summer camp

details

When: June 24th – July 3rd (Session 3)
Where: H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation, Camp Piercing Arrow, Campsite Fort Osage
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scoutmaster(s)

Volunteer Needed
Phone

Volunteer Needed (assistant)
Phone

sign-up

We need to know who is going to camp so we can reserve enough slots and get everything prepared for you.  Please do two the following two things to get on our list.

  1. Sign up on Sign-up Genius and list each Scout and Adult that will be attending: Coming soon
  2. Email Scot Stubenhofer (sstuben@yahoo.com) so he can get you on the summer camp email list.

important change for outposts

In an effort to become environmentally friendly, all units should bring their own “mess kits,” cups, and eating utensils to each Outpost Program. Wash and rinse water will be available at each program area.

important dates

We will update this as we get closer to camp.

February 1st:  $50 deposit per person is due NOW.

April 1st: All summer camp payments are due by April 1st. Please talk with our Treasurer, Dennis Walsh, if you need to make special arrangements.

April TBD: Parent Meeting – 1st year and all other Scout parents welcome – 7:45 p.m. during the normal Troop meeting.

May TBD: meeting along with the eligibility form and the prerequisites list. This is your chance to ask questions.

May TBD: Merit Badge selection forms are due at this Troop Meeting. First year Scouts need to turn in their forms as well. Make alternative arrangements if you are unable to attend this meeting so we have time to get everyone registered for the merit badge classes they want.

June TBD: Physicals, bank money, medications, lock combinations, etc are due at Troop Meeting We will be collecting all of the paperwork and medications with instructions in advance to make departing for camp a lot easier. It is important that you come to this meeting if you have anything left to turn-in.

June 24th: Leave for camp from the church parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Come early to check-in, about 8:30 a.m., have your camp box inspected and be part of the group picture.

June 30th: Visitor’s Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Troop will provide the main dish and paper goods. Please bring side dishes and/or desserts for all to share (preferably homemade as we will be tired of institutional food). We will have some drinks but you may want to bring something for you as I am sure it will be another hot day.

Wear closed toe shoes as everything is uneven gravel and dirt. Bring camp chairs, sun screen and water bottles.

July 3rd: Come home from summer camp. Meet at the church parking lot to pickup your Scout. We hope to be back no later than Noon.  Please be early so your Scout doesn’t have to wait around.

STEM activities

I would venture to say that we will have another program of awesome STEM activities at summer camp. Mr. Forson has done a great job of providing fun and challenging events over the last few years.

fees

The fees include the HOAC Bartle fee, bus fee (not optional), a summer camp t-shirt and misc. supplies purchased by the troop. All camp fees need to be paid no later than April 1st, but I would really like to get the money as soon as possible. If you change your mind, amounts paid are refundable up until April 1st.

The fees will be posted as soon as we know the costs from the Council.

camp scholarships

We have camp scholarship money available. In order to be eligible you must participate in troop fund-raisers and complete a campership form and get it to Dennis Walsh by February 22. Provided you participate in troop fundraisers (Christmas greenery sales, Colonial & Veteran Breakfast, etc.) we will figure out a way for you to go to camp if you want to go.

**If you wish to contribute to the scholarship fund please write a separate check and put Scholarship fund in the memo line.

physicals

You will need to have all parts of the OVER 72 hours camping physical completed and signed by a doctor for each person, Scout and adult, that will be attending camp. This applies no matter how many days you will be camping.

You will need to have all parts of the OVER 72 hours camping physical completed and signed by a doctor for each person, Scout and adult, that will be attending camp. This applies no matter how many days you will be camping. Please start planning your appointments now.

All health forms need to be turned in to the Summer Camp Scoutmasters by TBD.

resources

emergency text alert system

The emergency text alert messaging system will be operational again this summer. Subscribers of this free service will be sent severe weather or camp emergency updates to their mobile phone. Click here to register.

mailing address

You may send letters and non-melting care packages to your Scouts and adults while they are at camp. Remember that it takes about 4-5 days for mail to get there. You may want to send your first letter/package before we leave for camp so it is shows up not long after we get there. It also means that if you send it 4-5 days before we are finished with camp, it won’t ever get to us.

Scout Name
Troop 459
Camp Piercing Arrow
Campsite Fort Osage
Bartle Scout Reservation
5525 NE Scout Camp Road
Osceola, MO 64776-9000