October 6 - 8, 2018

The Historic Traveling Camporee is a three-day weekend adventure by chartered bus. It is an event designed to expose our Boy Scout youth and leaders to, and expand their knowledge of, our country’s heritage.  It is fun, educational and one-of-a-kind ~ one of Scouting’s mountaintop experiences.  Out of almost three hundred councils across the United States, Northeastern Pennsylvania Council is the “ONLY” Boy Scout Council to host Traveling Camporees on a biennial basis on this large a scale. How many opportunities do YOU have to participate in a weekend Camporee by chartered bus?

On this year’s exciting trip, we visit the “Historic Triangle” of southeastern Virginia; and see what life was like for 18th century Americans at “Colonial Williamsburg;” explore re-creations of America’s first permanent English colony at “Jamestown Settlement;” and learn about America’s fight (and victory) for independence at the year-old “American Revolution Museum in Yorktown!”

In 1607, thirteen years before the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, a group of 104 English settlers made a 4½ month voyage across the Atlantic to the banks of the James River in the hopes of a new and successful life.  At Jamestown Settlement, you will learn how the settlers coped with the harsh realities of an unfamiliar environment, and how the Powhatan Indians of Virginia adapted to their new neighbors. That story comes to life outdoors in full-scale re-creations of the colonist’s fort and a Powhatan Indian village, as well as a riverfront pier with re-creations of the three ships that brought the settlers to Jamestown!

At Colonial Williamsburg, along with a tour guide from nine to noon, you will spend the day immersing yourselves in the daily life of the 1770’s in this 300-acre city of working trade shops ~ including the apothecary, printing office, blacksmith, tin smith, and much, much more.  Explore over 35 historic sites and 22 trade sites including the Capitol, where the people’s representatives voted for independence, the Governor’s Palace, where the British king’s appointed ruler lived in opulence.  Visit with the period actors in costumes as they walk the streets calling for the end of British rule; and train with the soldiers, also in period costume – as they prepare for the upcoming battle for independence!

At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, you will experience the Revolutionary world from the frontlines to the supporting roles, all within musket range of the original Yorktown battlefield.  You will experience musket, mortar and cannon-firing demonstrations and marching lessons on the drill field.  Enlist in the Continental Army, explore your sleeping quarters in the soldiers’ tents and learn how to cook hardtack, and much, much more – AND end the day with a “Ghost Tour!”

It’s all here – start planning your Troop or Crew’s “Historic Triangle” experience today. Join us for this activity-packed weekend ~ and a mountain-top experience on 2018’s exciting & educational 15th biennial Traveling Camporee to Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown!



Saturday – October 6, 2018
4:50 a.m. Arrive at PNC Field
Load buses
5:30 a.m. Leave PNC Field
7:30 a.m. Rest Stop – Grantville MM 79 / 81 S
11:30 a.m. Rest Stop – Dale City MM 155 / 95 S
Noon Leave for Jamestown
2:45 p.m. Arrive at Jamestown Settlement
5:30 p.m. Eat supper At Jamestown Café
7:00 p.m. Leave Jamestown Cafe
7:30 p.m. Arrive at Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Set up camp
8:00 p.m. Hotel people leave with bus drivers
9:00 p.m. Cracker barrel & leader’s meeting
10:00 p.m. “Lights out” – long day tomorrow
Sunday – October 7, 2018
6:00 a.m. Reveille
6:30 a.m. Breakfast at camp
6:50 a.m. Buses will leave for St. Bede Catholic Church
Non-Catholic services stay in camp for Scouts Own Service
7:30 a.m. Scout’s Own Service at camp
8:10 a.m. Board buses for Williamsburg Visitor’s Center
8:35 a.m. Arrive Williamsburg Visitor’s Center to spend the day
9:00 a.m. Tour with a guide in the Colonial Village from 9 - 12
12:00 p.m. Return back to Visitor’s Center for lunch
Finish the afternoon touring on your own
5:15 p.m. Board buses at designated pick up spot
5:30 p.m. Arrive at Golden Corral for supper
7:00 p.m. Board buses for Yorktown
7:30 p.m. Arrive in Yorktown for Ghost Tours
9:00 p.m. Board buses for camp
9:30 p.m. Arrive back in camp
Hotel people leave with bus drivers
9:45 p.m. Cracker barrel & leader’s meeting
11:00 p.m. Lights out – another long day tomorrow
Monday – October 8, 2018
6:30 a.m. Reveille
7:30 a.m. Breakfast at camp
Break down camp & pack buses
8:15 a.m. Board buses for American Revolution Museum in Yorktown
8:45 a.m. Arrive at American Revolution Museum
9:00 a.m. Self-tour Museum
11:15 a.m. Leave Museum for Yorktown Battlefield Visitor’s Center
11:25 a.m. Arrive at Visitor’s Center, short tour, walk to Yorktown Victory Monument
Group picture at the Victory Monument
12:30 p.m. Board buses and leave Yorktown
eat lunch on the bus
2:30 p.m. Rest Stop Dale City Rest Area
2:50 p.m. Leave rest stop for Mountain Gate Family Restaurant, Thurmont, MD
5:00 p.m. Arrive at Mountain Gate for supper
6:30 p.m. Leave Mountain Gate for home
9:30 p.m. Arrive back at PNC Field

