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1 Summer Camp 2012 Resica Falls, PA Maximum Participation!!!! Some or all these slides maybe posted on A subset of these slides maybe used at the Court of Honor

2 Resica Falls Scout Reservation Forms & links at -scout-resident- camping/boy-scout- resident-camping.html -scout-resident- camping/boy-scout- resident-camping.html The phone number of the camp is 570-223-8312 Mail care packages early:, Troop 55 Resica Falls Scout Reservation 1200 Resica Falls Road East Stroudsburg, PA 18302 SHARING

3 Scout Behavior - Expectations “Are you super scouts or something?” Uniforms: full dress scout troop…from hat to socks – Bus: Class A+ (hat, neckerchief, shirt, pants/shorts, socks) – Troop 55 Shirt, Scout pants, hat, and scout socks at all times (some exceptions e.g. sleeping clothes, swim suit, theme wear, …) – Buy Troop 55 t-shirts now!!! Color Guard Performance, troop yell, troop roll call, … Troop 55 camp-site safety & cleanliness -- daily inspections – win 4 out 5 days Troop 55 led campfire skit(s) and song(s) Service Project Performance (done early and beyond expectations) Respect others (people & property) at all times Great reports from various camp counselors/leaders Dan Bear performance => Saturday AM Award Camp-wide competition performance => “Cradle of Liberty Troop Award” and “UNAMI AWARD” Planning & Preparation by Patrol Leaders’ Council is the key to doing our best Scout Spirit: “Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life” and at camp.

4 Expectations Continued Do activities and earn Merit Badges that are best earned at camp. Label everything ! – Even socks & underwear – permanent, paint pens, finger nail polish, be creative No electronics – Get to know your fellow scouts Not a time to skip daily medications No early departures (see SM if necessary) Never take or borrow your tent-mate’s stuff (care package, flashlight, toothbrush, etc.) without permission. Behavior inconsistent with Troop 55 Scout Spirit or mischief will result in a call to parents/guardians and possible removal from camp. – Never had a scout leave for misbehaving… Scout Spirit: “Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life” and at camp.

5 Resica Falls’ Guidance: “Leave at Home” “Any valuable electronic devices such as Cell Phones, Radios, iPods, MP3 players, as well as comic books, playing cards, valuable cameras, jewelry, etc., and anything else which would tend to detract from the Scouting atmosphere that should prevail at camp.” Cell phones… – Sneaking cells into camp “for safety” or communication in not necessary – Counterproductive to lessening homesickness – Never had to scout leave for homesickness…

6 WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP _______ Trunk or large backpack for gear storage and transport _______ Sleeping Bag or 3 Blankets _______ Toilet Kit Containing: _______ RaingearSoap, Deodorant, & Shampoo _______ SneakersToothbrush & Paste _______ Comfortable Hiking Boots Comb & Brush _______ Complete Summer Uniforms (2) Towels & Washcloth _______ Warm Jacket or Sweater Mirror _______ Socks_______ Flashlight / headlamp _______ T-Shirts (TROOP 55 2-3 shirts)_______ 1 Scout Knife (NO SHEATH KNIVES) _______ Undershorts_______ Pillow or Air Pillow _______ Handkerchiefs_______ Insect Repellent _______ Swim Trunks_______ Personal First Aid Kit _______ Extra Shirts_______ Medical Form signed and dated by DOCTOR AND PARENT _______ Tough Long Pants _______ Money for Trading Post _______ Pajamas _______ Cook kit containing: plate/cup bowl/knife/fork/spoon _______ Backpack / Daypack _______ Materials, costumes, accessories for the theme 2012 Olympics _______ Pen, Pencil, Notebook _______ Water Shoes (Old Sneakers) _______ Ground Cloth _______ Boy Scout Handbook _______ New Drug Registration Form

7 Time to go to Summer Camp!!!! Patrol Leaders’ Council Planning & Preparation is the key to doing our best! Bring a Great Attitude! Meet or exceed expectations! Elections on for Scout Leaders (applications due to Mr. Pan / Mr. Phillips) Departure: – Great Falls Library – Be there at 08:00 am, Sunday, Jun 24 – Recommend day pack: bag lunch for ride, raingear, and Nalgene water bottle. – Processing: Wearing Class A+, Medication, Forms, More Forms, payments, – Purchase missing troop T-shirts, hats, neckerchiefs, etc. – Load the bus and go!!!! Return: early afternoon, Saturday, Jun 30 – St. Francis – Early afternoon, Saturday, Jun 30 Scout Spirit: “Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life” and at camp.

