Tri-District Camporee 2015






Tri-District crest final



May 8th, 9th and 10th , 2015


Dunn Memorial Camp

2572, 1st Concession, Elgin, Quebec, Canada, J0S 2E0

Coordinates 45.00593 – 74.161115

The Powerscourt Bridge clearance is 6’ 6’’.



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Tri-District Camporee 2015




Canadian Units and Companies:  it is the groups’ and section Scouters’ responsibility to ensure that all aspects of Section 10000 of BP&P – Camping and Outdoor Activities are complied with.  Visit and click on “For leaders”.  Look under the bylaws, policies & procedures’ document.  All forms and appropriate policies are outlined there.


US Units and Companies:  follow tour plan guidelines.


It is highly recommended to contact the Canadian and United States Customs official closer to the date of the camp, to confirm the requirements for crossing the border and re-entering on the trip home.   or




Registration fees:   $8.00 per participants (youth and adults) if the group has pre-registered with approximate numbers before April 1st, 2015. 

                                 Registrations after April 1st, 2015 are $12.00 per participant. 

                                 All registration payments take place at Saturday morning at camporee.

                                 Saturday visitors:  $5.00 for cubs and weblos if a patch is desired.

You will receive a confirmation email when registering.  Please bring this email to camp to benefit of reduced fees.




Camporee information contacts are:

                        Richard Onufer                                               Cecile Antink

                        1244, State Rte. 122                                       1878, Rte 203,

                        Constable, New York,                                    Howick, Quebec

                        USA 12926                                                     Canada J0S 1G0

                        518-483-7654                                                 450-825-2920




Tri-district t-shirt. 

All t-shirts must be ordered and paid for by April 1st, 2014. 

Order on line.  Make cheque out to: Tri-district Camporee

Send to:  Karen Jones, 18, Richard Street, Howick, Que, Canada, J0S 1G0

Or Richard Onufer, 1244, State Rte 122, Constable, New York, USA 12926


T-shirts are $10.00 each, 2x and larger $2.00 extra each.




No cutting of live trees, branches, etc.  Firewood will be available, to prevent the spread of disease and bug infestation, do not bring fire wood with you.

No alcoholic beverages or non-prescribed drugs allowed in camp.

Youth members: no electronic devises are permitted at camp, i.e. gameboy, laptop, ipods, etc.

Adults are not to share the same tent as youth members.

No fireworks or glow sticks are to be used on site.

Each scout unit must have a minimum of two leaders / adult who must be with their group on site. 

All Scouts and Scouters are expected to conduct themselves in a manner in keeping with good Scouting.





All units will receive a pennant with the camp crest attached.  Top units will receive pennants ‘E’ or ‘A’ denoting their performance.  Top-level points will receive their pennant with an ‘A’, runners up receive ‘E’.  Points are not divulged and no unit is declared a winner.  Units with 12 or more youth members are allowed to enter two teams in the Saturday events and the travois race.  The best score will count.  Each site may register one troop; other troops on the same site will be considered guest and will not receive a pennant.  No Cub Pack or Webelo Group will receive a pennant.



No vehicles at all on the sites from Friday 10 p.m. to Sunday noon.  All vehicles must be parked in the designated parking area.


Trading post

Patch trading will be at HQ Saturday night.



Troops are to bring drinking and cooking water, well water is available (good for washing dishes, etc); it is non-potable.  No washing dishes at the wells.


Trash, recycling and grey water

Garbage and recycling in, garbage and recycling out, there is no dumpster available.  Grey water must be strained before disposal in grease pit, no water dumping in out houses or portapoties.



Uniform required for all ceremonies.



Campsites will be allocated to units upon arrival.  None of the shelters will be part of assigned sites.  Sites will be given according to the size of your unit.  Advance registration with approximate numbers will help us with making the sites.  Not all sites will have picnic tables or fire rings so be prepared.  Half barrels for campfires suggested.


Sunday leaving

Before leaving camp, the Tri-District inspection Team must inspect all campsites and each group must have a release form.  This signed released must be handed into HQ before leaving.  No vehicles will be allowed into the campsites before noon on Sunday; this will be strictly enforced.


Friday night mug up

Only one leader and one youth from each unit must attend this meeting at HQ at 10 p.m.  The STA game, registration packet, etc will be handed out and the volunteers for the games will be assigned.  Points for attending will be awarded if slip is handed in that night.  Bring your own mug.



