Summer Camp


Summer 2020 Keep an eye out for any updates on where our camp is going to be!
 
    
                                                                        

 
Dates July 7 - July 13 2019

Merit Badges Include (but are not limited to)
Swimming, Canoeing, Veterinary Medicine, Inventors Guild Track
Search and Rescue, Emergency Preparedness, First Aid,
C.O.P.E, Ropemasters, Wilderness Survival, Metalworking, Welding
Archery, Rifle Shooting, and more.  
Get your ATV ASI Rider Safety Course (14 years older) or take part in their Pistols Program

 
ALL MEDICAL PAPERWORK SHOULD ALL BE COMPLETED AND HANDED IT AT A PATROL MEETING.  
THIS INCLUDES PARTS A, B & C (ATTACHED).  GET THOSE MEDICALS BOOKED AND SIGNED OFF!

 
Important Dates:



We need to submit an initial roster of scouts attending by January 31, 2019. The payment schedule is listed below:

1/25/2019 - Payment 1 $105/ scout PASSED
2/28/2019 - Payment 2 $105/scout PASSED
3/31/2019 - Payment 3 $105/scout PASSED
4/30/2019 - Final payment PASSED 

PLEASE REPLY to SM Mary Ostlund if your scout is planning on attending Boy Scout Camp this summer
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Payments will be accepted at https://squareup.com/store/troop499

 
Merit Badge Information:
Its time to pick your  4 merit badges and Wednesday Overnight Program for Summer Camp. In order to hopefully get your first choice you need to send in your list to gebhardtgang@gmail.com by  May 2.  

Attached is the current Schedule of classes with Cost and Pre-reqs.

The explanation of all badges is on the Camp Website at

Quick Notes:

There are four sessions per day ) M-T-TH-F) and all Scouts must fill all four sessions with a merit badge or activity. Due to the camp structure there should be no free periods.

This camp offers the optional TRACK SYSTEM where you earn "like" badges that have overlapping requirements:

Wrangler Track: Horsemanship/Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine MB
Inventors Guild: Robotics/Engineering/Inventing MB
Final Frontiersmen: Space exploration/Astronomy MB
Messenger Track: Photo/Journalism MB
Orator Track: Communication/Public Speaking MB*EAGLE
Hollywood: Movie Making/Animation MB
Global Citizen: Cit Nation/Cit World MB* EAGLE
Sculpting Design: Pottery/Sculpture MB
Conservation: Forestry/Soil/Fish and Wildlife MB
Nature Intro: Nature and Weather MB
Rock Track: Mining/Geology MB
Animal Track:Mammal/Bird Studies MB

These are a good way to spend time in a subject you really like ---

Recommendations:

*If there is an Eagle required one offered that you need,  pick it!

*If you are below First Class in Rank consider doing the Pathfinders Program: Earn rank requirements and Nature, Swimming and First Aid plus one 4th session badge of your choice

*This camp offers several that Santa Clarita may not have a merit badge counselor for -- try something different: Automotive/Horsemanship/Shooting Sports/Radio/Animation ?O
*There is a lake and a pool - take advantage of it!

*Some programs have age or rank requirements listed.

*Some programs have an additional cost listed

*Some programs have pre-reqs that need to be done before camp and documentation of  the requirement completion brought to camp.

Wednesdays:

Competition Day

Limited Merit Badge Offered ( Vet Medicine)

Points earned in games go towards Honor Troop Award

Rugged Overnight:

All Scouts spend Wednesday night under the Stars with an Overnight Program:

Program must be picked now with Merit Badge selection:

 Wednesday afternoon is spent doing activities and then the group spends the evening together under the stars. Merit Badges start again Thursday Morning.

Choices:
*Stargazers(telescopes and stars)

*Range Rovers(Shooting Sports and sleep near the (closed) range)

*Pirates(pool time and sleep near the water)

*Cowboys(Horses and Roping ....)

*Wilderness Survival(sleep in the shelter you built for the MB)

*Pathfinders(for Scouts below First Class dutch oven dinner)

*High Adventure ( Ropes Course and hike to the Valley)

*Mountain Biking(ride 5 miles and camp on the trail)

*Fishing( evening bites and sleep by the lake)

More details on each Overnighter is in  the Leaders Guide on the website.

Send your picks ASAP to Gebhardtgang@gmail.com

Any questions, you can contact SM Mary Ostlund maryostlund@oldglorytroop499.com 


 
 
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