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Summer Camp 2013 San Isabel Scout Ranch, CO

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  1. Summer Camp 2013San Isabel Scout Ranch, CO Campers/Parents Special Update Our Goal: To help each camper make his Summer Camp Experience the very best it can be!

  2. Adult Leadership @ Camp • Joby Steele – Scoutmaster • Tim Pilens – Assistant Scoutmaster • Mike Martin – Trained Adult Leader • Doug Mann – Trained Adult Leader • TJ Clayton – Trained Adult Leader • Jenny Rehse – Trained Adult Leader

  3. Youth Leadership • Ben Pilens – Senior Patrol Leader • Rhys Tash – Assistant Senior Patrol Leader • Brody Steele – Spartan Allegiance Patrol Leader • Carter Martin – Knot Master Patrol Leader

  4. Mail at Camp • Please don’t send any!! From what I have heard, it will not be delivered. • Outgoing – suggest Scouts prepare pre-addressed, stamped envelopes or postcards.

  5. Phone & Email Use • Camp phone is 719-485-3473 (San Isabel) ONLY FOR EMERGENCIES • Scouts – NO phone calls in or out Cell Phones WILL NOT WORK • Camp email is NOT available at San Isabel • We will try to add to the troop blog on the website, but no guarantees!?

  6. Travel Plans • Departure • Leave church at 1000 • Eat a good breakfast before you come to the church • Lunch on road (Scout buy) • Stay the night along the way • Dinner that night is provided by the troop • Breakfast at McDonalds (Scout buy) • Lunch on road (Scout buy) • Arrive at San Isabel @ 1-2 PM

  7. Travel Plans • Returning • Depart Camp @ 10 AM, • Lunch and dinner on the road (Scout buy) • Arrive home around 9-10 PM

  8. Travel Food & Food in Camp • Travel food and money is the responsibility of each Scout. They WILL need to purchase some meals along the way ($7-$10 per meal) • Snacks but NO soda will be allowed on the way there – water only for drinks. • All CANDY AND SNACKS NOT EATEN ON THE WAY MUST BE DISPOSED OF UPON ARRIVAL. It will NOT be collected for the return trip and may not be stored in Scouts tote. So don’t pack more than they need. • NO FOOD whatsoever (except troop provided food) will be allowed in the campsite at any time. • All food/drinks bought at camp MUST be consumed at the trading post.

  9. Trading Post • Numerous items to support the MB programs ($3.50 to $25) • Snacks • Scouts should be able to buy Camp T-Shirt at Camp

  10. Troop Policies - Knives • Only with Totin’ Chip card • A tool not a toy or pastime. • Foldable, locking blade, less than 3” • Fixed blades prohibited • Small folding pocket knife best. • Expensive knives are discouraged

  11. Behavior • Problems rare in Troop 577. • Scoutmaster considers any problems on an individual basis. • No Scout has the right to lessen or interfere with the Scouting experience of others. • Serious or repeated problems may require parents to pickup Scout at camp.

  12. Electronic Devices • Entertainment (Gameboy/IPod/ITouch/DVD Players) may be used on the trip IF silent. • Must be locked in the Scoutmaster’s vehicle at ALL TIMES at camp. • Violators will have such equipment destroyed. • Cell Phones will be collected and locked up by adult leaders until the return trip. • Medical Electronics – discuss with your MD

  13. Spending Money • Travel food money - at least $7 per meal. 3 going and 2 coming back. • Camp spending money Approximately $85 (includes cost of some MB materials) • Check on price of specific Merit Badge Materials for better planning purposes • Scouts will keep their own money while at camp, and are solely responsible for it.

  14. Program Fees at Camp • FEES FOR SESSIONS Program Area Location to pay fee • Aquatics Included in Unit fee. • Handicraft Kits purchased during class with the instructors guidance at the Trading Post. • Fishing Ticket for supplies purchased at Trading Post prior to Monday morning session. • Outdoor Skills Included in Unit fee. • Health & Safety Center Kits and supplies will be purchased at Trading Post. • Specially Programs Rafting fee must be paid prior to camp • Shooting Sports Tickets purchased prior to Monday morning session from Trading Post.

  15. Uniform Rules • Field Uniform • Worn during travel & at evening formation and evening meals. • All patches should be properly sewn on the shirt. • Activity Uniform (Scout related shirts ONLY please) • Worn during the day at camp and in campsite after dinner

  16. Early Departure from Camp • If you plan on picking up your Scout at camp, please make arrangements with the Scoutmaster well prior to departure – written requests with parent signature. • No campers will be released to anyone without written parental/guardian approval. • Release required on medical form and signed letter to the SM with ALL details.

