Category Archives: Camping

2016 Turkey Campout

Download a PDF Flyer for Arrow of Light Scouts and Guests
Download a PDF Flyer for Troop 200 Boy Scouts

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Northwest United Methodist Church
5200 Riverside Drive, Columbus OH 43220

 Cost:  $ 20 – for Scouts
$15 – Guests for Dinner Saturday

Fee Includes:  Friday night cracker barrel, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Turkey dinner, and Sunday morning grab-n-go breakfast

An amazing turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Saturday Evening program with a special flag retirement ceremony.

2016 Summer Camp

Camp Friedlander July 10 – 16

Any forms you or your scout may need that are not listed here can be found on the Camp Friendlander Site.

The latest listing of what badges each scout is registered for.  Please work with your scout so that they can complete any prerequisites as needed.  This will allow them to get the most out of their time at camp.

Friedlander Departure Information
Merit Badge Prerequisites
Camp Friedlander Map
Camp Friedlander Early Release Form
Camp Friedlander Hold Harmless form for COPE
Camp Friedlander Special Diet Form (at least two weeks prior to camp)
Download PDF Version of Flyer 

Download Class List and Times

Scouts – $ 280
There may be additional costs for some programs and merit badges
$20 late fee if registering after March 10th (except 1st year Scouts, no late fee)
$200 of the $280 is refundable if cancelled by May 10th
Adults – $ 120
Registered T200 leaders – $60
Note:  It is recommended that parents of first year Scouts do not attend.


  • Tuesday, February 23: Summer Camp 1st Payment Due
    • First half payment due ($140)
    • Merit Badge Selection Schedule due

Note:  If you have not committed by this date, you will miss the first registration for merit badge classes, and choices will be limited at later dates.

  • Tuesday, April 26th: Final camp payment due
    • Second half payment due ($140)
  • Swim test at Aquatic Adventures: Sign up for a 15 minute time slot on:
    • Sunday, April 10th, from 5 – 7 PM (2 lanes), or,
    • Sunday, April 24st from 5-7 (1 lane)
  • Tuesday, June 14: FORMS DUE
    • Doctor signed Health and Medical Form (Parts A, B, & C)
    • Hold Harmless form
    • SCUBA & Snorkel Release (if applicable)
    • Special Diet Request (if applicable)
  • Sunday, July 10 – depart for Camp Friedlander
  • Saturday, July 16 – return from Camp Friedlander

If you have questions, please contact:

Summer Camp Coordinator:

Bill Lansky


Troop 200 will be attending summer camp at Camp Friedlander, which is just outside of Cincinnati, OH.  We have attended this camp as a Troop since 2011, so some of the older Scouts know it very well.  The camp is a very nice location and completed significant upgrades in 2002 with new restroom/showers and dining hall.

There is a very nice lake area with canoes, row boats, kayaks, sail boats, and “the blob”.  There is also a pool where much of the swimming merit badge instruction is provided.

The rifle and shotgun ranges are a distant hike, but our camp sites are the closest camp site location to these areas.  There is also a nice archery range on the other side of the camp.  (Note:  Scouts will need tokens from trading post for open-session rifle and shotgun.  Open archery is no cost.)

Typical Schedule

All first year Scouts in Troop 200 will be signed up for First Aid merit badge and Swimming (either swimming merit badge or instructional swim, depending upon ability).   Several craft merit badges that boys usually find entertaining are leather work, fingerprinting, photography, and the like.

Other Merit Badges

Swimming, First Aid,  along with open swim / open ranges and other activities provide a good first year experience.  If your Scout is driven, they may want to select an additional merit badge.  First year Scouts are not typically eligible for Shotgun, Rifle, Climbing, Emergency Prep, and Metal Works.  Fishing, space exploration, geocaching, and most merit badges offered in Handicraft and Cultural Village are good choices for first year scouts.  A list of merit badge offerings is available on the Troop 200 web site under “Documents / Summer Camp”.  (2016 schedule available in February)

Facilities / Food / Free Time

Scouts will tent in “sites” of 30-60 people.  Canvas tents with wood platforms are provided.  Each tent holds two cots and pads.  First year Scouts will tent with other first year Scouts.  Typically Scouts will decide who to tent with before arriving at camp.

