May 2-4, 2025

Tellepsen Scout Camp
3450 County Road 317
Navasota, TX 77868

Camporee is a weekend campout for troops.  Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration, and Scout spirit.                                 

The planned activities include shotgun, rifle, archery, climbing, fire building, climbing, canoeing, and more!  Each troop will need to run an activity. There will be a Dutch oven dessert contest for patrols. Each troop should prepare two skits or songs for the Saturday campfire and awards ceremony.

Every troop must send a representative to the February roundtable to help plan the camporee. Every troop needs to run a part of the camporee (e.g., competition, facilities). This year’s camporee promises to challenge the youth leadership as well as stretch everyone else’s comfort zones. These events cannot happen without each Scout’s competitive spirit and participation.

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Registration is a two-step process. 

Step 1: RSVP - The troop leadership needs to RSVP with an approximate headcount for planning purposes by the March roundtable. Please let the event staff know if this number changes significantly before the event, as campsite assignments are made based on registration numbers. Every troop is expected to help at the camporee (e.g., run an activity or demonstration, emcee the campfire, interfaith service, logistics, administration, registration).  

Step 1: RSVP


Step 2:  Payment - The online registration fee is $25 per Scout and covers camping, ammo, equipment, and a patch; the adult registration fee is $5. Registration is completed by the troop leadership online with credit card or electronic check. The late fee is an additional $10 and begins 4/19/24. There is no onsite registration. Council refund policy. 

Step 2: Payment

Tentative Schedule



  6:00 - 8:00 pm Troop check-in
  8:30 pm SPL and Scoutmaster meeting and cracker barrel
  10:30 pm Lights out


  7:00 am Reveille and breakfast at each troops own site
  8:15 am Opening flag
  8:30 am - 12:30 pm     Patrol competition round robin
  12:00 pm Skit for campfire needs to be turned in (site #1)
  12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch (troop campsites)
  1:30 - 5:00 pm Patrol competition round robin
  6:00 pm Scoutmaster Dutch oven entree contest (site #1)
  6:30 pm Troop best Dutch oven dessert contest
  7:30 pm Closing flags
  8:30 pm Campfire / awards
  10:30 pm L ights out


  7:00 am Reveille and breakfast (troop campsites)
  8:30 am Campsite inspection begins
  10:00 am All troops should be checked out

What to Bring

Personal (check with Scoutmaster):

  • Copy of Activity Consent Form, for every youth participant (ages 21 and under)
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) and belt 
  • Clothing appropriate for weather
  • Activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • Shoes (closed toe) or hiking boots 
  • Pajamas or sleeping clothes
  • Rain gear (pants and jacket) 
  • Flashlight and extra batteries 
  • Personal items (e.g., deodorant, comb, medications, toothpaste, toothbrush)
  • Water bottle (or canteen) and cup 
  • Pocket knife and Totin' Chip
  • Sleeping bag, blankets, sheet 
  • Pillow 
  • Cot or pad 
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Portable chair or camp stool 
  • Optional: 
  • Backup phone battery, rechargeable fully charged

Mark all items with name and troop number.
Electricity is limited.


  • Tents with ground cloth
  • Water containers for hauling water
  • Cooking gear and food: Saturday breakfast, non-cooking sack lunches, Sunday non-cooking breakfast
  • Duty roster and menu
  • First-aid kit
  • Trash bags
  • Patrol flag
  • Items for campsite inspection


  • Annual Health and Medical Record (part A&B for all Scouting events) for every participant (due at check-in)
  • Roster (due Friday at the leaders meeting)
  • Firewood, rakes and fire buckets; buckets and shovel to remove unused firewood
  • List of Scouts elected into the Order of the Arrow
  • Painter's tape. Painter's tape is the only tape allowed to be used at Camp Strake. Do not use any other tape (e.g., Duct tape) on pavilions or buildings
  • Hand washing station to put next to the water spigot, recommended (e.g., small bucket, bar of soap)
  • Zip ties (20"+, wide, industrial-strength) or twine. All items must be removed be leaving camp.
  • For bulletin board: 
    • Camp roster 
    • Troop duty roster 
    • Scout schedules 
    • Pushpins

Don’t Bring: alcohol, valuables, electronics (e.g.,  iPad), fireworks, sheath or hunting knives, pets, hammocks, personal firearms and ammunition, jewelry, personal bows and arrows, fuel-burning hand warmers 


IOLSIntroduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS; S11) is being held at the camporee. Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills needed to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.  Topics covered: • campsite selection • ropes – whipping, tying, and lashing • wood tools – knife, camp saw, and ax • fire site preparation and building • cooking • first aid • plant and animal identification • packing and hiking techniques • map and compass • Leave No Trace.

IOLS is an overnight training program with 16 hours of instructional time. The skills presented closely follow the Scout Handbook and rank advancement requirements. This is a required training course for all Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters.


Interfaith Service

An interfaith service will be conducted for all participants on Sunday morning. An interfaith service is a brief worship or meditation, specifically designed for Scouting events where there may be members of more than one faith group. The intention of an interfaith service (formerly known as a Scouts’ Own) is to provide a spiritual focus during a camping experience that does not reflect the views of a particular denomination or faith. An interfaith service can be defined as a gathering of Scouts held to contribute to the development of their spirituality and to promote a fuller understanding of the Scout Oath and Law, with emphasis on one’s Duty to God.

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Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterScouting America's Commitment to Safety is ongoing, and the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. Scouting America puts the utmost importance on 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. 

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 is 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 Scout activities, the National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the National Council has developed the SAFE Checklist of safety procedures for physical activity. These points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities. 

*About Medical Record: Scouting America requires all participants to bring an Annual Health and Medical Record to every Scouting event. The Scouting adventures, camping trips, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in ensuring you have a great Scouting experience. Completing a health history promotes health awareness, collects necessary data, and provides medical professionals with critical information needed to treat a patient in the event of an illness or injury. It also provides emergency contact information. Please download the form and have it with you at all Scouting events for every member of your family.  

^Closed-toed shoes are highly recommended for all Scouting events. Many of our outdoor venues have snakes and sticks that can injure toes. Many of our activities include active games, so shoes that Scouts can run in (e.g., tennis shoes) are recommended.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting      SAFE Checklist      Enterprise Risk Management


For questions, contact the camporee chair or district activities chair.