Oregon Trail District Jayhawk Area Council
2016 Spring Camporee
April 8-11, 2016 1
Welcome to the 2016 Oregon Trail District Spring Camporee Camporee Information: Theme
Scouts will be spending the weekend at a popular resting point on the Oregon Trail. The Camporee will provide them the opportunity to complete many of the requirements for the Pioneering merit badge, and earn the National Historic Trails Award. WeBeLoS can earn WeBeLoS Walkabout
Alcove Spring, Marshall County, Kansas. Check-in at the event headquarters Friday evening through Saturday morning.
April 8-11, 2016
To register, go to www.jayhawkcouncil.org On or before 4-7-16 and you must pre-register to attend: $12 per person $3 per one-day attendee Attendees will need to check-in upon arrival at the Camporee. Registration and fees are due at the time of registration on or before 4-8-2016. Fees cover the cost of insurance, program supplies, awards, and other expenses by the Oregon Trail District Camporee.
From the North: Take US 36 to Marysville. Turn South on US 77 (10th St). Look for orange “Scout Event” entrance signs. Follow signs to check-in. From the South and East: Take K 99 North. Turn West on K 9. At US 77, look for orange “Scout Event” entrance signs. Follow signs to check-in.
At the event headquarters located in Grace’s Meadow. A Spring Camporee Staff member will greet you at the headquarters between check-in hours of 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Friday or 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM on Saturday. If checking in at other times you are asked to let the Staff know when you plan to arrive so someone will be available to check you in.
All attendees need to attend the opening flag ceremony at 8:30 AM.
All Scouts and Scout Leaders are asked to arrive in official (Class A) uniform, but are allowed to wear Class B Uniforms or other Scouting appropriate attire during the event. Official (class A) uniforms are to be worn for the Saturday evening campfire, Order of the Arrow callout ceremony.
Each unit is responsible for their own meals at the Camporee. Patrol cooking is encouraged. Limited water will be available at Headquarters, but units are encouraged to bring their own water. Cracker barrel will be served by the Camporee Committee on Friday night at Headquarters. 3
All rules of the Guide to Safe Scouting will be observed. Adult twodeep leadership is required at all times. Report any accidents to the event headquarters. A First Aid Officer will be available at the Headquarters at West Lake Shelter.
All attendees are responsible for their own trash. All trash must be removed from campsites.
Units may depart anytime Saturday evening through Sunday morning following campsite inspection-checkout by Camporee staff.
District Campfire & Order of the Arrow callout
There will be a District Campfire and OA callout ceremony from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Units are encouraged to practice their favorite skits, songs, and jokes and participate. The Callout ceremony will follow the campfire program. OA cracker barrel will follow from 9:00 PM to 10:00PM. Campfire is open to all Scouts, leaders, parents, and siblings.
We will have an EMT on site to handle any medical issues.
2016 Spring Camporee Contact Information: Joe Pilsl – 785-562-6040; [email protected]
Colette Ottens – 785-713-2469; [email protected]
John King – 785-851-8413; [email protected]
Schedule of Events Friday: 6pm – 10pm - Arrive, Check-in, Make camp. Camporee staff will greet you upon arrival and show you to your campsite. 9pm – 10pm - Cracker barrel for adults and SPL’s. (Any final changes will be announced) 11pm – Lights Out
Saturday: 6:30am – Reveille, Breakfast in campsites 7am – 8am Check-in for one-day attendees, including WeBeLoS 8:30am – 8:45am – Opening Flag Ceremony and Program Updates 9am – 11am – Morning program rotation 11am – 1pm – Lunch in campsites 1pm – 3pm – Afternoon program rotation 3pm – 5pm – Conservation Project 5:30pm – Closing Flag ceremony 5:45pm – Supper in campsites 7:30pm – 9:00pm – OA Campfire ceremonies 9pm – 10pm – OA Cracker barrel 11pm – Lights Out
Sunday: 6:30am – Reveille, Breakfast 8:00am – 10:00am – Campsite inspections and Check-out 9:00am – 9:30am – Camp Worship service performed by each Troop’s Chaplain’s Aide.
Pioneering merit badge requirements that will be covered include: 1. Pioneering requirement
2. Pioneering requirement
3. Pioneering requirement
4. Pioneering requirement
5. Pioneering requirement
6. Pioneering requirement
7. Pioneering requirement
8. Pioneering requirement
WeBeLos requirements covered include: Walkabout requirements
Arrow of Light requirements covered include: Camper requirements
National Historic Trails Award paperwork will be included in the check-out packet for every unit. Each unit will be responsible for submission of application and purchase of the awards from the Scout store.