The troop eats breakfast, lunch and dinner together in the dining hall each day.  The troop typically leaves from our camp site(s) for breakfast and dinner as a troop, while the lunch meal is “meet up” at the dining hall, since many of the Scouts are in program areas immediately before lunch.  Food is plentiful.  In addition to the main meal, there is always breakfast cereal in the morning and a salad bar for lunch and dinner.  Allergy and special diet menus are available by completing “special diet request” form.  Vegetarian options are always available; no special diet request form is needed.

Your son will have 1 hour of free time after lunch and before dinner.  They may also have additional free time between sessions, depending upon chosen schedule.  We recommend keeping the 4:00-5:00 session open to take advantage of the open swim, boating and shooting ranges.  There is also a variety of open programs areas after dinner.  And yes, there is a trading post.

Gear:  Start looking for a large foot locker.  No tent, mess kit, sleeping pad or hiking boots needed.

Typical Schedule

Your Scout will be in merit badge classes with Scouts from Troop 200 as well as Scouts from other troops.  We will attempt to schedule Troop 200 scouts that are from the same cub scout pack together in classes as possible.  The following is a typical schedule and will run Monday – Friday.  Actual class times will vary.

TIME                     ACTIVITY                                          LOCATION

8   am             Flag Raising & Breakfast                     Dining Hall

9   am             First Aid Merit Badge                             Outdoor Skills

10 am             Other Merit Badge                                  Other program area

11 am             Swimming MB or Instruction                Pool

Noon              Lunch                                                      Dining Hall

1   pm             Free time for all of camp

2   pm             Handicraft Power Hour                         Handicraft

3   pm             Other Merit Badge                                  Other program area

4   pm             Open swim / Open Shooting sports

  • pm Dinner & Flag Lowering
  • pm Evening Programs*
  • Evening programs include open areas, like shooting ranges, water sports, climbing wall, or special events, like competitions and campfire programs.

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South Bass Camporee 9/11 – 9/13

Fall Invitational Camporee

Please note:  This camporee is not run by Troop 200.  This page is only intended as information for Troop 200 families and scouts.  Anyone not from Troop 200, please visit the Camporee pages hosted by Troop 360 at  Thank You.

This release form (PDF Version downloadable here)  can be printed / signed / scanned and returned to me at:
they may be printed and signed / handed to me at a T200 meeting, or given to Mr. Moffit or Mrs. Vanderbilt at the sign-up table.


 This year’s camporee will be the 25th annual, and also the 100th year anniversary of the Perry Memorial. Camping site is outstanding, in the shadow of Perry’s monument and adjacent to the shores of Lake Erie. Don’t miss the South Bass Camporee!
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You are cordially invited to Troop 360’s 23rd Fall Invitational Camporee on South Bass Island, Ohio. The camporee will be held on September 6, 7 & 8,  2013. Again this year the camporee will include attractions and events for your Troop to enjoy.

Registration includes:

  • All attractions
  • Ferry boat tickets
  • Island transportation to and from the ferry docks
  • 5 meals (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast)
  • Camporee T-shirt
  • Camping fees

— Scout/Scouter health & parental release-permission form (you will need to copy for everyone attending). No Scout or Scouter will be admitted if you do have the health information & parental release form or are not listed on your troop roster.

— List of items you will need to bring with you.

— Ferry boat and shuttle transportation tickets.

— Miller Ferry Line schedule. Please be advised we do not provide camping on the mainland on Friday night so plan accordingly. Traditionally the last ferry on Friday night leaves the mainland at 8:30pm

In order for us to provide your Scouts and Scouters with a safe and enjoyable camporee, we must set a few camporee guidelines as follows:

  1. no personal bicycles will be allowed;
  2. no fueled lanterns or groundfires;
  3. No personal or troop vehicles will be allowed as we provide transportation to and from the ferry docks. Should a Troop drive an unauthorized vehicle to the Island, you will be asked to remove it to a mainland parking lot at your expense.
  4. Adhering to Safe Scouting guidelines and others outlined by the National Park Service at the leader’s meeting Friday night.
  5. We will have EMS at the Camporee site.
  6. Troops will need to present proof of a local or national tour permit at check-in.