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									         Henson Scout Reservation

2003 Parent and Scout Program Guide




         Adventure is waiting … for you!



   A booklet of valuable information helpful for families of
campers at Henson Scout Reservation. Also visit our website –
       www.DelmarvaCouncil.com for more information.
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Introduction                          the 11 year old, first time summer
We are glad that you have chosen      camper, the individual attention
one of Del-Mar-Va Council’s camps     and guidance that are needed in
for your summer camp experience.      order to make the experience what
We are providing this Parent and      it should be. Therefore, first year
Scout Guide to help answer any        campers will not be accepted as
questions that you may have about     provisional campers.
our facilities or program.
                                      You pick what merit badges classes
Opportunities                         or other programs you want to
Most Scouts attend our camp with      participate in and you have fun! If
their troop. If you have such a       you want to come with your troop,
great time at summer camp that        let your leader know right away.
you want to go for a second week,     If you are coming as a provisional
or if you can’t go to camp when       camper or encore camper, see
your troop is going, you can still    Individual Scout Application Form
attend camp as a provisional or       in the back of this book. Encore
encore camper. This means that        campers must have already spent a
you can go to camp without adult      week at either Rodney or Henson
leadership. You and other             this summer in order to qualify for
provisional campers will be           the encore camper discount.
assigned to another troop in camp.
Provisional Camping is not intended   A list of merit badges and
to take the place of natural troop    programs scheduled is included for
leadership. Troops may not attend     each camp at the back of this
camp without their own leaders.       book. You should have a
Our provisional program is            Scoutmaster conference with your
designed to accommodate Scouts        Scoutmaster and decide what
that would like to come to camp       merit badges would be best for
for an additional week, to attend a   you to take at summer camp. See
special program opportunity, or       Camp Advancement Program
who cannot attend when their own      section of this guide.
troop does. Provisional camp works
best for more experienced Scouts      If you are a first year camper, you
who are equipped to govern            should participate in the first year
themselves using the patrol           camper program – Brownsea Troop
method and are familiar with camp     Training. You will not need to
operations and expectations.          select merit badges to take. The
Provisional leadership cannot give    merit badges for first year
campers are swimming, basketry            Resources, Chesapeake Bay
and leatherwork. If you cannot            Foundation, National Park Service,
swim well enough to pass the swim         Maryland Natural Resources
test, you will receive swimming           Department, Dorchester County
instruction instead of the merit          Forestry Board, the Nature
badge class.                              Conservancy and others.
                                          Participants will complete many
In addition to regular summer             requirements for Environmental
camp programs Henson also runs an         Science, Fish and Wildlife
Eagle Base Camp for Scouts 14             Management, Soil and Water
years of age and 1st Class each           Conservation, and Forestry merit
week of Boy Scout camp. Eagle             badges. In addition many of the
required merit badges are offered         teaching/learning requirements for
as well as an opportunity to              cycling merit badge and 2 of the
participate in Project COPE               25-mile bike hikes will be
(Challenging Outdoor Personal             completed, as well as many
Experience) and other exciting            requirements for Cooking and
camp programs.                            Camping merit badges and the
                                          World Conservation Award.
Henson also runs a High Adventure         All travel and camping equipment
camping opportunity –                     including bikes, food, canoes and
The Nanticoke River High                  tents are provided by the camp.
Adventure Canoe/Bicycle Trekfor           See application in the back of this
Scouts at least 14 years of age and       guide. The cost is $295 and must
First Class. This week long cross-        be paid in full with application.
country canoe/bike trek through           Reservations are on a first come-
the Nanticoke River watershed is          first served basis and are limited
“a can’t miss” opportunity                to the first 10 Scouts who apply.
especially for those who are              See the application for dates.
interested in learning about our
natural environment. You will             Payment Schedule
canoe and bike through the                If you are attending summer camp
watershed. The trek will include          with your troop, all payments will
field visits to private, State and        be made to your troop. Your troop
Federal facilities such as managed        will then issue one check to cover
forests and wildlife refuges.             all camp fees and mail to Del-Mar-
Merit badges and environmental            Va Council.
topics will be taught by members
of the Delaware Natural

