Ok, my district's philosophy is that the camporee should be run by adults so that the Scouts can compete. That's why adults are heavily involved in the process.
My district also has the history of poor communications, and last minute planning. Hence when it came time to ask the camporee chief where the camporee book is so that Scouts can start preparing, the answer was "I told the committee last year I'm stepping down."
So guess who has 1.5 weeks to come up with a camporee plan and publish it.
Good news is that this is a joint district camporee, so the other district may have a lot of work already planned. Or they may not.
Theme is "Back to Basics" and I want to focus on Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Scout skills.
Are there any events you have seen that the scouts liked?
I'll start. FIRE & KNOTS. Patrol builds and lights a fire. They cook a noodle and then tie it into a square knot as a timed event. It is harder than it sounds.