It is the time of year once again where Troop 671 prepares to go to Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation for our annual Summer Camp. Here is information regarding summer camp that should be known by scouts and parents.
When is Summer Camp? The dates for Summer Camp this year is June 26 to July 2. Meet at the Woodland Elementary School parking lot on Sunday, June 26 by 7:00 AM, with a sack lunch ready. We expect to return to the Troop Garage by 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 2.
What do scouts do during Summer Camp? Scouts earn merit badges that they can use for their rank advancements. First year scouts are also given the opportunity to take trailblazers, which will earn them about half of their Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class requirements. Refer to here for the merit badge list. Refer to here for the Trailblazer schedule. Refer to here for the merit badge prerequisites.
How do scouts sign up for merit badges/trailblazer? Beginning in 2014, Makajawan has transitioned to an online sign up system. Click here to access MY-Ka-Ja-Wan. Scouts were given login information in Troop meetings. A packet on how to use MY-Ka-Ja-Wan was/is also provided at Troop Meetings. The deadline for merit badge/trailblazer sign up is June 5.
What do scouts need to bring? Refer to this list for what a scout should bring to summer camp. In addition, scouts need to have a sack lunch for the drive up, as we stop at a rest area off of I-43 on the way to eat lunch. Scouts need about $10 for the drive home, as we stop at a McDonald's for lunch. Mr. Message can hold on to any scout's money, as long as it is placed in an envelope with the scout's name on it.
What are the important deadlines regarding summer camp, and when are they due? The $300 fee for summer camp (less any deposit) was due at the May 10th Court of Honor. Special Diet Request Forms must be turned in by the May 24th Troop Meeting. Two copies of Medical Form Part A, B, and C are due by the June 14th Troop Meeting. Part C must be completed and signed by a certified and licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20
Wildcat Mountain State Park, Ontario, WI
Meeting at Woodland Primary School Parking Lot on Friday, May 18th by 5:15 pm. Returning to Troop garage around 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 20th.
The Family Outdoor Activity for May will be held on Sunday, May 29th.
The location is at the Warren Township Center, 17801 West Washington Street, Gurnee IL. Meet at 1:15 p.m. Here is a map of the area.
We will be disc golfing at Warren Township.
Direct any questions to Mrs. Shamberg
Philmont 2016 Trek
July 16-30, 2016
Questions, contact Mr. Jeffries