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- leaves for summer camp Thursday, July 20th
Check-in starts at 7:00 PM
Thursday evening, July 20th , will be the troop check-in evening. You may
arrive any time between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. It will take approximately one
hour to get everything done. Medications should be turned in at this time.
At this time, we will check all paperwork, handle all final payments that
may be outstanding, and complete the final checklist for all boys and
adults. Please note that all unpaid fees will be due at this time
including any outstanding dues amounts ($36.00 per year). It is also at
this time that you may purchase Troop T-Shirts, pick up your name tags,
and do final merit badge checks. We will NOT be collecting packed duffle
bags on Thursday evening at this time as we have done in the past.
Arrive at the shed parking lot by 11:00 PM
Bring duffle bags, bus bags and everything else at that time.
Summer Camp Medical Forms
ALL Medical Forms must be submitted to Mr. Reidler or Mr. Miller no
later than 6 July for Summer Camp. The camp insists that all forms be
received at least two weeks prior to arriving in camp.
BSA Medical Form
Bring two printed copies of your completed and signed BSA
Medical Form to a Troop Meeting and give to Mr. Reidler or Mr
Miller. You can also email a pdf version to Mr Reidler.
Camp Form Requires Doctor Signature for Rescue Inhalers and
This camp has a special form for bringing Rescue Inhalers and
Epipens to camp. According to their leader's guide: "Emergency
Medication Plan The State of Maine requires that All Campers that
are going to carry a rescue inhaler or Epipens, provide the camp
with an Emergency
Medication Plan. Additionally, each camper must have their
parent’s and physician’s approval to carry the inhaler and indicate
that the camper is able to use the inhaler. At the time of check in,
the camp health staff must also evaluate the camper’s ability to use
the inhaler. Please be sure to complete the Emergency Medication
Plan with the physician and send it to camp with the health form. A
copy of their school asthma plan will be acceptable as well."
Medications Forms for Summer Camp
This form needs to be completed for each medication Scouts bring
to summer camp. Please place medications in a resealable bag with
the scout's name printed in large letters on the bag. Place a
completed Troop Medication Form in the plastic bag. Please complete
this form neatly to provide clear instruction to us. The
Medication’s 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.
Important Summer Camp announcement regarding food allergies and
special diet requirements.
The Troop must notify the Summer Camp in advance of our arrival
of all food allergies and any special diet requests (including
vegetarian requests). The Summer Camp will attempt to
accommodate special diet requests for religious or health
The Summer Camp indicates that the Dining Hall is a peanut free
zone, however, the Camp still needs to know of any and all food
allergies of any camper (scout or adult) prior to arrival.
Further, while the Dining Hall is peanut free, the Camp is
The Trading Post and many Troops (including ours) may have
Please e-mail all known food allergies,
special diet requests and any questions/concerns to Ken Krach at
firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and in no event later than
June 24, 2017.
If Ken does not send you a response indicating “Received and
Acknowledged” (or words to that effect), please follow up with
Scoutmaster's Summer Camp Letter and 2017 Tips & Tricks
This is the Scoutmaster's
Summer Camp Letter. It contains critical information for Scouts
and parents about summer camp. Please read it carefully. Bring any
questions to the June First Thursday or any troop meeting and we will
answer them for you.
and Tricks contain information useful to Scouts and adults
attending summer camp - especially if it is your first time. Learn what
others might already know!
2017 Summer Camp – Camp Hinds
Troop 497 will be traveling to Camp William Hinds on Panther Pond in
Raymond, Maine for Summer Camp 2017. Camp Hinds was founded in 1927 and is
less than an hour outside of Portland, Maine. The Camp is located on over
300 scenic acres in the Sebago Lakes region of Maine. The Camp
offers a fabulous location and a variety of merit badge programs.
Troop 497 will leave for Camp Hinds late in the evening of Thursday July
20th and the Troop will return on the afternoon of Sunday July 30th. More
trip specifics, an itinerary of additional sightseeing stops and a
detailed packing demonstration will be provided closer to departure date.
Please mark your calendars now to attend this wonderful Summer Camp
experience. All Troop 497 Scouts are expected to attend Summer Camp.