Council Spring Camporee

2017 Council Conservation Camporee Schedule

5:00—7:00 pm Check- In (Health check/forms, campsite assignment)
7:30 pm Meeting for Scoutmasters, Senior Patrol Leaders, Advisors, and Presidents
8:00 pm Campfire (Staff run)
10:00 pm Lights Out

8:15 am Flag Raising Ceremony
8:30 am—5:30 pm Rotation Between Activities including….

  • Leave No Trace Awareness Training (If you wish to obtain the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award please visit this website and follow the links to watch the required videos. Bring your certificates that you print out after watching the videos to this program.)

  • Woods Sports Demonstration and Try-It Timber Cruising

  • Educational Sessions Heavy Equipment Displays Water Quality Sampling

  • Hands-on reptiles and other animals exhibits

  • Birds of prey flying presentations

  • Trail building programs

  • Arboriculture Event

  • Invasive Species Training

5:30 pm Flag Lowering Ceremony
7:00 pm Open Program Areas
8:00 pm Campfire (Unit run)
9:30 pm Cracker Barrel
10:00 pm Lights Out

8:15 am Flag Raising Ceremony
8:30 am Religious Services
10 am—Noon Rotation Between Activities including….

  • Leave No Trace Awareness Training

  • Educational Sessions

  • Noon Closing Ceremony

About the Camporee: In 2016 the Leatherstocking Council was created, and a celebration was held in May of that year at the "Nice to Meet 'Cha" Camporee held at Henderson Scout Reservation.  In 2017 that celebration continues with the opportunity for Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts to gather in fellowship and adventure with the opportunity to learn about our natural environment.
Theme and Activities: This year's theme is conservation, and Scouts will have the opportunity to work on several different outdoor related merit badges, earn the Outdoor Ethics Awards, and see some great displays and programs including Talons!  A Bird of Prey Experience.  The portable climbing tower will also be on hand and staffed.
Camp Kingsley is located on the Tug Hill Plateau just north of Rome, NY, and has been serving the needs of Scouting and many other community groups since the 1920's.  Currently it serves as the Council's Cub Scout Resident camp, weekend camp, and Blizzard Adventure Camp.  Camp sites include tent sites, three lean-to sites, several cabins, and space on the backside of the lake for units who wish to set up their own wilderness sites.
Registration: The cost of the event will be $15.00 and will include the camporee patch and the Outdoor Ethics Award patch for those who earn it.  The registration fee also covers expenses for some of the demonstrations such as Talons: Birds of Prey.   Online registration is now open; campsites are available on a first come first serve basis.