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Your unit leader will advise you of        longer apply. Non-discounted fees
the date by which to make                  are $235. Early payment discount
payments in order to meet Del-             and encore camper discount does
Mar-Va Council deadlines.                  not apply to Canoe/Bike Trek or
Deposits are non-refundable for            the Rodney Sailing High
any reason. The deposit may be             Adventure. Encore campers may
transferred to another Scout from          sign up at any time and will receive
the same unit only if the Scout            the encore camper discount.
replaces your son going to camp.
The deposit reserves space for             Refund Requests
the number of people going to              Partial refunds for Scouts not
camp. Space cannot be guaranteed           attending camp will be given only if
without the deposit. Be sure to            the Camping Service is notified in
get your money to your unit leader         writing no less than 2 weeks
in plenty of time so that you will         before the camp date. There will
qualify for the discounted fee.            be no refunds for cancellations
                                           within 2 weeks of camp date
Check with your unit leader to see         except in the case of illness.
if the troop operates any camp fee         Requests for partial refunds due
fundraisers where your son can             to illness must be accompanied by
earn his summer camp fees. Some            a doctor’s note. In all cases the
troops also offer a camp savings           $25 non-refundable deposit will
plan, where smaller amounts are            not be returned. After June 15,
banked with the troop each week            the non-refundable amount
so camp fees are not due all at            increases to $50 regardless of the
once. Scouts are expected to earn          reason for cancellation. Requests
their own way in Scouting.                 for partial refunds must be made
Teaching youth members to earn             no later than September 15.
their own way is an integral part of       Requests after that date will not
training our youth members.                be considered. Partial refunds for
                                           troop campers will be sent directly
If you are coming as a provisional         to the troop for distribution.
camper, full payment of $215 must
be made with your application.             There will be no refund for Scouts
Provisional payments and                   participating in High Adventure
applications are due in the Scout          Programs (Nanticoke River
Service no later than May 1. If            Canoe/Bike Trek and Sailing High
this payment is not received by            Adventure) after Feb 15.
May 1, the discounted fee will no

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Welcome to camp                           Camp Staff
At Henson provisional Scouts
should plan to arrive on Sunday at        All area directors and senior staff
2:00 pm. and should check in at           are over the age of 18 and are BSA
Indian River Lodge. All Troops will       National Camp School certified.
be assigned a specific arrival time       All staff members are fully
to avoid check-in delays. Check           trained. Many of our staff
with your Scoutmaster to find out         members are Eagle Scouts and
your arrival time. A map of camp          members of the Order of the
and how to get there is included in       Arrow. Our staff members serve
this guidebook. A guide will direct       because of their love of Scouting
you to the parking lot.                   and their desire to provide you
                                          with the best summer camp
When you arrive at your campsite          experience ever.
the first order of business will be
to stow your gear and change into         Facilities
your bathing suit for your swim           Each campsite is equipped with 2
test. Be sure to pack your suit,          person canvas tents with wooden
and a towel on the top of your gear       platform floors, 2 canvas army
for easy access. Your guide will          style cots, picnic tables and a
also take everyone on a tour of the       latrine. There is a fire ring and
camp including your swim test.            flagpole in each site.

The first meal of the week will be        We offer a full service dining hall,
a chicken barbecue dinner.                trading post, Health Lodge, and
Parents are invited to attend the         modern comfort station facilities.
barbecue at Henson. A reservation         Our program areas include
form is included in this booklet.         boatyard, swimming pool, archery
                                          range, rifle range, Nature Lodge,
Departure from camp                       Handicrafts Lodge, Scoutcraft
Camp closes at approximately              area, Brownsea Area and biking
10:00am on Saturday. Make sure            trails.
you have a ride home by 10:00 am.
Parents are invited to attend             Our camps are inspected annually
closing ceremonies on the main            by the State of Maryland and are
parade field at 9:30am Saturday.          accredited by the Boy Scouts of
Departure from camp prior to              America.
Saturday morning is strongly
discouraged.

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Food Services
Units at camp may choose one of            If you call, be prepared to leave a
two types of food service. They            call back number while the unit
may choose to eat in the dining            leader is located. Your call will be
hall, or bring, store and cook their       returned from a pay phone.
own food. All provisional campers          Because so many boys get
will enjoy dining hall food service.       homesick after talking to home,
Meals are prepared by our own              many leaders restrict their access
food service team (not an outside          to telephones. If you would like
vendor) to ensure you hot and              your son to call you from one of
plentiful meals served family style.       the pay phones at camp, be sure to
Peanut butter and jelly is also            send a note that he can give to the
available at every meal. Please            provisional leader. Keep in mind it
inform your unit leader if a camper        might make him homesick if he
has any special needs such as a            does call, and you may have to
vegetarian or diabetic diet. You           come and get him.
will also need to notify the camp
food service director at least 2           You may also write to your son
weeks in advance of your camp              while he is at camp.
arrival date. The number at
Henson is 410-883-3333 or email            Camp address is:
hensonscoutreservation@delmarva            Scout’s name
council.com                                Troop # or Provisional Camper
                                           Henson Scout Reservation
Check with your unit leader before         5700 Nanticoke RD
bringing any food to camp. Camp            Seaford DE 19973
critters will raid tent areas and
can do considerable damage. Do             Email is also accepted regularly at
not store any food in tents.               hensonscoutreservation@delmarva
                                           council.com
Communicating with camp
Parents are naturally concerned            Visit the Delmarva CampSite at
about their son while he is at camp.       www.delmarvacouncil.com for a
The camp phone is for business and         photo update of the weather and
emergencies only. Pay phones are           happenings at camp. Make this site
available for the use of campers           your homepage for the week your
and adults. The camp numbers are:          son is at camp and look for him
                                           everyday!
Henson 410-883-3333

