Monday, March 12, 2012

Getting Ready For Camp: March To-Do List

We held our first staff orientation a couple of weeks ago, and once again we have a fantastic group of youth and adults who are looking forward to putting together a first-rate program for you this summer.

This weekend, members of the management team conducted a pre-camp inspection and started to prioritize the many tasks that need to be completed to get camp ready for the summer season.

Meanwhile, you troop leaders can start now to prepare your scouts for camp. This would be a good time to schedule a parents' meeting, particularly for parents of boys who have not been to camp before. Our 2012 camp handouts, available on this site, will provide much of the information you need. The Tips for Parents page offers some good advice for parents of first-time campers. The Merit Badge Planning Worksheet that is currently posted is from 2011, as we are still finalizing the 2012 schedule, but you can expect just minor changes. The What to Bring to Camp sheet is also still good, and will be helpful for parents who don't have a lot of camping experience.

IMPORTANT DEADLINE: Pay your camp fees in full by March 31 to receive the early-bird discount.

We're finalizing the 2012 Leader Guide and expect to have it available in a few weeks. Meanwhile, the 2011 Guide is mostly still accurate.