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Summer Camping Season soon will be here. IS everyone ready?

Postby wagionvigil » Sun May 10, 2009 9:07 am

Just looked at my calendar and realized Summer is almost here.Next Weekend is The Spring Camporee, Week after that is Memorial Day weekend and we have parades. The Next Weekend is Conclave at Heritage, the Next weekend is Wagions June Camp set up weekend, the the Next week is Training for my Climbing ,the next week is staff week and camp begins. It is coming very quickly and I just hope everyone is prepared.
I will try to fit in a little kayaking and personal climbing in there but it will be hard.
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Re: Summer Camping Season soon will be here. IS everyone ready?

Postby biglou » Sun May 10, 2009 6:19 pm

I am ready but my camping schedule had to be altered a little bit. Since getting the new job, I have Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday morning off. Which is nice. I have also figured out a way to get an extra 7 days of vacation too by not taking holiday pay. I will take the 8 hours PTO so I can go to summer camp with my Troop. I will not be there for about 1 day, but I am looking forward to this. For the first time in many, many moons, my Scout Troop will be taking 20 boys to Camp. Next year is going numbers wise is not going to be good. The numbers will not be as high but the Scouts that are not going to summer camp are going to the Jamboree! I have 3 that are registered for the NSJ and I think 2 more are in the process of signing up.
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Postby gwd-scouter » Mon May 11, 2009 5:34 am

Ready any time to go to summer camp. Best week of the year. We, too, are taking more than our usual numbers. Our Troop grew in April from 9 Scouts to 21!
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Postby ccjj » Mon May 11, 2009 7:45 am

As the Cub Scout Summer Camp Director, I am getting ready to spend 5 weekends at camp. Three weekends are family camps, (Dad & Lad, Mom & Me, and Scout & Pal.) Two of the weekends are longer resident camps, one is for all Cubs and one is just for Webelos. Our theme for this summer is Circus Fun. I am hoping for a great summer!

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Re: Summer Camping Season soon will be here. IS everyone ready?

Postby smtroop168 » Mon May 11, 2009 9:16 am

Ready to go!!! June 28th is only 6 weeks away. Kids are already excited although some of that comes from school almost being done as well.
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Postby divermann » Mon May 11, 2009 9:56 am

I'm leaving for NCS-Aquatics in NC on Friday, so hopefully by the following Friday I'll be ready to be Aquatics Director :shock: for our camp's opening June 28th.
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Postby ronin718 » Mon May 11, 2009 12:31 pm

That would be an emphatic NO!!!!! I wish my schedule would slow down just a little. My wife has become a Scout-widow. I've had something Scout-related every weekend except two since the middle of March, and it's still going. Patrol camping this weekend, HA shakedown at Dolly Sods MD weekend, Jamboree leader meeting, troop canoeing, WB weekend #2, then a weekend off, and then another HA shakedown. I get two weeks to breathe in July, then it's off to High Knoll and then regular camp at Ottari.

Calgon, take me away!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Summer Camping Season soon will be here. IS everyone ready?

Postby divermann » Mon May 11, 2009 1:44 pm

Ronin:

That free weekend after WB#2, Forgettaboutit!! Cross it off and write in Honey Do weekend :) :lol: :)
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Re: Summer Camping Season soon will be here. IS everyone ready?

Postby LSR » Tue May 12, 2009 6:41 pm

This is my 1st camp as SM, so it's an emphatic "NO!" here. :shock:
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Postby Mrw » Wed May 13, 2009 7:47 am

LSR wrote:This is my 1st camp as SM, so it's an emphatic "NO!" here. :shock:



I did summer camp as acting SM a few years ago with less than two weeks notice. You will be fine!
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Postby mt_goodrich » Wed May 13, 2009 9:55 am

Tonight we will sit down with the boys to list out the merit badges they want to take. Online registration is May 26th and I want to be ready.

I will be taking a week off for summer camp (June 21st thru June 27th) then another week off as I staff WB (July 20th thru 25th).

I also will be helping out with Cub Day camp for a couple of days.
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Re: Summer Camping Season soon will be here. IS everyone ready?

Postby Billiken » Wed May 13, 2009 3:49 pm

We leave for Seven Ranges Scout Reservation, near Kensington, OH, on June 14.

Our medical "officer" (one of our 3 MD dads) has nearly everyone's BSA medical/physical forms.
A lot of the Scouts have their MB prerequisites done.
All 7 WEBELOS that crossed over in March are attending summer camp.


Two years ago (when I became SM) we took five Scouts to camp.
This year we're taking 19 (with 6 doing a second week in July).
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Postby cballman » Wed May 13, 2009 10:02 pm

First thing to new leaders going to camp. If you are The Scoutmaster or acting Scoutmaster for the week then just remember you should have help going with you. Dont try to do it all DELEGATE. This will be my Third Final year going to camp. This will also be my Third year as Acting Scoutmaster For my troop. This will also be my Eight year going to camp and the Flamingo Farewell year. Oh and we are only taking 47 boys to camp and somewhere around 15 crossovers that will be their First year. Merit Badge shedules are done set with the camp and we are pumping up the kids for a great camp.


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Re: Summer Camping Season soon will be here. IS everyone ready?

Postby lifescoutforlife » Thu May 14, 2009 11:27 am

My son gets out of school on June 5th and reports for camp staff June 6th at 8:30 am and will be at one of 4 camps till July 31st then to NOAC Aug 1st -6th. Once he makes it home the next day we leave on a 3 day canoe trek. I hope he's ready to tackle it all.
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Re: Summer Camping Season soon will be here. IS everyone ready?

Postby pipestone1991 » Sun May 09, 2010 10:17 am

Billiken wrote:We leave for Seven Ranges Scout Reservation, near Kensington, OH, on June 14.


Maybe I'll see you for laundry Friday night. I might go down for 2-3 days at the end of the week. I need to check though because I may be at a collegiate Speech & Debate camp and then college orientation. Of course, I need to register as an adult finally! :shock:
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Re: Summer Camping Season soon will be here. IS everyone ready?

Postby Billiken » Sun May 09, 2010 7:59 pm

pipestone1991 wrote:
Billiken wrote:We leave for Seven Ranges Scout Reservation, near Kensington, OH, on June 14.


Maybe I'll see you for laundry Friday night. I might go down for 2-3 days at the end of the week. I need to check though because I may be at a collegiate Speech & Debate camp and then college orientation. Of course, I need to register as an adult finally! :shock:


Check the dates...my post which you quoted was from 2009.
We leave this year for 7R on June 20, 2010.
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Postby AquilaNegra2 » Mon May 10, 2010 3:06 am

Took some backpacking two weeks ago, doing it again this week, and again in three weeks. #1 is working on that badge, and couldn't find anyone else to take off work. Still trying to decide whether or not to make the required 30 into a 50, since other than the mileage, the award is pretty much the same!
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Postby jr56 » Tue May 11, 2010 2:10 pm

Yes, leave for summer camp on June 20. Looking forward to it. Get to do Powderhorn in the meantime as a warmup.
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Re: Summer Camping Season soon will be here. IS everyone ready?

Postby pipestone1991 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:07 pm

Billiken wrote:
pipestone1991 wrote:
Billiken wrote:We leave for Seven Ranges Scout Reservation, near Kensington, OH, on June 14.


Maybe I'll see you for laundry Friday night. I might go down for 2-3 days at the end of the week. I need to check though because I may be at a collegiate Speech & Debate camp and then college orientation. Of course, I need to register as an adult finally! :shock:


Check the dates...my post which you quoted was from 2009.
We leave this year for 7R on June 20, 2010.

:shock: I need to pay attention more often.
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