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Pocket money and expenses                 parental permission. Provisional
The amount of money a Scout               leader at camp should be notified
brings to camp is a personal              of your need to leave camp. All
decision. Our trading post offers         persons leaving or entering camp
a wide selection of camping               must sign in or out at the Camp
supplies, merit badge pamphlets,          office. All registered campers will
camp patches, camp souvenirs,             be issued a vinyl wristband that
candy, soda, soft pretzels,               identifies him as a resident at
popcorn, handicraft supplies,             Henson and his swimming ability
personal hygiene products, hats, t-       level. This band must be worn at all
shirts, and uniform accessories.          times. Replacement bands are
Supplies for most merit badges            available for $1.00 each.
(excluding merit badge pamphlets)
are provided by the camp. See             Visitors
Merit Badge opportunities in the          Visitors are welcome in camp. You
back of this book for any                 should plan any visits so as not to
additional charges. There are no          interfere with your son’s summer
facilities to lock up valuables in        camp program. Driving around
camp program areas. Scouts                camp is not permitted for the
should not carry around large             safety of our Scouts walking. All
amounts of money. We offer a              visitors must check-in at the camp
pizza night. Be sure to bring             office and receive a visitor’s wrist
money for your share of the pizza.        band in order to proceed any
Camp photos are also available for        further than the Administration
purchase and delivery before the          Building.
end of the week.
                                          Emergency procedures
HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES                  Your Provisional Leader or
                                          Scoutmaster has received a copy
Buddy System                              of our emergency procedures for
All campers and adults must use           use in the case of an accident or
the buddy system at all times. A          illness, severe storm, lost person,
minimum of 2 individuals should           lost bather, fire earthquake or
remain together at all times.             other disaster, as well as
                                          allegations of child abuse. He/she
                                          should go over them with all
Leaving camp                              Scouts at camp.
For the protection of campers
they may not leave camp without

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Health Services                            camp, and copies cannot be
For Scouts and adults under 40             provided at any later time. If you
years of age with no medical               have a different physical
conditions attending summer camp           examination form that contains the
for more than 72 consecutive               same information, attach it to the
hours, a physical examination by a         proper BSA Health and Medical
doctor is required within three            Record Form and complete any
years of the last day you are in           information that was not included.
camp. Please ask your doctor to
use one of the attached Personal           All physical forms must be mailed
Health and Medical Forms. Use              to camp at least 1 week in advance
Class 1 and 2 unless your son meets        of your camp date. Be sure to give
the criteria for Class 3. A Class 3        a copy of your health form to your
Personal Health and Medical                Scoutmaster by the date he
Record requires a physical                 requests so that the troop’s
examination by a doctor within 12          medical forms can be mailed
months of your last day in camp.           together. Provisional campers
This form is required for any              should mail a copy to Henson Scout
youth or adult who is currently            Reservation, 5700 Nanticoke Rd.
under medical care, takes a                Seaford DE 19973.
prescription medication, requires a
medically prescribed diet, has had         There is a Health Officer on duty
an illness or injury during the past       at camp 24 hours a day. A doctor
6 months that has limited activity         who is on call around the clock
for a week or more, has ever lost          backs the Health Officer. Most
consciousness during physical              staff members are trained in CPR
activity, or suffered a concussion         and all are trained in first aid
from a head injury. Class 3 is also        procedures.
to be used by all adults 40 years of
age and older who will be staying in       The Health Officer can handle
camp for more than 72 hours. You           most minor illnesses or injuries.
must make certain that the                 All illness and injuries must be
medical form is filled out. No one         brought to the attention of the
can stay in camp if the form is not        Health Lodge as soon as it is
completed properly. The camp is            detected. If further medical
required to keep the medical form,         attention is required, Scouts and
so we suggest that you make a copy         adults will be seen by the camp
for your records. It can be used           Doctor or taken to the local
again. We cannot make copies at            hospital.

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It is the home unit leader’s                Insects
responsibility to assist the                A non-aerosol insect repellent is
patient’s family in processing              highly recommended to reduce the
charges for medical expenses.               likelihood of mosquito and tick
Expenses are billed to the                  bites. Aerosol insect repellents
patient’s family medical insurance          are extremely flammable and are
and the unit’s accident insurance           therefore prohibited in camp. We
policy (if they have one), and to           also strongly recommend mosquito
the family. Do not send bills to            netting and support poles be
the camp or Del-Mar-Va Council.             brought to camp with you. Bugs
We cannot pay them for you and              may or may not be a problem
we cannot process them for you.             largely dependent upon the
                                            weather, but with simple
Medicine                                    precautions your week will be more
All prescription and non-                   enjoyable.
prescription medications must be
in their original container, and            Hydration
must be stored under lock and key           A hydrated Scout is a happy Scout.
during camp attendance.                     Scouts should bring a canteen to
Medications must be controlled              carry drinking water during the
and administered by the camp                day when they are out and about.
Health Officer or the unit leader.          Some program areas can offer
The unit leader controls and                drinking water, but it isn’t possible
administers medication at his/her           everywhere. Scouts should drink,
own discretion. They are under no           drink, drink. Keep your canteen
obligation to do so. The default            filled.
position of the camp will be to
collect medications and administer          Swim Test
them in the camp Health Lodge               At the beginning of each camp
unless the unit leader in camp              session Scouts and leaders will
requests other arrangements. The            take a swimming test to determine
camper may carry inhalers and bee           their aquatic classification.
sting kits if a note from the parent        Everyone will be classified into one
is provided and they must be                of three ability groups - swimmer,
logged in with the Health Officer           beginner, or non-swimmer.
during Medical Check in.                    Everyone must take the swim test
                                            as part of check-in in order to use
                                            any aquatics facilities. Anyone
                                            camper not taking the swim test

