Voyageur District Spring Camporee


Voyageur District Spring Camporee
Date/Time
Last Day To Register
4/29/2018
Location
4186 Peterson Road
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, US
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Voyageur District Spring Camporee

Jax Camp
Sturgeon Bay, WI
May 4-6 2018

This weekend event will provide the opportunity for your Troop to hone their instructor skills and earn and practice Outdoor and Rank Advancement Skills. Pre-requisites are listed below.

Event registration is limited to 16 Troops. Registration is on a first come basis. The cost of the event is $12.00 per person. The Camporee will hold up to 16 Advancement skills from the Boy Scout Handbook, a camp-wide fire bowl after dark, and both staff and Scout skits.

Young Scouts will have the opportunity to hone their skill in thCamporee Tour, a Round Robin Program similar to Scout Camp Eagle Challenge.

The itinerary for the day will look much like a summer camp program, with the day being divided into a Morning Block and an Afternoon Block. The Blocks are divided into 25 minute teaching segments with a pre-assigned rotation.

Experienced Scouts will repeatedly teach a pre-assigned Skill from the Boy Scout handbook. The Troop will choose their skill to teach, from a preselected list, during registration. See the list below. Teams of older Scouts will teach with the assistance of an adult leader to rotating Troops.

Troops will be responsible for providing their own food for the event. Only above ground fire pits are allowed at this camp with very few available for use. So "Be Prepared" to cook on gas stoves. 

Each Troop must select from one of 16 campsites. Click on the thumbnail to download a larger image of the campsite choices. 

 

Each Troop attending will need to be prepared to teach one of the following skills classes during both the morning and afternoon blocks.

Outdoor and Rank Advancement Skills

Station #1 (Tenderfoot 4a)
Demonstrate First Aid for the following:

  • Simple cuts and scrapes
  • Blisters on the hand and foot
  • Minor (thermal/heat) burns or scalds (superficial, or first-degree)
  • Bites or stings of insects and ticks
  • Venomous snakebite
  • Nosebleed
  • Frostbite and sunburn
  • Choking

Station #2 (Tenderfoot 4b)
Describe common poisonous or hazardous plants; identify any that grow in your local area or campsite location. Tell how to treat for exposure to them.

Station #3 (Second Class 2b)
Use the tools listed in Tenderfoot requirement 3d (knife, saw, and ax) to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel wood for a cooking fire.

Station #4 (Second Class 2c)
At an approved outdoor location and time, use the tinder, kindling, and fuel wood from Second Class requirement 2b to demonstrate how to build a fire. Unless prohibited by local fire restrictions, light the fire. After allowing the flames to burn safely for at least two minutes, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.

Station #5 (Second Class 2d)
Explain when it is appropriate to use a lightweight stove and when it is appropriate to use a propane stove. Set up a lightweight stove or propane stove. Light the stove, unless prohibited by local fire restrictions. Describe the safety procedures for using these types of stoves.

Station #6 (Second Class 3a)
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.

Station #7 (First Class 3a, 3b, 3c)

  • Discuss when you should and should not use lashings.
  • Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch.
  • Demonstrate tying the square, shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more poles or staves together.

Station #8 (First Class 3d)
Use lashings to make a useful camp gadget or structure.

Station #9 (First Class 4b)
Demonstrate how to use a handheld GPS unit, GPS app on a smartphone, or other electronic navigation system. Use GPS to find your current location, a destination of your choice, and the route you will take to get there. Follow that route to arrive at your destination.

Station #10 (Second Class 6a)
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 (partial thickness, or second-degree)
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Shock
  • Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation

Station #11 (Second Class 6b)
Show what to do for “hurry” cases of stopped breathing, stroke, severe bleeding, and ingested poisoning.

Station #12 (First Class 7a)
Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle and for injuries on the head, the upper arm, and the collarbone.

Station #13 (First Class 7b)
By yourself and with a partner, show how to:

  • Transport a person from a smoke-filled room.
  • Transport for at least 25 yards a person with a sprained ankle.

Station #14 (Tenderfoot 7a)
Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the U.S. flag.

Station #15 (Second Class 4)
Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of wild animals (such as birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, or mollusks) found in your local area or camping location. You may show evidence by tracks, signs, or photographs you have taken.

Station #16 (First Class 5a)
Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of native plants found in your local area or camping location. You may show evidence by identifying fallen leaves or fallen fruit that you find in the field, or as part of a collection you have made or photographs you have taken.

 

BLOCKS: A station rotation will be assigned to each Troop upon arrival at check-in, in the below format.

AM Block 1

PM Block 2

A station (8:20–8:45) I Station (1:00–1:25)
B station (8:45–9:10) J Station (1:25–1:50)
C station (9:10–9:35) K Station (1:50–2:15)
D station (9:35–10:00) Station (2:15–2:35)
E station (10:00–10:25) M Station (2:35–3:00)
F station (10:25–10:50) N Station (3:00–3:25)
G station (10:50–11:15) O Station (3:25–3:50)
H station (11:15–11:40) P Station (3:50–4:15)

 

Please be sure to check the receipt confirmation message you are sent once you complete your online registration.

The e-mail will contain a link to a document which you must download, fill out, and send to Event Chair, Adam Vandenbush.

This fillable PDF will be your roster of participants you will be paying for to attend the Camporee.  

Please be sure to complete and submit the roster form no later than April 20, 2018. Thank you.

Contact E-mail
Cost
$12.00 per Adult
$12.00 per Scout
Cancellation Policy
Please be advised: Due to credit card processing fees and administrative costs, any approved event refund request will incur a 10% processing charge.

BAY-LAKES COUNCIL, BSA

2555 Northern Rd.
P.O. Box 267
Appleton, WI 54914

phone: (920) 734-5705

Hours of Operation:
8:00 am - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Closed Sat. & Sun.

BAY-LAKES SCOUT SHOP

2555 Northern Rd.
Appleton, WI 54914
phone: (920) 831-9504

Hours of Operation:
9:00 am - 6:00 p.m. (M-F)
10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Closed Sun.

GREEN BAY SCOUT SHOP

1230 Main St.
Green Bay, WI 54302

phone: (920) 438-3999

Hours of Operation:
9:30 am - 6:00 p.m. (M-F)
10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Closed Sun.