Camporee

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A camporee is often a district or council Boy Scout troop activity that demonstrates the techniques of living in camp. There are also specialized camporeess for Cub Scouts and Webelos. A Camporee involves a one- or two-night camping experience and may include outdoor skills competitions.

Types of Camporees

The theme of a Camporee may change every year or may be fixed.

One field such as an Aviation Camporee, Jamboree On The Air, Snow Sports, or Indian Lore Camporee.
A variety of merit badge fields such as an Ecology Camporee or Field Sports Camporee.
Some councils offer a special Merit Badge Camporee each fall to allow Scouts to finish up Summer Camp Merit Badges.

Organization

From: Camporee Job Descriptions

Camporees are typically staffed by volunteer leaders.

The successful camporee requires good planning, organization, and promotion. Organization is especially important for the selection of proper personnel, and the assignment of duties can determine the success of the whole affair.

The responsibility for planning, promoting, and conducting a district or council camporee (all districts having a joint camporee with a coordinated program similar to a national jamboree) will vary somewhat according to how your council and district is organized.

Camporees are usually the responsibility of the activities committee, but might be handled by the camping committee or a special task force established just for that purpose.

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