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will be classified as a non-swimmer.        belt installed by the manufacturer.
See First Class Scout Requirement           Del-Mar-Va Council is not
9b.                                         responsible for damages to
                                            vehicles parked at camp.
Footwear
Shoes must be worn at all times             Valuables
except while swimming in the pool.          Del-Mar-Va Council cannot be
Old sneakers or shoes must be               responsible for valuables lost or
worn while boating. No aquasocks            damaged at camp. It is better if
or open toed shoes of any kind are          you don’t bring them.
permitted in boating areas.
                                            Campsite duties
Hiking                                      The unit leader or provisional
Some areas of camp require extra            leader is in charge of the troop at
caution. Parts of the trail system          all times and is responsible for the
pass through potentially swampy             conduct and discipline of the
areas. If hikers come to a spot             Scouts. All activities shall be
that looks doubtful, the ground             strictly in accordance with the
should be tested prior to putting           Scout Oath and Law. Everyone
your full weight on it. Scouts must         should set a good example by
be cautious to remain on the                exhibiting good manners,
marked trail and to use the buddy           sportsmanship, and cleanliness.
system at all times. Hikers should          The unit is responsible for
carry a whistle when hiking. The            maintaining the safety and
whistle is only to be used in case          cleanliness of the campsite and
of an EMERGENCY!                            latrine area. Your campsite is your
                                            home for a week. Your unit leader
Motor vehicles                              will assign campsite duties to
In the interest of safety and               everyone and these duties will be
limiting the wear and tear on camp          posted on the bulletin board.
roads vehicles cannot be driven to          Scouts should also check bulletin
the campsites. Special                      boards for any changes relating to
arrangements can be made for                camp programs.
transporting handicapped
individuals. All vehicles must be           First Year Camper Program
parked at the main parking lot or           The Brownsea program is a highly
designated area. Passengers may             structured program designed for
not be transported in a vehicle in          first time summer campers, boys
any place that does not have a seat         who are 11 – 13 years old and have

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just joined, or boys who have               PROGRAM
joined since last year’s summer             Scouts will work on skill
camp experience. Usually units              requirements from Tenderfoot
have a first year camper patrol             through First Class. Leaders will
participating in this experience.           work with the camp staff to
We want to help new Scouts                  ensure the participants have a
working on First Class skills               working understanding of knots,
requirements, and to provide an             lashings, tot’n chip, firem’n chit,
introduction to Boy Scout summer            first aid, CPR, and cooking. The
camping. In addition to working on          home troop Scoutmaster or his
skills necessary for rank                   assistant will be responsible for
advancement, participants will also         testing these skills and signing off
work on three merit badges that             the requirements when completed.
are a part of the Brownsea
Program.                                    MERIT BADGES in the Brownsea
                                            Program
BROWNSEA LEADERSHIP
Each unit participating in this             Swimming - As a result of the swim
program is expected to provide at           test, Scouts will be assigned to
least one adult leader per patrol to        swimming instruction or swimming
be an active participant in                 merit badge class. Extra help time
Brownsea. If you only have one or           is available upon request.
two boys they will be paired with
other boys to create a patrol. One          Basketry & Leatherwork - The
adult leader is still expected to           Handicrafts staff will instruct
participate with the boys in this           Brownsea Scouts in the Basketry &
program. You are responsible for            Leatherwork merit badges. The
signing advancement. The leader             Brownsea leader is expected to
will be actively involved in the            assist with this instruction. Kits
instruction of skills and merit             for stools are available from the
badges throughout the week.                 trading post for approximately
Leaders who have not been to                $7.50.
summer camp should understand
that they would be as active as the         Scouts will also visit other areas of
boys while in camp. The program             camp and try new things including:
areas are spread throughout camp            archery, rifle shooting, open
and there will be a lot of walking.         boating, and open swim (no
                                            instruction).



