National Capital Area Council - Patriot District Fall 2019 Camporee

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Patriot District Fall 2019 Camporee

Event Details

Dates:  Friday, October 25 - Sunday, October 27, 2019

Camp William B. Snyder
6100 Antioch Rd 
Haymarket, VA 20169


Final Registration closes Friday October 18, 2019.

Scoutmasters please insure the following actions items are taken prior to the camporee:

  1. Contact Patrick Ring as soon as possible and notify him that your unit will attend the camp Patrick Ring’s e- mail is and his phone number is (703) 674-6178.
  2. Contact William Dexter, Camporee Director, by October 7 and notify him your unit's cooking activity. His phone number is (703) 978-2632 and his e-mail is
  3. Attend a pre-roundtable discussion on October 10 at 7pm. Troops will need to turn in final estimated numbers of attendees and also which cooking stations the scouts would like to attend.
  4. Attend final camporee planning meeting at Olde Creek Elementary School on October 17 at 7:30pm. The school is located at 9524 Old Creek Dr. Fairfax, Va 22032.
  5. (optional) Meet with Ashley Felton, district executive, to purchase food at BJs Warehouse.


            The theme for the Patriot District Fall Camporee is Advanced Campout Cooking and outdoor adventure.  Scouts will have two opportunities to advance their cooking skills and numerous activities to have fun.  Also, Scouts can take Photography merit badge (up to 30 scouts). 



            The Patriot District 2019 Fall Camporee will be held from Friday night, October 25 till Sunday morning, October 27, 2019 at Camp Snyder.  Camp William B. Snyder is located at 6100 Antioch Road, Haymarket, Virginia 20169. Their phone number is (571) 248-4904.  Individuals desiring to contact anyone participating in the Camporee should contact their unit via cell phone. 

Boy Scout units should plan to arrive Friday evening, October 25th.  The Camporee site will open at 2 PM.  The Camporee site will close at noon on Sunday, October 27, 2013.  The weather decision for this camporee will be made Wednesday night, October 23rd.  The District Chairman in consultation with the Camporee Director and District Executive will make the weather decision.  If the camporee is cancelled, it will be rescheduled in years 2020 or 2021.      


            The theme for the Patriot District Fall Camporee is outdoor cooking.  Scouts will have numerous choices to improve their cooking skills, challenge themselves and have fun.  All different types of cooking will be available to include cooking over a campfire, Dutch oven cooking and cooking using a camp stove.  Meal events will range in difficulty from “basic to advance to expert”.  Everyone will have a chance to improve their skills and also taste some good food.    There will be ten different cooking stations at the camporee, each with a different menu and cooking style.  Each station will contain planning, cooking and clean-up.  Depending on the program at each cooking station, scoutmasters can give credit for partials for advancement requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class or the Cooking merit badge.  Scoutmasters/Assistant Scoutmasters will determine if advancement requirements were met and sign off on advancement, not the cooking station leaders.

The Program events are divided into cooking and outdoor activities.  After the opening ceremony, scouts will report to their cooking activity for instruction and later to prepare lunch.  From noon till 3 PM scouts will engage in outdoor activities and from 3 till 6 PM, they will return to their cooking activity to prepare, eat, and clean up after dinner.  Troops will divide their membership into groups of four or five to include adults and send them to different cooking activities so they can gain a broad knowledge of different areas.  The cooking stations will provide the food but each scout team will have to bring their own cooking equipment and eating utensils.  Also, each cooking station needs to be prepared to host two Camporee staff members for meals.  A detailed list for each cooking station will be published later.   

This program is similar to the Patriot District Fall 2013 Camporee.  At the end of the Leader’s Guide is a copy of the menus sponsored by troops in 2013.  The examples are provided to give units an idea from the past.  Troops can use old ideas or cook new menus

Besides cooking, scouts will have an opportunity to participate in marksmanship, archery, catapult/trebuchet firing, tomahawk throwing and to play gaga ball.  These activities will take place from noon till 3 pm.

Rich Harrington will teach Photography merit badge at the camporee.  The class can accommodate 30 scouts.  Each scout needs to bring their own camera.  The camera can be the one on their phone.  Scouts taking the merit badge will meet Mr. Harrington at the conclusion of Opening ceremony under the American flag.    

As always, the camporee will have the traditional events that bring us together as a district; Opening and Closing ceremonies, outdoor church services, a Saturday night campfire, Order of the Arrow Brotherhood Walk and a senior patrol leader/scoutmaster cracker barrel. 



            All units attending need to pre-register and pay on-line using the NCAC web site.  Troops also need to notify Pat Ring via e-mail that they are attending. Pre-registration numbers will be used to assign campsites and determine how many individuals will be participating in the various activities. 

The cost is thirty two dollars ($32) per scout or adult.  The price includes the cost of food for the lunch and dinner meals on Saturday.  There is no charge for adults that are just helping out on Saturday and are not camping for the weekend.

Camporee check-in will take place at a table located on the covered porch of the Administrative building just after the entrance to Camp Snyder.  If units need to add participants on the beginning of the camporee, final registration and payment will take place Friday evening on-site as units arrive.  Units should provide a check made out to NCAC (note “Patriot District Camporee” on the memo line).

            Units will be assigned a campsite location upon arrival and check in on Friday night at the camporee.  Units must check-in at the camp headquarters prior to occupying any camping site.

            For departure, if your unit is going to leave early, make sure you notify the camporee headquarters.  After you have vacated your campsite have the campsite commissioner check your site.  For normal departure after the closing ceremony units can be cleared by a commissioner before the closing ceremony and leave at the end of the ceremony or they can clear after the closing ceremony.  After units have cleared their campsite of all unit and personal gear and policed the area, an individual should be sent to headquarters to notify a commissioner. Units are responsible for cleaning the shared permanent latrines at Camp Snyder.  When the commissioner arrives, he/she will inspect the unit’s campsite.  All units should be out of the area no later than noon on Sunday. 

When & Where
Staff Registration
Camp William B. Snyder
Friday 10-25-2019 12:00 PM ET to
Sunday 10-27-2019 11:00 AM ET Past
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Adult Registration
Camp William B. Snyder
Friday 10-25-2019 6:00 PM ET to
Sunday 10-27-2019 11:00 AM ET Past
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Youth Registration
Camp William B. Snyder
Friday 10-25-2019 6:00 PM ET to
Sunday 10-27-2019 11:00 AM ET Past
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