Sand Lake District Scout Skills Spring Camporee - Scouting Event


Sand Lake District

Scout Skills Spring Camporee April 7 - 9, 2017

LEADER’S GUIDE Final Edition 2-28-17

Hosted by

Troop 225 Gotha, Florida

Scout Skills Camporee Overview Theme:

Scout Skills – Skills needed for Scout Rank up to First Class rank; 37 requirements can be earned. Troops are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to teach Cooking Skills in their own campsite (13 reqs). Thus, a total of 50 requirements could be earned towards these ranks. Star and Life Rank requirements also available. Plus fun activities for All Scouts!!


ALL Scouts! Those working on Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class skills will be Learning. Experienced scouts will be Teaching. All will be working together and having Fun too!

Troop Instructors:

Each Troop participating will be asked to present one or more areas of Scout Skills for completion of Rank Requirements from Scout rank to First Class.


Florida Elks Youth Camp, 24175 SE Hwy 450, Umatilla, FL 32784


April 7 - 9, 2017.


Friday, April 7 – Registration 5:30 to 8:30pm.

Orientation PLC: Friday, April 7 at 10pm – PLC at Headquarters for All Troop SPLs, Troop Chaplain Aides and Scoutmasters Conservation Project ASM Meeting: Friday, April 7 – 10:30pm. Departure:

Sunday, April 9 – Upon completion of restroom and site inspection.


Fee = $16 per person. NO REFUNDS.

Price includes:

Camp fees, program supplies, awards, contingency fee.

Tour Permit:

None needed.


BSA, Central Florida Council


Designated parking lot. You may drive to site to drop off equipment or leave trailers – but no overnight parking in camping area.


As provided near restrooms and water spigots.


Ice is available at the pavilion across from office near entrance


Restrooms are the responsibility of ALL units using them. Inform Camporee Staff of any maintenance issues. All Troops are REQUIRED to send 2 scouts for clean-up duty Sunday morning after Scout’s Own Service.


Haul it in, Haul it out. Leave No Trace. Bend at the knees when picking up trash. Police the camp areas at all times.

Campsite Fires:

There are restrictions – see Headquarters Staff for information.

First Aid:

Handle on a Troop basis with appropriate first aid kit. All major first aid problems need to be brought to the Camporee Staff’s attention. Nearest ER is: Florida Hospital Waterman, Tavares (16 mi., 23 mins); Leesburg Regional Hospital (16 mi., 24 mins) Leesburg Centra Care (18 mi., 27 mins)

SPL Survey:

To improve future Camporees, please have the SPL/ASM complete and submit a survey at the SPL & Leader Cracker Barrel at 10pm on Saturday night.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Wednesday, March 22nd

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What to bring:

Instructors with strong knowledge of Scout Skills for Scout Rank through First Class. Troop Instructors and/or scouts with Star Rank or above would be most helpful in presenting skills. All scouts earning requirements should bring their Scout Handbook for skills sign-off (Make sure each has his name in the book). Scouts who do not have a 13th Edition Handbook may print the “BSA New Requirements” attachment that is located on the registration page. Tip: print this 2-sided; fold in half; trim to fit inside Scout Handbook.


Field uniform for travel, colors, Scout’s Own Service. Troop activity shirt for competition.

Troop Skills Assignments Troops will supply scouts (Instructor, Troop Guide, Star, Life, Eagle ranks) and at least one ASM (Adult) per skills area assigned. Troops should provide the listed Supplies & Equipment for their area as noted on the Materials List. Scouts are to use the EDGE method for teaching material to new scouts. Skills and knowledge are to be taught by the scouts, then presented to the ASM in charge of the skill, for verification of skill mastered and Scout Handbook Signoff. Troop Instructors may be allowed to sign-off Scout Handbooks IF the ASM in Charge is unavailable. Troops may request a skill area by emailing: [email protected] All Skills Areas will be visited in a Round-Robin Style. See Schedule for times and locations. Patrol and Troop:

All Patrols participate in all skills as needed, the troop participates in all troop events

Campsite inspection:

Each Troop campsite will be inspected between 10am-12noon and be evaluated per the form attached. Gateways will also be evaluated.


Each troop/patrol will provide a skit or song for the closing campfire Saturday night. Please ensure all presentations are scout appropriate.