8 Medication At Camp Please send scouts to camp with the appropriate medication All medication should be in the original container, labeled with scout’s name, placed in a zipper plastic bag labeled with scout name and unit (“55”) Medication will be distributed at the camp Health Lodge after meals Exceptions: Insulin, Inhalers and Epipens may be stored at troop campsite


10 Details for Scouts and Leaders The following slides highlight more details for the scouts and scout leaders

11 Map

12 Summer Camp Blue Cards for MBs When are blue cards distributed? – At Summer Camp (bring a pen & paper), unless you have already started and are bring a partial MB Blue Card to camp Process Process for adults at end of the week: – Verify accuracy/completeness of cards before departing What to do w/ Partials? – Returned to scout after the bus trip home.

13 Knifes & Fire Knives: – Resica Falls Scout Reservation Rules No sheath knives No blades bigger than the palm of your hand – No purchasing knives without Totin-chip and parents permission – No use of knives inconsistent with Totin-chip safety rules. e.g. throwing knives. – Scouts should only bring one folding knife and an accompanying multi-tool – you don’t need 5 knives at camp! – Scouts will be given 1 warning for knife misconduct … after that knife will be confiscated. Fire: – Resica Falls Scout Reservation Rules No unauthorized fires – Firem'n Chit certification required and approval from Uniformed Adult Leader for any fires including candles, matches, etc.

14 New Scout Program Dan Beard Program (First Year Campers) Troop Guides Adult liaisons

15 Activities at Camp - Other Camp service projects (scouts) – Identify a lead scout or patrol Camp totem project (scouts) – Start preparing and thinking about this now – Identify a lead scout or patrol – Bring what we need to build this to camp Cooking at camp Patrol & Troop Gear to bring to camp – QM’s get gear identified and set aside prior to departure – Chuck box – Lanterns & poles – Shovels, etc.

16 High Adventure There are many opportunities for further adventure at camp! Climbing Merit Badge – In the afternoon at the COPE course High Five Adventure Club – Scouts 14 and up will have adventure opportunities around Resica Falls and the Poconos. Scouts will pick their excursions on Monday, first come first served. C.O.P.E (Challenge Outdoors Personal Experience) – For older boys in the troop. Talk to the SPL or Adult leaders if you are interested in C.O.P.E. at camp! For more information please visit the Resica Falls website or talk to the SPL or troop Adult Leadership.Resica Falls

17 Troop 55 Elections & Patrol Preferences for New Scouts Elections usually held on Friday at Summer Camp Positions of Responsibility (POR) – Senior Patrol Leader(Life/Eagle & HS Junior/ Senior) Assistant Senior Patrol Leader selections Lead Quartermaster & Instructor – Patrol Leader Elections – POR Applications (Mr. Pan or Mr. Phillips) New scouts identify patrol preferences

18 Cradle of Liberty Troop Award DO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING LeaderAssignment(s) Campsite Inspections (Must win clean camp 4 out of 5 days)QMALL Patrol Organization – The patrol system is used at camp; each patrol member has a responsibility; have a patrol flag for each patrol PLs Camp Improvement – Select and perform a camp improvement or conservation project approved by the Camp Commissioner through the Ranger. Spend 2-3 hours and involve 75% of your camp ASPLAll available scouts for 2-3 hours to achieve 75% MUST DO 14 OUT OF THE FOLLOWING 17 SEE the Resica Falls Participants/Leaders Guide!!! Examples: All Scouts without a Tote n’ Chip earn it Conduct a Safe Swim on the Bushkill Complete a pioneering project approved by the Scoutcraft Director Conduct a Troop or inter-troop campfire with songs, skits, and cheers. Conduct one Troop cookout while at camp. 12 other activities

19 THE UNAMI AWARD DO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING LeaderAssignment(s) Patrol Method – The Troop has an active patrol system in action at camp. The PLC helped the Troop plan and carried out their program ?? Conservation Aquatics Scoutcraft Handicraft Overnight Experience Campfire Activity Religious Shooting Sports First Year Camper Program C.O.P.E.

20 Duty Roster (as of June, 2012) SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday Breakfast Waitersn/a Latrine Clean/Inspect Fire Area Clean/Inspect Supplies from Quartermaster Lunch Waitern/a Dinner Waitern/a Camp Entrance Set-upn/a 55 Flag Set Post/Retiren/a Cooking Competitionn/a Service Projectn/a Camp Totem

21 Adult Assignments Uniformed AdultsRoleAssignment(s) Mr. Gary PanScoutmaster Mr. Ed PhillipsAdvisor, ASMNew Scouts, elections Mr. Ted ReussAdvisorQuartermaster, service projects, campsite, Bears Mr. Paul ReinkeAdvisorMerit Badges Mr. John OngmanAdvisor Mr. Charlie VanPattenAdvisorNew Scouts Mr. Matt DunieAdvisorFirst half Mr. Kevin FrankeAdvisorA few days Mr. Ken FengAdvisorLast half Mr. Bob MacKichanEagle AdvisorFirst half

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