Suwannee River Area Council - Spring Canoe Camporee 2023

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Spring Canoe Camporee 2023

Event Details



May 19-21, 2023

Don't miss out on this great event that will showcase your Troop's ability to compete in events such as: Canoe Race, Fire Starting, Lashing, Knot Tying, and more!

Garland Grice was a dedicated Scouter, who exemplified the Scout Law and Oath in all aspects of his life. He served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 711 and was Post Adviser for Explorer Post 711.  In 1990, he started Troop 700 and served as Scoutmaster until his death. 

He was in charge of this camporee for many years and for that reason we run it in his memory.

General Information

LOCATION: Brinson, GA—GPS coordinates 30.9823,-84.7387 (input directly to google maps)
COST: $15.00 per Scout, $10.00 per Adult

- Canoes and paddles for racers
- 3 10-12 foot spars for lashing
- Rope for lashing and 2 30' guy lines
- Water, firewood, and fire pit


Drugs or Alcohol
Firearms or non-folding knives
Electrical devices or electronic games
Artificial noise makers or fireworks


Porta-potties will be available

Each troop is responsible to bring all necessary paperwork (permission slips, heath forms)

• Safety is our number one concern. All safety rules must be followed at all times.

  •  All participants in canoe race must have the swimming merit badge
  • Personal floatation devices must be worn at all times when on the water
  • If axe s or saws are in use, it must be in an “ax yard” with totin chip displayed
  • Cold food products must have ice and stored safely
  • First aid kit in each patrol site
  • Campsite inspections will take place on Saturday afternoon 
  • Participants in canoe race will be grouped by age. (11 13), (14 16), (17 18). If canoe has boys
    of different ages together, they will be assigned to the oldest class. i.e: a 12 year old and 15
    year old are in canoe together, they will race in t he 14 16 year old division
  • Race is approximately 12 miles. Taking 2 to 3 hours to complete. It is a timed event so each
    canoe will have start time and end time recorded.
  • Other activities will be: fire building (string burning), flap jack cooking, and more. In all of the competitions we are
    looking for patrol method, patrol teamwork and basic scouting skill knowledge.
  • Trash must be carried out by Troop
  • No cutting of live trees. Site is an active Pecan Orchid and very valuable. Bring in fire wood.
    Follow fire safety rules
  • Parents or guest are welcome but must be registered with camporee chief

Each Troop is asked to have one or two safety boats on the water when the race begins.
The Safety Officer will assign areas of the creek to patrol. When the last racer passes the safety boat can follow them on
down the creek. These can be motorized boats, canoes or kayaks. The same rules apply to safety

LOCATION: Brinson, GA—GPS coordinates 30.9823,-84.7387 (input directly to google maps)

When & Where
Spring Creek
Friday 05-19-2023 3:00 PM ET to
Sunday 05-21-2023 12:00 PM ET Past
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