Summer Camp Departure

We will be leaving from the parking lot behind the gym at The Independence School on Sunday July 22nd at 11:30 am sharp.  Please be at the school no later than 11:00 am so that we can get the gear loaded on the trailer, everybody checked it and all the last minute items taken care of.

Any scouts bringing a bike know that they need to be wearing a safety helmet to ride.  DO NOT LEAVE THE SAFETY HELMET with the bike on the trailer.  Pack it in your foot locker for the trip both ways.

We will be wearing our Class B uniform down (red scout shirt, scout shorts, socks, etc).  Make sure that you have your Class A uniform packed in your foot locker as we eat dinner in Class A.

Dinner on Sunday will not be until after the opening ceremony at 6:00 pm.  Eat a hearty breakfast and if you want pack a snack or two for the afternoon.  The troop will bring some items to get you through the afternoon, but bring more if you want.  Take your day pack with you in the car for the trip down.  You can put your swim trunks, towel, snack, 1 liter refillable water bottle in here so it will be handy for the afternoon.  Remember though – no food in the tents.

Make sure that if you are bringing a bug net frame that it is in a bag or container so some sort to keep all the parts in one place (put all the connectors in a zip lock bag and put this in the larger bag).


Also to all OA members: Wednesday night is OA night. Don’t forget to bring your sashes.

Finally: NO ELECTRONICS. No exceptions. If they are seen or found, they will be confiscated. No strikes. If you choose to bring a cell phone on the ride, the driver of the car will collect them and turn them in to the adults when we arrive at Rodney.

More Summer Camp Updates

Parents who are helping to transport the scouts on Sunday will not be permitted to remain at the camp once the scouts have been discharged from the cars.

Families may visit with their scouts on Friday, July 27, beginning with dinner at 5:15 p.m. This is a good opportunity to see the camp and for those scouts who are first year campers, it is an opportunity to be a “tour guide” since they will have learned much about the camp during the week.

All scouts need to remain with the troop until Saturday morning for closing activities and campsite cleanup.

If you are interested in visiting on Friday, please download the reservation form and bring it and a check for the meal to the meeting tomorrow night. If you will not be in attendance tomorrow night, please email Mrs. Lueking with the number of people that will attend.

The dinner reservation form, directions to Camp Rodney, and a camp map are available on the Forms & Lists page.