Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2013 is In the Books

2013 Summer Camp at Camp Tom Hale was a complete success!  Thanks to everyone who participated  and made it successful!  Mark your calendar for Summer Camp 2014 at Camp Tom Hale, which will be June 15th through June 21st!

Breaking News – Posted 6/13/2013

To All Scouts signed up for LAW Merit Badge:

You all just got more free time during the day at camp.

Law has been cancelled for this summer camp.  There are a lot of moving parts to the crime drama and mock courtroom trial that we produce at camp.  Unfortunately, many of those people involved will not be going to camp (they are going to the Jamboree instead of camp), or were not available for preparation (they were gone to Sea Base during prep time).  If we can’t do it well, we shouldn’t do it at all.

Rick Hayes and I talked last Monday night and we agreed that if we cannot do it up to the usual standards, we should wait and do it next year.  There is a possibility that we might do it in the fall at a regular campout but that is not a sure thing.  It’s more fun to do at camp.

If you have already completed some of the written requirements, save them.  You can use them later when we do it.

So, bottom line:  No Law Merit Badge at this summer camp.

2013 Summer Camp Details

Troop 26 will attend Summer Camp this year at the Hale Scout Reservation near Talihina, OK

Campmaster: ASM Eric Kingery
Date: Sunday, June 16th – Saturday, June 22ndStarts 553 days, 15 hours, 5 minutes ago
Registration Cost: $275
Deposits: A deposit of $75 is required to secure your spot at summer camp.  Scouts should be making regular payments to cover the cost of summer camp.  Visit the Fundraiser page (in the Members section) to learn more about money earning opportunities to earn funds for Summer Camp.  Payments can be made to Randy McGuire at any time during Monday night meetings.
Location: Camp Tom Hale, Talahina, Ok
Setup Date: Saturday, June 15th
Early Setup Details: Scouts who have attended already attended a summer camp with Troop 26 are invited to join the troop on Saturday, June 15th to assist in setting up camp one day in advance of the start of summer camp.  To participate in setup, scouts must gain approval from Bill Shaffer and Bo Kaczmarek prior to participation.  Contact Mr. Kaczmarek to make arrangements to participate in this special opportunity.The setup team will depart on Saturday morning, stopping in McAlester, OK on the way for lunch.  Scouts participating in Saturday setup should expect a long, rewarding day of hard work.  Extra money for lunch and dinner will be required.
 Course Registration:  Scouts should get signed up for courses ASAP!  Courses will fill up and the sooner scouts register, the better chance they have of getting to participate in the courses in which they have the most interest.  See Dick Shelton at Monday’s meeting to get signed up right away.
Medical Forms: All summer camp attendees (scouts and adults) must have updated medical forms.  This requires a visit to your primary care physician for a physical.  This needs to be completed no later than April 30th.  Submit all medical forms to Dennis Keilbarth.  Click here to download the latest medical form.
Prescriptions: Scouts who require prescriptions must provide the prescriptions to Dr. Frank Parks in advance of summer camp.  Prescriptions must be in their original container with the scout name clearly marked on the bottle.  Dr. Parks cannot legally accept medication in unmarked containers.
 Contacts: Senior Patrol Leader – AlexCamp Master – Eric KingeryAdvancements – Rick HayesGateway construction – Bo Kaczmarek

Medical forms – Dennis Keilbarth

Prescriptions – Dr. Frank Parks

Adult Training: All adults planning to attend summer camp must be current in their Youth Protection Training.  Please make sure that your certification is on file with Jim Gonders.
Swim Check: All scouts and adults need to do a swim check before summer camp.  Swim checks will be scheduled several weeks ahead of summer camp.



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