Dear Scouts and Scouters,


Your Troop is invited to attend the annual Robidoux District Fall Camporee. This year’s theme is “The Bear Essentials”. The Camporee dates are October 28-30. This year’s event is being held at the Pony Express Lake Conservation Area campgrounds. Here are the directions to Pony Express Lake. Go approximately 8 miles west of Cameron MO, on Hwy 36 to SW Maple Rd, go north approximately 2 miles to SW Frost Rd., Left approximately 100 feet, then north again on SW Frost Rd. Go approximately 1 mile, Camp site will be on the left. Look for signs posted along the way. We will be located in the “Fields Trial” area.


This registration packet should help you understand what is happening at the Camporee so you can publicize it to your Troop. Activities will include a blind fold knot tying contest, a fire building competition, tripod building competition, a compass bearing event, portage race, all day scavenger hunt, campsite competition, and the always fun Bucket Brigade on the obstacle course. Hunter’s Education Safety Course is being provided at no fee.


In addition to the exciting events we have planned this year we are also going to have a food drive like we have had in the past.  As usual we will be giving a cup of Root Beer away to each Scout who brings us two cans of food.  The food shelves are always happy to receive the food at this time of year. Please promote this to the youth in your Troop.


We need your assistance with staffing this event. With many exciting activities planned for the 20 or so Troops and over 300 Scouts and Scouters we need Staff Members! Each Troop is asked to encourage one older Scout, preferably one who is not currently an SPL or PL, to volunteer to work on the Camporee Staff.


Please contact either Gordon Meyer (816)244-7143 or myself, Ben Ernst, Troop 60 Committee Chair and District Camporee Program Chair, at (816) 273-2763; or email at, if you are interested in being on staff for this Camporee.


I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the Camporee!!!!




Ben Ernst

Robidoux District Camporee Committee

Program Chair