Summer Camp Checklist
July 3 - 9, 2016
PROGRAM PREFERENCE SHEET: If you haven't done so already, please fill out your program preference request. You can download it here and fill it out on your computer using Acrobat Reader. Print the form and turn it in to Mrs. Morin at a troop meeting.
MEDICAL FORMS: Arkansas State Law requires
annual physicals. The physician’s physical examination must be within one year
of the last day of camp. Also be sure that the health history, signatures, and
insurance information are complete.
MEDICATIONS: If a
Scout requires special medication, a parent/guardian may be required to come to
camp, meet with the Health Officer and sign authorization forms. These parents
should call the camp Health Officer before arrival at camp to clarify this
information. If cleared by the camp Health Officer, Troop leaders may ensure the
Scout receives the medications at appropriate times.
Parents are responsible to make arrangements for transportation to and from
Scout camp. If you would like to
caravan, we will depart the church Sunday, July 7th at 11:00 AM and drive to Subway or Sonic
for lunch. (Bring Money.) Otherwise, we will meet at 1:00 PM at the
check-in area for Camp Rockefeller (bottom of hill). BE PROMPT.
Parents can pick up Scouts the following Saturday, July 13, after Scouts
eat breakfast and break camp (approximately 10:00 AM).
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO
CAMP: Gus Blass Scout Reservation,
408 Scout Dr., Damascus, AR 72039
Head east on Kiehl,
toward Northgate Ave (.9 mi)
Turn right on Brookswood
Rd (.4 mi)
Continue onto US-167
Access/US-67 Access/Warden Rd (.2 mi)
Take ramp onto US-67
Merge onto I-40 W (29.0
Take exit #125 for US-65
N toward US 65B S/Conway/Greenbrier/Harrison (.3 mi)
Keep right at fork,
follow signs for US-65 N & merge onto US-65 N/Skyline Dr.
Continue to follow US-65
N (19.6 mi)
Turn left onto W. Main
St/State Hwy 285.
Continue to follow State
Hwy 285 (2.8 mi)
Turn left onto Co Rd
Continue to follow Scout
Dr. Destination will be on left (.3 mi)
WHAT TO WEAR ON
Show up on Sunday wearing any Scout or regular T-shirt. Do
not wear the Troop yellow or tan shirt because we'll wear those as a
Troop during the week. Scouts who have not completed the swim test with the
Troop will immediately test after check-in, so wearing
swim suit and having pool towel easily accessible is highly recommended.
Carry your FULL Class A uniform on a hanger to camp as it is required for
opening flag ceremonies!
and guests of Scouts are encouraged to visit Camp Rockefeller on Friday, July 12
afternoon and/or evening, beginning at 1:30 p.m., to visit Units and attend the
closing campfire. Closing flag ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m., sharply followed by
dinner and the closing campfire. Visitors are welcome to stay overnight at the
Family Campground or at the Reynolds Training Center for a $40 per person as
space allows. All visitors MUST check in and out of the Reservation at the Camp
Office. All vehicles MUST be parked in the main parking lot. The thank you
dinner for leaders is for leaders in camp and not for additional visiting
leaders who are not staying with the Unit. Only registered Boy Scouts and Unit
leaders or parents serving as Unit leaders may stay in main camp. Other family
or friends should come only for the Friday visitors’ activities. Visitors are
not allowed to bring pets while visiting.
Visitors may eat in the main Dining Hall. Meal
tickets can be purchased for $6 per person ($5 for children under seven years
old) at the Trading Post. Please
note that Friday evening meal visitor count is needed by Wednesday morning. Please pass this information to Mr. Maltbia by Tuesday night so that he
can report it at Thursday morning leaders’ meeting.
SENDING SCOUTS MAIL:
Troop 770, (Scout’s Name), Gus Blass Scout Reservation,
408 Scout Drive, Damascus, AR 72039
TELEPHONE CONTACT: Gus Blass Scout Reservation: 501-335-7208 (Emergencies Only)
If you need to contact your son, call Mr. Maltbia (501-554-9587).
Cell phone coverage is poor in some areas of camp. Please
leave a detailed message or text, and Randy will get back to you ASAP.
CAMP PROGRAMS: Scouts who are attending Summer Camp for the first time will be
automatically signed up for the following choices as their top three:
Environmental Science, First Aid, and Swimming. Please email your completed camp
program form to Tricia Morin. If
your Scout doesn’t turn in a Summer Camp programs form, he may have little say
in what programs he participates while at camp because classes fill up.
ITEMS TO PACK:
- Small footlocker or waterproof box to contain all possessions (optional but recommended)
- Small day-pack (e.g. backpack to carry class items, pool
- Field Uniform (Class A): shirt on hanger, Troop hat, BSA
socks, pants, neckerchief, slide, OA sash (if applicable) for Friday evening
- Activity Uniform (Class B Troop t-Shirt) – Pack both the
yellow and tan shirts
- 6 days worth of clothing: socks, underwear, pants, shirts,
- Boy Scout handbook in Ziplock bag
- Notebook, pencils, pens
- Flashlight & extra batteries
- Battery-operated lantern for tent (optional)
- Battery-operated fan (optional) & extra batteries
- Rope for clothes line
- Alarm clock (battery-operated)
- Wrist Watch – this is very important for the boys to show up at their
classes on time
- Pocket knife if Totin’ Chip has been earned
- Canteen, water bottle, or Camelback
- Swimming shorts &- Pool towel
- Water shoes or shower shoes (for showers only)
- 2 pair good walking shoes (open-toed shoes prohibited)
- Light raincoat or poncho
- Sleeping gear: sleeping bag (or blanket and sheet), pillow
(optional), sleeping pad (optional - A cot will be provided for each Scout),
.Mosquito net (optional- Mosquitos aren’t a big issue at Camp, but ticks are.)
- Toiletries: shampoo, soap, towel, Gold Bond, toothbrush
& paste, floss, comb/brush, sunscreen, lip balm, nail clippers, bug
repellent (w/ DEET for ticks)
- Shower towel
- Personal first aid
kit: tweezers, band-aids, alcohol prep pads, etc (make own or available at Wal-mart)
- Any personal medications, epipens, etc.
- Games: board games (optional) - NO ELECTRONICS
- Spending money for Trading Post ($20-30) and Scout’s
individual merit badges and programs
- Camera (disposable is recommended)
- 2 Kool-Aid
brand drinks (sugar already added) grape, tropical punch, etc. to make bug juice
for the Troop. Please buy different flavors to provide some variety.
equipment and money may be needed for certain Merit Badges and programs.
No food, candy, or snacks – They attract bugs and
electronic games (Game Boys, etc.), CD or MP3 players
No sheath knifes
No cell phones (If scout does bring a phone, he will not be able to use it except with SM permission, best to leave it at home)
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