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Summer Camp Packing List

Posted on May 25 2023 - 4:00am

Scouts and parents -

If you have not been to summer camp before and are unsure about what you need (or your scout needs to be packing), please be sure to review the Camp Sequoyah packing list.  This list can also be supplemented by the packing list in the scout handbook.  One recommendation is to add ziploc bags or other dry bags for packing clothing.  This helps keep them dry and organized through the week.  We have also found that one towel for the waterfront and one towel for shower use works well.  Merit badge books are NOT required, but are helpful.  A headlamp with a red light capability is preferred to a handheld flashlight.  Shower shoes are also acceptable to pack for the shower, but cannot be worn around camp.  All shoes at camp must be closed toed.  Sunscreen and bug spray should be in pump containers - no aerosol cans.

While scouts will be provided a tent at camp, tents will be needed for overnight Saturday before arrival at the camp. Scouts should expect to buddy up both Saturday night and at camp.  Scouts should talk with each other to identify who they want to buddy up with and coordinate who has a tent.  Personal tents (for summer camp and all 617 activities) should be limited in size to a 4 person tent or smaller. Scouts, if you don't have a tent, or can't find a buddy, reach out to me or Mr. Everson and we will help pair scouts up who still don't have a buddy yet.

Scouts, please, please, please make sure you know how all of your equipment is set up and taken down/packed back up before leaving for camp!

Any parent who is concerned about whether or not they have the right equipment is encouraged to reach out to me, Mr. Everson or any other leaders to talk about recommendations or options for borrowing equipment for the week.  We don't expect any parent to go out and buy a whole new set of gear and equipment for summer camp just because what they have on hand is not exactly what is on the packing list.  We will also answer any questions at our Summer Camp Q&A on May 31.

Mr. Sherman

Swim Tests

Posted on May 25 2023 - 4:00am

Anyone attending Summer Camp or Bechtel Summit this summer who HAS NOT done a swim test and signoff with Pat Kozachuk in the past few weeks needs to contact Ms. Kozachuk or Ms. Walker to make alternative arrangements.

Eagle Project Workbook Update: New Form Required

Posted on Mar 6 2023 - 7:23am

Attention all Life Scouts! The Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook has been updated. All earlier versions of the workbook need to be copied over to the new 2023A before district review.

Download the NEW Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook PDF from the National website here: https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/EagleProjectWorkbook2023a.pdf

Please note that the “Signature Page” (Page H) has not changed in the NEW Workbook Project Proposal section. If you have approval signatures already, you do not need to get them again. Just attach a printable image of that page with the NEW Workbook. If you have questions or concerns contact your Scout Leader or Mentor.

Zelle Payments Are Now Active!

Posted on Sep 23 2022 - 7:48pm

We have finally be able to activate Zelle as a payment method for the Troop!

This is exciting since Zelle is supported by many major banks directly in their banking apps, and allows for near-instantaneous transfers with NO FEES!

Troop Shirts

Posted on Aug 30 2022 - 5:15pm

Anyone wishing to get shirts or other items ordered needs to submit their order form at the troop meeting.

Medical Forms - Action Required!

Posted on Jan 5 2021 - 9:25am

On January 1, 2021, the former version of the BSA medical form became invalid, and ALL scouts and scouters are required to use the updated version of the Medical Form.  If your most recent medical form submission was not on the new form (the 2019 printing with sections A, B1, B2, and C) , please complete and submit two (2) copies of the new form to Jackie Lopina as soon as possible.  Also, please note that you cannot attach additional pages; you must complete the form sections as shown - this includes the immunization section.  You can find the new form on our web site here.

Please note that scouts and scouters will NOT be able to participate in activities unless they have provided a new medical form with at least sections A, B1, and B2 (these are the sections that are completed by the scout/scouter/parents).

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