Conservation Project:

A Camp Conservation Project will be available to all Troops / Patrols (pending camp approval) that wish to complete the rank requirements for service projects. Tenderfoot 7b, Second Class 8a, First Class 9d.

Cooking Competition : Troop or Patrol Dessert – Must be cooked in a Dutch Oven. First, Second, and Third Place. Scout’s Own:

Each troop will have their Chaplain’s Aide meet on Friday night to prepare an interfaith service for Sunday morning. They should be prepared by bringing an inspirational message, story, quote, song. They will coordinate with Troop 225’s Chaplain’s Aide.

Troop Inspection:

Area inspection on check-out Sunday morning. Please send two scouts to the restrooms to provide cleaning BEFORE inspection and departure.

Spirit Award:

For Patrols that display teamwork at all skill areas, Living the Oath and Law at skill areas, and during the weekend. Patrol method to be used during the camporee.

100% Participation:

All scouts either teaching or learning skills.

Scout Skills:

Predominately comes out of the 13th Edition of the Boy Scout Handbook (aka 2016 Requirements). Please review before the Camporee program for any needed Prerequisites (ie – First Aid Kit, Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco prevention program).


No substitution of requirements is allowed. Skills are described and presented in the Scout handbook and are to be followed with a scout demonstrating mastery of the skill.


All Judging will be by a composite panel from all Troops, Scouts and Adults. Page 3 of 12

Scout Skills Schedule FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 5:30 - 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 11:00pm

Check in Movie – location TBA PLC of SPL’s, Chaplain Aides, Scoutmasters – location TBA Conservation Project ASM meeting Lights out; Movie stops

SATURDAY, April 8, 2017 6:30am 6:45 - 8:30pm 8:45am 9:00 - 11:50am 12:00 - 1:00pm 1:10 - 3:50pm 4:00 - 4:50pm 4:00 - 5:00pm 6:00 - 7:00pm 6:00 - 7:30pm 8:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Reveille Breakfast & Cleanup (Cooking Skills requirements can be completed during meals). Camp wide assembly, Flag ceremony. Invocation. Troop Cheers. Scout Skills Lunch (Cooking skills requirements can be completed during meals). Scout Skills Make-up requirements, as needed Troop activities TBA at Friday night PLC meeting – fun for all! Cooking Competition Dinner and clean-up (Cooking Skills requirements can be completed during meals). Campfire, skits, songs, run-ons, etc. Each Patrol to present. SPL & Leader Cracker-Barrel, Camporee evaluations Lights out

SUNDAY, April 9, 2017 7:00am 7:00 - 8:30pm 8:45am 8:50am 9:00am 10:00am

Reveille Breakfast & Cleanup, Campsite Disassembly Camp wide assembly, flag ceremony. Interfaith “Scouts Own” worship service conducted by Chaplain Aides Parting Announcements and Awards Strike camp, Cleaning of Restrooms, Inspection of Restrooms & Troop Campsite

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Round Robin Schedule – Saturday Morning

9:00 – 9:50am

10:00 – 10:50am

11:00 – 11:50am

Knots and Lashings




First Aid








Scout Knowledge














2:00 – 2:50pm

3:00 – 3:50pm

Knots and Lashings




First Aid








Scout Knowledge












Anytime between 9:00am-4:50pm Conservation Project - All day - A, B, C, D, E, F – Second Class, 8e ; First Class, 9d ; Star, 4a ; Life, 4. Nature Walk – Time Schedules – A, B, C, D, E, F

Make-up Requirements 4:00 – 4:50pm – All Requirements areas.

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Scout Skills Requirements that will be Available Scout Rank 1a. 1c. 1d. 1e. 3a. 4a. 4b. 5.

Repeat from Memory the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto, and Scout Slogan. In your own words, explain their meaning. Demonstrate the Boy Scout sign, salute, and handshake. Explain when they should be used. Describe the First Class badge and tell what each part stands for. Explain the significance of the First Class badge. Repeat from memory the Outdoor Code. In your own words, explain what the Outdoor Code means to you. Explain the Patrol method. Describe the types of Patrols that are used in your troop. Show how to tie a Square Knot, Two half hitches, and a Taut-Line hitch. Explain how each knot is used. Show the proper care of a rope by learning how to whip and fuse the ends of different kinds of rope. Demonstrate your knowledge of Pocketknife safety.

