Troop 301 is going whitewater rafting! We have reservations with Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe, Pa., to raft the Lehigh River May 27-29.
This is the same venue we went to last year, and all the Scouts had a blast. We are looking forward to a great trip again this year.
Camping will be in the group camping area of Hickory Run State Park. The cost will be $40 per person.
Permission slips and checks are due at the Troop meeting May 12. Details at TroopTrack.
As we did last year, Troop 301 offers two summer camps this year: one week at Hawk Mountain and one week at Baiting Hollow. They’ve added some exciting new activities and equipment at Baiting Hollow; details are below in the letter reprinted from the camp director. Plus, the Brownsea program for new Scouts is a great way to quickly learn Scout skills.
Complete details are in the 2016 Leaders Guide. Remember that all Scouts must complete the BSA medical form, and Part C must be filled out by a physician.
Here’s the letter from the camp director:
Dear Scout Leaders,
The warm weather has finally arrived and that must mean that summer is finally around the corner. Here at camp we are excited about our 90th anniversary. We are looking forward to celebrating it with you and your Scouts this summer. The Staff is hard at work putting finishing touches on our program and getting ready for a great theme (CSI – Crime Scene Investigators). One of the theme related activities is a week long dinner murder mystery! We are looking forward to breaking out some of our new toys which include a new water trampoline, 2 log rollers for the lake and 8 brand new canoes. We are also putting the finishing touches on our already amazing menu and finalizing our staff for the summer. Please let us know if you have any kids interested in a job. There are only a few spots left.
We will continue working nonstop to make the summer of 2016 and our 90th anniversary the most amazing summer in our camp’s history. We appreciate that you have decided to make us part of your unit’s program this summer and we look forward to your arrival at camp.
Finally, one last important piece of information. With School vacation this week and most troops not meeting this week we have extended the deadline for the early bird pricing for troop camping. You will have until May 16th to take advantage of the early bird discount. Pricing information can be found on page 5 of the attached Leader’s Guide.
If there is anything we can do to help you prepare for summer camp please do not hesitate to reach out to us. The number in the camp office is 727-1614 or my cell 631-356-5152.
Looking forward to serving you and your unit in camp this summer.
Baiting Hollow Scout Camp
Here are some important dates and updates for May 2016:
May 3: PLC.
May 5: Troop meeting.
May 7: Car Wash. 8am at St. James Fire Dept.
May 8: Mother’s Day flower sale. 9am at the church.
May 12: Troop meeting.
May 14: Honor Flight. 7:15pm at Islip airport.
May 19: Troop meeting.
May 26: Troop meeting.
May 27-29: White Water Rafting. Details to come.
May 28: Flag placement at Calverton.
May 30: Memorial Day parade. 9:30am.
UPDATE: This post has been updated with new time for Scouts to arrive Saturday: 10:15am.
Just a reminder that this Saturday, April 30, we will hold the Eagle Court of Honor for Michael F., Grant H. and Gregory R. at the St. James Lutheran Church.
We will need Scouts to help set up this Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m.
All Scouts should arrive at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to complete the setup. Attendance is mandatory for Scouts, and they should wear Class A uniforms with sash. Families are invited for a start time of 11 a.m. and end time is about 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
Take advantage of early-bird specials to reduce your fees for summer camp!
For those attending Baiting Hollow July 24-30, the early-bird deadline is May 1. Fees submitted before May 1 are $340; after May 1, they are $365.
For those attending Hawk Mountain July 10-16, the early-bird deadline is May 12. Fees submitted before May 12 are $255; after May 12, they are $275.
Now is also the time to start getting your medical forms in. Part C needs to be completed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, so make an appointment with your doctor for a physical and bring the form, available here.
Medical forms need to be in to Mr. Peters by June 15.
For any adults who are attending either summer camp, please see Mr. Peters as soon as possible.