SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION
** Scouts not attending camp please scroll down for upcoming events. **
PRE-CAMP MEETING: Thursday, July 19, 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s. Bring all medical and camp forms. Mr. Fedina will answer all questions. ** Scouts/Adults without medical forms will not be permitted to attend camp, per BSA rules. **
PACKING FOR CAMP: All Scouts should pack their own gear. Adults are encouraged to review the equipment and packing list in the PARENT GUIDE and assist with gathering items, but packing should be left to the Scouts. Don’t forget Class A uniforms, day pack and water bottle, and Merit Badge Pamphlets. Scouts should also bring any prerequisite merit badge work required. Nights can get chill, and it can rain, so scouts should make sure to bring long pants, sweatshirts, rain gear, and an extra blanket.
CAMP GEAR LOAD IN: Saturday, July 21, 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s. Bring all personal gear traveling to camp to load into carpool vehicles. All Scouts attending camp are expected to attend and assist with loading Troop gear into carpool vehicles.
CAMP DEPARTURE: Sunday, July 22, 9:00 a.m. at QuickCheck (Dolson Avenue). Bring a bag lunch to eat on the way. Scouts should also have their camp money including: trading post spending money, merit badge supply money, and $10 for lunch at Cracker Barrel on the way home. Please have money for separate purposes in separate envelopes.
ACTIVITIES IN CAMP: Please let Mr. Fedina know if you would like to participate in these activities. Please be aware of any merit badge class conflicts.
PROJECT COPE LOW COURSE: Monday Night. Elements of the Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) Course that involve both group interaction and personal challenge. Groups work together to complete each element and help/spot each other.
HORSE TRAIL RIDE: Friday at 4:00 p.m. The equestrian center is at the other end of the reservation from Summit Base, but is another activity for which early registration can be critical. Closed toed shoes are required as well as long pants that cover the ankles. Cost is $23 per person, per hour trail ride. In-camp transportation is available to the Barn. Up to 8 scouts/leaders can take part in an hour-long activity, which includes basic instruction and riding.
RETURN FROM CAMP: Scouts will be returning on Saturday, July 28. Carpool drivers will contact Scout parents during the trip to make drop-off/pick-up arrangements.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Saturday, August 4: TENTATIVE: Ten Mile Hike led by Mr. Ruiz and Mr. Simmons (Hiking Merit Badge). Time/Location TBD. Contact Mr. Ruiz if you are interested.
August 9-12: Otisville Country Fair Parking Fundraiser. Please RSVP to Ms. Howe to sign up for shifts.
September 14-16: BSA GNYC Raft-O-Ree (Tentative). More information at BSA GNYC. Scouts must pass the BSA Swimmer test.
October 5-7: DRD/HD Fall Camporee. Emergency Services theme. More information to follow.
October 20: Mammals Merit Badge Workshop at PEEC. More information at PEEC.org. ** Not a Troop event; listed for informational purposes. **