Troop 373 at Lucky Baldwin Camporee

Where:  April   21 to 23 ,  2017  Friday to Sunday      Troop Guide Packet - Click Here

Meet at SMCC North  Parking lot Friday at 4:00pm.      Home Sunday at noon

Where:  Marshall Canyon Regional Park La Verne, 6550 Stephens Ranch Rd, La Verne, CA 91750  gmap

Cost is: $20.00 Pay Friday before heading out to camp pay at SMCC parking lot. If not coming to SMCC pay at arrival.

Must RSVP in advance.  RSVPs will receive a Camporee patch.

Parents Welcome, Parents camp at a separate spot than Scouts, Sign up for Troop meals as a cost of $20.00. Bring your own tent. 

Some Troop Leaders and Parents to camp with Scouts

Parents are needed to drive scouts and gear to the camp.

For Scouts it is a 2 Nights of camping with about a little less than a mile hike in.

Bring your: Sack Meal for Friday evening dinner Sleeping pad, Sleeping Bag, Must have  Scout essentials,  and other personal gear.  New Just for Camporee Scouts should a small pack of regular matches [small box or paper fold] (for all other camp out only the Patrol leader and Sr Scouts have matches)

Come in Class A (but, no MB sash).

Bring your gear in either: one backpacking pack OR a duffel bag with your Scout essentials in a day pack.
Your duffel bag, and if you wish sleeping bag and pad, can stay in the van - car - Truck and be driven to the camp.
Your Scout essentials must stay with you on the short hike in and Sat. everyone should bring a day pack for them Scout essentials and Scout book (some test are open book)! 
You must have a copy of your BSA med. form A and B with you also at all times in your top shirt pocket!
 Also bring your Totin' Chip Card, if you do not have one ask the Troop Guide or JASM or ASM for one.

Troop 373's Camporee is the Lucky Baldwin district's gathering of Scout Troops for  camping and competitions. With events such like: fire building, knot tying, first aid, hiking preparedness, citizenship, cooking, camping, pioneering and orienteering (map and compass). Your Patrol Leader and Troop Guides will help you thru these test , have fun it is only points!

Camporee has a Sat. campfire program with skits and songs.
The Order Of the Arrow Scouts and Senior Troop Scouts can ask to be on staff at Camporee and   Don't need to march in.

SPL and Patrol Leader are responsible for their patrols!

Each Competing Patrol will be assigned a campsite (27’x27’+/-).
A typical Competing Patrol consists of 4 to 8 boys
   Non-Competing Patrol (Sr and OA Staff) members may be asked to camp with Competing Patrols.
Final Patrol count and changes must be reported by April 20.

Patrol Leader please read :  Click Here


Packing Detail list:

Sack Lunch for Friday evening dinner
Scout Hand book
Camp Gear
                Sleeping Bag
                Sleeping Pad
               Change of Clothes    - Class B T-Shirt for Sat.
                Washing Gear
                                Wash Cloth
                                Hand Towel
                                Toothpaste and Toothbrush
Must have  Scout essentials with you in a backpack or day pack on the hike in.

Bring a large trash bag to put your backpack and or duffel bag in at night and when you are not in camp.

Have a poncho with you on the hike in, to cover you and your backpack -or day pack. A cheap thin one is OK. If you do not have one use a large trash bag  and cut spot for head and arms, use one for you pack, cut slit for the straps.

Bring an eating mess kit,  it can be a kit you buy or just old dishes from home.  Bowl, fork, spoon, and cup (optional: small to med size plate, butter knife (no steak knife, too sharp), spork.    If you have plastic fork, spoon, or butter type knife drill a whole in the handle and put a string in the handle so it can be drunk in hot water for washing.


Below is optional FYI info:

Typical Camporee


Drive to camp.
Scouts dropped off about a little less than a mile from camp. (Gear driven to camp)
Scouts Hiking in with packs , Hiking test,  Checks for Scout essentials, PL needs map of area.
Arrive at camp, set up tents, make Lashings Camping Gadget and set up patrol boxes (with fire buckets).
Light out 10pm


Breakfast and clean up camp (may be judged Cooking  (cooking safety) -Meal menu and Duty Roster use on display. (camp judged during day, must post map of patrol area [tents, patrol box, gadget, table with patrol name]

Morning Flags.
Hike out to Judging sites: Map and Compass use,  Proper Flag use citizenship , Fire safety and Building ,
Knots and Lashings , First Aid , Patrol Method , Patrol Flag - Cheer and yell.

Lunch on trail [trail lunch, no items that need to be cool]  (no one is allowed at camp during the day.)

Return to camp, make dinner (may be judged Cooking  (cooking safety) - Duty Roster use. Cleanup

Evening Campfire program.
Light out 10pm
Breakfast  (not judged)
Morning Flags and award ceremony.
Pack up and out.

 Marshall Canyon Regional Park La Verne 

6550 Stephens Ranch Rd, La Verne, CA 91750

25 miles from SMCC


Route map mapquest

Continue on I-210 E to La Verne. Take the Fruit St exit from CA-210

Take the Fruit St exit
Turn left going North on Fruit St
Turn Left at Baseline
0.2 mi and at the next right turn on to Esperanza Dr  go
2.1 mi
Take Esperanza Dr to Stephens Ranch Rd
7 min (3.5 mi)
Turn right onto Stephens Ranch Rd you will be on the 
Partial restricted usage road to  Marshall Canyon Regional Park La Verne 


Please remind your scout that washing dishes and rinsing dishes requires HOT water not cold or warm.

Adults may watch and observe the scouts and patrol during competition times, but are not to help or give answers to them, Adults may step in only if there is a safety issue that needs to be addressed, like: Scouts are not to handle stove fuel, adults are needed to watch the scouts cooking for safety concern like: cross contamination, burn prevention, knife safety and install fuel cans if needed. If asked a question, ask the scout if they have asked their Patrol leader first.


At camporee Scouts will show their skills as a Patrol at:
Scout can brush up by reading their Scout  handbooks on:

Hiking safety
Use of the   Scout essentials,
Map and Compass use
Proper Flag use
Fire safety and Building
Cooking  (safety) - Duty Roster use   - Detailed balance and appropriate meal plan for each meal (Sat and Sunday Brealfast).
First Aid
Camping Safety  - Detail map of your patrol spot, post, label with Patrol name and tent spots, patrol box and gadget.
Patrol Method  used,  Duty Roster use.
Patrol Flag - Cheer and yell