This is a supplemental guide for Summer and Long-Term camps.
Reference the Troop 279 Hot Weather Camping Guide for information concerning hot weather camping.
Complete the Summer Camp Medication Dosing Form and turn into Troop Leadership before we depart (or sooner) for Summer Camp.
We must have a Completed BSA Physical with Parts A, B & C!
No Physical. No Summer Camp.
This packing list is similar to the Generic Packing List.
Each camper is provided a canvas, two-person tent on a wooden platform and an army-style cot. The following list of recommended items is taken from chapters 8 and 9 of the Boy Scout Handbook. Please be aware that your Scout will be camping for seven days and six nights.
The more money you give your scout the more money he will spend!
A plastic “Rubbermaid” style footlocker must be supplied to keep the scout's gear in.
Scouts are required to wear their Class “A” Uniform at Dinner and Flag Ceremonies.
It can get chilly at night.
Don't forget your watch - you have places to be and things to do!
Reference the Merit Badge books for your classes to find all the requirements and extras to bring with you to Summer Camp.
Official Merit Badge Books from BSA Online Store
Please make sure you know what merit badges you have been signed up for. If in doubt you will be able to ask the leaders. Also, look at the posted schedule that will be onsite.
4. Demonstrate survival skills by jumping feetfirst into deep water wearing clothes (shoes, socks, swim trunks, long pants, belt, and long-sleeved shirt). Remove shoes and socks, inflate the shirt, and show that you can float using the shirt for support. Remove and inflate the pants for support. Swim 50 feet using the inflated pants for support, then show how to reinflate the pants while still afloat.
Requirements Covered Participants in the First Year Scout Program should bring following items for program purposes:
SCOUT SKILL INSTRUCTION:
7. Perform the following equipment-based rescues for a conscious practice subject 30 feet from shore. Use a proper entry and a strong approach stroke. Speak to the subject to determine his condition and to provide instructions and encouragement. e. Remove street clothes in 20 seconds or less and use a non-buoyant aid, such as a shirt or towel, to tow the subject to safety. Explain when it is appropriate to remove heavy clothing before attempting a swimming rescue.