We encourage individual groups to hold campfires at their sites on Saturday night and invite another troop or two.  Fires will be permitted (if there is no fire ban) in designated areas and must never be left unattended.  There is lots of down wood to be pick-up to burn.  To prevent decease and bug infestation, do not bring fire wood with you.  Half barrels suggested.


Trade a scout

Every unit is asked to trade and host a scout for Saturday lunch.  Make a new friend; the scout must be from another area/council.


Saturday supper

Make this meal your gastronomic feast.  It should reflect the theme of the camp; post your menu for bonus inspection points.



Sheath knives are prohibited.  All wood cutting tools must be protected.



During the camporee, there will be 2 inspections of individual sites.  The first is Saturday morning, the second Saturday afternoon. 



Scouts’ Own, flag break and lowering are essential parts of camporee.  All unit members must attend.  Attendance sheets will be only be accepted upon arrival at ceremonies/flag break.



Erect a gateway for your campsite, extra points are awarded for theme relation.


Lights out and silence

Scouters are expected to ensure that ‘Lights out’ is respected.  HQ will patrol the campsite after 11 p.m. on Friday and 10 p.m. on Saturday night.


STA #1

Build a siege machine; have it judged at HQ between 11:00 a.m. and noon.  We will have an area reserved to store it until it will be used for game #8.  For instructions



STA #2

Will be handed out at registration Saturday morning.  Must be returned to HQ by 5:30 p.m. (same day).  Points awarded on participation and correctness.







Tri-District Camporee program



Friday, May 8th, 2015


6:00 p.m.         arrival and camp set-up

9:00 p.m.         vehicles off site

10:00 p.m.       mug-up meeting at HQ, program review, hand-outs, assign volunteers, etc                                                            

11:00 p.m.       lights out and quiet



Saturday, May 9th, 2015


6:30 a.m.         rise and shine

6:50 a.m.         flag break    full uniform

7:15 a.m.         breakfast

8:30 a.m.         registration at HQ

9:00 a.m.         campsite activities – gate way, etc

11:00 until noon  presentation of STA # 1 (to be left at HQ)

12:00 a.m.       lunch

1:00 p.m.         games commence

4:00 p.m.         games end

5:30 p.m.         gourmet meal

                        STA # 2 must be returned to HQ

7:00 p.m.         scouts’ own and flag lowering.  Full uniform please

8:00 p.m.         patch trading at HQ

9:00 p.m.         mug-up at your site

10:00 p.m.       lights out and quiet


Sunday, May 10th, 2015


7:00 a.m.         rise and shine                                                 

7:30 a.m.         flag break    full uniform

7:50 a.m.         breakfast

9:30 a.m.         the Great Sunday Travois Race - details

12:00 a.m.       closing ceremony           full uniform

1:00 p.m.         Departure, have a safe trip home          see you in 2016!












Saturday afternoon games

1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

All material supplied.


The patrol games emphasize basic scout skills and teamwork as they might have been realized in Viking times.  Expect the games to be both fun and challenging.



1  -  A Viking funeral

Make a fire to be able to burn a paper boat.

Team of 4 scouts.  Points on time


2  -  Burning fortress

Transport water using a variety of tools provided.

Team of 5 scouts.  Points on time.


3  -  Vikings at play

Play a traditional Viking game versus another team.

Team of 4 – 6 scouts.  Points on win and sportsmanship.


4  -  North Sea Gale

Lash a sail to the mast using the equipment provided.  The following knots must be used: sheet bend, lashing, clove hitch, two-half hitches, bowline, taut line, lark’s head.

Team of 5 scouts.  Points on time, knots and teamwork.


5  -  Thor’s Hammer

Throw the legendary hammer at a target.

Team of 4 scouts.  Points on accuracy.


6  -  Longbow

Fire arrows at a target.

Team of 4 scouts.  Points on accuracy.


7  -  The Viking tent

Set up a tent using the materials provided.

Team of 5 scouts.  Points on time.


8  -  Siege Machine

Your STA # 1, siege machine will have a log or wrecking ball attached to it (provided by Tri-District) and knock down a number of objects.


We have listed only 8 games instead of ten.  Some of these activities will take longer that the 5 minute maximum we had in the past.