Offered by councils and by districts, these events typically include a few troops up to a few hundred participants and generally are organized
around a theme. Check the schedule of any district or council (not just your own) for a variety of locations and themes. Examples:
- Winter Treks -
Annual series of weekend events offered by Green Mountain Council at Mt. Norris Scout Reservation in Eden, Vermont, featuring a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
- Scout Expo - 2013 -
Taking the place of the Connecticut Rivers Council's periodic Council Jamboree. This event runs May 31 - June 2, 2013.
Offered by nearly every district in the region (Troop 54 found 19 such events in our area in 2012), a Klondike Derby is a winter camporee featuring Scouts pushing sleds from
one station to the next to participate in various activities. Check the schedule of any district or council (not just your own) for a variety of locations and themes. Most of these
events are offered in January and February.
Offered by individual councils, groups of councils or by the National BSA, jamborees typically include thousands of participants. A couple of
- MassJam - This is a multi-council event organized every four years at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in
Falmouth, MA (on Cape Cod).
- New Hampshire Jamboree -
Daniel Webster Council organizes this event every four years, usually at a ski resort in New Hampshire.
- National Scout Jamboree -
For this event, each council organizes one or more temporary troops comprised of its participants in the jamboree.
Orienteering is a sport in which you use a compass to find defined points in the woods and navigate from one
such spot to another. See the Orienteering section of our Sports Particiption
page for more information on Orienteering. Some orienteering events offer camping as an option.
- ScoutOrienteering.com -
Find out about orienteering events for Scouts, with some focus on earning the Orienteering merit badge.
- New England Orienteering Club (NEOC) - This organization
runs orienteering events. They set up the courses, print the custom course maps and track participant times. All you need to do is register
in advance, show up and pay. Their Scout-O events at Hale Reservation (in Westwood, MA) and at Nobscot Scout Reservation (in Framingham, MA), offer
camping as an option.
West Point Invitational
- Annual Scoutmasters' Council Invitational
The United States Military Academy at West Point hosts this event, with approximately 150 troops participating. You will need to enter an
application early for a shot at this. For the 2013 camporee, the application window was October 15 - December 1, 2012.
- Camp Sikorsky -
Hosted by and held at Sikorksy Aircraft in Stratford, CT, this annual fall event combines camping, merit badges and a plant tour. Check the
Connecticut Yankee Council for event and registration details.
Page updated 10/16/16.