What is Winter Camp:
The Winter Camp is held December 16-19 at Camp Barstow. This Winter Camp is held at the beginning of winter break just before Christmas. A volunteer camp staff provides program help, guidance, and supervision in the area of Scout-craft, Nature, Arts, and Citizenship as well as many other specialty merit badges. These may include merit badges that are required for the Eagle Scout rank.
Scouts sign-up for Merit Badges in Bundles such as Fire Safety and Safety, Rifle and Shotgun, or Home Repairs and Painting. They will stay in that Bundle for the day to complete work in both badges in that Bundle. There are some Bundles that will only have one badge due to classwork and requirements. Scouts will choose a Bundle per day (Saturday-Sunday-Monday) unless the Bundle takes multiple days such as Shoot and Cook. Some merit badges will have prerequisites to be completed before attending. Each Bundle has a maximum number of Scouts that can attend each day and may not be able to “squeeze” more in. This is similar to the Bundle program at Summer Camp at Barstow.
What will we do:
Provide advancement opportunities for Scouts
Familiarize youth with the Scouting program through the outdoor experience
Stimulate Troop programming before, during, and after attending camp
Make friends and have FUN
Share ideas and enjoy fellowship
Camp-wide campfires and competition
Adult service project available (please contact Dennis Ely for more info.)
Who can attend:
Any registered Scouts BSA youth may attend. Registered leaders and parents may attend if they have current Youth Protection Training. Troops should make sure that all Scouts attending have adequate two-deep adult supervision at all times. Multi troops may pool their resources in order to provide an adequate number of Scouts and adult leaders to form a unit. Those scouts whos unit is not attending will need to attend with a parent or attend with another troop.
Cost to attend:
Cost to attend is $100.00 per Scout and $60.00 per adult. There is an additional fee for Scouts who sign-up for Cooking ($30.00) or Shoot ($40.00) Merit Badges.