Troop 22 will once again attend summer camp this year at Camp Robert Woodruff Scout Reservation near Blairsville, Georgia. Camp Woodruff is a 1,575-acre scout camp near the Chattahoochee National Forest in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, and near the borders of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. The camp offers excellent facilities, wooded campsite areas, great hiking trails and challenging water activities.
Numerous merit badge classes are offered in Aquatics, Field Sports, Handicrafts, Nature, Outdoor Skills, Shooting Sports and many others. New Scouts will participate in the Mountain Man course, which will help to prepare them for many of the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. In addition, scouts can choose from whitewater rafting or horseback riding, already included in the total price!
We have a confirmed reservation for Week 8 of summer camp: July 21 – 28, 2012. This is the last week of camp. We like going then because it is less crowded (about half capacity) with better site selections.
All first year scouts (those just transitioned from webelos cub scouting) will be required to take the Mountain Man Program then Swimming MB. The remainder of the day, scouts can work on other merit badges that may interest them or enjoy free time.
Mountain Man is a two-hour program held every morning all week. Scouts are instructed in the following skill areas: woods tools, meal preparation and cooking, pioneering, knots, orienteering, nature, first aid, and outdoor citizenship. In addition, scouts should participate in a five- mile hike, on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening. All Mountain Main participants will receive a “Mountain Man” t-shirt and a special patch to commemorate their week at camp. This t-shirt and patch are given out to those Scouts completing the program at graduation on Friday.
Participants in the Mountain Man Program should bring following items for program purposes:
SCOUT SKILL INSTRUCTION:
Scout Handbook Notebook with plenty of paper, water bottle
Compass (if you have one) Pen and pencil, Pocketknife (subject to Leader approval), Water Bottle, Day Pack Personal Items – such as first aid kit, insect repellant,
Thursday afternoon scouts can choose from one of three adventure outings; Nantahala Whitewater Rafting, horseback riding, or Ocoee Whitewater rafting. The Ocoee River trip is a more advanced whitewater experience consisting of category III-IV rapids. Camp Woodruff guidelines require that only youth 13 and older with two previous trips on the Nantahala or a similar river participate on the Ocoee due to the more physically and mentally strenuous demands of the trip.
If you would like to attend 2012 Summer Camp,
#1 Download and complete the Summer Camp Registration Form by clicking here,
bring that to Mr Ginex at next troop meeting
#2 Pay your camp fees at the paypal links below
#3 Download the Camp Schedule of Merit Badge Classes by clicking here
#4 Click here to Fill out your selections for camp merit badges
#5 Click here to download Medical form Part C, have your Doctor fill it out and return to Mrs. Brice
Transportation costs will be in addition to the costs listed above.
They will be calculated based on the total number of Troop 22 participants. This additional cost will be communicated as soon as we have reserved the transportation – it’s usually about $100 per attendee.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ginex at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 382-9656.