Stonewall Jackson Day Camp (June 15-19)

Your camp ruler, Sir David, has decreed a week long festival to celebrate the Scouting Program. Sir David will be hosting this celebration at the VA Park in Clarksburg,
June 15th through June 19th.

To find out the cost, rules and regulations and any other information that Sir David needs to pass along, click here!

Highland District Day Camp (Jun 22-26)

Very soon Camp Mahonegon will be transformed into “KNIGHTS OF MAHONEGON” for day camp fun and adventure. Be sure to reserve the dates (June 22-26) or you will be missing a wonderful time!!

To find out EVERYTHING you need to know to be prepared and to attend this event, click here!!

SEE YA THERE!!!

Blennerhasset District Day Camp (Jun 18-20)

DO YOU WANT TO HAVE FUN????
Then come on out June 18-20 to the Civitan Park in Belpre
and you will have more fun than you can imagine. With a theme of
“FLYING HIGH WITH SCOUTING”
what else but FUN would you expect!!!!

For EVERYTHING you need to know, click here!

Camp Red Arrow June 22-25, 2015

Camp Red Arrow Cub Scouts can participate in many types of activities including, archery, BB-guns, sling shots, field sports, nature, arts and crafts, Scout skills, and a variety of other events. All areas (especially range activities) place a special emphasis on safety procedures. It’s a fun-filled week four days of challenging Cub Scout activities, exciting adventures and new friendships.

Camp is under the direction of a Camp Director and Program Director trained at the Boy Scouts of America National Camping School. All ranges are under the supervision of staff with hours of training and experience in their field. Safety is the number one priority at day camp followed by fun and adventure.

Scouts primarily sign up and attend day camp with their Pack. Camp is a lot more fun when your den attends together. However if your Pack is not attending Day Camp there is no reason why you should miss out on the adventure. A Scout and their adult partner can attend day camp and be matched with a den of Scouts the same age. We don’t want anyone to miss out on this awesome summer experience. Please contact your Day Camp Program Director, Terri Holcomb for information on how to attend without your Pack.

This year we will allow the cub scouts to invite a friend to attend camp on Wednesday, June 24. More details on this later.

Listed below are the items that make up the Cub Master’s/Parent’s guide.

PDF Format
- Cub Master letter
- Cub Master Forms
- Parents Information Letter
- Parents and Sibling Registration
- Weblos Scout Overnight Registration
- Weblos Adult Overnight Registration
- Code of Conduct and Staff Agreement
Patch Design
Hock-Hocking Patch design contest form

Click here to download Medical Forms. You will need Part A and both pages of Part B
Click here to download Registration Forms.
Click here to download Scoutmaster’s letter and junior staff application

Adult Leader Outdoor Training Weekend (Jun 5-7)

Adult Leader Outdoor Training (ALOT) Weekend – a weekend of Acronyms – Blennerhassett District will be holding several different trainings opportunities on the weekend of June 5-7 at Camp Kootaga.  The courses will include outdoor training for all levels of Scouting.  The cost for the weekend will vary depending on what training you are planning to take.   All participants need a current BSA health form.  Registration deadline is May 15th.  Check-in starts at 5pm at the Camp Kootaga Dining Hall, all participants will be tent camping with personal gear.  For additional information contact Todd Handley at todd.handley@zoetis.com

C32 – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) $15 – An introduction to the skills needed to plan and conduct Cub Scout outdoor activities. Learn about all the fun you can have outdoors! If your pack goes camping on non-council events, at least one leader on the trip must be BALOO-trained.

C33 – Outdoor Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWL) $15 – A hands-on introduction to outdoor skills for the Webelos program, taught as part of an overnight campout.

S11 – Introduction To Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) $15 – Introduction to basic outdoor skills like knife and ax, cooking, and pioneering. Taught as a hands-on weekend campout. Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters must take this training in order to wear the “Trained” patch. Leaders of venturing crews with an outdoor program must take this course, too.

D78 – Leave No Trace Trainer (LNT) $50 – Hands-on training in the seven principles of Leave No Trace (LNT) and how to create awareness of LNT and inspire and nurture responsible recreation. LNT camping is growing in popularity, and many camping areas now require you to use LNT methods. LNT has also been added to the Boy Scout advancement requirements. Take this training to gain valuable skills and be certified to train others in LNT and conduct awareness workshops. This is an outdoor class limited to 12 adult and older youth participants.

N02 – Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA) $65 – Certification in WRFA is required for treks to Philmont Scout Reservation, Northern Tier and Florida Sea Base and is recommended for backcountry camping, hiking, canoeing, and other high adventures. Participants need to have completed CPR Training. Class size is limited to 12 adult and older youth participants.


