It was brought to my attention that the health form link that I included in this post was incorrect, taking you to MyScouting.org. That has been fixed – it now takes you to the Health Form Explanation Page, which contains links to “fill-out-able”. pdf forms.
Ok, gang… the post you’ve all been waiting for!! SUMMER CAMP!!!
The details: We will be leaving sometime in the late afternoon on Thursday, July 5. Exact time will be posted in an update to this post by Monday, July 2nd, since we will hash that little detail out at the Leader’s Meeting on Sunday Night (7PM at Bill’s, if anyone wishes to attend. Meetings are open, parents are always welcome).
And here is the update: We will meet at 5:00 PM in the St. John School Parking Lot. At this time, we will do a ‘shake down’ – checking kids to make sure they have proper footwear, extra socks & undies, swim suits, jeans/long pants, sunscreen, sleeping bags, medical forms, teddy bears, and a bag of chocolate chip cookies for the Cubmaster. We will then figure out rides, load up, and be on the road at 5:30 PM. Return is nebulous… make sure that your Den Leader or the Cubmaster has your phone number, if you’re not going, and we’ll let you know what time to expect us on Sunday. We usually check the weather and go by how the kids are feeling, because Sunday is generally an “open stations” day, and they have free rein to go do whatever stations they want. I expect that we will leave no later than 1:30, but this could change.
**Because of the time that we plan to leave, and the time we are to check-in, as well as travel, setup, etc., we will not be stopping at McDonald’s for dinner. Please pack a sack dinner for your son (and husband, if this applies!!), otherwise he will miss dinner! Camp is NOT providing an evening meal on Thursday, and neither is the Pack. It’s everyone for themselves on this one. We will have coolers for transporting food, but no cooking facilities.**
We will be camping at Ingawanis Adventure Base, 2482 Grand Avenue, Waverly, IA, 50677.
What the boys should bring:
- Scout Uniform. This includes Blue Shirt with all insignia correctly affixed, neckerchief/slide, and belt. If the boys wish to remove the loops so they don’t get lost, that’s ok.
- Yellow Scout T-Shirt
- Scout Handbook, pencil to mark achievements
- Sleeping Bag/pillow/PJ’s
- T-shirts (no ‘questionable’ messages)
- SOCKS (extra socks, in case your main pair gets wet. You can NEVER have enough socks!!)
- Closed-toe shoes. Gym shoes are fine, as are trail/hiking shoes or boots. Bring an extra pair, in case yours get wet
- Jeans (you will need them even if it’s hot, we’re riding horses, and trust me, you do NOT want to ride in shorts)
- Rain gear
- Brimmed Hat/baseball cap
- Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
- Insect repellant (non-aerosol)
- Water Bottle/Canteen
What the boys should NOT bring:
- Open toed shoes, flip-flops (not even for the pool)
- Crocs/croc-style shoes
- Illegal drugs
- Large knives
- Pocket knife, UNLESS they have their Whittlin’ Chip, then they must be carrying that card, as well
- Electronics, including iPods, gaming systems, etc. They are not allowed in camp, and we don’t want to take the security risk in the vehicles.
Health Forms are required for everyone. If you do not have one on file with the pack, or if you are unsure about whether it is still valid (they expire after 1 year), please contact your Den Leader, or your Cubmaster. The “doctor’s physical” requirement has been removed, so any adults who are going should simply follow the link, fill out the form, and email a copy to the Cubmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will see to it that your Den Leader is notified of this. You may also CC him/her with the form, if you wish.
We request that any adult who is attending camp with us take the time to familiarize yourself with the BSA’s Youth Protection Program. It is free, and conveniently online. Please click through, watch the video and take the quiz to be fully ‘trained’. Once you’ve done this, please email me a copy of your certificate at email@example.com, so I know that you’ve done this. While you’re there, feel free to browse through the other training courses offered. Most are around 30 minutes long, and are very informative. More trained parents and leaders means better program for our boys. Please consider getting yourself trained.