Second Summer Camp at Baiting Hollow July 27th – August 2nd

All,

There will be a parent meeting at the June 19th troop meeting to go over what to expect. Below are the basics:

  1. MEDICAL FORMS must be in the latest format (Click here for PDF of the right one) and with Mr. Bindert by noon on July 27th (sooner is MUCH better)
  2. Mosquito Netting – All Scouts must sleep in the camp supplied canvas tents and the netting is a must for an enjoyable week.
  3. Drinking cup – As we are NOT permitting coolers but will be providing fresh ice water (camp water from dining hall), the boys need a durable cup/water bottle of some kind to draw the water into – ABSOLUTELY NO ENERGY DRINKS OR HIGH SUGAR DRINKS ARE ALLOWED BY THE TROOP!
  4. Card Board – The bunks provided have a stretchy chain type mesh for the boys to put their bed roll/sleeping bag on. A layer of flat corrigated card board works well to improve the comfort of the bed as well as avoid damage to the scouts sleeping bags.
  5. Uniforms worn at all times – Each day for dinner, the scouts must wear there full dress uniform. They need to travel to the camp and leave the camp in this uniform. During the day, as was stated at many meetings, we are requiring the boys wear the “Field Uniform”. This consists of a scout T-shirt and Scout Shorts. A scout t-shirt can be a Baiting Hollow shirt or any scout shirt but we suggest that the “class B” red shirts work best for this. The new scout pants have zip off legs to make them into shorts. These dry fast and a very durable. Many may not have the regular shorts but try to avoid sports shorts like basketball shorts.
  6. Arrival time – The camp does not want us there much before noon on Sunday July 27th but don’t make it much later than that either. We have to check in BEFORE the boys start setting up camp so if you are early DON’T SETUP until we are checked in by Mr. Bindert!
  7. Swim Test – All boys take the BSA swim test and are given a braclet that indicates their ability level. This braclet also tells staff members that the boys BELONG at the camp and are OK to feed! The Swim test is give on Sunday fairly soon after camp setup. NO SWIM TEST WITHOUT A MEDICAL FORM!
  8. Visitors – The only time visitors are encouraged is Sunday at drop off and Saturday for closing cerimonies. The camp is not well setup for visitors and all visitors have to check in at the office to get a braclet. Visitations outside the setup times is disruptive to the scout program. Please coordinate with Mr. Bindert if you plan to drop by.
  9. MEDICATIONS – All scouts that take medication must bring it to camp in its original packaging. It will be collected and stored with the camp doctor who will be given the schedule of when the scout needs to take it. This prevents boys FORGETTING or taking too much. THIS IS A CAMP RULE!

Other helpfull hint can be found in the camp leaders guide found HERE. (Please note that the latest is now posted showing the WILD WEST theme)

The guide includes a complete list and schedule of the offered MERIT BADGES and their prerequisites. Boys sign up on Sunday the 27th.

Most scouts have the greatest memories of their scouting careers revolve around summer camp. Lets keep those memories FUN ONES.

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The adults will answer any of your questions.

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Legislator Kennedy’s Clean the Stream Project

Hello I’m Brendan Sweeney with Legislator Kennedy’s Office contacting you regarding a project in the Town of Smithtown Area. Last year in the Village of the Branch there was a Clean the Stream Initiative that was completed with the aid of the various boy scout troops in the area. Legislator Kennedy would like to do the project once again and asked me to contact all troops in the area. As an Eagle Scout  I know that projects like these are great opportunities for the boys to have the opportunity to advance in rank and also help their community.

 

The date is set for July 19th, 2014 at 9:30AM we are planning on starting on Branch Drive in Village of the Branch.

 

I look forward to hearing from you soon if you need to contact me there is both my email along with my phone number which is (631)-921-5510 and I can both explain more about the project or answer any other questions.

 

Sincerely,

Brendan R Sweeney

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If scouts are interested in participating in this, please contact Mr. Bauer at davidb_symbol@hotmail.com.

We will likely need parents to join the scouts for safety (to watch over the scouts as they clean the stream)

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Reminder: Annual Troop 301 Planning Meeting at Little Africa @ 8:00AM 6/29/14

Troop 301,

We will be having our annual planning meeting this year on June 22nd starting at 8:00 am in the pavillion at Little Africa (to the East of the Smithtown Yacht Club).

All leadership positions are expected to attend plus the Assistant Patrol Leader’s

This means that if you have a position of responsibility (patch on sleeve) and are attending the PLC’s, you need to be there.

There are to be two representatives from each patrol. That means the PATROL LEADER and the ASSISTANT PATROL LEADER.

If you are one of these people and cannot attend, you need to delegate a representative and coordinate this through your SPL (Rob).

We are starting promptly as 8:00 in the morning and intend to end by 2:00 pm.

To see the full agenda for the meeting, click TROOP 301 Planning Meeting 2014 agenda

Location – Little Africa – Drive time is at least 15 mins from center of St James to beach

WE HAVE LEFTOVER HAMBURGERS & HOTDOGS FROM THE PICNIC SO THAT IS LUNCH (cooked fresh)

Scouts should wear your class B

Scribe – should have an attendance check-in sheet

BE PREPARED with bug spray & sunscreen

Scouts MUST bring their SUPER SPECIAL position specific BINDER, SCOUT HANDBOOK, paper & pen and a CUP for drinking water.

If you cannot make the meeting, you MUST make sure you hand off your binder to your deligate.

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Troop Picnic reminder – June 26th 2014

June 26th – Final Troop Meeting at HOYT FARM PARK for the Troop Picnic and Awards


All scouts should report to Hoyt Farm at 4pm for set-up (wearing Class B’s) and guests should arrive at 5.

If your last name begins with the letter A-G, please bring a dessert.

If your last name begins with the letter H-Z, please bring a type of salad. (green, potato, macaroni, pasta etc.)

Don’t forget to bring a frisbee, can-jam or something to do while you are there. Remember, no water guns are allowed.

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All advancements and merit badges needed by 6/19/2014

All,

If you have blue cards complete and/or advancement forms complete, they need to be in to either Mrs. Bauer or Mr. Bauer by the end of the meeting on Thursday June 19th if you have any hope to receive them at the picnic.

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