Tenderfoot Rank 2a,b,c. 3a. 3b. 3c. 3d. 4a. 4b. 4c. 4d. 5a. 5b. 5c. 7a. 7b. 8.

Cooking Requirements can be completed with troop during meal times. Demonstrate a practical use of the square knot. Demonstrate a practical use of two half-hitches. Demonstrate a practical use of the taut-line hitch. Demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax. Described when each should be used. Show First Aid or the following: Simple cuts and scrapes, Blisters on the hand and foot, Minor burns, Bites or stings, Venomous snakebites, Nosebleed, Frostbite, Sunburn, Choking. Describe common poisonous or hazardous plants. Identify any that grow in your area. Tell how to treat for exposure to them. (Nature Walk). Tell what you can do while on a campout or other outdoor activity to prevent or reduce the occurrence of injuries or exposures listed in Tenderfoot requirements 4a and 4b. Assemble a personal First Aid kit (PRE-REQ.) to carry with you on future campouts and hikes. Tell how each item in the kit would be used. Explain the importance of the Buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Use the Buddy system while on a troop or patrol outing. Describe what to do if you become lost on a hike or campout. Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during day and night. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the US Flag. Participate in One-Hour of service in one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. Explain how your service to others relates to the Scout Slogan and Scout Motto. Describe the steps in Scouting’s Teaching EDGE method. Use the teaching EDGE method to teach another person how to tie a square knot.

Second Class Rank 2a,b,c,d,e 2f. 2g. 3a. 3c. 3d. 6a. 6b. 6c. 6d. 6e. 7c.

8a. 8b. 8e.

Cooking Requirements can be completed with scout’s own troop during meal times. Demonstrate tying the Sheet-bend knot. Describe a situation in which you would use this knot. Demonstrate tying the Bowline knot. Describe a situation in which you would use this knot. Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Use a map to point out and tell the meaning of five map symbols. Describe some hazards or injuries that you might encounter on your hike and what you can do to prevent them. Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and night without using a compass or electronic device. Demonstrate First Aid for the following: Object in the Eye, Bite of a warm-blooded animal, Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fishhook, Serious burns, Heat exhaustion, Shock, Heatstroke, Dehydration, Hypothermia, Hyperventilation. Show what to do for ‘Hurry’ cases of stopped breathing, stroke, severe bleeding, and ingested poisoning. Tell what you can do while on a campout or hike to prevent or reduce the occurrence of injuries listed in the Second Class requirements 6a and 6b. Explain what to do in case of accidents that require emergency response in the home and backcountry. Explain what constitutes an emergency and what information you will need to provide a responder. Tell how you should respond if you come upon a scene of a vehicular accident. Participate in a school, community, or troop program on the dangers of using drugs, alcohol and tobacco and other practices that could be harmful to your health (PRE-REQ). Discuss your participation in the program with your family, and explain the dangers of substance addictions. Report to your scoutmaster or other adult leader in your troop about which parts of the Scout Oath and Scout Law relates to what you learned. Participate in a Flag ceremony for your school, religious institution, chartered organization, community, or scout activity. Explain what respect is due the flag of the United States. Participate in two hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. Tell how your service to others relates to the Scout oath.

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Scout Skills Requirements that will be Available - continued First Class Rank 2a,b,c,d,e. Cooking Requirements can be completed with troop during meal times. 3a. Discuss when you should not use lashings. 3b. Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch. 3c. Demonstrate tying the square, shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more poles or staves together. 3d Use lashings to make a useful camp gadget or structure. 5b. Identify two ways to obtain a weather forecast for an upcoming activity. Explain why weather forecasts are important when planning an event. 5c. Describe at least three natural indicators of impending hazardous weather, the potential dangerous events that might result from such weather conditions, and the appropriate actions to take. (Nature Walk). 5d. Describe extreme weather conditions you might encounter in the outdoors in your local geographic area. Discuss how you would determine ahead of time the potential risks of these weather dangers, alternative planning, consideration, to avoid such risks, and how you would prepare for and respond to those weather conditions. (Nature Walk). 7a. Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle and for injuries to the head, the upper arm, and the collarbone. 7b. By yourself and with a partner, show how to Transport a person from a smoke-filled room and Transport for at least 25 yards with a sprained ankle. 7c. Tell the Five most common signals of a heart attack. Explain the steps in CPR. 7d. Tell what Utility services exist in your home or meeting place. Describe the potential hazards associated with these utilities and tell how to respond in emergency situations. 9d. Participate in three hours of service through one or more service projects as approved by your Scoutmaster. The projects must not be the same as used for Tenderfoot or Second Class. Explain how your service relates to the Scout Oath and Law.

