March 1-3, 2019

Bovay Scout Ranch,  Duke Energy Camporee Site
3450 County Road 317
Navasota, TX 77868

Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops.  Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.  The troop who amasses the most points will be awarded the George Strake District honor flag.



The registration fee is $20 per person (Scouts and adults) and covers facility fees, t-shirt and patch. Registration is completed by the troop leadership and is made online by credit card, electronic check or PayPal.

Onsite registration is $25 per person (check payable to SHAC).

Registration opens in February!

Health Forms

Upon arrival, each troop representative will need to turn in a packet containing a BSA Health and Medical Record (for all Scouting events; Parts A & B) for each adult and Scout attending. Forms will be returned at check-out.  


Field uniforms should be worn during the Saturday evening program and Sunday morning worship service. An activity uniform (any Scout t-shirt) can be worn other times.

Leaders Meeting

There is a leader's meeting at 10:00 pm on Friday evening. The senior patrol leaders and Scoutmaster from each troop should be in attendance for final instructions and schedules. Please bring a cup, pen, and chair.

Cast Iron Chef

Saturday evening each Boy Scout patrol may enter one dish for the cook-off.  This dish can be any entree of your choosing but must be cooked in a dutch oven. Points will be awarded on appearance, taste, complexity and incorporation of the theme.  One adult per troop may enter a dutch oven dessert.


Park in designated parking areas only. Cars will not be permitted to be parked at troop campsites.  Unit trailers may be left in their campsite as long as wheels are blocked and trailer is secured when unattended.

Troop Campsites

Each troop will be assigned a campsite adequate for the number of Scouts indicated on your troop registration form. A large number of last minute additions may result in overcrowding of campsites, so please have an accurate count for registration. Be reminded to have a first aid kit, trash bags, duty roster, and meal planner visible in your campsite.

Cooking and Fires

Each Boy Scout troop will be responsible for its own meals, furnish and cook their own food, as well as provide all equipment for preparation, serving, and cleaning up meals. A fire station/fire guard posting must be in place before any cooking or campfires may occur. No liquid fuels are allowed per SHAC policy, and you may not build an open fire on the ground anywhere.  Existing camp fire rings are allowed. Please bring in your own wood/charcoal/ fire pit/sand if you choose to build a fire.  Propane stoves are allowed.  Remember that all materials brought in must be taken out. Campsite ash must be removed; do not put ash in the trashcans.


Fresh water will be available at camporee. All troops should bring their own containers (with lid) to transport water back to their campsites as needed.


The event will adhere to leave no trace practices. All trash must leave with your unit and unburned firewood should be carried out.   Remember carry in – carry out.

First Aid and Safety

There will be a first aid station staffed Saturday for any Scout or Scouter needing assistance. The first aid station will be centrally located and marked with a red cross sign. Please be sure to advise your patrol members of its location, which will be announced at Friday’s leaders meeting.

Check-out and Patches

When you are ready to leave on Sunday morning, send a representative from your unit to the camp headquarters to have a staff member visit your campsite for inspection. If your campsite is ready for your departure, you will be given your patches and health forms.

Special Needs

Scouts with special needs are encouraged to participate in all camporee activities.

Campsite Inspections 

Campsite inspections will take place for all troops sometime Saturday afternoon.  The unit with the highest point total will be recognized.


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 council and district have the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

Cancelations and Late-breaking Information

Camporee will happen rain or shine unless there are dangerous conditions. Be prepared for all types of weather and conditions. Camporee will not have an alternate or rain date.

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the 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. 

BSA 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 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 a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting      Sweet Sixteen      Enterprise Risk Management


For questions, contact Art Balis.