South Florida Council's Scoutmasters Camporee

The 63rd annual Scoutmasters Camporee will be held on February 17-19, 2023

Theme for 2023: Honoring a Tradition, Beginning a Legacy, with A Quarter Century of Scouting

Chief: Jose Kudja

This is the website for the Scoutmasters Camporee Committee of the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America.

2022 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Monday, May 30, 2022

Honor Our Veterans
At the Davie Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Memorial Day television reports:

NBC Miami Channel 6: https://www.nbcmiami.com/on-air/as-seen-on/south-florida-commemorates-memorial-day/2773073/

WSVN Channel 7: https://wsvn.com/news/local/broward/memorial-day-parades-in-south-florida-honor-the-fallen/

 

Memorial Day 2019 cover photo

Memorial Day Parade Stage in rodeo arena

Veteran saluting at 2013 ceremony Veterans at 2013 ceremony

WW II vet Cross with flag and flowers

soldier saluting tomb of unknownThe order that created Memorial Day
HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

We are organized, comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose among other things, "of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers, sailors, and marines who united to suppress the late rebellion." What can aid more to assure this result than cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes? Their soldier lives were the reveille of freedom to a race in chains, and their deaths the tattoo of rebellious tyranny in arms. We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let no wanton foot tread rudely on such hallowed grounds. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.

If other eyes grow dull, other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain to us.

Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring-time; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from his honor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon a nation's gratitude, the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan.

It is the purpose of the Commander-in-Chief to inaugurate this observance with the hope that it will be kept up from year to year, while a survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of his departed comrades. He earnestly desires the public press to lend its friendly aid in bringing to the notice of comrades in all parts of the country in time for simultaneous compliance therewith.

Department commanders will use efforts to make this order effective.

By order of:
JOHN A. LOGAN, Commander-in-Chief

N.P. CHIPMAN, Adjutant General

Official: WM. T. COLLINS, A.A.G.


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Campsite registration as of 02/11/2022: 2022 SMCC Site list as of 2022-02-11. Campsite layout map: 2022_SMCC_Site_Map_2022-01-242022_SMCC_Site_Map_zoomed_2022-02-04

Sites are large enough to hold 20 tents. Tentaroo registration instructions

• Campsites are $20 per Site. This is a non-refundable Registration Fee and does not include any participant fees.   
• All Campsites are large enough to accommodate a unit of 40 Scouts and Scouters. No unit can reserve more than one (1) Campsite without the permission of the registration Vice Chief.   
• Units must select a site in the assigned area for their unit type, and only one unit may register per site.
• In-site Port-o-lets are $75 each and must be reserved and paid for by January 31st, 2022.
• Reserved campsites not occupied by 8:00 PM, Friday may be reassigned to another unit at our discretion.

Per person fee:

  • On-Time Camper w/patch - $20 per person registration fee must be paid by January 31st.
  • Late Registration Camper w/patch - $25 per person from February 1st, 2022 on.
  • Day Visitors w/patch - $10 per person  
  • Non-Scout Parent Day Visitor - $7 option (does not include a patch.)

Camporee booklet: 3rd and final version of the 2022 Camporee booklet can be viewed/downloaded: 2022 Camporee booklet v1.3


Camporee booklets back to 2005 are available on the History page. The Camporee theme is linked to the booklet.


Scoutmasters Camporee forms

These forms are form field enabled meaning they can be filled out on a computer and then print the completed form. The cursor will change to an I bar when placed over a field. Click in any field to move the cursor there. Pressing "tab" will advance one field; "shift" + "tab" to go back one field.
Roster of unit participants - PDF - form field enabled
Parking ID

Maps

Aerial photo from the 2012 camporee:

2012 camporee aerial view