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Boy Scout Troop 428
(Branford, Connecticut)
 
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2018 Summer Camp Information


BSA Summer Camp is at Council Boy Scout Camp, Camp Sequassen inNew Hartford, CT. We will be attending week #6, July 29- August 4th2018. We will begin collecting summer camp registration, payments andhealth forms at the troop meetings.

Costs include resident camp fees in table below include $30 perscout for supplies, pizza parties, awards, MBs for the Fall Court of Honor.

Resident Camp Fees

Early Bird (pd in full by 4/15/18)

Regular Rate (pd in full after 4/15/18)

Boy Scout Resident Camp

$465

$490

Additional week or 2nd family member

$425

$450

Provisional Camper or Out of Council Scout

$450 ($30 troop fee not included)

$475 ($30 troop fee not included)

Participating in special programs

Add $50 for LOBO; Add $40 for Eagle Program; Add $150 for Lifeguard Certification

Troop 428 Class B Apparel

Purchase price & more info TBD

 You may review more information regarding summer camp:

http://www.ctyankee.org/camping/residentcamp/boyscout 

Please direct anyquestions to me regarding financial need for campership. Applicationfor campership must be submitted by May 1, 2018 (see website above).         

 WHAT WE WILL NEED FROM YOU:

1. Full payment, less any fundraising contribution per each scout(if any). A parent must sign a form authorizing use of scoutfunds for Camp Sequassen.

2.     Complete Merit Badge (MB)Registration Form and review criteria for eligibility:

·First year scouts attending SummerCamp- CompleteWilderness Patrol Form

·LOBO Patrol (14 years and older)- earn MBs with high adventureactivities.

·Eagle Program (13 yo and older w/Staror Life Ranks)- Onceregistered, will receive an email for CT Yankee Council with the Eagle WeekProgram Merit Badge form after fees are collected.

·STEM (Technology MBs), LifeguardingMB, Scuba Diving MB or Counselor in Training- see me for more information

·CIT Application Form- for scouts 15 years and olderinterested in becoming a camp counselor at Camp Sequassen; this is a 2 weektraining and additional fees outside of Troop 428 selected week

3All scouts and adults attending Summer Camp need a current 2018 BSA Health Form. Ifany area of the form is not completed, your scout will not be able to participate in Summer Camp. We would like to save you an extra trip to CampSequassen if the form is not completed in its entirety. Please ensure thefollowing:

·Thehealth form needs to be completed (all areas), signed (not stamped),& dated.

·Inaddition, a copy of both sides of the scout's insurance card mustbe submitted w/the health form.

·Physicalmust be current this year; dated & signed from July 28, 2017. Anyphysicals after 7/10/18 will need to be brought to Summer Camp by a parent on July 29th and given to Nurse Dave for review. Scouts cannotparticipate in activities until Health Forms are approved by Nurse Dave.

4.     Swim Test- Each scout and adultleader must participate in the swim test at summer camp.

Contact Laura Troidle or myself if there are any questions or if you need assistance with the forms at the meetings. Please note- ALL FORMS and updated information are located on the Summer Camp link (left side) on Scoutlander. Print and complete forms. Laura and I will be collecting them at the meetings.

Thank you,

Sandy Fillion

Troop428 Secretary

SummerCamp Coordinator

smfillion@comcast.net

203-710-7994

Attachments
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2017 Troop 428 Fundraising Reimbursement Request Form.pdf  
2018 Summer Camp Health Form.pdf  
Campershipapplication2018.pdf  
CIT Application Form.pdf  
Dietaryrestrictionsbsrc2018.pdf  
Dietaryrestrictionsbsrc2018.pdf  
loboregistbsrc2018.pdf  
loboregistbsrc2018.pdf  
meritbadgeprerequisites2017.pdf  
meritbadgeselectionbsrc2018.pdf  
wildernesspatrolregistbsrc2018.pdf  
wildernesspatrolregistbsrc2018.pdf  

Summer Camp 2017 Pre- Camp Info


Pre-Camp Update:

 

Camp Sequassen             Northrup Campsite               Sunday, July 30- Saturday, August 5, 2017

Good Morning Campers!  Summer Camp is next week! Following is some info you may find useful…

Arrival

Scouts can arrive between 12:00 noon and 1:00 PM Sunday for camp check in. When you arrive, go straight to Northrup campsite Once we are all accounted for at our campsite, we will proceed to orientation at the waterfront and dining hall.

Attire

Scouts should travel in Class A uniforms, which will also be worn to dinner each evening. Please remember the full uniform including neckerchief, slide or toggle, and green or khaki shorts and belt. Class B uniforms (Scout T Shirt and shorts with belt) are fine for all other times, except waterfront, where a bathing suit and towel are required.  Sturdy shoes are a must - hiking boots are the best option, but sneakers work in a pinch - but save the water shoes/sandals for the water front only! Label all clothing with the scout’s name.  

