Activity Rocket Launch site
2:30 - 6:00 pm Order of the Arrow Brotherhood Talk  Activity OA Assembly Area
3:30 - 4:00 pm Webelos Scouts Meet the Troops Activity Troop campsties
6:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner (non-cooking) Activity Campsites
6:30 - 7:00 pm OA Call-out ceremony Field OA Assembly Area
7:00 - 8:00 pm OA Brotherhood Ceremony Field OA Assembly Area
9:00 - 10:00 pm Cleanup and Depart  Activity  

About Long Point Ranch

Long Point Ranch is located at 8200 FM 1994, Richmond, TX 77469 across from the Davis Estates Rd/WCA entrance. It is just down the road from Brazos Bend State Park on approximately 1,100 acres designated for charitable use activities and serves as headquarters for The James B Harrison Foundation benefiting the citizens of Fort Bend and Wharton Counties. The property is a venue for organizations involved in education and research for land and wildlife conservation, appreciation of nature, and sustainability. With a variety of wildlife habitats on our properties, including wetlands, flooded timber, ponds of varying depths, mature hardwood forests, and a rookery where one can find a variety of birds nesting throughout the day, nature walks and bird watching are popular activities. Camping and Eagle Scout projects are also welcome.

From Rosenberg

Take HWY 36 S towards Needville. Turn left at FM 361 heading to Fairchilds. Continue on FM 361 approximately 7.1 miles until red-blinking lights and turn left onto FM 1994 (Whaley-Long Point Rd.). Take FM 1994 roughly ½ a mile and utilizing the middle turn lane, turn left at the double gate limestone drive. The drive (on left) is immediately before the WCA Landfill entrance on right.

From Richmond / Sugar Land / Houston -

Route 1 – Crabb River Road: Take HWY 59 S and exit at TX-99 / FM 2759 (Crabb River Rd.). Turn left onto FM 2759 and continue on FM 2759 (Crabb River Rd.) approximately 1.75 miles until light at FM 762. Continue straight through light and follow FM 762 roughly 8.8 miles (continue past the George Ranch and Brazos Bend State Park). After passing the sign for the left turn at FM 762 for Brazos Bend State Park, continue straight on FM 1994 3.2 miles and immediately after the left turn for the WCA Landfill entrance, turn right at the double gate limestone drive. Follow the drive in.

Route 2 – FM 2977: From HW 59 take FM 762 towards Thompsons. Turn right on FM 2977 (Minonite Rd.) and continue on FM 2977 approximately 7.9 miles to the end where it T’s at FM 361. Turn left at FM 361 towards Fairchilds. Continue on FM 361 5.4 miles until you reach the red-blinking light and turn left onto FM 1994 (Whaley-Long Point Rd.). Take FM 1994 roughly ½ a mile and utilizing the middle turn lane, turn left at the double gate limestone drive. The drive (on left) is immediately before the WCA Landfill entrance on right.

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Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting      Sweet Sixteen      Enterprise Risk Management

 

Contacts

Camporee Chair Jody Court scoutmaster731@gmail.com 281-914-3785
Registration Terri Court troopsecretary@gmail.com 281-615-1160
Program Vice Chair Abraham Kurien abraham@kuriens.com 832-623-2330
Last Modified: Oct 14, 2020