TROOP 20

MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

IMPORTANT SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION






GENERAL CHECK-IN:
Check-in starts at 1:00 PM for those Troops that are formed up and ready to go - so plan on being there by 12:30pm.  Be there a little early if you want to get a parking spot up close - otherwise you'll have to park out front in the field.

Wear Class B shirt (if you have one - new ones will be provided at check in) and your bathing suit to check in.  Also, have your towel as we will be going right to the swim test after the medical check in.

MEDICATION:
ANY medication that the scout needs must be listed on their medical form.  This includes any over the counter medication that needs to be taken at camp.

Prescription medication must be in the original bottle that has the prescription label on it.
Over the counter medication must be in a new sealed bottle or blister pack.  If a child has medication a parent needs to go through the medical check in with them.

SOME OF THE MERIT BADGE COSTS SCOUTS NEED TO KNOW BEFORE ARRIVING AT SQUANTO:
Leatherwork kits for those taking Leatherwork merit badge: $6.00 - $8.00

Basketry kits for those taking the Basketry merit badge (1 sm & 1 lg kit):  $10.50 

Indian Lore kits available: $10.00 - $15.00
Woodcarving kits for those taking badge:  $2.00 -$5.00
Shotgun shooting fee for those taking the merit badge:  $5.00

Robotics kits for those taking the merit badge:  $10.00- $40.00

Electronics:   $10.00

OTHER THINGS TO BRING:

For Advancement:  Merit Badge books, handbook / field book, paper and pencil, MB partial sheets, MB projects (started or completed)

For Swimming & Lifesaving MB, BSA Guard:  Long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, and a pair of old sneakers to be used in emergency swim requirements (will be getting wet). Old clothes suggested.


          For Handicraft Merit Badges:  Money for required kits to be bought at Trading
          Post.

          For Fishing MB:  Fishing gear and pole

          For Snorkeling BSA:  Mask, fins, snorkel

           For Welding:  Need leather boots long sleeve shirt and dungaree cotton pants

Be sure to check complete descriptions of Merit Badges for other needs.

OTHER THINGS TO BRING:

For Advancement: Merit Badge books, handbook / field book, paper & pencil, MB partial sheets, MB projects (started or completed)

For Swimming & Lifesaving MB, BSA Guard: Long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, and a pair of old sneakers to be used in emergency swim requirements (will be getting wet). Old clothes suggested

For Handicraft Merit Badges: Money for required kits to be bought at Trading Post

For Fishing MB: Fishing gear and pole

For Snorkeling BSA: Mask, fins, snorkel

For Welding: Need leather boots long sleeve shirt and dungaree cotton pants

Be sure to check complete descriptions of Merit Badges for other needs.

OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Fishing gear
Camera
Baseball glove
Pocketknife
Canteen
 White t-shirt (tie dye)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Important Updates - Camp Squanto


Summer Camp begins this Sunday, August 2nd.  Site and drop off information will be posted tomorrow, but Troop 20 will be camping in the Comanche site.  As a reminder, please check this list 
to make sure you pack everything that will be needed.

Also, 
SNACKS - We want to encourage scouts to eat the meals that the camp provides.  The Camp Store is available for souvenirs, scout gear and snacks.  Snacks can be sent along with the scout (we discourage junk food).  Snacks must stay in the troop trailer - NO FOOD IS PERMITTED IN TENTS.  ALL SNACKS MUST BE PLACED IN SEALED PLASTIC CONTAINER WITH THE SCOUT'S NAME WRITTEN IN PERMANENT MARKER ON THE CONTAINER.

MEDICATION - VERY IMPORTANT - If you have a scout who will be bringing medication, it must be the medication that is listed on the health form that was turned in.  Please be sure to send enough for the entire week.  All medications must be in the original prescription bottles and match what is listed on the form, and be placed in a clear, plastic, ziploc bag.  This bag should NOT be in the scout's footlocker.  The scout's name, Troop 20 must be legibly written on the plastic bag with permanent market.  If the scout is bringing an inhaler or over the counter allergy medications, the should be in the original box (the box can be opened if it contains blister-pack pills, as the medication name will be listed on the back of the blister-pack).  If the scout requires an inhaler or Epi-Pen, they will require two - one to stay with the scout and one to stay in the plastic bag with the camp medical team as a backup.   IF YOUR SCOUT IS CARRYING MEDICATION, A PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST STAY WITH THEM UNTIL THEY COMPLETE CHECK IN WITH THE CAMP MEDICAL STAFF.  If there have been any medication changes since your medical form was completed, you must be prepared to discuss this with the camp medical staff.  All unused medications will be returned in the plastic bag that accompanied the scout to camp.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email me at castlebeckons@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Important Reminder - Summer Camp


If you have not turned in a COMPLETED medical form for Summer Camp, the deadline is July 20th.  All parts (A, B and C) must be fully completed and the form needs to be signed by a physician.  If you need a form, please click here.

These forms need to be returned by July 20th or the staff at Camp Squanto will not let your scout participate.  The completed forms need to be either dropped off or mailed to Mr. Studley.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at castlebeckons@gmail.com.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th!


Hope everyone has a fun and safe July 4th!  Please check back over the next couple of days for some posts regarding Summer Camp!