To register for any of the above classes click here


FREE!! Cloth Rank Patches

Does your unit want to save a few dollars???
We have the answer!!
With just 4 EASY STEPS
you can get all your cloth rank advancement
emblems FREE!!
The only thing you need to do is:
Participate in the “NUTS FOR SCOUTING FUNDRAISER”
Have “FAMILY FOS PRESENTATION”
And participate in the “FALL POPCORN SALE”.
Fill out the commitment form, submit it to the Council Service Center and for the next year, any advancement form turned in with rank advancements…..the cloth emblems will be FREE!

Click here to view/print the commitment form

CUB SCOUT RESIDENT SUMMER CAMP (JULY 30-31/August 1-2)

Cub Scout Summer camp will be at Camp Kootaga.
The purpose of good Scouting and Scout camping is to train boys in good character, vital citizenship and personal fitness. The objectives of the Camp Staff and the Camp program are to serve the needs of the Pack and the Scouts. In outdoor Scouting activities, simple skills of camp craft, woodcraft, aquatics, personal fitness and living in a Democratic society are at a premium.

They are important because:
1. Learning skills and advancing bring self-confidence.
2. Solving immediate camping problems brings self-reliance.
3. Vigorous outdoor exercise promotes personal fitness.
4. Knowing what to do and doing it promotes personal initiative.
5. Making group decisions and implementing them develops cooperation.
6. Facing certain hardships with buddies makes life-long friends.
7. Experiencing nature develops outdoor appreciation and spiritual awareness

Lord Baden-Powell wrote in 1919, “The objective of a camp is:
1. To meet the boy’s desire for the open air life of the Scouts; and
2. To put him completely in the hands of the Cubmaster for a definite period of individual training and character and in physical and moral development.”

The basis of this training and character development is the Scout’s participation and acceptance of responsibility of his Patrol. Baden-Powel emphasized this in 1936 when he wrote, “The Patrol is the character school for the individual. To the Patrol Leader it gives practice in responsibility and in the qualities of Leadership. To the Scouts it gives subordination of self to the interest of the whole, the elements of self-denial, and the self-control involved in the team spirit of cooperation and good comradeship.”

At Camp Kootaga, we intend to reproduce and strengthen the processes by which a Troop ideally operates when it is in its home community. We do not intend to replace the Scoutmaster, the Pack’s Leaders Council or the Leadership Corp, but rather to work with them and through them in determining the needs of individual Packs and of the Scouts in them.

Camp will be more than out-of-doors; it will bring an intense and vital training session for the Troops that come and for the boys they bring. It is a vital part of the Scouting program and will endeavor to build Scouts and Troops by supplying them challenges, opportunities and rewards of Scouting in an intensive and reinforcing way. This assists the Scouts and Packs to determine their own Program and effectively operate through their own Leadership.

The links below are provided to answer some of your basic questions.

Click here for a printed registration form.

Click here to register and pay on line.

Click here to download Medical Forms.

Click here for Camp Leaders Guide

Click here for the proposed camp events and Fees

Click here for the proposed menu

Click here for the proposed camp schedule

Davis Anderson Memorial PWD Results

THE CARS LINED UP!!!

          THE PEG WAS DROPPED!!!

                  AND….OFF THEY WENT!!!

The 43rd annual running of the Davis Anderson Memorial Pinewood Derby was hosted at the Vienna Grand Central Mall on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
With about 325 Cub Scouts and over 100 volunteers it was a day of fun and excitement as the races started about 10:00am and went through the day on 5 tracks throughout the mall and finals were ran about 5:00pm!!

AND…………..HERE ARE THE TOP 10 WINNERS!!!!!


First row left to right in picture
1st—Lane Cline from Pack 222 in Waterford
2nd—Brieeson Cline from Pack 222 in Waterford
3rd—William Windom from Pack 83 in Harrisville
4th—Logan Nutter from pack 117 in Lubeck
5th—Joe Taylor from Pack 12 in Parkersburg

2nd row (back) left to right.
6—Mark Tucker from pack 47 in Waverly
7—Branson Underwood from Pack 47 in Waverly
8—Bentley Kinzer from Pack 86 in Mineral Wells
9—Aaron Grose form Pack 12 in Parkersburg
10—Caden Kotarski from Pack 20 in Vienna


      
1st: Lane Cline, Pack 222               2: Brieeson Cline, Pack 222

      
3rd: William Windom, Pack 83           4th: Logan Nutter, Pack 117

                    
5th: Joe Taylor, Pack 12              6th: Mark Tucker, Pack 47

             
7th: Branson Underwood, Pack 47            8th: Bentley Kinzer, 86

      
9th: Aaron Grose, Pack 12              10th: Caden Kotarski, Pack 20


Here is a picture of the “Celebrities” that raced at center court.

