Leaders Guide is dedicated to that one cornerstone of Scouting that is Camporee. Boy Scouts have been gathering for Camporee to compete and test their scout-craft for almost as long as there have been scouts. Most Districts or councils host at least two camporees a year. one in the spring and one in the fall. Many will host a third winter camporee. At Camporee the boys will be given a chance to focus on specific skills in scouting.
Each Camporee should have a theme, some focus that allows the troops attending to be able to prepare for the camporee by teaching skills or starting the merit badge of focus. Camporee can be focused on a merit badge, scout-craft in general, or a point of scouting. It is however important that the scouts come away from camporee with a sense of development, challenge and confidence.
Planning and executing effective Camporees can be a large and somewhat daunting task. This Website is meant to be a resource for those who rise to the challenge of putting on camporees for the units there serve.