Information Sheet


$240 per person – Fee includes transportation, all meals, camping at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, admission to all venues and Camporee patch.  Optional expenses may be souvenirs, snacks and/or added attractions as decided by your individual troop or crew. 


  • By Troop or Crew – at least two registered adult leaders MUST BE in attendance from each Troop or Crew registering.  Reminder: ALL leaders and/or parents MUST be registered with their Troop or Crew and MUST have completed Youth Protection Training and PA Background Clearances!
  • 2nd-yr. Webelos – “if invited by their Troop only!” (MUST attend with a parent, who must be registered with their unit first [if not already registered as a leader], and will need to complete Youth Protection Training and PA Background Clearances!)
  • Individual Scouts, meaning any “registered” Boy Scout or Venturerindividual Scouts MUST go with a parent or connect with a Troop or Crew already signed up.  (Note: If not already registered, the Scout’s parent must register with their Troop or Crew first and will need to complete Youth Protection Training and PA Background Clearances.)

    Note: Please remember…this is a weekend campout – accompanying adults (and Scouts) MUST “be prepared” for all contingencies.  “You WILL be doing a LOT of walking!!!”


A $50.00 “non refundable deposit for EACH individual attending” will reserve your seat.  “PLEASE NOTE: Deposits may be transferred to a new participant, but cannot be returned OR transferred to an individual already registered!”    Deposits made by March 31st will guarantee you a seat on a bus!   After March 31st, as buses fill up, you may be placed on a waiting list until there are enough reservations to fill the next bus.  Don’t delay – this trip is going to be a popular one!  After your initial deposit is made, payments can be made in $35/$40 increments, or paid in full at any time; however, whatever way you decide to pay, payment in full is due on or before September 8th, 2018. 

 Any payments made after September 8th will be required to add a $25 late fee!


“Class A” Scout field uniforms ARE REQUIRED!  (pants, shirt, socks, belt & Scout hat).  This is the uniform of the Boy Scouts of America.  Remember, we are going to be ambassadors of our Northeastern Pennsylvania Council AND the Boy Scouts of America.  PLEASE keep shirts tucked in!  General neatness is the order of the day.  NO camouflage clothing is allowed!  (Leaders and Senior Patrol Leaders are responsible for enforcing these rules.) Should you need it, here is a link to the official Boy Scout and Scout Leader Inspection forms.


We will be using Avery Transportation, Inc., 47-passenger, climate-controlled motor coaches with restroom facilities.  Departure time from PNC Field (Yankees Stadium in Moosic) will be 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 6th.  Plan on arriving at the stadium at 4:50 a.m. for our 5:30 a.m. departure.  Return arrival time will be approximately 9:30 p.m., Monday, October 8th (dependent on traffic).  Cars may be left in the stadium’s parking lot over the weekend.  You MUST park them back along the tree line on the administrative side (right side) of the stadium.  Keep in mind, that the stadium will not be responsible for your car, so leave it at your own discretion!


See equipment list further down in this packet.  


Because of limited space on the bus, NO large, external frame backpacks, fold-up cots, foot lockers, large picnic coolers or other unnecessary gear will be permitted.  A duffel or gym bag is best.  AGAIN…MARK YOUR NAME or INITIALS and UNIT NUMBER ON YOUR GEAR!   Make sure everyone has counted how many pieces of equipment they came with, have written it down and have counted that equipment before leaving the bus to go home!  Due to ICC regulations, “NO” liquid fuel or propane  tanks or canisters may be carried on board or in the underneath storage bays of the bus!

Additional Information

For complete details on the
2018 Historic Traveling Camporee to Williamsburg, VA
including leader guides (youth and adult), planning checklists,
and registration and payment information please click on the link below
to download the complete information packet.

Copies are also available at the Scout Service and Training Center