Operation Bear Claw Camporee Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is it advisable to wait till September 1st to sign up?
A: NO. Last year, over 50 youth in five Troops were turned away from Zombie Invasion Camporee on September 1st, when the early bird price expired, because they didn't register early.
Q: What does it cost to attend the Operation Bear Claw camporee?
A: Early Bird Fees: $20.00* per youth or adult
participant if paid before September 1, 2011.
Q: What is this event all about?
A: That is TOP SECRET information. If
we told you, it wouldn't be a secret!
Q: How Do We Register?
A: The Youth Registration
for this event is closed. We are still accepting
adult and Event Staff registrations.
Q: Are Webelos Cubs allowed to attend?
A: This event is geared towards Boy Scouts aged 11 to 17 years old. Webelos II cubs may attend this event ONLY if they are hosted by a Boy Scout Troop, and participate as members of an established Boy Scout Patrol.
Q: Do we need to bring Firewood?
Q: Will the Trading Post be Open?
A: The Trading Post will be open during the afternoon on Saturday. They have candy, peanut stuffed pretzels, beef jerky, pop and frozen pizza's, as well as Hahobas T-shirts, water bottles, knives, etc. for sale.
Q: What about Bear Claw T-Shirts? How do we purchase them?
A: Each paid participant will receive an official Operation Bear Claw T-shirt with their registration. You will need to provide your shirt sizes to the event coordinators prior to September 1, 2011.
Shipping is not included, items must be picked up at the Tacoma Scout Center, upon delivery.
Q: Is the event full?
A: Yes, registration closed on July 26, 2011, when we reached the full capacity of 325 Scouts for this event. Don't wait till the last minute to register, over 50 Scouts were left on the waiting list for Zombie Invasion Camporee last year.
Q: My Troop didn't register in time, and we are on the waiting list. When will we find out if we are going or not?
A: Once the event sells out, Troops with paid registrations will be placed on the waiting list, in the event of a cancellation. Don't disappoint your Scouts, register early!
Q: Why is there a limit of 325 Scouts for this event?
A: The event Committee is limiting the number of participants to 325 youth in order to provide a better quality experience for the boys. This is meant to address issues such as overcrowding at stations, missed opportunities to participate due to scheduling issues, and the ability to provide adequate volunteer staff to man the stations for a group of this size.
Q: What meals do our Troop need to provide?
A: Saturday breakfast and dinner, Sunday breakfast. Saturday lunch will be provided.
Q: What time does the event start?
A: The event begins at 9:00 PM Friday, October 7, 2011.
Plan to arrive at camp between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.
Q: Will there be training offered for Adult Leaders like last year?
A: Yes, District Executive Jim Blankenship will be teaching the "Introduction To Outdoor Leader's Skills" (IOLS) course again this year. Make sure to check off the Adult Leader Training box when registering online.
Q: I need a new Signup packet, where can I get one?
Q: Who is running this event?
A: Operation Bear Claw Event Coordinators:
*Pacific Harbors Council Event Refund Policy:To continue providing quality Scouting programs at affordable pricing, we have instituted the following refund policy for programs offered by the Pacific Harbors Council. 1. All cancellations and/or refund requests must be submitted in writing. 2. Refunds are based on the date the written request is received at the Council Office. 3. Requests received two weeks or more prior to an event will receive a full refund. 4. Requests received from 5 to 13 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. 5. No refunds are available 4 or fewer days prior to an event. Rev. 5/27/11