Goshen Scout Reservation Camp Bowman - Summer 2018!
Boy Scout Summer Camp is a great opportunity for fun and merit badges. As you may know, Troop 255 rotates summer camps to keep the experience fresh. We’ll be going to Goshen Scout Reservation Camp Bowman (https://www.gotogoshen.org/camps-programs/camp-bowman/#top) in Virginia on June 23-30, 2018. Camp Bowman offers camping for 400 and includes a chapel, handicraft area, extensive archery, rifle and shotgun areas, parade field, aquatics, shower house, and direct access to hiking trails. Camp Bowman is Goshen Scout Reservation’s Patrol Cooking Camp and can help Boy Scouts apply their skills whether they are brand new or in their late teens. There are lots of lessons (teamwork, cooking, cleaning, etc.) to be learned through Patrol Cooking that cannot be learned in a dining hall.
Please register online as soon as possible, with a deposit of $100. Payment in full, after mulch credits are calculated, by check (payable to BSA Troop 255) is required by the appropriate deadline – please provide your payment to Todd Rosentover or Steve Surko. The cost is a slight decrease over last summer, but does not include a Troop 255 T-shirt:
• Early Discount Price ($40 off) Price per Camper Youth: $405 if paid by…April 10
• Regular Price Price per Camper Youth: $450 if paid by…May 15
• Late Registration Price ($40 more) Price per Camper Youth: $490
These costs are based on a conservative estimate of 24 Scouts. But if fewer than 24 Scouts register there may be a small surcharge. (NOTE: There is an additional charge of $50 for ATV and $40 for Shotgun Shooting Merit badge.)
Troop 255 is looking for adult volunteers to join some experienced hands at Goshen Scout Reservation Camp Bowman. Adult volunteers can split a week if that works best. There is no charge for adult volunteers.
All Scouts and Leaders must have their BSA Annual Health & Medical Record w NCAC Advisory (see link below) with updated doctor’s signature before going to camp. The Troop 255 Summer Camp Leader will collect all forms prior to departure, but they are not required for registration.
Contact Assistant Scoutmaster Steve Surko at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
*** BSA Annual Health & Medical Record w NCAC Advisory ***
For Scouts 14 and up ---> Bowman Veterans (Vets) Program:
The Bowman Vets program allows scouts who have been coming to camp for several years and are older scouts (14 and up) to participate in more challenging, exciting activities throughout the week. Early in the week the scouts will plan their activities with the Vets Director in coordination with other Camp Directors on the lake to allow for opportunities at Camp Baird's High Adventure Camp, Lenhok'sin (such as caving, paddle boarding, powder rifle, mountain biking,etc.) as well as other programs offered at base camps around the lake. Some of these activities may include: wakeboarding, action archery, rock climbing, C.O.P.E., kayaking around the lake, ATV, challenging hikes, and overnight treks. Those in the Vets program can begin and earn partials in the Geocaching merit badge. Scouts need to be at least 14 years of age to participate in the program.
Sent out previously by Tom Rose....
Summer Camp Save the Date Notification!
June 23-30, 2018 (Sat-Sat) is the date of Troop 255 summer camp.
This is a regular merit badge camp at Goshen reservation/Camp Bowman.
For anyone thinking Eagle, or Scouts just looking for a good time, this is highly recommended. More information will be forthcoming.
The above is separate from the several high-adventure trips: Philmont backpacking treks and the special backpacking trek arranged by Scoutmaster Barringer.
Also, some might want to consider Staff Jobs at Goshen Scout Reservation (ages 14 and above). See Link below.
*** Link to Staff Jobs at Goshen Info ***