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West Point Military Academy 56th Annual Camporee - April 27-29

posted Feb 3, 2018, 10:59 AM by James Borg

We have been selected to participate in the annual West Point Invitational Camporee! Based on feedback from last years attendance at this Camporee, many of our Scouts have indicated this was the best camporee they have attended. Attendance at the Camporee is awarded by lottery, as such we do not know when we will have another opportunity to attend again and we do not plan on registering for the lottery next year. Prior to last year, our Troop had not attended this Camporee in 30 years.

Linked is the permission slip to the Camporee. Please return this permission slip with a non-refundable registration fee of $25 ASAP by our February 13 Troop Meeting, we have to register and pay for our count by the 15. The Camporee will be Friday, April 27th through Sunday, April 29th. The total cost for the Camporee is estimated at $50 and will include a commemorative shirt.

2018 West Point Camporee Permission Slip

This Camporee is the largest annual Scout Camporee in the nation and is attended by both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The Camporee is run by volunteers made up of West Point Cadets, many of whom are Eagle Scouts or Gold Award recipients.This should be an incredible experience for the Scouts. It includes graded group and individual competitions, activities, static displays of military equipment and events such as a Blackhawk helicopter landing that the Scouts are sure to find exciting and interesting.

Based on last year’s experience, patch trading is very popular at this Camporee, more so than any other Camporee we have attended. Patch trading is usually only an experience for Jamborees. There are Scouts from all over the country and some international in attendance looking for patches outside of their region. Some Cadets even will trade their West Point uniform patches for unique Scouting patches. And the Cadets have brass, special medals, that they trade or giveaway. Brass is something the Scouts have to know to ask for, which we were unaware of last year.

We hope your Scouts will attend this unique Camporee experience.