Summer Camp 2019

Hello Scouts and Parents,

Registration for summer camp merit badges is fast approaching. Please complete the attached document and return it by Tuesday, April 2nd, to Outdoor Coordinator Ken McDowell or Committee Chair Lisa Durrenberger.  Instructions and contact information are on page 1, merit badge selection is on page 2.
The Cris Dobbins Program Guide is available on the Scouts BSA Denver Council website or click here and then scroll down to the link for the program guide under “Helpful Documents and Links.”
We must be up to date on our camp payments in order to register for merit badges and the troop must make another payment next week.  Please make sure your Scout is up to date with his payment plan by contacting Treasurer Danny Reeves at
If your Scout has not signed up for camp but wants to attend, there is still time.  Please contact Danny Reeves and we will add your Scout to the registration.
Lisa Durrenberger
2019 Summer Camp

Troop 287 will go to Camp Cris Dobbin’s for 2019. Here is the link to the campground:

Program Guide:

Leader’s Guide:

Summer Camp Stuff!!!

Make sure you have Scout Physical’s completed. Download, print and bring this exact form to your doctor. No other physical form will be accepted. Parts A, B and C must be completed. Scout’s that do not have this filled out and signed by their medical provider will not go to summer camp. Download your physical form here:

The next most important priority is to schedule and get your scout physicals completed using the BSA Physical Form. YOU MUST USE ONLY THIS FORM to go to summer camp.  Any other form will not work. Your medical provider MUST SIGN PART C of this form. The Parent will fill out Part A and B.

In addition to a physical, you must fill out this Colorado Addendum form. Here the URL incase the link doesn’t work:

Additional Addendum:

Health and Medical Records Checklist

  • All youth participants must have a medical form with parts A, B, and C. Additionally, all youth must have the Colorado addendum and the NEW Colorado Addendum (released early 2019) filled out.Please attach a photo copy of the youth’s health insurance card. (Forms can be found
  • All adult participants staying overnight must have a medical form with parts A, B, and C. Please attach a photocopy of the adult’s health insurance card.
  • RECOMMENDED: Day visitors should provide a medical form in case of emergency.
  • Make a copy of all medical forms for both youth and adults. Copies cannot be made at camp, and the

    Denver Area Council will keep these records for designated amounts of time per Colorado law.

    Medications Checklist

    All youth who take medications including but not limited to prescribed medications, herbal supplements, vitamins and over-the-counter medications must have these listed on Part B of the medical form.

    • Part B must be signed by a licensed medical practitioner under the medications list.
    • Per Colorado law, all medications will be stored and dispensed by camp medical personnel.
    • All medications must be in original containers, marked with the Scout’s name and unit number.

      Only send dosages needed for the week.
      ▪ Daily pill containers and any other containers are not allowed.

    • Medical Marijuana is not allowed and will not be dispensed per the Guide to Safe Scouting.
    • All youth who need to carry life-saving medications must complete the “Contract to Self-Carry”.

      This must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

    • RECOMMENDED: The “Medication Administration Record” filled out prior to arrival.

Merit Badge Stuff!!!

Please check out the merit badge options on the program guide.  Please choose what Merit Badges that your scout would want to take and make sure they fit into the schedule.

Adult Leader Reference Form:

All Adult leaders attending summer camp must get a physical and have this adult leader’s reference form:

The next thing you can start preparing to do it getting your packing list together and items you may need for your merit badges and activities:
Suggested Personal Packing List
This list is only what we suggest you pack for camp. Which program you and your Scouts are participating in, or personal preference, may require you to pack differently. When packing, think of what you need everyday, and always remember: Be Prepared.
Personal Gear
  • Sleeping Bag (20 degrees)
  • Pillow
  • 3‐4 shirts (not co on)
  • 1‐2 pants (no jeans)
  • 2‐3 shorts (no jeans)
  • 1 pair of sturdy hiking shoes
  • 1 pair of tennis/ac vity shoes
  • 3‐4 pairs of underwear (no co on)
  • Rain gear (shirt and pant
  • Windbreaker
  •  Fleece
  • Hat (Full brimmed recommended)
  • 5‐6 pairs of hiking socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Mess kit
  •  Pocket knife
  • Daypack to carry items
  • Hydration pack or Nalgene style water bo les (at least 3 quarts total)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Shampoo
  • Body wash
  • Shower shoes  Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Folding chair
  • Favorite outdoor game (op onal)  Walking poles/s ck
  • Footlocker to hold everything

    Personal Packing List

    Camp Alexander will provide the following

    • Lodging
    • Cot
    • Food
    • Cooking equipment for patrol cooking.
    • Propane
    • Patrol Box
    • Tables
    • Dining Fly/Car port
    • First aid kit
    • Transpiration to/from activities
    • Gear for climbing , biking, and whitewater ra ing