Troop 301 will be attending summer camp at Baiting Hollow starting Sunday, July 24. Here is the Leaders Guide with a list of What to Bring on page 10. We would add sandals to wear in the shower (yes, the boys must take a shower during the week), a folding chair for the campsite, and don’t forget the Scout Handbook.
The Leaders Guide is only for information. Troop leaders will help the boys sign up for badges and help them throughout the week.
After dinner on the first day, we will help the boys select merit badges classes for the two afternoon sessions. The scouts will attend Brownsea during the morning sessions. Brownsea is for first-year scouts and covers a majority of the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class requirements. Among the suggested merit badges for first-year scouts are: Swimming, Art, Basketry, Leatherwork, Pottery, Sculpture, Reptile and Amphibian Studies, Mammal Study, and First Aid. The scouts can earn two badges in the afternoon sessions and another during open time in the Craft Lodge. Camp is fun and has lots of activities for the boys to experience. Doing a ton of merit badges may diminish the fun.
Open/Free time will be available for the boys to enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, rifle range, archery, COPE course and craft lodge.
See you Sunday at camp at 11:30am in the parking lot.