BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook BSA Portland Oregon - Troop 22 Guidebook - Page 8

8 %*"#%"$#$("!  ! Soon your son will want to join us on outings and your boy doesn’t know it but, that is why he joined Scouting, to go camping. Our version of The Boy Scout Camping Equipment Checklist, along with the Boy Scout Camping Essentials found in the back pages of this guide is an attempt to clarify what is necessary and other optional items your son may want to consider bringing along. If you are not an experienced backpacker, you might want to discuss the equipment with one of the Registered Adult Leaders, Adult Volunteers, or backpacking parents in our Troop. Backpacking is included in the Troop’s program as an exciting optional experience. All boys should participate in the regular monthly outings but should only go on backpack outings when they are ready. Each boy should have cooking and eating utensils as well as a tent to share. Food for outings is usually purchased by each Patrol with prepayment required before each outing. Special equipment needs may be listed on the parent approval slip sent home before each outing. Troop 22’s High Adventure tm program is reserved for Scouts over 13 who have attained the Rank of First Class. High Adventure tm activities engage the older boy’s in a wilderness experience, offering them greater autonomy, and independence away from the Troop, while still participating in the Monthly Troop Activities. #!%!" To register your son as a Boy Scout in Troop 22, you will need to pay the fees and complete the Boy Scout Registration Form, along with payment, the Annual BSA Health and Medical Record, and a Troop Resource Survey Form. These forms may be obtained from the Scoutmaster. Completion of these forms ensures that the Troop can seek prompt medical attention in case of emergency, have access to individual personal contact and insurance information, and that the Registered Adult Leaders understand each boy’s special needs and abilities.  %*!% **! "! The Cascade Pacific Council has a number of Camp Properties that operate during the summer as Boy Scout Resident Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp, and Cub Scout Day Camp.  & ! %,%* Cub Scout Day Camp is a 5-day camp that operates during the day only. It is attended by dens or packs of Cub Scouts (Grades 1-5) that rotate from station to station to participate in BB gun shooting, archery, crafts, games, nature hikes, cooking, and other activities. The Day Camp season is usually shorter than resident camp and offers an opportunity to continue evening activities through the summer. Cub Scout Day Camp staff go home at night and return each morning. Day Camps that the council operates include: · Camp Discovery at Scouters Mountain (Portland) · Camp Ireland (Hillsboro) · Camp Lewis (Battle Ground) · Willamette Day Camp (Salem)  & !$"!%* Cub Scout Resident Camps serve boys ages 8-10 who attend resident camp with their local Scouting group and leaders. Resident camps operate from three to five days at a time. Full time camp staff, hired to work all season, provide leadership and support to such activities as nature studies, handicrafts, aquatics, horsemanship, oceanography, campcraft (knots, lashings, cooking etc.) shooting sports, field sports and high adventure. All resident camps have complete food service and maintenance operations. Staff are hired in support roles, such as maintenance, dishwashers and trading post (camp store) operators. Staff live on-site all summer long at these camps. Cub Scout resident camps that the council operates include: · Adventure Cove at Camp Clark (Oregon Coast), a 5 night camp · Cub World at Scouters Mountain (Portland), a 2 night camp · Gilbert Ranch at Butte Creek (Scotts Mills), a 2 night camp