1st Place: Louise Bennett; 2nd place: Bob newell; 3rd Place: Alan Haught


Here are a few highlights from this year’s race (2015).
(click on a picture for a larger view)

  
        
                                                                         


Here are a few highlights from a previous event.
(click on a picture for a larger view)

  
        
                                                                         

Washington District’s Day Camp (June 10-12, 2015)

Washington District BSA Proudly presents

Cubs in Flight
Day Camp 2015

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ADULT EXPECTATIONS LEADER’S GUIDE
BRING A FRIEND PRE-CAMP PLANNING
DATES AND TIMES OF CAMP REGISTRATION
CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES SAFETY OF OUR SCOUTS
DAY CAMP OBJECTIVE TRADING POST (SCOUT SHOP)
FAMILY DESSERT NIGHT POTLUCK VEHICLES IN CAMP
Fees WASHINGTON DISTRICT DAY CAMP OBJECTIVE
GENERAL INFORMATION WEBELOS and FAMILY CAMPOUT
HEALTH FORMS



LEADER’S GUIDE
March 25, 2015

Dear Pack Coordinator,

Welcome to the Allohak Council, Washington District, Cub Scout Day Camp Program. Day Camp promises to provide your Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos with an exciting and fun-filled program.

Thank you for the commitment you have made, as a Leader, to prepare your Pack for camp. This booklet is designed to help you prepare your committee, your parents and Scouts for this adventure. A copy of this guide will also be available at www.allohak.org.

A Day Camp Leader and Parent Orientation will be held Tuesday, June 9th, 6:30 pm at Camp Arrow (Broughton’s Nature Trail). ALL ADULTS ATTENDING CAMP WITH THE PACK ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THIS ORIENTATION. The orientation will help prepare adults and give them an opportunity to ask questions. We will also be able to provide Youth Protection Training to those who still need it.

Please find a description for volunteer positions in this guide. It is crucial to the success of Day Camp, that we fill these positions. We encourage you to approach your parents. Often parents would like to help, but aren’t sure exactly what is needed or may be afraid to ask if they can help. WE NEED THEM! We look forward to meeting you personally and your parents attending camp at the Day Camp Leader and Parent Orientation.

Yours in Scouting,
The Washington District Day Camp Staff
Robert Sheridan Day Camp Director
Traci Saffell Day Camp Program Director 740.516.9736 or tracifout.1ssip@gmail.com
Elizabeth Thacker Day Camp Manager
Joe Testerman Council Camp Advisor

DATES AND TIMES OF CAMP
The Camp Planning Committee decided upon a 3-day camp this year. The 3rd day will be a Twilight Camp.

Tigers will attend 2 days—Thursday and Friday. The decision to go to a 3-day camp, as well as, having Tigers at camp for 2 days was made after reviewing camper surveys received after last year’s camp. We hope these changes will provide more Scouts the opportunity to attend Camp. This year’s dates/times are:

Wednesday, June 10th 8:30 – 4:30 (8:30 – 9:00 Registration)
Thursday, June 11th 8:30 – 4:30 (8:30 – 9:00 Tiger
Registration and Scout Check-in)
Friday, June 12th 12:45 – 9:00 (12:45 – 1:00 Check-in)

‘BRING A FRIEND’ DAY – Wednesday, June 10th
Friends can attend camp for FREE on Wednesday.
THEY MUST HAVE A COMPLETED HEALTH FORM PARTS A AND B TO ATTEND CAMP.
FRIENDS ENTERING 1ST GRADE OR YOUNGER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES.

FAMILY DESSERT NIGHT POTLUCK
We are asking families to join us for a dessert potluck Friday,
June 12th. Please bring a dessert dish to share. Arrive by 7:30 to enjoy the closing ceremonies followed by dessert afterwards.

WEBELOS and FAMILY CAMPOUT
Everyone along with their families are welcome to attend the overnight campout Friday evening. A Troop will be sponsoring a Webelos activity in order to complete an Arrow of Light achievement for the Webelos. Families and all other ranks are welcome to attend, as well. Bring your own tent, gear, supplies, etc. Check-out is Saturday, June 13 by 10:30 am.


