Scouts & Parents, Please share with your Scouts!!!! Also review the previous sent out Denali Leader's Guide for final camp prep...thx
Just in from camp > Please review the >attached< Denali Merit Badge Schedule for upcoming summer camp. Camp staff eliminated about 1/3 of the initial offerings & left others blank. Most scouts got at least 1/2 of their initial selection(s). I filled in the rest of what was offered. I didn't have time to go back to each scout, so I did my best at the time. If you already have a certain MB or want to change...SEE the email trailer below.
This is what's open as of yesterday. I don't know how many slots are available of each. Let me know ASAP what your change to the change is, and ill do my best to accommodate your request. As you can see there are Morning MB's for T-W & Th-FR and Afternoon MB's for the same. So take a good look at your schedule for for the correct day and morning or afternoon session you wish to change. 1st & 2nd choice mb's for your change would be helpful. Friday last session of the day is reserved for older scouts high powered rifle shooting.
-Posted at the bottom are the scout's fees for specific mb's that use up consumables & ammunition
Denali Camp “AVAILABLE” Merit Badges as of 6-30-2016
Morning Merit Badges Session > 9-12 AM
- Fly Fishing
- Life Saving *Eagle MB
- White Water
Afternoon Merit Badges Session > 2-5 PM
- Camping *Eagle MB
- Cooking *Eagle MB
- Swimming *Eagle MB
- Wilderness Survival
- Black Powder Shotgun
- Camping *Eagle MB
- Cooking *Eagle MB
- Environmental Science *Eagle MB
- Search & Rescue *Eagle MB
Denali Camp Merit Badge Fees
Fly Fishing $10
Toten Chip $15
Black Powder Rifle Shooting $25
Black Powder Rifle Shotgun $25
Hi, everyone – This email is for the scouts who will be going to camp in July as well as all PLC members. Camp is only 21 days away and we need to start preparing for the big adventure. Next Sunday’s meeting we’ll start organizing the troop gear. I expect the PLC and all campers to attend the meeting. We have a lot to do.
Campers, please print this email and review it with your parents. I will provide additional information at the meeting.
Dates / Where: We will meet at Joy Lutheran Church Sunday morning, July 10th for check in and verification of all paperwork. We have to work with the church on the timing, so we will finalize this next week. Once everyone is checked in, we will board the bus and head to Denali Camp. Scouts should have eaten breakfast before arriving at the church and should bring a bag lunch for later. The first meal at camp will be dinner.
We will depart camp Saturday, July 16th and I expect the troop will be back at Joy Lutheran Church between 2-3pm. Parents, please be available on Saturday to pick up your son.
Health and Medical Records: All scouts attending camp should have a completed Annual Health and Medical Record form, Parts A, B and C forms turned in to Mrs. Estes. This is a must do! You will not be able to attend camp if the troop does not have your updated medical forms. Please contact Brandi Estes if you have any questions.
What To Wear: Scouts should be dressed in Class A uniform when he shows up on Sunday. This includes a scout shirt, scout pants, troop neckerchief and slide. Scouts will not wear their uniforms all of the time while at camp, but there will be multiple occasions when they will need it for evening events. I would also recommend bringing a hanger…this helps to keep the uniform clean and “findable.” For most of camp the scouts will be in their Class B’s. Camp T-shirts will be handed out at Denali.
Please make sure your scout has proper footwear for camp. He will need sturdy shoes for hiking and spare shoes in case his shoes get wet. It is important that your scout has quality rain gear (top and bottom) as well as a warm jacket. Also, please do not pack cotton clothing.
I will hand out a detailed packing list in Sunday’s meeting.
Merit Badges: Scouts should have already signed up for merit badges. Mr. Puterbaugh has submitted the merit badge requests to the council and will have a list at Sunday’s meeting. If you have not signed up for merit badges or are not sure please contact Mr. Puterbaugh ASAP. Scouts without any merit badge classes will have the opportunity to work on the Mr. Lundgren Merit Badge, which requires additional camp clean up, toilet and shower duty and dishwashing duty.
Money: I expect Denali Camp will have some type of trading post available to purchase snacks and scouting supplies. Experience shows between $20 and $30 cash should suffice. Note that the adults in charge will not hold or be responsible for money.
Bicycles: Denali camp covers a large area and the Council will allow the scouts to use bicycles in camp. You are required to have a properly fitted helmet and attend a safety briefing. Because of the logistics in transporting bicycles you will need to sign up at Sunday’s meeting to bring your bicycle. The troop will need to secure a second trailer to bring the bikes to camp and we need to know how many there will be.
Meals: All meals at camp are prepared patrol style. This means the patrols will be provided with the ingredients to prepare breakfasts, lunches and dinners. This is a great opportunity for scouts to learn how to prepare, cook and clean up after meals. If your son has special dietary needs, please let me know ASAP.
Also in preparation for cooking, I would request that your son start learning how to clean and dry dishes at home. (I’m not joking.) As most homes are equipped with a dishwasher, I’ve found this to be a lost art!
I will send out a second email with a detailed packing list, permission slip, and troop code of conduct forms.
If you have any questions, please contact me via email or home phone (696-3786).
Scouts & Parents,
Please download a copy of the summer camp guide and share with your scout. All the rules for camp, merit badges & programs are inside, plus > a great individual PACKING LIST, and financial assistance (campership application p 25-26), everything U need to know about camp, but was afraid to ASK is in this guide. Each Scout is required to read this DOCUMENT. If cant download or read the attached document...let me know and Ill get u a hard copy.
P. S. If you need financial assistance for summer camp...let me know, GAC has scholarships available called a CAMPERSHIP, and the form is in the camp leaders guide p25-26 > needs to filled out and sent or delivered to the GAC Scout Store on Patterson in Anchorage. Let me know...I can help out.
P. S. Additionally, please get those BSA medical forms - physicals to Brandi Estes "ASAP"
See attached document......
SM, Troop 219
Scouts & Parents,
Summer Camp signup is upon us. We are heading to Denali High Adventure Scout Base 11-16 July. So far we have 24 Scouts on the list. Please review the camp list and let me know this week if you would like to join us. Cost is $365 for scouts and $180 for adults. We will need a minimum of four leaders to signup for camp. Deadline to signup is next Sunday 28 February. We are asking for $150 deposit for all scouts. We will setup a payment schedule for the balance due.
So for NOW we need a commitment to go to camp...talk to myself or Juliann Nevells if initial deposit can not be made at this time. Troop scholarships are also available on a case-by-case basis. Please see Juliann Nevells Additionally, GAC has scholarships available thru the Great Alaska Council. Remember Scout Accounts are king......
See GAC website for more info.
About Denali High Adventure Scout Base (DHASB)
DHASB is Alaska's newest camp that offers a rustic Scouting experience. Denali is located in the shadow of Mt. Mckinley (Denali). North America's tallest peak. We offer Backpacking, River, and cycling adventures in addition to traditional summer camp programs.
DHASB is at the cutting edge of BSA programing... literally. The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America is exploring pistols as a program element for Boy Scout aged youth. In the past pistols had only been approved for youth registered as Venturing Scouts. Great Alaska Council has been approved as a council for this program and will be offering pistol instruction and shooting as a part of the program at Denali.
In addition to that we will be offering a first year camper program, troop based cooking, and experiences that you won't be able to find at our other camps such as blacksmithing, blackpowder shotgun, and mountain man programs.
SM, Troop 219
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