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Summer Camp 2024

Last Updated: 6 February 2024

This page will be updated with Summer Camp information as it becomes available. Check back for additional information.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Troop 497 is excited to be going to June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation, Ashford, Connecticut for 2024 Summer Camp.

Scouts and Leaders will depart by tour bus early morning on Friday July 19, 2024 and return Sunday July 28, 2024. Trip to Camp may include a tour of West Point, a deep-sea fishing trip and other fun activities. Camp Webster is located near Ashford, Connecticut in the heart of the Last Green Valley (National Park Service Heritage Corridor). Camp offers activities including shooting sports, water sports, basic Scout skills and a variety of other interesting merit badges. After Camp, our trip home will also include touring stops and a water activity.

MEDICAL AND INSURANCE FORMS - THESE MUST BE TURNED IN  DURING A TROOP MEETING

Last Updated: 6 February 2024

Please make TWO COPIES of all of your required medical forms listed below and turn in as soon as you can, at least two weeks before we leave for camp. You can turn them into Andy Reidler or Kevin Shaffer at Troop meeting. For privacy reasons, DO NOT email your completed forms. Please call Andy Reidler at 443-280-4268 if you have any questions.

PAYMENT INFORMATION
Cost for Summer Camp 2024 is $975 per Scout/ $675 per Leader including transportation (subject to change based upon bus costs and final activity itinerary).

It is important that you confirm your trip participation commitment by making an initial $100 deposit and remaining current on our payment schedule. Deposits need to be received to register Scouts for their preferred merit badge programs.

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

2024 High Adventure Trips

High Adventure Trips 2024 – Payment Schedule

Those Scouts and adults who have expressed interest in Sea Base or Northern Tier in 2024 must make a deposit and remain current with the payment schedule to remain on the attendee list.

We anticipate that the demand will exceed the capacity. Note that all participants who make a deposit must also obtain approval to participate from the High Adventure Committee, which includes the Scoutmaster and Mr. Strueber.

2024 High Adventure Payment Schedules

Date
Sea Base 2024
Philmont 2024
April 2023 $400 $400
September 2023 $300 $400
January 2024 $300 $400
February 2024 $300 $400
March 2024 $300 $400
April 2024 $300 $400
May 2024 $300 $300
Total (Estimated)
$2,200
$2,700