Summer camp is upon us! We depart for Camp A in one week on the 12th! Our next meeting on Tuesday is going to focus on final Summer Camp Preparations. If you are not going to summer camp then you can skip this meeting. I would like a parent for each scout to attend this meeting to ensure you get all the information!
- Physicals and Medicine Prescriptions
- Permission Slips
- What to expect at Summer Camp
- Packing List
Physicals: Physicals MUST be the approved BSA Scout Physical with part A signed by both the parent and the scout, Part C must be signed by you medical provider and it must include a copy of your Health Insurance Card. If I do not have this form complete before you leave your scout cannot go to summer camp L. Adults must have them too. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
I have the following Physicals:
Nate C, Kevin A, Lance W, Anders C (Need Insurance Card), Ignacio H (Need Insurance Card), Daniel D (Need Insurance Card), Josh J (Need Insurance Card), Preston S (Need Insurance Card), Evan R (Need Insurance Card), William R, Sean W.
Transportation: I will need some adults to help drive scouts to summer camp and back. I can only fit 4 in my little Subaru!
Permission Slips: Let fill these out now and get the admin stuff knocked out.
Timeline: We will discuss departure and return times and when parents can come visit their scouts.
What to expect at Summer Camp?: We’ll touch on how summer camp works and I will provide a brief overview of events, merit badges, and basically how things are done there.
Packing List: I am going to bring my camping gear in as an example and go through it with the scouts and parents. You have the option of bringing your scout’s stuff to this meeting so I can look at it and make sure it’s good to go….for example, the sleeping bag is rated correctly. Now is the time to start packing your stuff. Don’t Wait until the last minute!
- Sleeping Bag rated to 20 degree or colder
- Sleeping Mat
- Nalgene Bottle (1 Liter) – I require this because it helps me monitor how much water your scout drinks
- Rain Coat/Poncho
- Brimmed Hat (Scout Hats work well)
- Class A Scout Shirt (will be worn during travel and ceremonies)
- Class B Scout Shirt (Can be bought from the troop)
- Hoody type shirt
- 5 Pairs of Socks (Preferably wool or synthetic)
- Spare Long Pants
- Spare Shorts
- 4 Pairs of Underwear
- Beanie Cap
- Comfortable broken in Shoes (Hiking or Running Shoes)
- Sandals or Flip Flops for shower and hanging around camp
- Personal Hygiene Kit (Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Floss, Baby wipes, etc)
- Pocket Knife (only folding knives with blades 4” or less). Must Carry Toten Chit
- Fire making materials (Matches or lighter)
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Head Lamp and or Flashlight with Spare Batteries
- Sunglasses (Optional)
- Camera (Optional)
- Spending Money (I recommend at least $40)
- cord (50 Feet)
- Scout Handbook
- Notepad and Pencis
- Leisure Book (Optional)
- Swimsuit (For those doing water sports …swimming, canoeing, etc)
- Small backpack for little hikes. You do not need to buy an expensive Camping Backpack for summer camp
- 2 x 1 Gallon Zip Lock bags with your scouts name written on it with a sharpy
Items Not To Bring:
- Soda bottles to be used as a water bottler
- Skate Shoes like Vans or Keds (unless this is your second pair for lounging around the camp)
- Junk food or too much snacks. There will be plenty food there and they can buy stuff in the trading post
Again, please contact me for any questions. 719-648-6798. firstname.lastname@example.org