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Mar 24-26, 2017
kits' katus Spring Camporee

kits' katus Spring Camporee - Pawnee and Pony Express Districts


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Location:  Camp Augustine, 2299 Camp Augustine Road, Doniphan, NE

A Field Trip to Crane Trust is planned on Saturday, 9325 S Alda Road, Alda, NE



$20.00 per Scout        $20.00 per adult

Early Bird Registration is due by March 1, 2017



$25.00 per Scout        $25.00 per adult

No registrations accepted after March 17, 2017


Registration can be completed online.

Cost includes unit participation ribbon, event patch, camporee supplies, Saturday lunch menu food items, and evening meal and insurance.

 Who: Registered Boy Scout or Venture Crew Members.  Because of the limited space for some of our program areas, Troops are discouraged from inviting Webelos.  This Camporee is limited to 100 Scouts on a first come, first serve basis.

 Leadership:  Two adult leaders must arrive with their unit and be on site at all times.

 Check In:  Friday evening 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Camp Augustine Visitor’s Center.  Upon arrival your Senior

Patrol Leader will need to bring the following to the registration area;

  • A copy of your Troop Roster with names of all participants attached
  • Unit Tour Plan
  • Unit Medical Forms
  • Saturday Lunch Menu


Checkout: When a troop is ready to check-out on Sunday, the Senior Patrol Leader should coordinate with the Camporee Staff to have your area inspected prior to departure. If you unit will be departing before Sunday morning please inform Camporee staff at check-in.

Medical Forms & Emergency Contacts:  Please make sure you bring an updated medical form and emergency contact number for each Scout.  Annual Health and Medical Record forms are available online at  Scouts may be working with Honey Bees (dependent on spring weather conditions) please make us aware of any allergies to bee stings.

Tour Plans:  Please remember that all units need to file a tour plan with the council at least two weeks in advance of the Camporee.  Please include the field trip from Camp Augustine to Crane Trust (9325 S Alda Rd, Wood River, NE 68883, I-80 Exit 305) on Saturday. Forms can be found at

Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center: Units will be responsible for transporting their Scouts to and from

Crane Trust.

Uniforms:  Scouts and Scouters are REQUIRED to wear their Class A uniforms during their field trip to Crane

Trust on Saturday.

Meals:  Units will be responsible for preparing their own breakfasts and lunches on Saturday & Sunday (4 meals), however the food items for Saturday lunch will be furnished and given to each unit during check in on Friday evening. The “Food Items” list can found at the end of this Camporee guide. Don’t forget to plan your menu from these items and have a copy of your menu during check-in.

The Saturday evening meal will be furnished.

Campsites:  Campsite assignments will be made when you sign in at the Camporee Friday night. Please remind all persons attending the camporee that campsites are your home for the weekend. No one is to enter another campsite without being invited by someone in that campsite. Please also remember we are only borrowing this land for the weekend. All sites will be inspected before you leave the camporee.  Leave No Trace!

Parking:  After campsite set up Friday night all vehicles will be required to be parked in the designated area.

Water: Water is available at the camp ground.

Fire:  Fires are only allowed in fire pits.  Firewood will be available.  Please bring your own firewood or better yet use camp stoves.  As always, please remember to apply the OUTDOOR CODE while camping:


Be clean in my outdoor manners.

Be careful with fire.

Be considerate of outdoors and

To be conservation-minded.

Sanitation:  Port-a-Potties will be available.  Please do your best to keep them clean and in working order.

Trash:  Please bag all of your trash and police your campsite.  All trash may be taken to the dumpster located at the Dining Hall.

Safety:  Normal safety precautions should be taken.  No throwing of rocks or other objects, no sheath knifes or machetes, no liquid fuel or open flames in tents, no unattended fires, etc.  All injuries should be referred immediately to the First Aid Station.

First Aid:  Troops are responsible for initial first aid for their Scouts. If the injury requires more than a band aid, bring the Scout to the first aid station immediately.

Campfire:  Campfire will be held Saturday night. Troops and patrols are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the campfire program.  President Gover of the Pawnee Nation will talk about the Pawnee in Nebraska.  A dedication ceremony of the Pawnee Nation’s Flag will be made to Camp Augustine.

Cracker Barrel:  One adult and youth leader (SPL or Crew President) must attend Friday evenings Cracker


Clothing:  March can bring both extremes of weather to the plains, please be prepared for both warm and cold temperatures.  Remember layering is the best way to regulate body temperature during physical activity and weather changes.  Don’t forget head covering and mittens/gloves.

Footwear:  Please wear comfortable boots, sneakers or shoes. No bare feet or open-toed sandals!

Additional Gear Needed for Weekend (At least one per patrol):

  • Binoculars
  • Field Guides (especially a good Bird Guide)
  • Notebook and Pencil
  • Camera
  • GPS or Phone with a GPS App


Weekend Schedule

(Subject to Change)


Friday, March 24, 2017

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Check – In (no camp entry prior to 5:00 pm)

8:00 pm

Welcome to kits’ katus

9:00 pm

Cracker Barrel (for SPL and SM)

11:00 pm

Lights Out – quiet please

Saturday, March 25, 2017

7:00 am


7:00 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast & Late Check – In

8:15 am – 8:30 am

Morning Assembly and flag Ceremony

8:30 am – 11:45 am

Activities & Field Trip

11:45 am – 1:15 pm


1:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Activities continued

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Unit Preparation Time for Dinner Presentations

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


7:15 pm


11:00 pm

Lights out – quiet please

Sunday, March 26, 2017

7:30 am


7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast and Clean up

8:30 am

Scouts Own Service

9:00 am – 12:00 pm


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Closing Announcements/ Break camp and Check-out


Camporee Updates:  Please check the Overland Trails Council Website often for updates on the Camporee.

Additional Information or Questions:

Dave Scoggins – 308 370-1197, [Click for member's page]

Art Kolbet – 402 469-8861,  [Click for member's page]

Angie Jones – 308 398-1904,  [Click for member's page]

Kendrick Clay – Staff Advisor 308 382-3717,  [Click for member's page]

Saturday Lunch Food Items Provided: The following list of food items and quantities will be given to each

8 – Person Scout Patrol during check-in on Friday evening.

  • 8 – Potatoes
  • 8 – Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 lb. – Carrots
  • 1 – Leek
  • 4 Cups – Dried White Beans


Food List-

Here are some recipes you can try or you may create a recipe of your own.  Recipes may not include foods that must have a pollinator to produce fruit or vegetable, or would be part of the food chain.  This basically eliminates most foods including meat except for fish.  However some basics could be used.  Like onion, vegetable broth (bullion or stock), or horseradish. You may bring the following extra vegetables to supplement your meal….kale, swiss chard, brussel sprouts, or cabbage (these also do not need pollinators) External Link External Link External Link Link

(the last two do have tomatoes which are an iffy on the pollinator list)


*****Most importantly, we realize you could cheat and do whatever you wanted to do, but we are really trying to make this an authentic learning experience and rely on you and your troop to help carry out those intentions. And also noted there are many opinions of what requires pollination and what does not…we are going with a minimalist mindset.

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