Lone Scout Goes to Summer Camp

May 12, 2009

What to do about your Scout who is gone on family vacation or church camp during your Troop’s one week at Summer Camp?  Never fear, Lewis & Clark is near!

Do you love attending Lewis & Clark so much that you wish you could attend another week this summer?  Imagine the additional merit badges and fun you could have by camping another week.  Is your Troop going to camp during a week that you can’t attend?  You wish you could go with them, but your schedule just doesn’t allow it.


The Sioux Council is offering a solution to both of these questions for 2009.  We are putting together a special Council Contingent Troop.  Here’s how it works; we have set aside the Sergeant Floyd campsite during the week of July 19th to July 25th. The Sioux Council will provide the Troop leadership for this Troop during that week.  Youth from around our Council who would like a second week at camp or who can not go with their regular Troop can attend.  We will form a temporary Troop and divide the youth into patrols when they arrive at camp.  This Troop will get to participate in any and all programs camp has to offer.


Here’s what you need to do.  Print off the “Lewis and Clark Contingent Registration” form.  Complete the form and send it along with half the camp fee ($87.50) to the Center for Scouting.  Once we receive your registration, we will contact you to get your merit badge selections.  You will need to have a BSA Medical Form completed (parts A, B, & C) before attending camp.  This includes a doctor’s signature, so plan ahead.  You will also be responsible for bringing you own camping gear for the week.  Participants are required to find their own way to Lewis & Clark and must be picked up at the end of camp.

This came over the wires when I was out of town, so I don’t know if there’s still room available.  Our Troop has camped at Lewis & Clark Scout Reservation during the first week of camp in June, several years running.  We always eat in the dining hall, too.  The camp has a variety of topography on the bluffs above the Missouri River resevoirs, with an extensive waterfront program.  Check for info on Sioux Council website.


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