WASHINGTON DISTRICT DAY CAMP OBJECTIVE

  • Provide progressive, age-appropriate program opportunities for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts
  • Provide hands-on and a variety of activities, such as: shooting sports, games, ceremonies, songs and
    ecology/conservation elements
  • Offer indoor programs for inclement weather
  • Emphasize sports, under the basic principle that each boy gets to learn the rules and play, regardless of
    ability
  • Begin and end the daily program with a meaningful patriotic or Cub Scout ceremony
  • Allow ample time for rest and lunch breaks, especially a half-hour quiet time after lunch

DAY CAMP WELCOME AND GENERAL INFORMATION

INTRODUCTION
Washington District operates Cub Scout Day Camp at Camp Arrow. Camp Arrow is located on State Route 821 at the Broughton’s Nature Trail. Please review the contents of this guide and become familiar with our policies and procedures. We created this document with the intent of providing you with enough information to have a quality and safe day camp experience for you, your parents and Scouts.

PRE-CAMP PLANNING
The key to getting off to a great start is to follow these simple steps:

  1. BLUE AND GOLD BANQUET—ask for a camp promotion. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the fun and exciting activities Scouts will experience at Day Camp. This also gives us the time to meet parents who will be attending camp.
  2. Select a CAMP COORDINATOR for your Unit.
  3. Complete the registration form and T-shirt order forms correctly. Rank and T-shirt Sizes are the two items most often not included when Leaders turn in their registration.
  4. Have a parent meeting to discuss plans and make concrete decisions. Request Bob Sheridan or Traci Saffell attend your parent meeting.
  5. REQUEST PARENTS BECOME INVOLVED by becoming a Camp Volunteer or Walker.
  6. Turn in completed registration, T-shirt orders and Special Needs Request Forms to Council Office by MAY 15, 2015.
  7. ATTEND DAY CAMP LEADER AND PARENT ORIENTATION JUNE 9, 2015.
  8. Have parents complete online Youth Protection Training. We can also come to your Pack meeting to provide Youth Protection Training. Training will also be provided at the Leader and Parent Orientation.
  9. Have parents complete the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record—Parts A and B. This needs to be completed for EVERYONE attending Camp. Youth and Adults.
  10. Be sure you bring all Health Forms A and B with you to registration on the first day of Camp.

CAMPERSHIPS
It’s important that all youth have an opportunity to attend camp. The Unit may nominate youth for financial assistance by submitting a campership form to the Scout Office. Please ensure the information on the campership request form is complete and accurate. The Campership Committee uses this information to make their decision. If the situation changes, and the youth is not able to attend camp, please notify the Scout Office. For more details or to request a Campership Form, contact Scout Office at 1.800.654.5272.

DAY CAMP FEES
Camp Fees include:

  • Meals – Daily
  • Program Supplies
  • T-Shirts
  • Backpacks
  • Water Bottles
  • Camp Patch
  • Early Bird Registration

    Rank BEFORE May 15 AFTER MAY 15
    Tigers $24 $34
    Scouts $36 $46
    Parents $10 $15
    Siblings** $36 $46

    *Tiger Cubs are invited to enjoy camp on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12. Tiger Cubs WILL receive meals, t-shirts, backpacks, water bottles and a camp patch. Depending upon the number of Tiger Cubs registered, they may be split up and added to a Wolf or Bear Den. All efforts will be made to keep them with members of their Unit.
    TIGER CUBS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR PARENT/GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES. THIS IS A BSA NATIONAL STANDARD. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    **Siblings will participate with their Scout sibling in that Scout’s Den. Siblings will receive meals, T-shirts, backpacks, and water bottles.
    SIBLINGS ENTERING 1ST GRADE AND YOUNGER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    TRADING POST (SCOUT SHOP)
    The Trading Post will be open every day of camp. Please inform parents they can send spending money with their Scout. You should also inform parents the Trading Post remains open during check-out each day. This is a good time for parents to shop. The trading post will have Scout merchandise, BSA apparel (youth, adult men’s and women’s), uniforms, patches, handbooks, etc.

    CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES
    REGISTRATION
    Wednesday 8:30—9:00
    Step 1 Register first at the Camp Office with our Camp Manager—Liz Thacker. Packs arriving as a group should have one adult Leader register everyone. Pay any outstanding fees at this time.
    You will receive a backpack for everyone pre-registered with a camp shirt and water bottle inside. Packs who did not pre-register online or at the office—we will make every attempt to have your camp shirt by Thursday but cannot guarantee it.Backpacks will have Scouts Name, Rank, Pack # and Camp Den Name on them.

    Step 2 Take Health Forms Parts A and B to Medical Officer located in the pavilion. Everyone must have a health form. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Step 3 Position your Pack flag near the flagpole in the flag stands provided.

    Step 4 Ensure your Scouts are in their Camp Den groups.
    OPENING CEREMONIES WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 9:00

    TIGER REGISTRATION/SCOUT CHECK-IN
    Thursday 8:30—9:00
    TIGERS and THEIR PARENTS should check-in at the office with the Camp Manager.