Star Rank 4a.

While a First Class scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster.

Life Rank 4. 6.

While a Star scout, participate in six hours of service through one or more service projects approved by your Scoutmaster. At least three hours must be conservation related. While a Star scout, use the Teaching EDGE method to teach another scout the skills from ONE of the following list so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his Scoutmaster’s satisfaction. a. Tenderfoot 4a and 4b (First Aid) b. Second Class 2b, 2c, 2d. (Cooking and Tools) c. Second Class 3a, 3d (Navigation) d. First Class 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d (Tools) e. First Class 4a, 4b (Navigation) f. Second Class 2a, 2b (First Aid) g. First Class 7a, 7b (First Aid) h. Three requirements from one of the requires Eagle merit badges as approved by your Scoutmaster.

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Troop Area Assignments and Materials List Troops may request a skill area by emailing: [email protected] Reasonable effort will be made to accommodate such requests, but cannot be guaranteed. Thank you!

Knots and Lashings - Troop Assignment : ___________ Requirements: Scout, 4a, 4b ; Tenderfoot, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d ; Second Class, 2f, 2g ; First Class, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d. Supplies Needed : Sisal Rope, Whipping, Synthetic Rope, Flame or lighter, Staves or poles for lashing, (Knot tying station). Equipment Needed : BS Handbook, EZ-Up Shade tent, tables, Camp Chairs, Water Cooler. Other : None

First Aid - Troop Assignment : __________ Requirements : Scout, None ; Tenderfoot, 4a, 4c, 4d ; Second Class, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 7c ; First Class, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d. Supplies Needed : First Aid Kit and extra bandages, Poles for stretcher, blankets for stretcher. Equipment Needed : BS Handbook, EZ-Up Shade tent, tables, Camp Chairs, Water Cooler. Other : Scouts need to have their own personal First Aid kits for requirements Tenderfoot 4d,

Tools - Troop Assignment : __________ Requirements : Scout, 5 ; Tenderfoot, 3d ; Second Class, None ; First Class, None. Misc: Fireman Chit, Toten’ Chip. Supplies Needed : Rope or Caution tape for Axe Yard, axe, hatchet, sharpening files, knives, sharpening stones, logs to cut Equipment Needed : BS Handbook, EZ-Up Shade tent, tables, Camp Chairs, Water Cooler. Other : Instructions for Fireman Chit and Toten’ Chip. Approval sheets to Scoutmasters. Troops will issue their own Fireman and Toten’ Chip cards.

Scout Knowledge – Troop Assignment : __________ Requirements : Scout, 1a, 1c, 1d, 1e, 3a ; Tenderfoot, 5a, 8 ; Second Class, None ; First Class, None Supplies Needed : BS Handbook Equipment Needed : EZ-Up Shade tent, tables, Camp Chairs, Water Cooler. Other : None

Citizenship – Troop Assignment : __________ Requirements : Scout, 1a, 1c, 1d, 1e, 3a ; Tenderfoot, 5a, 8 ; Second Class, 8a, 8b ; First Class, None Supplies Needed : BS Handbook, US Flag, Flag Poles Equipment Needed : EZ-Up Shade tent, tables, Camp Chairs, Water Cooler. Other :

Navigation – Troop Assignment : __________ Requirements : Scout, None ; Tenderfoot, 5b, 5c ; Second Class, 3a, 3c, 3d ; First Class, None Supplies Needed : Compasses, Maps, Distance Indicator, Direction Markers, Rope Equipment Needed : BS Handbook, EZ-Up Shade tent, tables, Camp Chairs, Water Cooler. Other :