Food

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided daily. Please do not bring extra snacks or drinks. Food attracts wildlife to the tents so extra food presents a hazard and will be confiscated if found. Also scouts attending also have nut allergies; please do not put them at risk for a severe reaction. We will provide drinking water and Gatorade at the campsite. We suggest you give your son some money for the camp store where can buy snacks, craft supplies, and camp mementos. Twenty dollars should keep your son in slushies for the week.

Departure

A Family Brunch will be held from 9:30 – 10:15 AM on Saturday for parents and guests. Brunch tickets may be purchased during check-in on Sunday or prior to arrival at camp. More info regarding ticket prices. Immediately following breakfast, there will be a recognition ceremony prior to dismissal. If picking up, please plan to join the troop for the ceremony so we can recognize our scouts for the achievements while at camp. Awards ceremony typically ends by 11a.


 

Clothing

Summer Camp Personal Equipment Checklist

 

Class A Uniform  (Shirt, neckerchief, slide, socks, belt)

 

Class B Uniforms (Scouting T Shirt, shorts, belt)

 

Long Sleeve Shirt

 

Underwear

 

Socks

 

Shorts

 

Swim Suit

 

Jacket or Sweatshirt

 

Hiking Boots

 

Sneakers

 

Aquatics Shoes (Optional)

 

Rain Gear (Jacket/Pants)

 

Hat or Cap (Important)

Toiletries

Shampoo and Soap

 

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Deodorant

 

Bug Repellant, Sun Screen

Misc

Medication, if needed; in original med vial with enough meds 7 days

 

Camp Chair (Important for evening campfires!)

 

Spending Money for snacks, crafts at camp store

 

Day Pack

 

Photocopy of Health Form (Leaders will have)

 

Scout Handbook

 

Sleeping Bag/Blankets

 

Pillow

 

Towel/Washcloth

 

Camp Chair

 

Insect Repellent

 

Nalgene Bottles

 

Flashlight and/or headlamp with extra batteries

 

Compass

 

Watch

 

Mosquito Netting (Poles, Duct Tape optional)

 

Clothesline

 

Hand Sanitizer

 

Advancement Materials

 

Pen/Pencil/Paper

 

Book for summer reading for down time.

 

Optional: Camera, fishing pole

If you forget something, some items may be available at the trading post.

Mosquito Netting

We have found that mosquito netting is very important for sound sleep. It is available at the scout store in Milford and various other retail outlets. It may be hung via string over the scout’s cot, or may be draped over poles attached to the cot frame. To make the cot poles, simple take four 3 foot dowels and place empty water bottles or tennis balls  on one end (so the netting doesn't tear). These poles are then attached to the cot frame with some tape, and the netting is draped over them.    

Maybe more importantly, the following items are NOT allowed in camp:

·       Cell Phones. Scouts are not allowed to use cell phones in camp.

·       Electronic devices such as radios, video games, pocket televisions, laser pointers, etc.

·       Camouflage clothing

·       Clothing with inappropriate messages/illustrations

·       Open-toed shoes (except within the confines of the waterfront)

·       Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs

·       Fireworks

·       Aerosol cans/air horns

·       Bulk (over one quart) liquid fuel

·       Glass bottles

·       Sheath or survival-type knives

·       Firearms, including rifles, handguns, bows, blowguns, slingshots and crossbows  

·       Do not bring food to camp. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner is provided.

·       Scouts can purchase snacks, shirts, crafts, etc at the Camp Store. $20 for the week should be sufficient.

 

Most importantly, please bring your best attitude and be ready to have a lot of fun, it is going to be a great week in the woods!

Communications

Camp Address:  Camp Sequassen, BSA., 791 West Hill Road. New Hartford, CT 06057-4218

Telephones: The camp telephone is for emergency purposes and camp related business only. A local service telephone is located at the dining hall for the convenience of leaders and parents. Scouts may not use this phone unless an adult leader is present.

Camp Telephone: 860-379-2009 (for emergency use only) Camp Fax: 860-379-8977

We ask that scouts leave their cell phones and electronic devices home; all leaders will have cell phones in case of emergency.  

 

Leadership: This year, we have  TBD

The following information will be reviewed at the Troop Meeting on ...:

Our Summer Camp will be at our Council Boy Scout Camp, Camp Sequassen in New Hartford, CT. We will be attending Eagle Program week #6, July 30- August 5, 2017.

 

Thank you,

 Sandy Fillion

 Troop 428 Secretary
Attachments
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Recommended Packing Lists.pdf