Salute to Service – Council Spring Camporee

by | May 18, 2024 | Events | 0 comments

May 17-19 at Griffiss Park in Rome NY.

Join us for an unforgettable adventure at the “Salute to Service” Camporee – an exclusive 3-day event for Scouts within the Leatherstocking Council highlighting over 20 service organizations! 

Pacemaker Steel & Piping, NBT, Bank of Utica, C&S Companies, Assured Information Security (AIS)

Scouts will get to meet and interact with these great agencies and exhibitors:

• New York State Police
• Oneida County Sheriffs
• U.S. Air Force – Reaper Drone
• U.S. Army – 10th Mountain Div.
• U.S. Navy
• Griffiss Airport Crash Rescue
• Department of Transportation
• National Grid
• Utica Police Department
• Rome City DPW
• U.S. Air Force Survival Team
• NYS Department of Corrections
• National Park Service
• A/X Enterprize (Drones)
• SUNY Morrisville Police
• Rome Fire Dept.
• And more!

Who can come:

Scouts, BSA, Ventures, Explorers and Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts are welcome to join the Spring Camporee for the WHOLE weekend OR  they can choose to go for the day on Saturday. If they’re going to camp for the weekend, it is $20 per Scout and per adult (EXCEPT lion/tiger adult partners which are no charge). If they’re going on Saturday only they pay $10/Scout and adult chaperones are no charge. Scouts can bring a non-Scouter friend for free.

PLEASE ENCOURAGE your packs to camp! Even better if they partner with a local Troop for the weekend and get to know the unit they’ll likely cross over to. 

Units will be responsible for bringing food and drink for their units for the weekend. There will be no food service.

Discover the Heroes Among Us

At the “Salute to Service” Camporee, we’re bringing together up to 30 different exhibitors from the armed forces, first responders, municipalities, utilities, and healthcare sectors. Scouts will have the unique opportunity to meet and interact with the dedicated men and women who selflessly serve our country and communities every day.

Meet the Real-Life Superheroes


Ever wondered what it’s like to wear a firefighter’s gear, pilot a military drone, or provide life-saving medical care? Scouts, prepare to roll up your sleeves and dive into hands-on activities and thrilling demonstrations. You’ll gain insight into the day-to-day lives of our heroes and explore a world of exciting career possibilities. 


Days Packed with Adventure

During the day, you’ll be engrossed in thrilling workshops, exciting displays, and informative exhibitions. Plus, you’ll have the chance to forge lasting friendships with Scouts from all walks of life, fostering a sense of camaraderie that will last a lifetime. 


Nights Filled with Fun

Thanks to our generous sponsor Pacemaker Steel & Piping Co. we will have some great entertainment on hand for the evening activities. It’s not just an event; it’s an adventure of a lifetime! 


Camp, Learn, Grow

“Salute to Service” Camporee isn’t just about having fun; it’s about personal growth. Learn valuable life skills, challenge your limits, and discover your own potential. In addition to the great programming, you will have the opportunity to meet other Scouts from different units, make new friends and have fun! 


Start Your Journey of Service

This event is a unique opportunity to explore careers in the service of others, where you can make a real impact on the world. Be inspired, be empowered, and be part of something greater than yourself. 


Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event! Mark your calendars and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime at the “Salute to Service” Camporee.

Registration is now open and we cannot wait to see you there!