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Scouts BSA Spring Camporee and Webelos recruitoree - save the date may 12-14, 2023 at Stearns Scout Camp

Event overview

Choose your own adventure with the Spring Camporee!

Scouts choose from a wide array activities including sports, careers, science and technology, hobby interests, shooting sports, climbing, conservation, outdoor skills, and so much more! We will have Patrol Skills competition modeled after the Wali-Ga-Zu competition which was a long-time feature of the legacy Northwest District. Awards will be given based on the level of performance measured against an absolute standard. Other recognitions are planned based on participation in a wide range of program activities.

A group of Scouts cheering behind yellow tapeCub Scout in wheelchair with guardian assisting him to launch catapultGroup of Cub Scouts dressed in uniform watching an activity happen off cameraA group of Scouts watching a program counselor tie logs together.

Webelos Dens are encouraged to participate!

Team up with your partnering Scouts BSA troop and see camp activities in action! Troops are encouraged to reach out and invite Dens of associated Packs to join them. Dens will act as a Patrol within the Troop. The Webelos Scouts will practice working together as a Patrol independently under Scout youth leadership. Parents of Webelos will camp and eat with the Troop adults while observing  their Scouts in action.

Troops will plan their own menus and provide their own food. This is a great opportunity for Troops to show Webelos Scouts and their parents why they should join Scouts BSA for the next step on the Scouting adventure trail.

There will be an orientation session for Webelos adults to help them understand the transition from Cub Scouts to the Scouts BSA program and the youth-led, Patrol method model. Adult Youth Protection Training and Troop Committee Challenge will be offered if sufficient interest is shown through the event registration. A Dutch Oven cooking class for adults will also be offered based on interest.

Any Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or Explorer Post interested in providing a program area highlighting a specialty of that unit is encouraged to contact the event chair: Dave Yarusso at: [email protected].

Registration and Leader guide Links

Registration Open Now!

Event Guide for Unit Leaders and Patrol Leader Councils

Star Patrol Skills Challenge Information 

The Star Patrol Skills Challenge is one of the events offered at the 2023 “Choose Your Adventure” Spring Camporee.  However, to do well in this challenge, a Patrol needs to study and practice prior to the event. It also is designed for the entire Patrol to participate in all five of the skills. Patrols can earn recognition based on their performance across all the skills, being recognized one a 1-star to 4-star scale based on their score against absolute standards.

The Star Patrol Skills Challenge is designed to promote learning, practicing and demonstrating basic Scout skills. The basic Scout skills covered in the Challenge are:
▪ Tripod Building (Lashing)
▪ First Aid (knowledge and skill demonstration)
▪ Nature Identification (this year the subject is “Constellations”)
▪ Map and Compass Symbols, and
▪ Knot Tying

Check the links below for the Star Patrol Challenge Guide, as well as the cards associated with the individual challenges.  Please note, some card sets have printing and folding notes located in the margins.  

Star Patrol Challenge Guide

Compass Challenge Cards

Map and Compass Challenge Answer Board

Map Symbol Challenge Cards

Constellation Challenge Cards

2023 Fall Camporees - Save the Dates

Save the following dates for our Fall 2023 events:

  • September 22-24, 2023 at Stearns Scout Camp
  • October 13-15,2023 at Phillippo Scout Camp

More information coming this May - stay tuned!  

Contact us

Ben Coder (General Questions)

Activities/STEM Director

Dianne Robinson (Registration Questions)

Field Assistant

Dave Yarusso (Spring Camporee Questions)

Spring Camporee Subcommittee Chair