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It is suggested that Brownsea                 unless he has proof that you did
leaders and patrols review the                complete them. All Scoutmasters
requirements for these merit                  should be certified as merit badge
badges prior to coming to camp.               counselors in Cooking, Camping and
There is a lot of walking involved,           First Aid merit badges. If your
bring comfortable shoes. Be sure              home Scoutmaster is certified, you
to look through First Class                   can complete these badges during
requirements if you are not                   the normal course of weekend
familiar with them. Be aware of               campouts.
any requirements that can be done
in a camp setting that you may                For Scouts attending summer
want to work on independently.                camp, there are tons of things to
                                              do. The day is broken down into 4
Everyone participating should have a          time periods. Evenings are for
canteen and insect repellent since you
 will spend most of your time in the          troop, patrol or buddy activities,
woods. Bring water shoes for nature           or for extra help in program areas.
            and boating.
                                              Our camp staff takes pride in the
Camp Advancement Program                      fact that any merit badge earned
Summer Camp offers a unique                   at camp was truly earned. No
opportunity for Scouts to work on             requirement may be waived or
advancement that would be                     altered in order to accommodate
difficult to complete in another              the camp situation. Every
setting. Some of the badges                   requirement must be met, including
offered are very involved and may             those that cannot be completed in
require additional work outside of            a week at camp.
the scheduled times periods.
Some have requirements that must              Your Scoutmaster should conduct a
be done before coming to camp if              conference with your son to help
you want to complete the badge.               him determine his advancement
Be sure to read the merit badge               wishes and needs. He will give him
books and check the list of                   signed blue merit badge cards to
prerequisites listed in this book             use at camp. Your son will need to
before coming to camp. If you                 give them to the merit badge
complete any of these                         counselors at camp. No Scout
requirements prior to camp, be                should come to camp without
sure to bring all documentation to            knowing in advance what merit
camp with you. The counselor                  badges he plans to earn, what the
cannot sign off on requirements               requirements are, and what

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requirements should be completed           merit badges that you have
before camp. (See description of           selected. There can be no
merit badges and programs in               exceptions for age requirements
back). Buy or borrow the                   for COPE.
necessary merit badge pamphlets
and read them carefully prior to           The most difficult badges to earn
attendance. Bring them to camp.            are those that require a great deal
Incomplete badges may be                   of physical strength and stamina,
completed up until the Scout’s 18th        or detailed written work. Some
birthday. His blue merit badge             badges such as rifle shooting,
card will be marked “partial” and          archery, pioneering, environmental
can be finished with a merit badge         science, sailing and water skiing
counselor from your home area.             cover a lot of ground very quickly.
They will of course review the             Scouts who don’t have the “basics”
requirements that were already             in these areas will most likely not
completed with your son and he will        complete the badge. Additional
have to satisfy the counselor that         help will be offered whenever
his is knowledgeable about the             possible, but if the requirements
subject.                                   are not met, a partial will be
                                           issued. Just because a Scout
Signing up for merit badge                 attends the session does not mean
sessions and other programs is             he passes all the requirements
accomplished at Henson by advance          that were taught that day. Camp
sign-up or by attending the Sunday         is not the ideal place for Scouts to
evening Camp Program Fair. Every           spend hours on written reports –
effort will be made to be sure that        there are just too many other
no Scout will be turned away from          things going on. Scouts should
the program of his choice                  complete written work at home
                                           whenever possible and bring it to
Henson Provisional Campers! To             camp with them.
pre-register for merit badges at
Henson, complete the enclosed              Remember that there is more to
merit badge selection form by              summer camp than merit badges.
circling your selections and               Don’t miss out on other program
printing your name and camp date           opportunities. The summer camp
on the form. If you are planning to        experience should above all be
participate in Project COPE,               FUN! Don’t measure the success
complete the COPE form as well.            of summer camp based on the
Mail to Henson. Keep a copy of the         number of merit badges earned.

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                                           coming to camp. You can contact
Sample Daily Schedule                      the American Red Cross, American
7 am Reveille                              Heart Association, local hospitals,
7:15 Morning Flag ceremony at              fire departments, EMTs or anyone
campsite, roll call, troop                 authorized to do CPR instruction.
announcements, check troop                 Bring a note from them to your
fireguard chart, campsite clean-up,        First Aid or any aquatics merit
air bedding, prepare for inspection        badge class. A Scout that is taking
7:30 Buffet Breakfast begins               more than one merit badge that
9:00 program session 1                     requires this proof, should make as
10:30 program session 2                    many copies of the note as you will
12 noon waiters to dining hall             need.
12:15 lunch
1:15 rest period
2:00 program session 3                     Medical form
3:30 program session 4                     You must submit the medical forms
4:45 return to campsite, change            before arrival at camp. Scouts
into Scout uniform for retreat             should also have a copy of their
ceremony at 5:50pm                         medical form in case problems
5:45 waiters to dining hall                arise.
6:00 supper
7:00 evening program as shown on           Label your gear
schedule                                   Scouts and leaders should mark all
10:30 lights out – all quiet               their personal items with their
                                           name. Many items are lost or
CPR requirement for First aid              misplaced and never reclaimed.
and all aquatics merit badges.             We do have a lost and found at the
First Aid and all aquatics merit           Camp Headquarters. If items are
badges now require Scouts to               marked, the owner can claim them.
demonstrate CPR. They require              Make sure you have everything
the Scout to do the following:             before you go. The camp office
“Explain how to recognize and              number to check the lost and
confirm cardiac arrest and                 found is 410-883-3333 at Henson
demonstrate proper technique for           until August 15.
performing CPR using a training
device approved by your
counselor.” It would be very
helpful if individuals could
complete this requirement before

