Summer Camp Info

What to pack

  • Face masks (if COVID rules)

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Scout Handbook - write name & troop number in it

  • Class A uniform – required for evening meal

  • Class B t-shirts (all 5 colors)

  • Shorts / Pants - Metalworking requires jeans

  • Changes of underwear (enough for 6 days)

  • Changes of socks (enough for 7 days)

  • Swimming trunks

  • Poncho or raincoat – A MUST

  • Extra pair of shoes (for wet weather) – A MUST

  • Hat

  • Day pack

  • Water bottle

  • Foot locker or duffel bag

  • Sleeping bag or sheets/blanket

  • Towels (2) & washcloth

  • Soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and comb

  • Sunscreen

  • Mosquito repellant – roll-on or cream only

  • Flashlight or headlamp


  • Mosquito net

  • Lawn chair

  • Pocketknife with Totin’ Chip card

  • Pillow

  • Clothesline or rope

  • Money for trading post and merit badge supplies (~$5/day)

  • Bring any MB pre-req workbook or items

Not Permitted


Butterfly knives

Merit Badges

Review pre-requisites

Not all merit badges will be completed at camp

Fees for some merit badge kits - handicrafts, woodcarving, etc.

Trailblazer Program

The Trailblazer program gives first-year campers a jump-start towards their first rank advancements of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.

Internal Troop Competition

Daily competition for 1-2 scouts to earn prize for:

•Cleanest tent

•On time for troop roll call

•Adhering to 10pm lights out

•On time for meals

•On time for flag raising and lowering

•Attending all merit badge classes

•Participation in service duties

A Scout is Clean, Obedient, Trustworthy

Service Duty

  • Flag

  • Meals – cleaning / preparing eating area 3x per day

  • Bathroom cleaning

  • Shower cleaning

First Day Check-in

Scouts should travel with their day pack, water bottle, lunch, COVID mask, sunscreen, and swimsuit, while wearing their Class A for travel

  • Any troop or personal gear not in the foot lockers stored in trailer will need to be taken to the campsite by the scouts using carts available at camp.

Health forms / check temperatures

Aquatics review – waterfront procedures

Pre-camp swim classification test

  • Learner: No test or did not meet Beginner classification in swimming ability.

  • Beginner: The participant enters the water by jumping in, feet first. Using an approved swimming style, swims 25 feet in one direction, stops, turns and swims 25 feet back to the starting point.

  • Swimmer: The participant enters the water by jumping in, feet first and swim 100 yards: Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side, breast, trudgeon or crawl; swim 25 yards on back, using resting back stroke; show you can float, or if not buoyant, with just enough motion to stay afloat.

Camp tour – Campground orientation

Adult Programs

Most camps offer courses related to:

  • Scoutmaster Specific Training

  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

    • Plants & Animals, Tread Lightly, Camp Fire Building, Ropes/Knots, Map & Compass, Flag Etiquette, Cooking, Chaplain

  • Safe Swim Defense / Safety Afloat

  • BSA Aquatics Training Paddle Craft and Water Rescue