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Last Update: 11 July 2024. Click your browser's refresh button to ensure you are looking at the most recent update to this page. It is updated several times most weeks. Click underlined text to follow the link to additional information.

Scouts Attending Summer Camp Who Are a Naturalized Citizen or NOT a US Citizen Action Required NOW

Any scout attending summer camp that is a Naturalized Citizen (was not born in US) or not a US Citizen should email Mr Boutilier (boutilier497@gmail.com) NOW. Please include the Scout's legal first/last names and Country of Origin as they appear on the Scout's passport (if they have one). This information is required for access to the Submarine Force Base in Groton, CT.

SUMMER CAMP MEDICAL FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN JULY 11TH

IMPORTANT SUMMER CAMP INFO FOR ATV ACTIVITY!!!

In order to participate in the the ATV activity at Summer Camp:

Scoutmaster's Summer Camp Letter

This Scoutmaster's Summer Camp Letter contains important information about our Summer Camp at June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation. He discusses the things you need to know as you get prepared to go to camp. It includes information on traveling, uniforms, medications, camp rules, spending money, and more. It is MUST READING for everyone. Find this document and other summer camp information on our Information/Major Events page.

Summer Camp Tips & Tricks for Beginners and Experienced Campers Alike

No Troop Meeting, Thursday, 4th of July

Join us on every Thursday evening for our Troop Meetings. Check these announcements for any updates.

Aquatics Supervision: Training for Adults, 13th July

This one day Council Aquatics course consist of two parts with hands on skill training:

You can register for either date on the Council's website.

Rifle Badge Shooting Sessions this Summer, 22 July, 5 & 19 August

If you are working on your Rifle Merit Badge, Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association will be holding free public youth rifle instruction starting on June 10th at 6pm. We are a PRIVATE range located in Parkville just north of Harford Rd.

If you would like to work on your merit badge, you MUST contact Mr. Sunday a few days prior to attending. This will be for the shooting part of the badge only.

All scouts must be accompanied by an adult and a participation waiver must be signed.

The dates are 22 July, 5 Aug, 19 Aug.

First Thursday Path to First Class, 11 July, 6-7 PM, Joe's Cafe

Scouts who are going to Summer Camp for the first time and are not in the First Year Program should attend this session and bring their Scout Book to review their status with Mr. Clasing.

The First Thursday meeting will be held from 6-7 PM in Joe's Cafe which is located in the basement of the Parish Center. Enter through the side door to the parking lot. The First Thursday meeting will be followed by a pizza dinner at 7 PM for active meeting participants.

These classes are available to scouts that are working on the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, and 1st Class and will be offered on the first Thursdays of the month.  Scouts do not need to sign up in advance. For more information about the First Thursday Path to First Class program, call Mr. Raj Mahanti (443-528-1437).

We will need lots of help from the seniors, patrol leaders, older scouts and adults

Troop Meeting, Thursday, 11 July, 7:30 - 9:00 PM, Multipurpose Room, NO Uniforms

Join us on every Thursday evening for our Troop Meetings. Check these announcements for any updates.

Senior Meeting, Sunday, 14 July, 4:30-6:30 PM, Joe's Cafe

Patrol Leaders Council (PLC), Sunday, 14 July, 7:00-8:00 PM, Joe's Cafe

PLCs will generally be scheduled for the second Sunday of each month. Check the announcements for any changes. All patrols should be represented by their Patrol Leader or a designated substitute. All Seniors are expected to participate. Adult Leaders are welcome to join the meetings.

The PLC will once again be in person. Please arrive at Joe's Cafe shortly before 7 PM so the meeting can start on time. Parents should return at 8:00 PM to pick up their sons.

BSA Training Required for ALL Merit Badge Counselors

Gunpowder Falls District has sent out information on training that is required for all Merit Bade Counselors in the District. ALL Merit Badge Counselors are required to complete the following training ASAP. Some merit badges also require specialized training see Gunpowder Falls Merit Badge Counselors for additional information.

The following required training can be completed at https://my.scouting.org. Send copies of your completed training certificates to Laron Wilson III, Gunpowder Falls District Merit Badge Dean, lwilson1382@gmail.com.

2024 Summer Camp - June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation, Ashford, Connecticut

New Summer Camp information will be presented here for several weeks. The main repository, and your place to go for all the available Summer Camp information, is the Major Events page under the Information menu. It will be updated as new information becomes available.
SUMMER CAMP BRIEF ITINERARY New, 21 June
SUMMER CAMP SUGGESTED PACKING LIST
MEDICATION RECORD AND MEDICATIONS New, 22 June

All medications and instructions for administering them must be turned in to our Meds leader, upon arrival  during check-in. Please place them in a resealable plastic bag with the scout's name printed in large letters on the bag. Place a completed 2024 Troop Medication Form in the plastic bag. Click to download the Troop Medication Form PDF Document. Please complete this form neatly to provide clear instruction to us. The Meds Leader will keep track of and administer all medications as directed. The medicine must be in the original prescription container with the doctor’s name on the label.

PAYMENTS
Please make trip deposits to our Troop Treasurer for all Scouts and Leaders according to the following schedule:

Date
Payment Amount
Initial Deposit January 2024 $100 $100
February 2024 $175 $275
March 2024 $200 $475
April 2024 $200 $675
May 2024 (Scout Only) $200 $875
June 2924 (Scout Only) $100 $975
Total (Estimated)

$975

Additional Resources for Scouts, Parents, and Adults

Please visit the Resources page under the Information menu above for additional information about Troop 497 programs and activities.