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Scout Skills Area Assignments and Materials List (continued) Conservation Project – All day - Troop Assignment : All Troops, All Patrols, All Scouts Project Scope : TBD by the Camp Requirements : Scout, None ; Tenderfoot, 7b ; Second Class, 8a, ; First Class ; Supplies : Equipment Needed : Other : __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Nature Walk – Scheduled Times – Troop Assignment : All Troops, Patrols, Scouts Requirements : Tenderfoot, 4b ; First Class, 5b, 5c, 5d Supplies : Walking Shoes, Water Bottle, Sunscreen, Bug Spray Equipment Needed : Field glasses, Nature Books Other : ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Cooking Cooking requirements for all ranks are to be conducted under Troop / Adult Supervision at the Camporee by the scout’s own troop. With proper planning before the camporee, all cooking requirements can be met for each rank. Please make sure to consult with troop leadership if cooking requirements are needed so that a scout can achieve rank requirements. Requirements : Scout, None ; Tenderfoot, 2a, 2b, 2c ; Second Class, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e ; First Class, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e.

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Central Florida Council Boy Scouts of America Sand Lake District Spring 2017 CAMPOREE “Scout Skills” April 7, 8, 9, 2017 •Questions? [email protected] or 407-516-5832 Online Registration Available at Deadline for registration March 22, 2017 Sand Lake District “Scout Skills” – April 7, 8, 9, 2017 Troop : Leaders Name: _______________________________________________________ Address Phone #: _____________________________________________________ City: State: Zip Code: __________________________________________________ Email Address: _______________________________________________________ Per person registration fee $16 by March 22, 2017 No Refunds per Council policy Method of Payment: Online registration or check/credit card to council office Make checks payable to: “Central Florida Council BSA” & mail to: Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America, Wayne Densch Scout Center, 1951 South OBT, Ste. 102, Apopka, FL 32703-774 If paying by credit card you may FAX (407) 889-4406 **If Registering by Fax, please allow 24 hours for processing** Acct. F641 Please fax form to 407-889-4406

Cash or Check: Check #

Amount $_________________________________________________

Visa/MC/AMEX/Discover # _______________________________________________________ Expiration date / Signature _______________________________________________________

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2017 SLD Spring Camporee “Scout Skills” CAMPOREE EVALUATION Senior Patrol Leaders: Please consult with your PLC and adult leaders to complete this survey to better improve future Sand Lake District Camporees.

1. Camporee Leaders Guide 2. Ease of Registration, Fee 3. Theme of Camporee 4. Skills Availability 5. Round Robin Rotation 6. Cooking Competition 7. Saturday Campfire 8. Awards 9. Campsite Suitability 10. Overall Camporee





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What could be done differently to make the Scout Skills Camporee a better experience ? _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Do you have a suggested theme for a future Camporee? _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Additional Comments _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Thank you for taking the time to help improve future Camporees!

Troop _______________ SPL______________________________ Scoutmaster_____________________________

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Troop # ________ CAMPSITE JUDGING SHEET _____ (2 points) Flags. The American flag is prominently and correctly displayed. Troop and Patrol Flags are also displayed. _____ (3 points) First Aid Kit. A first aid kit is labeled and located in a visible and central area. _____ (5 points) Tents. Tents are uniform, tight, and neat. Tents are placed in proper and safe areas. Guy wires/ropes flagged. If open, interior of tents is neat. Adult and youth tents are in separate areas. _____ (5 points) Cooking. Cooking areas are clean and there is no clutter. Utensils are clean and put away properly. All food is secured properly. _____ (5 points) Fuels and Burners. All fuel is safely secured. Stoves are clean and closed. Lanterns are at a safe distance from tents and canopies. Large propane tanks are secured in crates or stakes. _____ (5 points) Common Areas. All common areas are clean and free of clutter. _____ (5 points) Trash Disposal. Trash bags are neatly kept and are safely away from cooking and eating areas. _____ (5 points) Personal Gear. All personal gear is orderly. Field uniforms are hung or neatly folded if on display. _____ (5 points) Camp Gadgets. A camp gadget has been built to serve a useful purpose. _____ SUBTOTAL

Deductions: _____ (Deduct 1 point each) Trash. Loose trash. _____ (Deduct 5 points each)Hazards. Unmarked or awkward stakes, ropes, or other hazards. _____ GRAND TOTAL (maximum 40 points) Quality Campsite = 30 Points

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