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Personal Gear                             ___   camera & film
___ Scout uniform(s)                      ___   dirty clothes bag (trash bag)
      shirt, shorts, socks,               ___   canteen
      neckerchief,                        ___   stamps & stationery
      belt, hat                           ___   pocket knife
___ Scout handbook
___ merit badge books                     Items to leave at home
___ other items needed for                Pets, sheath knives, fireworks,
      merit badge                         firearms, ammunition, electronic
      work, any pre-requisite work        games, portable radios, cd players,
___ t-shirts                              unScout-like literature, food, and
___ pants                                 non-prescription controlled
___ shorts                                substances.
___ socks
___ underwear
___ jacket or sweat shirt
___ rain gear
___ sleep wear
___ sneakers
___ hiking shoes
___ water shoes
___ swim trunks
___ towels (for swimming and
      showers)
___ sleeping bag
___ pillow
___ personal first aid kit
___ flashlight and batteries
___ wallet and money
___ notebook, pen, pencil
___ toilet items (soap, comb,
      tooth paste, toothbrush,
      shampoo, deodorant,
      contact lens solution etc.
___ non-aerosol insect repellent
___ sunscreen or suntan lotion
___ watch
___ non-electric alarm clock
___ sunglasses

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         Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program
The CIT Program at Del-Mar-Va Council camps has been training young
Scouts to become Camp Staff and strong leaders for decades. Many of the
camp’s finest staff members began as CITs. If you ask any of them, we are
sure they would all say that being a CIT was one of the greatest experiences
of their life. The program is designed to help Scouts grow in self-
confidence and self-direction, develop leadership abilities and strengths
expected of a leader, and to give them the opportunity to test their merit
as potential staff members.

What does a CIT do?
Staff week begins the week before campers arrive. During this week you
will spend your time learning the skills necessary to be a good camp counselor
and leader. This will be done in different ways:
       Games
       Teamwork
       Training
       Conferences
       Group discussions
       setting goals
       camp and program area set- up

During camp the CIT will be rotated through different program areas to
receive hands-on training on what it is like to work in those program areas.
The Camp Director and Area Director will guide you through your
experience. You will be required to work on merit badges and whatever goals
you set for yourself during staff week.

Camp staff must be highly motivated and hard working. Their behavior must
at all times reflect well on themselves, other staff members and the Del-
Mar-Va Council. The staff member must be trustworthy, be able to handle
responsibility, and be willing to pitch in wherever and whenever needed.
Inappropriate or unacceptable behavior will result in dismissal. Staff
members will be given a 24-hour period off each week between camp
sessions. They are required to leave camp, and at that time are expected to
go home. It is the parent’s responsibility to pick them up on time and return
them on time. Staff members must be in camp, dressed in the proper
uniform, and ready to work at the assigned time. CITs will also be given one
night off during the week. They may not leave camp without parental
permission.

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What does a CIT learn?
There are many objectives in the CIT program, and when camp is over we
hope you will have learned many important things. Some of them are:
      How to be a good leader
      The role each staff member plays in camp
      The Scout Oath and Law run the camp
      Each staff member is responsible for the success of the camp
      Each staff member is responsible for campers and leaders having the
      best summer camp experience possible
      Teamwork
      Personal awareness of your values
      How to set goals and attain them

At the end of each stay in an area and the end of your stay in camp, you will
be evaluated on how well you performed. If you have successfully completed
the CIT program and are 15 years of age, you will become eligible to work at
camp as a full-fledged staff member. Applying for camp staff, however,
does not guarantee you a position.

How do I apply to become a CIT?
You must be at least 14 years of age, a First Class Scout, and have previously
attended summer camp as a camper. You can request an application by
notifying the camp office, calling the Camping Service at 302-622-3300 ext
127 or applying online at www.DelmarvaCouncil.com




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             Henson Merit Badge Opportunities
 Archery        Recommended for:                     Preparation:            Other Information:
              2nd year or older Scouts            Should have some           Merit Badge book is
               Difficult Merit Badge           experience with shooting         Quite helpful.
               Not recommended for                                         Minimum score required
                those without some                                          for completion. Free
                     experience                                           shoot time may be needed
                                                                                   to pass

   Art           Recommended for:                   Preparation:            Other Information:
              2nd year Scout and older                 None                All materials provided




Astronomy       Recommended for:                    Preparation:            Other Information:
              2nd year or older Scouts                                     Requires night classes
                                                                           and clear nights very
                                                                            weather dependent



Basketry        Recommended for:                    Preparation:            Other Information:
               Recommended for all                                        You will need to purchase
               Scouts, especially new                                          a stool kit for
                      Scouts                                                approximately $7.50



