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Summer Camp Swim Checks

We will be holding our swim checks at the Fallston Swim Club on June 16th, 8:00 p.m.
These checks are for scouts and adults going to summer camp, as well as any scouts that wish to take part in any water activities next year.
Please come dressed in your swim suit and bring a towel. We will meet at the side gate, not the main entrance.

Semper Fi
Jeff Beavers
President
Hidden Brick

Summer Camp Swim Checks

We will be holding our swim checks at the Fallston Swim Club on June 16th, 8:00 p.m.
These checks are for scouts and adults going to summer camp, as well as any scouts that wish to take part in any water activities next year.
Please come dressed in your swim suit and bring a towel. We will meet at the side gate, not the main entrance.

Semper Fi
Jeff Beavers
President
Hidden Brick

Summer Camp 2016

Greeting All Scouts and Scout parents,

I would like you to talk to your Scouts about summer camp this year at Camp Sinoquipe.www.mason-dixon-bsa.org/camp-sinoquipe/20520 we will be going week 3 July3-9. The troop needs to send a second deposit of $25.00 per scout by January 15th. This amount will be charged to your scouts scout acct. The total cost of this week long camp is $360.00 per scout. This fee includes all meals and most activities. Also check out the above link to see all this camp offers. THE MOUNTAIN MAN PROGRAM IS A 1ST COME 1ST CAMP, SPACE IS limited and must be signed up in advance through THE CAMPS WEBSITE!

Please email me back by January 13th to be included in the head count.

Also I would like to start putting together our adult leaders that will be going, please contact me if you can come share the summer camp fun!!!

Yours In Scouting,
Jeff Beavers
443-506-7586
jdbeavers@comcast.net

Important summer camp info please read carefully!

We will be going to Camp Sinoquipe this coming year for summer camp. Because of the potential late school year end date, and a late start in booking. we will be going week three July 3-9 2016.

This camp has been listed in the top five summer camps for the entire East Coast. The cost of summer camp this year will be $360.00 if paid before 5/01/2016.

The camp offers over 50 merit badges as well as Cope and a program called mountain man. The latter program is only open to 12 scouts age 14 and up. Please find below the link to the camp, I suggest you check it out as soon as possible to see if any of the space limited courses are right for your scout.
http://www.mason-dixon-bsa.org/camp-sinoquipe/20520

YIS
Jeff Beavers
Scoutmaster

Important summer camp info please read carefully!

We will be going to Camp Sinoquipe this coming year for summer camp. Because of the potential late school year end date, and a late start in booking. we will be going week three July 3-9 2016.

This camp has been listed in the top five summer camps for the entire East Coast. The cost of summer camp this year will be $360.00 if paid before 5/01/2016.

The camp offers over 50 merit badges as well as Cope and a program called mountain man. The latter program is only open to 12 scouts age 14 and up. Please find below the link to the camp, I suggest you check it out as soon as possible to see if any of the space limited courses are right for your scout.
http://www.mason-dixon-bsa.org/camp-sinoquipe/20520

YIS
Jeff Beavers
Scoutmaster

2014 Summer Camp

WHEN: June 22-28, 2014

WHERE: Ockanickon Scout Reservation

Troop 899 2014 Summer Camp Info Sheet

Discounted Rate

Those who sign up before Feb 28 receive a discounted rate, so please review the following information and return the permission slip as soon as possible for this reduced rate. More information will be distributed in the coming weeks.

BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT

In the coming months I will be sending outs a lot of information describing the summer camp program at Ockanickon Scout Reservation (OSR). OSR is a new location for Troop 899, and there will be several changes from last year’s program. Please make an effort to carefully read through the information provided to ensure a good experience for the scouts.

Why start now?

It might seem a little early to start discussions on summer camp, but we are actually right on schedule. Our incentive to start early boils down to cost savings. OSR gives discounts to those scouts who resister early. The schedule for registration and cost is listed below.

Special Discounted Rate
Feb 28, 2014—$384

Special Webelos Crossover Rate
May 30, 2014—$384

Regular Camp Rate per Scout
April 25, 2014—$406

Late Camp Rate per Scout
May 30, 2014—$421

ACTION ITEMS

Please fill out the permission slip as soon as possible if you plan on attending summer camp in 2014. There will be several announcements to remind you, but after the cut-off date the higher fees will be used. Ensure adequate funds in your scout account through Mike Rusk.

What do we know about OSR?

OSR is located near Pipersville, PA about 2.5 hrs by car. While Hurricane Sandy inflicted significant damage on the facilities, OSR has been fully repaired and in many cases facilities and buildings were upgraded during the process. Most of the food is catered/delivered and rumored to be outstanding by youth and adults alike. The staff seems to be highly qualified and pay particular attention on how to improve the program each year, and as such, they provide great opportunities to the scouts. The first year scouts will go to the Dan Beard Program while returning scouts will be scheduling their own merit badges and activities.

Why attend summer camp?

At OSR, it is not just about earning a lot of merit badges. The focus is on giving the scouts a broad range of experiences and matching merit badge instruction to the scouts of the right ages/rank. Last year at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation, it was possible to work on about 6 merit badges, but the OSR staff has found that a lot of scouts leave with partial MBs and miss out on trying new activities when taking on a large number of MBs. OSR staff also found that MB sessions are much more useful when the scouts sign up for MBs that are appropriate for their age/rank. With that being said, I think the scouts going to OSR this year will have greater opportunities to try new things and still earn MBs and have a lot of fun throughout the week.

Merit Badges and Activities

Download the Troop 899 2014 Summer Camp Information Sheet to see the list of merit badges and activities offered by OSR in 2013, but it is likely that many of these will also be available in 2014. As soon as the 2014 merit badge list is available I will forward it to the troop. For now, it might be helpful to get some initial ideas of what merit badges are of interest. OSR uses an approach called “Ages and Stages” to help scouts select MBs that are appropriate in difficulty and subject. This helps the MB instructors by creating classes with narrow age distributions and at the same time increases the chances that the scout will enjoy the MB and actually complete it. There is some flexibility in the selection, but this is handled on a case-by-case basis.

More Info Contact

Matthew Bratcher at mbratche@hotmail.com
or
Tony Celmer at ACelmer@comcast.net