July 17 – 19 Camp at Lake Minnewashta
We will be tenting on Friday and Saturday nights which counts towards the camping merit badge. Scouts can be dropped off at 7:00 PM on Friday and picked up at 10:00 on Sunday. Since this camp is in town, scouts can come out for just portions of Saturday if they are unable to camp, but you MUST let Mrs. Olmsted know.
On Saturday morning from 9:00 – 11:00 we will be doing service projects for Carver County parks. We will be cleaning around the playground and mulching around the trees. This service project meets camping merit badge requirement #9C for the boys staying overnight. It will count as service hours for rank advancement for all scouts. Before lunch, we will be building a clothes line using our lashing skills to hang our beach towels.
On Saturday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00, we will be enjoying ourselves at the life guard attended sandy beach. We will start at camp to go over the BSA safety requirements before heading down to swim. Scouts needing the requirements can work on items for Second and First class before joining in the fun.
Saturday evening after dinner will be a campfire and scout’s choice, so come with ideas! Organized and prepared scouts can use this time for rank advancement or merit badges.
We will be running a “best patrol” contest over the course of the weekend. Patrols will gain points for correct tent set-up, patrol spirit, lashing skills, etc. Each patrol will need a head cook who can use the meals for either rank, camping or cooking merit badges.
Scouts working on advancement should bring their handbooks and worksheets. Scouts participating fully and coming prepared to camp can expect to progress on Tenderfoot #1,2,3,4, Second Class #2, 3a, 5,7c, 8a, 8b, 8c, First Class #3,7a, 7b 9a, 9b, 9c. Head cooks should bring their meal plans, equipment requirements and paperwork to get signatures WHILE at camp.
Cost for the weekend:
Meals and snacks: $15
Please RSVP to Mrs. Olmsted by 7/12 on which portions of camp you will be attending and if you want to be your patrol cook.