Bird Study      Recommended for:                     Preparation:            Other Information:
               2nd or 3rd year camper          Requirement 7 cannot be      Intensive independent
                                                 completed at camp         study – see merit badge
                                                                              book. No set time.
                                                                          By appointment with area
                                                                                   director
 Camping         Recommended for:                   Preparation:            Other Information:
              2nd year or older campers          Bring your backpack        9a and 9c cannot be
                  with 1st Class rank                                       completed at camp

                   Eagle required


 Canoeing        Recommended for:                    Preparation:            Other Information:
              2nd year or older campers             Complete CPR             Must be classified a
                                               requirement #2 prior to     swimmer. Intensive and
                                                   camp if possible           physically rigorous.
                                                                          Practice time out of class
                                                                            recommended. Water
                                                                             shoes necessary. No
                                                                                  aquasocks.

 Climbing       Recommended for:                     Preparation            Other Information:
              Offered at Henson Only                                      Climbing is offered both
               must be 13 years old                                       as part of Project COPE
                                                                          and as a separate Merit
                                                                                   Badge




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       Cooking             Recommended for:                Preparation:             Other Information:
                        2nd year and older Scouts        Best to complete         Requirements #7 cannot
                                                      Requirement #7 before        be completed at camp
                                                     camp and bring proof with
                                                                you


     Computers            Recommended for:                    Preparation:          Other Information:
                        Scouts 14 years old and                                   Equipment, software and
                              older only                                            internet connections
                                                                                      supplied at camp.



       Cycling             Recommended for:                  Preparation:           Other Information:
                        2nd year and older Scouts         Complete #7 prior to    Requirements 1 through
                                                         camp and bring to camp   6a may be completed at
                            Eagle Alternate                    with you.          camp. Requirements 6b-
                                                                                  f, #8 and #9 cannot be
                                                                                     completed at camp.
Environmental Science      Recommended for:                   Preparation:          Other Information:
                         3rd or 4th year campers         Requirements 1, 3E and
                             age 13 or older               3F, and 6 should be
                                                         completed before camp

                             Eagle required
      First Aid           Recommended for:                 Preparation:             Other Information:
                        Scouts 14 years old and      Requirement 2b cannot be     Construct First Aid kit at
                              older only                completed at camp          home and bring to camp
                                                                                          with you.



   Fish & Wildlife         Recommended for:                   Preparation:          Other Information:
                        2nd year or older campers                                  Good preparation for
                                                                                   Environmental Science




       Fishing            Recommended for:                    Preparation          Other Information:
                             All campers                                          Most fishing will be done
                                                                                     in the bass pond




      Forestry             Recommended for:                   Preparation:          Other Information:
                        2nd year or older campers




      Geology             Recommended for:                 Preparation:             Other Information:
                        2nd year or older Scouts       Complete #2 prior to
                                                     camp and bring it to camp
                                                             with you




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Indian Lore       Recommended for:                   Preparation:            Other Information:
               2nd year and older Scouts




Insect Study     Recommended for:                 Preparation:               Other information:
                  2nd year or older         Complete #3 before camp          By appointment with
                                                                                Nature staff




Leatherwork      Recommended for:                    Preparation:             Other Information:
               2nd year or older Scouts                                    All materials provided
                                                                           unless special project




 Lifesaving       Recommended for:                   Preparation:             Other Information:
               13 years of age or older,         Swimming merit badge        Must complete 400 yd
               3rd year or older camper            Strong swimmer          qualifying swim. Need long
                   Strong swimmer               Intensive and physically    sleeve shirt, long pants,
                      Alternate                         rigorous            socks and shoes for 20
                    Eagle required                                                second strip
 Mammals         Recommended for:                    Preparation:            Other Information:
                2nd or 3rd year camper                                     Independent observation
                                                                                 and report




Motorboating      Recommended for:                Preparation:              Other Information:
                13 years of age and up            Complete CPR             Must pass swim test and
               3rd year campers or older       requirement #2 if           hold canoeing or rowing
                        no adults           possible before coming to            merit badge
                                                      camp                 Water shoes needed – no
                                                                                  aquasocks

  Nature         Recommended for:                     Preparation:           Other Information:
                     All Scouts                 #5 will not be completed
               Great for 1st or 2nd year           at camp. You may
                      campers                    complete and bring to
                                                   camp with you, or
                                                 complete after camp.




