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Summer Camp 2018

posted Mar 14, 2018, 7:08 AM by Scott Lovell   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 7:10 AM ]

It’s time to register for summer camp. Below are To Do’s and some information to kick off summer camp preparations. Our summer camp coordinator this year is Kim Freed. She is new to this position, and there is a LOT to cover, so please be patient and give her your support. 

 

There is a lot of information to take in especially for the new scouts. Please feel free to ask questions e.g. using email or in person during the meetings.  We will also provide updates through emails and during scout meetings. 

 

Summer Camp

Venue : Woodruff Scout Camp, Blairsville, GA

Departure date : June 24

Return date : June 30

 

Swim test

Venue : YMCA McCleskey –East Cobb (1055 E Piedmont Rd, Marietta, GA 30062)

Time5:30pm

Attire :Swim wear and Towel

 

Here are the to do’s leading to the summer camp

1)      Register to attend summer camp by RSVPing to the invitation in Troopmaster by March 30 Registration starts early April and popular classes fill up fast. 

a)      If you are a 1st year scout, please state “1st year” in the Comments box of the RSVP. We will register 1st year scouts under the Mountain Man program. Mountain Man program is specifically designed for first time campers, that teaches the skills to move from Tenderfoot to First Class.

b)      If you are not a 1st year scout, please list your top 5 preferred Merit Badge classes or programs selections in the Comments box of the RSVP. Please refer to merit Badge schedule attached below and Merit Badge Quick Reference Chart attached below for guidance in selecting merit badge classes or programs.

Note

 i.          We cannot complete registering a scout for summer camp until merit badges classes or programs are received. 

 ii.          Some Merit Badges incur additional costs which will be reflected in your scout statement

iii.          Final Merit Badge or program sign up is subject to Scoutmaster approval

2)      Annual medical forms – For majority of scouts, this is the time to renew your annual medical forms to be used for all scouting activities besides summer camp. Please complete medical forms Part A, B and C in triplicate, and submit to Laurie Champion.  Scouts are not admitted to camp if these forms do not pass the check in QA process.  Boy Scouts Annual Health and Medical Record form can be found here (attached below)

Note – Requesting for triplicate submission for 1 – Master copy, 2 – Travel copy, 3 – Summer camp copy

3)      Annual swim test – It is recommended to register to take the Troop arranged swimming test on March 25 by RSVPing to the invitation in Troopmaster. If you are unable to take the swim test on March 25, please refer to the self-arranged swim test information below for guidance.

Note

       a)      A Swimmer will be allowed to participate in any water activities or classes. A Beginner is limited to shallow waters only.

       b)      This swim test can be used for rank advancement (check Scout Book for exact requirement)

 

4)      Waiver for White Water OR Horseback Riding – The troop will most likely participate in an offsite activity at camp. We have not decided on White Water at Nantahala/Ocoee or Horseback Riding; however, the waivers are in a shared document.  Please complete the waiver found here <waiver document attached below> and submit to Kim Freed. Without the waiver, the scout will not be able to participate in this activity.

5)      Prescription Medication Dosing Form – if a scout requires medication during camp, please fill out this form <attached below Prescription Medication Dosing Form> and submit to Kim Freed.

6)      Youth Protection Training – For Adult leaders/volunteers only – This is necessary for all scouting events besides volunteering or shuttling scouts to/from summer camp. Please complete your Youth Protection Training through <Youth Protection https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/  >, and provide a copy of completion certificate to Scott Lovell.  The training takes about 1 hour and is valid for 2 years from the date of completion.

 

 Swim test information – extracted from Swim Classification Procedures (attached below - Pre-Camp Swim Classification)

A)    Swim levels

The various components of each test evaluate the several skills essential to the minimum level of swimming ability. Each step of the test is important and should be followed as listed below:

SWIMMER’S TEST:

Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.

BEGINNER’S TEST:

Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming as before, and return to starting place.

 

B)     Self-arranged swim test

If your scout does not attend the swim test scheduled for March 25, or does not pass, he will need to take the test prior to being allowed in the water at summer camp.  
1.) If you can, please have your scout take the test under the supervision of another BSA-approved lifeguard or swimming instructor (nobody in Troop 433 is qualified to administer this test). Please use the swim test package (insert link to Pre-Camp Swim Classification doc) to document the swim test results, complete the paperwork, obtain copies of the test administrator's credentials or certificate as proof of qualification, and submit the completed swim test package to Kim Freed.
2.) Swim testing is done at camp on the afternoon of arrival, but the line is VERY long, so it is best that your scout not need to be in that line if you can avoid it. 

 

Additional information on Woodruff 2018 Summer Camp can be found through these links

1)      General Camp Equipment List – useful for 1st time campers on what to pack can be found on our Documents Page.

2)      Woodruff 2018 Scout Camp Program Guide  https://atlantabsa.doubleknot.com/document/program-guide/156129

3)      Woodruff 2018 Scout Camp Leader Guide   http://www.atlantabsa.org/document/woodruff-leader-guide/144021

 

More information/to do’s to come

1)      Collect footlocker lock combination numbers

2)      Adult Volunteers to shuttle scouts to/from camp

3)      Adult leaders volunteers at camp

4)      Trailer loading – usually 1 day before departure – footlockers, cooking items, etc


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