Just Added 2013 Merit Badge Pre-Requisites [PDF]
Summer Camp 2013
Drop Off Your Scout
Pick Up Your Scout
What To Bring
PDF Summer Camp Flyer is available for download here.
Sunday July 14 – Saturday July 20, 2013
Required Before Departure Morning
- Turn in medical form, parts A/B/C with doctor’s signature on part C
- Turn in “Consent/Health History and Hold Harmless Agreement”, which is required for some activities, such as climbing wall, COPE, etc.
- If registered for Snorkeling & SCUBA, additional special forms are required.
- If medication will be taken by the Scout while at camp, complete the “Troop 200 Scout Medication Release Form” and bring this with you along with any medication on the departure day. DO NOT pack the form or the medication. It must be handed in at the table on the morning of departure.
- Review the prerequisites for your merit badges and be prepared to show verification or completion of these prerequisites.
Departure Morning (9:00 am, Sunday July 14th)
- Drop off location: North parking lot at Mill Run in front of ‘Floor & Decor’, 3785 Park Mill Run Drive in Hilliard
- Hand in Medication Release Form and medication, as applicable
- Bring the following items with you to pack into the truck:
- Scout locker (will be placed in the U-haul) labeled with name & Troop 200
- Gear such as Sleeping Bag and Chair, bundled together and labeled with name & Troop 200
- Bring the following items to hand carry to camp by the Scout in a small day pack:
- Water bottle (filled with water)
- Disposable bag lunch
- Swim trunks & towel – these are only needed if you have not taken the swim test in 2013. If you have taken the swim test, pack these in your scout locker.
- Wear your complete ‘Class A’ uniform to travel in. (May bring ‘Class B’ shirt to wear after arrival)
- Buy some 1 gallon or 2.5 gallon zip lock bags and pack daily clothing in the bags.
- Photocopy your scout’s dated rank pages in back of scout handbook just in case something happens to the book when it goes to camp (leave copies at home!)
- Label anything that you want to come home!!!
- Don’t bring anything you can’t afford to leave behind!
This is the typical amount that a Scout should arrive to Departure with:
- Water bottle and lunch
- Sleeping bag and camp chair
- Some will need swim suit and towel
- All other supplies in the locker!
- If you have much more than this, you have probably over packed!
Summer Camp Equipment Checklist
The following list is provided as an aid to Scouts as they prepare for summer camp. It is not all encompassing, and we encourage you to check with other veteran Scout campers to assist in your planning. The Scout Handbook is another great reference!
- Water bottle and Sunday disposable bag lunch: do not pack these–carry with you to camp
- Complete Scout ‘Class A’ uniform (shirt, belt, scout socks, shorts or long pants)
- To be worn during travel to/from camp, at evening dinners, opening/closing flag & campfires.
- Clothes for other activities (scout shorts, ‘Class B’ shirts, at least 1 pair long pants and one long-sleeved shirt)
- Underwear and socks for 6 days; Clothes to sleep in
- A hat to provide shade for face, and preferably for ears as well
- Swimming trunks and a towel
- If you have not taken the swim test, do not pack these, carry these items with you to camp.
- Athletic shoes and/or comfortable hiking boots. Bring 2 pairs of footwear. No open-toed shoes!
- Sweatshirt and Rain gear – a rain jacket and/or poncho
- Small Day Pack for carrying items around camp like merit badge notebook, prerequisites, pen & paper, swim trunks, Class A shirt for dinner, camp map, camp schedule, clip board, etc.
- You will not need tents or sleeping pads. Tents and cots with pads are supplied by the camp.
- Bring a sleeping bag & pillow; a bed sheet and/or a fitted sheet to cover mattress (optional)
- Camp chair (optional)
- Scout handbook in ziplock bag; Pocket notebook and pen/pencil
- A watch: each scout is responsible for arriving promptly to his merit badge classes
- Glasses / case, sun glasses as needed
- Personal hygiene kit: soap, cloth, towel, toothbrush, paste, comb, deodorant, lip balm, etc.
- Personal first aid kit, sunscreen and insect repellent (non-aerosol)
- Flashlight with extra batteries; headlamp (optional); battery powered fan with extra batteries (optional)
- Optional: Pocket knife & Totin’ Chip, camera, personal religious materials, playing cards
- Spare water bottle (packed in your locker, in case you lose your first one)
- Trash bags for wet / dirty clothes
- Money for camp store ($15-$25 is a typical amount)
- DO NOT BRING: Food (except for Sunday lunch), Phones, iPods or any other electronics
Merit Badge Specific Items
- If working on Swimming merit badge, you will need loose fitting pants, a loose fitting button down shirt and extra shoes that can get wet for the fully clothed swimming test.
- If working on Boating or Lifesaving MB’s, you will also need an extra pair of shoes for the water.
- Prerequisite materials or proof of completion of prerequisites; First Aid item 2d is best done before camp.
- Merit badge pamphlets in a zip-lock bag; merit badge worksheets printed (meritbadge.org)
Note: Typically all clothing, personal items and merit badge items will fit in your locker. If you cannot fit the items in your locker, you probably have packed too much. Your “Gear” items will probably not fit in your locker and should be tied together and labeled with your name.