Survivor: Pacific Harbors - A Council Camporee and Encampment

Survivor - Pacific Harbors
Camporee & Council Encampment
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do we need to bring?
The gear list is in the Leader's Guide (Updated 9/9/14)

Specific Gear Needed: All Participants Bring From Home:

  • Camp Chairs for the evening show
  • "Tribal Buffs", or colorful bandannas for the Scouts to wear during the event. These are to be made by the Scouts at home, with colors and patterns decided on by each Patrol, Troop Den or Pack.
  • Tiki Torches - for the Evening Show. One per Patrol or Den
  • Basic Personal Camping Gear: sleeping bag, raingear, first aid kit, change of clothes, etc. See your Scout Handbook for details.

Boy Scouts who are participating in the Camporee must also bring the following items:

  • 10 Essentials for all Boy Scouts participating in the Camporee
  • Small, 1 burner Camp Stove, Cooking pot and spoon for the Cooking Challenges
  • A GPS receiver, Smartphone or other device (see Leader's Guide) to be used in the Technology Challenge
  • A Map of the Frontier Park area
  • A compass (part of your 10 essentials)
  • An understanding of land navigation basics, the latitude & longitude system and how to use a GPS.

Q: What Time does everything start?
The event schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 19, 2014
3:00 PM - Gates Open
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Troops arrive, Campsite setup
9:00 PM - All-camp meeting in the Arena
9:30 PM - Leader's meeting (Patrol Leaders, Scoutmasters, Den Leaders, Cubmasters)
9:30 PM - Adult Leader Training Signups
10:00 PM - Event Staff Meeting

Saturday, September 20, 2014
6:30 AM - Wake up, breakfast in campsites
7:30 AM - Morning Assembly & Flag Ceremony
8:00 AM - Boy Scout Camporee begins
9:00 AM - Cub Adventure World and Scouting Festival opens

Training Class Schedule:
9:00 AM - Noon: Leader Training - Cub Scout Den Leader Specific
9:00 AM - Noon: Leader Training - Cub Scout Webelos Den Leader Specific
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM: Leader Training - Boy Scout Leader Specific
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM: Leader Training - Varsity Leader Specific

12:00 PM - Lunch Break
1:00 PM - Camporee resumes

5:20 PM - Camporee ends
5:20 PM - Dinner in Campsites
7:00 PM - Scouting Festival Closes
7:00 PM - Evening Show and Survivor Finalist Competition
9:00 PM - Mystery Night Time Adventure Activity
11:00 PM - Lights Out

Sunday, September 21, 2014
8:00 AM - Wake Up, breakfast in campsites
9:00 AM - Pack Up, Inspections with Troop Guides Check out & head for home!
12:00 PM - All participants off site


Q: Is Registration closed now?  Can I add more people to my Troop or Pack?
Registration for Boy Scouts is closed, as the Boy Scout part of the event is sold out.  If you have partial Patrols of less than 8 boys, you may add more youth to your existing registration by paying on-site. 

There are still plenty of Cub Scout tickets available, so you may register on-site.

Q: What is this event all about?
It is five Scouting events in one:

  • Council-wide Camporee, based upon the Survivor TV show
  • Scouting Festival, similar to the "Scout-O-Rama" concept
  • Cub Scout Adventure World
  • Adult Leader Training Seminars
  • Council-Wide Encampment (3-day campout)

Q: Where and when will it be held?
Frontier Park, Graham, WA, September 19 - 21, 2014

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Q: Who can participate?
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Teams, Venturers, Adults

Q: What will we do there?
There is something for everyone at Survivor: Pacific Harbors:

  • Cub Scouts: Cub Adventure World & Scouting Festival
  • Boy Scouts: Survivor Camporee, Scouting Festival
  • Varsity, Venturing: Camp Staff, Scouting Festival, other volunteer opportunities
  • Adult Leaders: Camp Staff, Leader-Specific Training
  • General Public: Scouting Festival, Cub Scout Adventure World

