Canoe-o-ree

April 29 - 30, 2017
Camp Allen

Program level: Boy Scouts and Webelos

Canoe-o-ree is a weekend campout for Boy Scouts. The canoe-o-ree is like a traditional district camp-o-ree, except the Scouts compete in events that are all canoe and/or kayak related. The canoe-o-ree is a unique event that Scouts will not want to miss.

Webelos Scout dens are invited to attend the canoe-o-ree on Saturday from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. There is an exciting program for the Webelos Scouts, and it will give them a chance to see what awaits them in Boy Scouts and meet area troops. 

Registration

The registration fee is $20 per person.

Music Credit - “There’s So Much You Can Do In a Canoe,” by Brant N. Miller, from the recording "Music River - Original Whitewater Songs and River Ballads, Copyright 1993."

Troop Registration          Webelos Den Registration


Program Highlights

  • White Bead Program - For Scouts not able to pass BSA swim test
  • Canoe over Canoe Rescue - Timed competition using 16' tandem canoes
  • 'Yak Attack - Water polo in kayaks, a FAVORITE event with the Scouts!
  • River Rope Rescue - Rescue the "crash dummies" before the drown!
  • Canoe-athlon - Timed canoe race with several challenging events along the way
  • Water Canaries - A project wild activity to discover what is in the lake water?
  • Canoe Tug-A-War - Tug-a-war as you have never seen it!
  • Free Swim - At the pool
  • Friday night burger burn
  • Campfire and slide show
  • Order of the Arrow (OA) call out ceremony

Non Swimmer Program

Swimmers that cannot pass a BSA swim test will be enrolled is a special white bead program to allow them to participate in the canoe-o-ree program. Scouts LOVE the white bead program!

Webelos Scout Program

Webelos Scouts are invited to visit on the canoe-o-ree on Saturday from 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm. There is lots of fun in store for the Webelos Scouts, and it will give them a chance to see what awaits them in Boy Scouts. Webelos Scouts are also encouraged to visit with area troops. Please note that Saturday dinner is not provided. While the Webelos Scouts will not be canoeing, they are invited to participate in a special program which includes activities such as:

  • Name the parts of a canoe
  • River rope rescue
  • Water canaries
  • Tom Sawyer raft challenge
  • Portage race
  • Tug of war – Webelos Scout style

What to Bring

  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity uniform (any Scout t-shirt)
  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for any Scouting event) for every person attending
  • Shoes that can get wet and an extra pair of dry shoes
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Camping gear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
  • Water bottle and snacks
  • Camp chair
  • Meals for Saturday and Sunday morning

Typical Schedule

        

Friday

 
  6:00 pm Unit check-in and swim checks begin
  8:00 pm Burger burn
 

Saturday

 
  7:00 am Breakfast at campsites
  8:00 am Opening ceremony
  9:00 am Gateway construction
  10:00 am Main events open at waterfront
    Yak attack - Water polo event
    Canoe over canoe rescue - Timed event
    River rope rescue - Rescue the crash dummies!
    CanoeAthlon - Canoe relay race competition
    Name the parts - Canoe and paddle
    Water canaries - Bugs and critters that live in the lake
  12:00 pm Lunch at campsites
  1:00 pm Webelos check-in
  1:00 pm Boy Scout events resume
  2:00 pm Webelos events open at waterfront
    River rope rescue
    Name the parts - canoe and paddle instruction
    Water canaries - Bugs and critters that live in the lake
    Tom Sawyer raft challenge
    Portage race
    Tug-a-war - Webelos style
  3:45 pm Canoe tug-a-war
  4:30 pm Free swim at pool
  6:00 pm Dinner at campsite
  7:00 pm Landlubber rafting event at campsite
  8:30 pm Closing program
    Slide show
    Webelos depart
    Campfire and OA callout
 

Sunday

 
  8:00 am Breakfast at campsite
  9:00 am Interfaith service at lakeside
  9:30 am Depart
     
  The final schedule will be given out on upon arrival.

Photographs    

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Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts      

For questions, contact Dan Goetzman.