On March 25-27, The Thunder Wolf District conducted the Thunder Wolf District Camporee. The Thunder Wolf District, comprised of Stafford MISD and the portion of Fort Bend ISD South of US-59, is affiliated with the Sam Houston Area Council (Houston, Texas), the largest Boy Scouts of America Council in the United States.
The Camporee was held at Bovay Scout Ranch, near Navasota, TX. Over 360 attended, and the campout was blessed with perfect weather. The following Troops participated: 103, 140, 441, 659, 731, 828, 1003, 1282, 1316, 1631, 1845, 1852, and 1985. Troop 441 was the host troop, and the adults in charge included Scoutmaster Len Kutzand Committee Chair- Vince Donart. Volunteers from all the troops helped in the various activities.
A variety of challenges were offered to the patrols from the various troops. These included Pioneering, Archery, Cross the River, Fishing, Obstacle Course, First Aid, and Orienteering. The Fire Building challenge was cancelled due to the burn ban.
The winners of the activity challenge, comprised of points earned for each activity, were: 3rd Place, Scorpions Patrol, Troop 1316, 2nd Place, Wolverine Patrol, Troop 731, and 1st Place Cadillac Patrol, Troop 828. The winner of the Campsite award was Troop 659.
A highlight Saturday was the evening Order of the Arrow Callout. A number of Scouts, recognized by their own units as worthy of this honor, were announced. From www.scouting.org, “For more than 95 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.”
Plans are under way for the 2012 Camporee.