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Needham Camporee Next Weekend!

posted Sep 13, 2017, 4:04 AM by Pack 4 Webmaster   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 4:17 AM ]
Needham's annual Camporee is coming up quickly on Saturday, 9/23 and Sunday, 9/24. This is a favorite event of the Cub Scouting year and we hope you and your son(s) can attend.

** Overnight camping is part of almost every Cub Scout rank/year and Camporee is a great way to fulfill the overnight requirement. **

REGISTER HERE - Register online and pay via PayPal on the Troop 13 website.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, 9/20.

New this year - Sunday Morning Activities
On Sunday morning, the Boy Scouts are planning special programming designed specifically for Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts, although all are welcome. After Cub Scout families pick up their breakfast, there will be games & activities at Council Rock while everyone eats. At approximately 8:00 am the Boy Scouts will take the Cub Scouts and their parents on a hike (hopefully addressing aspects of the Outdoorsman, Webelos Walkabout and/or Scouting Adventure requirements). Camporee will end with a closing ceremony at approximately 9:15 am, and at that point Cub Scouts will break up their camp sites and prepare to leave.

What is Camporee?
Camporee is a day and overnight full of activities organized by the Boy Scouts of Troop 13 for all Cub Scout Packs in Needham. A rough schedule is below:

Camporee Schedule -- Saturday, 9/23

1:00 pm

Cub Scout registration at Horsford Pond parking lot for overnight campers


Cub Scout registration at Horsford Pond parking lot for day campers & Lions


Set up campsites


Opening Ceremony at Council Rock

2:45 - 5:00

Scouting activity stations


Cub Scouts rehearse skits/songs

5:45 - 6:45


7:00 - 8:00

Camporee Campfire


Day campers leave 

9:30 pm

Quiet hours: campers in bed

Camporee Schedule -- Sunday, 9/24

7:00 am



Games at Council Rock

8:00 - 9:15

Hike around Town Forest


Camporee Closing Ceremony


Campsite inspections, hike back to Horsford Pond, head home

Pack Tents Available for Borrowing
The Pack has some 4-person tents available to borrow. We will also do our best to help secure other gear if needed (sleeping bags, etc). Email with any gear questions.
Pack 4 Webmaster,
Sep 13, 2017, 4:04 AM