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Q: What kinds of activities will there be at the Survivor Camporee?
There are three major areas at this event:

The Boy Scout Survivor Camporee competition will be segmented into five different themed areas, with 25 event stations:
  • Physical Challenges:
    • Tribal Tub-o-Ultimate
    • Tribal Boff-Off
    • Tribal-o-War
    • Tribal Team Hug
    • Tribal Foos-Mania / Tribal Ladder Bola
  • Mental Challenges
    • Occipital Lobe
    • Motor Cortex
    • Temporal Lobe
    • Hippocampus
    • Sensory Cortex
  • Leadership Challenges:
    • Follow The Leader
    • Manage your Form
    • Shepherding the Blind
    • Building Chief
    • Commander's Relay
  • Technology Challenges
    • Idol Hunt
  • Food Challenges:
    • Tastes of the World
    • Iron Chef
    • Blindfold Taste Test
    • A Sticky Situation
    • Story of a Different Color


The Camporee will culminate in an Evening Show with elimination challenges to determine the overall winner. There will also be a mystery night time adventure activity after the show.

The Cub Scout Adventure World will be similar to the Cub World at WashJam, including Survivor Themed competitions for Cubs to participate in:

  • Jolly Roger's Lagoon
  • Message To Maefking
  • Wheel Barrow Race
  • CubAnnapolis
  • Lava River Crossing
  • Stomp Rockets
  • Climbing Wall
  • WashShoes
  • Egyptian Maze
  • Face Painting
  • 3D Spider Web
  • Boffing Ring
  • Science/Magic Show
The Scouting Festival will be an open-air midway with:
  • Activity/display booths from Scouting units
  • Northwest Indian Village from the Order of the Arrow Lodge
  • Mountain Man Encampment, with demonstrations and games
  • Demonstrations of Dutch Oven cooking
  • STEM Technology area
    • Robotics Demonstration
    • Welding Merit Badge demo
  • Dutch Oven Cooking demos
  • Informational booths about Philmont, NESA, Scouting Alumni and more
  • Outdoor oriented local merchant displays
  • Food vendors
  • Scout Unit Fund Raising booths
The Adult Leader Training sessions will feature the following:
  • Boy Scout Leader Specific training
  • Cub Scout Cubmaster training
  • Cub Scout Den Leader training (Tiger/Wolf/Bear, Webelos)
  • Varsity Leader-Specific training

Q: How much does it cost, and when can I register?
The event fees are set up to encourage early registration and to get a commitment from Scout units early in the year.  Registration opened on January 10, 2014.  The participant fee structure is as follows:

Early Bird Participant Pricing of $25 per person ended on March 31, 2014.
Subsequent price levels are as follows:
$30 per person if paid by June 30, 2014
$35 per person if paid by September 1, 2014
$40 per person if paid onsite, on September 19, 2014
Pricing for the general public has not been established at this time.

Event Staff Fees are $20 per person, which includes a staff patch.

Save money, and register today!

Q: Is there a limit to the number of participants?
Yes, when approximately 2000 combined participants have registered for the Camporee & Cub Adventure World programs, registration for these areas will be closed, and a waiting list established.  The Camporee will have the capacity to handle 120 Boy Scout Patrols, with 30 activity stations.

Q: Who has signed up already?
Over 740 participants from over 16 Cub Scout Packs and over 44 Boy Scout Troops have already registered and paid. 
The current listing of registered Scout units is here.

Q: How often will this event be held?
This event occurs every four years, two years after WashJam, the State Scout Jamboree:

  • 2012 - WashJam
  • 2014 - Survivor: Pacific Harbors
  • 2016 - WashJam
  • 2018 - Council Camporee, theme TBD

Q: Do you need volunteers to help staff the event?
Yes, We are currently recruiting event staff, in the camporee area. 
Staff volunteers will receive a Staff Event Patch.
For more information or to volunteer, contact: John Ohlson - Event Chairman - 253-380-4100 or Email Us

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