February 15-17, 2019

Bovay Scout Ranch - Tellepsen Scout Ranch
3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868

Camporee is a weekend campout for troops around the district.  Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. 

Please plan on arriving at Bovay Scout Ranch on Friday night.  During the campout, the individual troops will be responsible for their own meals.

Every troop needs to send a representative to the January roundtable.

2018 Leader's Guide

Boy Scout on a compass


Registration is done by troops.

Step 1: RSVP for the camporee by January roundtable on January 11, 2018.

Step 1: RSVP

Step 2: The registration fee includes the camping fee, awards and all activities.

Only paid registrations before 2/5/18 include a t-shirt and a patch. Baseball caps can be ordered for $18. There are four cap options: camo, navy and white, khaki and black and olive and khaki.

Before registering, have the number of youth, adult t-shirt sizes. The registration fee is $40 for Scouts in troops, $15 for adults and $20 for Scouts in crews and ships. Registration is typically completed by the unit leader and is done online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. There is no onsite registration. Council refund policy.

Step 2: Registration and Payment (opens in February)

Competition Events

  • Archery
  • Flag etiquette
  • Fire starting
  • First aid
  • Knot tying
  • Messy camp
  • Orienteering
  • Pioneering
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun

Additional Events

  • Campfire program
  • Climbing
  • Dining fly competition
  • Dodgeball
  • Dutch oven cook-off
  • Eight-knot competition
  • Ironman competition
  • OA call-out
  • Tomahawk throwing competition

What to Bring

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Records (parts A & B for all Scouting events) for every participant. Troops should bring an extra copy of the medical forms in a binder to leave at the first aid station. Troops can pick up the binder at check-out.
  • Hold Harmless Form for every person participating in climbing.
  • Roster of all participants attending due at check-in.
  • List of all participant name and t-shirt sizes and type of t-shirt (Scout, adult, women)
  • Meals 


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

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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 Chip Whitley at 713-443-4710 or