On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight........... A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Summer Camp Details

A few reminders as we prepare for Summer Camp - we'll be celebrating our 61st year on Cliff Island.

- Dates - Saturday 7/21- Sunday 7/29

- Information packets with an RSVP to establish attendance will be sent home on 6/11, due back 6/18. All adults and scouts planning to attend must let us know by that date.

- All attendees must file an updated medical forms, available at

 - Medical forms, and payment for the week must be made no later than 7/10.  Reminder - Camp payment has risen this year to $300.00.

- Our meetings on 7/9 and 7/16 will be reserved for the standard pre camp activities – selecting tent partners, merit badge courses, going over plans and expectations for the week, preparing and packing equipment, and our adult orientation meeting. If your son will need a tent provided by the troop, please be sure to let us know

- Any food allergies or medical conditions must be discussed on 7/9
- All prescription medicines must be given to the scoutmaster for dispersal by our medical staff on arrival at Cliff Island.

 Cliff Island Summer Camp Packing List

Packing list for Summer Camp, July 21 -29

Temperatures can vary between 50 degrees and 90 degrees, with rain and wind always a possibility.

Be sure to put your son’s NAME on everything - with 50-70 people on the island gear is constantly mixed up and misplaced.

Vest style Lifejacket, age and weight appropriate.
Boots for the hike and around the camp - there are loads of rocks and roots
Watershoes (Crocs work well) – closed toes – no flip flops or open sandals permitted.
Sneakers – lighter weight will dry better - skate shoes are sponges.
Lightweight clothes - they dry well, and allow layering
8 pairs socks  (tip - buy cheap, throw them out - they'll come home filthy)
8 pairs underwear  (tip - same as above)
2 or 3 pairs long pants (lighter weights dry better)
5 pairs of shorts
1 or 2 bathing suits
8 T-shirts
2 sweatshirts
A button down long sleeved shirt
A light jacket, waterproof and/or raingear
Pack clothing in plastic bags so it stays organized

Sunscreen, chapstick, etc
Wash kit – soap, facecloth, small towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo - if you want baby wipes for the outhouse
2 beach towels (one to use, one to hang)

Sleeping bag – note, a sheet and pillow can be handy also – you’re in the bag for a week, and if it’s hot you might want to sleep ON it not IN it.

If your son hates spiders or bugs, a mosquito net is a good investment and ensures he'll sleep

Cot – army style works well – should be sturdy enough to last the week.

Footlocker with LOCK - plastic works well. LABEL IT – they’re usually all the same color.
Scout Handbook
Notebook and pencils/pens
Personal radio (headphones)
Small amount of cash – small bills – for incidentals on island
Bowl, knife, fork, spoon, hot/cold cup – a mesh bag for storage works nicely
Cards, board games, etc
Flashlight, with extra batteries. Two if possible as they are constantly misplaced.
Folding chair
Clothesline - at least 20 feet of light line
Canteen or water bottle
First aid kit
Small backpack or string bag to carry stuff in - ideally, one for notebooks and pencils, one for messkit
Snorkel, mask, goggles, etc
Laundry bag
Ziploc bags and trash bags 
Spare eyeglasses
Contact phone numbers
Small rug or bath mat to wipe feet on before entering sleeping bag

Note - please leave all electronics (video games, video players, and most importantly CELL PHONES) home. You're on the island to enjoy the beauty and fresh air and to participate with the troop in activitie