Thursday, August 4, 2016

Important Summer Camp Information

Mr. Swindle and Mr. Lamoureux attended the camp pre-meeting earlier this week and both are looking forward to a great week!  

Summer Camp drop off will be at 1:00 PM on Sunday. Please do not arrive earlier than 1:00 PM. Please have your scout wear his swimsuit as the first activity Sunday afternoon will be a swim test. 

Camp Squanto, 200 Cutters Field Road, Plymouth, MA, but the website notes that GPS may be incorrect.   We recommend you print out these paper directions as a backup:

Here is a list of suggested items to bring to camp:

We are still missing a few medical forms and payments.  All payments must be turned in on Sunday before your scout can stay at camp AND all medical forms must be complete along with medicine turned in inside properly marked containers.  We have to settle our bill with Camp Squanto Monday morning and must have all payments on Sunday.  If you scout does not have a completed medical form and their payment is not made in full, they cannot stay at camp until these items are addressed and resolved.  If you have some type of issue that is delaying the payment or medical form, please contact Mrs. Swindle by email at or by call/text at (508) 930-4889.

Parents must stay until your scout is cleared through the medical clearance line.  Please plan a few hours for the drop off process.  Parents also cannot leave without their Parent Guidebook.

Pictures – there will be a group photo taken during the week of our Troop 20 scouts.  There is a $13 fee for the photo and this money must also be paid on Sunday.  The fee goes directly to Camp Squanto for the costs of producing this photo.  The photo makes a nice memory of camp for your scout memory book.  Checks can be made out to Troop 20 and given to Mrs. Swindle at drop off.  Mrs.Swindle will be tracking the payments to advise Mr. Swindle and Mr. Lamoureux who has ordered a photo. 

Reminder – electronics usage by Troop 20 Boy Scouts will be allowed under limited conditions. Usage will include being allowed to communicate with parents/guardians and to take photos if they would like.  The time for usage will be after all activities, dinner and all camp site related responsibilities are complete.  Time usage will be up to 8:00 PM. After 8:00 PM,all devices will be taken and locked in the troop trailer.  It will be at the discretion of Mr. Swindle and Mr. Lamoureux if such devices are being abused, and should such abuse be discovered, those devices will be collected and perhaps parents/ guardians will be contacted as well.  It is up to the Scoutmaster to determine if further parental notice will be required, to also include removal from camp.

We are looking forward to a great week!  Please remind your scout to be respectful of fellow scouts and the leadership donating their time so that everyone can have a great week!

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