    TIGERS will receive their backpacks, shirts and water bottles and be assigned to a Den. TIGER PARENTS should pay any outstanding fees at this time.

    TIGERS and THEIR PARENTS should then deliver Health Forms Parts A and B to the Medical Officer located in the pavilion.

    SCOUTS should check-in with their Camp Den Leaders. Camp Den Leaders will report attendance records to the Camp Manager by 9:00.
    OPENING CEREMONIES WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 9:00.

    CHECK-IN Friday 12:45-1:00
    ALL SCOUTS, TIGERS AND PARENTS should check-in with their assigned Den Leader. Camp Den Leaders will report attendance records to the Camp Manager by 1:00.

    DAILY CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES
    At the end of the day, every Scout must check-out at the Camp Office.
    The Scout may leave only after proof of identification from the Parent/Guardian or other person designated on the Health Form ONLY.
    PARENTS: MUST get out of their vehicle and check their child out at the office.

    SAFETY OF OUR SCOUTS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

    SECURITY WRISTBANDS
    Safety of our Scouts is always the Day Camp Planning Committee’s top concern. New this year, we have added security wristbands. Everyone (adults, Scouts, Leaders, Visitors) will receive a wristband each morning upon checking in to Camp. If you notice someone in camp without a wristband, please notify your Camp Director, Program Director, or Camp Manager immediately.

    VEHICLES IN CAMP
    Vehicles in camp are prohibited. Please park your vehicles in the parking lot.

    If you need to bring a vehicle into camp for delivery/pick-up, please notify the Camp Director, Camp Program Director, or Camp Manager prior to driving into camp.

    ADULT EXPECTATIONS
    Washington District Day Camp provides a fun and action-packed program. However, it is the Pack’s responsibility to send an adequate number of adults to supervise the boys as they participate.
    The person in charge of your Pack must be at least 18 years of age. No exceptions. The two-deep leadership policy of the Boy Scouts of America applies:

    At least two registered adult leaders, one of whom must be 18 years of age or older and certified in youth protection, are required for all outings.
    A ratio of 1 Adult for every 4 boys your Pack sends to camp is recommended. If you are unable to send adult leaders or an adequate number of adult leaders, please contact the Camp Program Director so we can plan accordingly.

    CAMP DEN LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Arrive at Camp early and get your folder at registration. Wait for campers to arrive and keep attendance of your Den. Notify Camp Staff immediately if a camper is missing.
    • Keep campers at the program stations. Remind campers to be kind, polite and courteous to Program presenters.
    • Observe ‘Leave No Trace’ by picking up trash, even if it’s not yours.
    • Observe the ‘Buddy System’ rules.
    • Observe Youth Protection guidelines at all times.
    • Help Day Camp run smoothly by arriving/departing program areas ON TIME.
    • Assist Program Presenters when needed, remain engaged during program presentations.
    • Stay with your group at all times. If you need to leave your group momentarily, be sure to leave another adult in charge until you return.
    • Conduct Den Time. Practice Den Yells, cheers, skits, etc. Prepare your den for the campfire skit.
    • Ensure that campers drink water and apply sunscreen when needed.
    • Assist Camp Manager at check-out until your Den has safely departed.
    • Return Den Folder to registration area at the end of each day.
    • HAVE FUN!
    • Agree to volunteer next year…. WE NEED YOU!
    • Consider taking on a Staff Position for next year’s camp.

    Click here to register online and join us for all the fun!!!

    Click here for paper and pencil Day camp registration forms.

    Click here for the Leaders Guide that has all the informaiton you need.

    Click here for the Health Forms Part A and B.

    Click here for the special diet needs form.

    Click here for T-shirt size chart

    23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan (2015)

    In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.

    The event will provide opportunities to raise awareness about global issues, explore the environment, participate in community service, make friends from around the world, and deepen understanding of developments in science and technology. The world jamboree is a unique opportunity for participants to experience an exciting program of activities, including: Global Development Village, City of Science, Crossroads of Culture, and the Peace Program.

    Participants will live and learn with fellow Scouts from around the world. They will be housed in tents along with the BSA contingent but will soon venture out to mingle with tens of thousands of people for two weeks of activities and adventure. That’s right, a world fellowship exercise on an enormous scale!

    Make plans now to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event, where Scouts and Venturers from around the world will meet at the intersection of tradition and innovation to explore energy, technology and harmony.


    Registration is OPEN — Click the picture above to register now

    Click here for a colorful brochure

    Click here for an Adult Troop/Crew Leader Application

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