  17. MEDICAL INFORMATION • Medical forms are due first Monday in June (3rd) (2 copies, please). • Camp requires parts A, B, & C of the BSA Health and Medical Record form. Include photocopy of insurance card – both sides. • Additional forms are required for San Isabel Scout Ranch – please complete these forms and attach to physical. • Medical Log form needed for ALL meds. • ALL medication and supplements are kept at Health Lodge. • All medications & Supplements MUST be in the original container, marked with the campers name and Troop number. No large bottles, please. • Scout will carry these to camp in a clearly labeled zip-top bag in his day pack (NOT their tote).

  18. Medical Continued • Scouts will be allowed to carry ONLY approved rescue inhalers and epi-pens. • Send only enough medication for the time they will be away plus a couple of days. • Must have a doctor’s written permission or prescription for ALL prescription drugs and supplements - must be specific and items in the original container. • Over-the-counter items like aspirin, Tylenol, etc should not be sent – the camp has these. • The camp will follow the prescription, so be sure dosages are correct.

  19. Medical Continued • All prescription and over-the-counter medication will be locked up and distributed to the Scout at specific times during the day. • Please complete the Medical Log form. • Scouts cannot carry or keep in their tote any medication other than camp-approved rescue inhalers and epi-pens. • If a Scout has ANY medical problems they must be discussed with the SM & ASM prior to departure. This includes pre-existing injuries, problems traveling, and medication in route.

  20. Medical Continued • Sunscreen & Hydration • Sunscreen, lip balm, and hat are required and must be used. • Scouts who loose their hat will be required to purchase one ($15). • Dehydration is a major problem in this climate and altitude. Scouts must drink plenty of water. • Home sickness • Please, no letters or notes and no phone calls. • If you think your child may be prone to home sickness let SM know, but don’t let him see YOU cry at the church.

  21. Program Notes • Each MB has it’s own special notes/equipment/additional costs. • San Isabel DOES NOT require advance sign-up for MB classes – Scouts can set their schedules based on prior sign up or desired MBs. • Scouts will review the MBs available and sketch out a schedule prior to Camp • Fridays are used as make-up days

  22. Handicraft Sessions • Handicraft sessions run Monday – Thursday (makeup on Friday) • Art ($5 - $10 for supplies) • Leatherwork ($5 - $10 for kits) • Basketry (expect $10 - $20 for kits) • Woodcarving (at least $5 for kits) • Indian Lore (expect $10 - $20 for kits)

  23. Merit Badge Blue Cards • San Isabel uses the Blue Card method to record a Scout’s progress on a Merit Badge. The troop will issue Blue Cards for each Merit Badge the Scout is approved by his Scoutmaster to take. • Completed Blue Cards will go directly to Troop Advancement Chair and then MBs will be awarded at the next meeting all badges are available. • Scouts earning partial MBs will NOT receive their Blue Card after camp until all requirements are met.

  24. General Advancement Items • Any items the boys wish to get signed off on can be done at any time. • The boys will need to work with the SM or ASM to complete these requirements.

  25. What to wear Field Uniform (Scout shirt / neckerchief / hat) will be worn during travel and camp assemblies as required Activity Uniform (Troop or BSA t-shirts only) Warm Layers – not bulky winter coats See packing list for other clothes required Totes (no more than 2 per camper) Durable plastic available at Wal-Mart and other stores Everything other than cot, sleeping bag and daypack must fit in tote Folding Cot Totes should be able to fit underneath Sleeping gear Medium weight bag – 30 Degree Nights Pad for top of cot (optional) Pillow (optional) Day Pack will be carried by the Scout at ALL times (school pack or similar) Personal 1st Aid Kit Water bottle with clip Light jacket Rain gear (can be in tote, depending on forecast) BSA Handbook/Merit Badge Books Notebook & pen & pencil Compass Sunscreen / lip balm Bug repellant Summer Camp Gear MARK ALL of your gear with Scout’s name and “Troop 577 Wichita KS” (including the tote, contents, and cot)

  26. Personal Equipment: Small Flashlight with extra batteries Compass Pocket Knife (no sheath knives) Must have Totin’ Chip Work gloves for project Spending money (Uniform Pocket or Day Pack or Both) Small Sunscreen & Bug Repellent in day pack (NO areosols) •2 - qt. size Water Bottles in day pack Toilet articles Travel size Toothpaste and Toothbrush Travel Size Soap (in box) & Shampoo Sewing kit Daily change of clothes Short-sleeve shirt (1 for each day & 1 extra) Shorts (3 pair – wear each pair 2 days) Socks (6-7 pairs total) Underwear (6-7 pairs total) FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON WHAT TO BRING, SEE THE PACKING LIST ON THE TROOP WEBSITE. Summer Camp Gear

  27. Troop Web Page • A great deal of additional information can be found at:, look for the Summer Camp 2013 tab. • Packing lists • BSA physical forms • Leader & program guides

  28. Questions • Scoutmaster: Joby Steele • 218-2585 • Assistant Scoutmaster: Tim Pilens • 258-6984