Boys will travel in Scout short or pants. Shirts to be on hangers or folded. We will stop just outside camp to dress in full uniform.
In packing gear, scouts should use a camp trunk or a duffel bag (backpacks are not big enough for the weeks clothes). Their trunk/ duffel bag must be lockable and I recommend providing the Scoutmaster either a spare key or the combination for safekeeping. I recommend getting a combination lock where you can set the lock number.
Bring your own pillow and extra hanger (to hang you uniform shirt on every day).
Each camper should have a compact folding chair.
Spending money can be used for souvenirs, candy, soda, etc. The boys must keep the money safe. (Suggested Amount - $40.00 - $50.00).
For the trip home, we will be stopping and buying lunch on the Thruway. The Scouts will need money for lunch. (Suggested Amount - $10.00).
Boys must have good rain gear – Boots, poncho, or rain suit.
DO NOT FORGET bathing suits (2) and a large towel. These need to be packed near the top of your gear as you will need it Sunday when we arrive.
Boys call home on Wednesday night.
There is a washer and dryer available for the scouts to use, if necessary. Instruction will be provided as needed.
Dependent on the site we get, we will be in wall tents (2 per tent) or Lean-to’s (4 Per Lean-to).
Scouts must not bring cell phones; in fact the troop committee has set troop policy that no Scouts are to bring cell phones. An adult will have a cell phone with me in case of an emergency.
If Scouts bring, buy or are sent “goodies” (Candy, chips, etc.) they must be stored in the site "Bear Box", a metal container, so place package in plastic bags with their name on it. (The Troop will have extra bags (2 Gallon).
It is nice to receive “care packages” from home but please do not go over board. Space is limited to store food in the medal container and the scouts MUST NOT have the food in the tents/lean-to unless they want “visitors” (I don’t mean the human kind).
Also we will need drivers to help transport the Scouts to Wakpominee, another great way to see the camp. Wednesday there is a camp cookout where parents and siblings are welcome for a small fee.
This page last updated on 04/12/2011