South Florida Council's Scoutmasters Camporee

2021 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Monday, May 31, 2021

Honor Our Veterans
At the Davie Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

The Town of Davie and the Scoutmasters Camporee Committee cordially invite you to attend the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony to be held on Monday, May 31, 2021. The Parade begins at 10:15 a.m. and will proceed east on Orange Drive beginning at the Davie Fire Administration (6905 Orange Drive) and ends at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds (4271 Davie Road, Davie, FL, 33314). Bring your family, friends and celebrate Memorial Day with the Boy Scouts. The Ceremony is under the Arena and takes place rain or shine. View the flier.

map from Davie Fire admin to Bergeron Rodeo Grounds

2021 Memorial Day patchScout units and community organizations can walk in the Parade. Register to participate in the Parade by submitting the web form (closes Friday, May 28 at 11:59 p.m.) Flags and Memorial Day patches ($4) can be reserved and pay cash at the Parade. Any reserved patches not picked up prior to the start of the Parade will be made available for sale. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please feel free to contact Al Garver, 2022 Scoutmasters Camporee Chief and 2021 Memorial Day Chairman, by email by going to our contact page and submitting the form, phone: 305-318-2272 or email Special Events at the Town of Davie or phone 954-797-1181.

Following the parade, a Memorial Ceremony will take place under the Rodeo Arena. This is an excellent opportunity to show your support for our soldiers and recognize the sacrifice they have made and are making to ensure our freedom. The Service will last an hour and is guaranteed to make an impression on your entire family. Flags will be available prior to the service for $1.00. During the service, flags (purchased or you may bring your own) can be placed on veteran's grave markers.

The keynote speaker is Arthur (Art) Tate Ph.D. He was O-Shot-Caw Lodge's third chief serving two terms from 1956-1958 and received the Vigil Honor in 1959. Art earned Eagle and the Explorer Silver Award. After graduation from the University of Miami, he had a 26 year career in the U.S. Army which included three Vietnam tours. He continued to be active in Scouting and was the Scoutmaster of seven troops. He was a Wood Badge staffer and was awarded the Silver Beaver by the Transatlantic Council. After retiring from the Army, he began a 31 year career in education by earning a doctorate in Educational Leadership and was a teacher and superintendent of the New York Military Academy and five public school districts. In Scouting, he worked at district and council levels as a trainer, commissioner and member of the executive board. He continues to participate in his life‐long interests by fancy dancing in pow wows throughout the country and honing his skills as a silversmith.

In addition to the Memorial Day patch, 2020 Camporee patches, hats and t-shirts will be available for sale at the Rodeo Arena.

Memorial Day Schedule
Monday, May 31, 2021

10:00 a.m. - Memorial Day Parade Assembly at Davie Fire Administration (6905 Orange Drive). Scouting units and community organizations are encouraged to participate and check in by 10 a.m.

10:15 a.m. - Memorial Day Parade Step-Off. Please be assembled and ready.

11:00 a.m. - Memorial Day Service held in the Davie Bergeron Rodeo Arena (4271 Davie Road, Davie, FL, 33314).

FLAGS will be available prior to parade step-off and ceremony for $1.00 each. During the service, flags (purchased or brought) can be placed on veteran's graves markers. The Memorial Day Weekend activities are an official South Florida Council Scouting activity. The Town of Davie donates significant manpower and resources to assure a successful event. You are encouraged to participate in this worthwhile event. This weekend is designed to give your units an opportunity to have fun and participate in the true meaning of this National Holiday. We will look forward to seeing all of you at this event.

Memorial Day 2019 cover photo

Memorial Day ParadeStage in rodeo arena

Veteran saluting at 2013 ceremonyVeterans at 2013 ceremony

WW II vetCross with flag and flowers

soldier saluting tomb of unknownThe order that created Memorial Day
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.

The 62nd annual Scoutmasters Camporee will be held on February 18-20, 2022

Theme for 2022: Sustainability and Inclusion

Chief: Al Garver

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

2022 Scoutmasters Camporee Chief Al Garver explaining theme.

Where do you find the 17 parts mentioned in the video? At Scouts for Sustainable Goals.

See the Camporee Announcements page for the latest details and new events. Join our email list to get important notices about the Camporee

*** Important Update - 2021 Camporee postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19 ***

Dear Unit Leader,

We have made the very hard decision to cancel the Scoutmasters Camporee at Markham Park for 2021 due to the continuing impact of Covid-19.

This decision has been made after much thoughtful discussion of all involved- including the SM Camporee Committee, South Florida Council Management Staff and Broward County Parks.

Large group gatherings still cannot occur and we cannot feasibly hold this type of event under the current and anticipated continuing restrictions.

We look forward to holding the 2022 Scoutmasters Camporee safely for all of our Scouts in February 18-20, 2022, at Markham Park.

We have moved your current registration to the 2022 Event, and if you are ok with that, you do not need to take any action at this time.

If your unit would prefer a refund, you must contact Cliff Freiwald no later than December 15, 2020 and a full refund will be issued. After December 15, 2020 all site reservation fees on your account will return to the normal status of non-refundable for the 2022 Camporee.

All registration options for the 2022 event are closed until March 1, 2021 at which time units will be able to modify or add to their reservation for the 2022 event.

We will not be holding any sites that are not already paid for a unit to claim later since the reservation period for 2021 has passed and some units have already claimed new sites for the next event.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeanine Kinsey – Registration Support, Paul Spalding – 2nd Vice Chief, or Cliff Freiwald – Staff Advisor.

As always - we wish everyone continued good health and look forward to when we can all gather again in friendship.

Thank you,

Jeanine Kinsey – SMCC Registration Team and SMCC Past Chief 2019

The 2022 Scoutmasters Camporee is asking all units that reserve a campsite to consider selecting one of the 17 SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) and find an Association (i.e. Elks Clubs), NGO (Non-Governmental Organization such as Red Cross), or Company (i.e. Amazon) that are helping meet SDG goals.

Campsite registration as of 10/18/2020: 2021_SMCC_Campsite_Registration_20201018.pdf. 2021 SMC reserved site map as of 10/18/2020. Campsite layout map: 2021_SMC_11x17_map_20201018.pdf.

To fulfill the "Inclusion" part of the 2022 theme, we are asking you to add information to your gateway about a SDG partner and / or display a service project that you did with them.

Once you have an idea of which SDG partner you're looking at (maybe two or three choices) please use the contact form to email your list to the Camporee Chief so that we can make sure there are no duplicates. We will confirm approval of your selection and add it to the registration spreadsheet posted on this site so that others know you have claimed that group.

Once you receive confirmation, please send more information: Name Organization, Address, Contacts, email, Phone # etc. We would like to develop a resource list for units that would like to do a service project with these groups in the future.

You may promote Local, Regional, National, or International groups.  For example, if there is a Broward and a Miami-Dade chapter of an organization, those would count as 2 different organizations.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yours in Scouting,
Alberto Garver
2022 SMCC Chief

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


Aerial photo from the 2012 camporee:

2012 camporee aerial view