Orienteering      Recommended for:                   Preparation:            Other Information:
               3rd year or older campers                                    Physically rigorous and
                                                                           action oriented. Requires
                                                                             a good deal of hiking.
                                                                            #7 cannot be completed
                                                                                    at camp.
 Pioneering      Recommended for:                  Preparation:              Other Information:
                  2nd year or older         Basic knowledge of knots,
                                              lashings, and splices
                                                     required




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     Pottery            Recommended for:                     Preparation:             Other Information:
                         2nd year or older                                                Step by step
                                                                                    instructions directed to
                                                                                            beginner


Reptile & Amphibian     Recommended for:                     Preparation:              Other Information:
                      2nd year or older Scouts                                       Will handle live animals,
                                                                                         including snakes
                                                                                     Requirement #8 cannot
                                                                                      be completed at camp




  Rifle Shooting         Recommended for:                 Preparation:                 Other Information:
                      2nd year or older campers     Know your State and local        Minimum shooting score
                                                     firearms laws. Should           must be achieved. Not
                                                      have some experience           recommended for those
                                                       with rifle shooting          without some background
                                                                                      in use of a rifle. Free
                                                                                    shoot time may be needed
                                                                                           to complete.

      Rowing            Recommended for:                       Preparation:           Other Information:
                      2nd year or older Scouts                Complete CPR          Pass swim test, practice
                                                             requirement #2         time required outside of
                                                        if possible before coming    class. Fairly difficult.
                                                                 to camp                Physical strength
                                                                                            required

Small Boat Sailing       Recommended for:                     Preparation:            Other Information:
                      2rd year camper or older               Complete CPR             Must pass swim test
                                                        requirement #2 before       Requires lots of practice
                                                            camp if possible.           During open sail
                                                          Read and study merit
                                                        badge book before camp
 Shotgun Shooting      Recommended for:                      Preparation:               Other Information:
                            13 and up                                                  Shotgun shells will be
                      Offered at Henson only                                          provided for qualifying
                                                                                         rounds and during
                                                                                     instruction only. Practice
                                                                                    rounds must be purchased
   Soil & Water         Recommended for:                     Preparation:             Other Information:
                      2nd year or older Scouts                                       Good preparation for
                                                                                     Environmental Science
                                                                                          merit badge



     Swimming            Recommended for:                     Preparation:            Other Information:
                      All Scouts – Ideal for 1st             Complete CPR             Must pass swim test
                            year campers                requirement #2 before       before first class. Need
                                                            camp if possible         long sleeved button up
                             Alternate                                                  front shirt, long
                           Eagle required                                            pants(not jeans),socks
                                                                                     and shoes that will get
                                                                                         soaked for #7
                                                                                     Part of 1st year camper
                                                                                             program




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     Water Skiing             Recommended for:                 Preparation:               Other Information:
                           3rd year camper or older            Complete CPR               Must pass swim test
                              must be at least 13        requirement #2 before          Requires lots of practice
                                                             camp if possible.
                                                         Should have water skiing
                                                            skill sufficient to
                                                        reasonably expect to earn
                                                             this merit badge
       Weather                Recommended for:                 Preparation:               Other Information:
                           2nd year or older camper




  Wilderness Survival         Recommended for:                    Preparation:           Other Information:
                           2nd year or older campers         Do requirement #5 and       Challenging overnight
                                                            bring it to camp with you          required




     Woodcarving              Recommended for:                   Preparation:             Other Information:
                           2nd year and older Scouts        Must have earned Tot’n       All materials provided
                                                                     Chip




The following are Eagle
Base Camp merit badge
  offerings that are
  available at Henson
Scout Reservation only


   Citizenship in the        Recommended for:                     Preparation:            Other Information:
         Nation            Scouts 14 years old and                                      This badge may include a
                                 older only                                             1 day trip to Washington
                                                                                        DC in order to complete
                                                                                                 at camp.


Citizenship in the World     Recommended for:                     Preparation:            Other Information:
                           Scouts 14 years old and
                                 older only




    Communications           Recommended for:                 Preparation:                Other Information:
                           Scouts 14 years old and      Requirements 5 cannot be
                                 older only                completed at camp




Emergency Preparedness       Recommended for:                    Preparation:             Other Information:
                           Scouts 14 years old and            Requirements 1 & 8
                                 older only                 cannot be done at camp




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  Personal Management           Recommended for:                   Preparation:        Other Information:
                              Scouts 14 years old and        Requirements 1&2 cannot
                                    older only                be completed at camp




   Space Exploration            Recommended for:                   Preparation         Other Information:
                              Scouts 14 years old and
                                    older only




                                    Other Programs & Fun Stuff to Do
                                    At Henson Scout Reservation
Program        Activity
Area
Aquatics-      Open Boating         Recommended for all Scouts. Must be classified a swimmer. An
                                    opportunity for Scouts, patrols, or units to enjoy leisure rowing,
Boatyard
                                    kayaking, or canoeing.
               Canoeing             Recommended for 2nd year or older Scouts. Must be classified a
               outpost              swimmer. Units or patrols may check out canoes after dinner, campout
                                    overnight, and return before breakfast the next day. Visit Abobaco and
                                    find 4,000 year old pottery.
               Recreational         Fisherman are welcome to bring their own gear and fish from the beach
               fishing              near Small Homony, take an expedition on our 24 foot pontoon boat or
                                    for the true angler, try our inland Bass Pond. No license required.
               Nanticoke            A week long cross-country canoe/bike trek in the Nanticoke Watershed.
               River High           Weekly participation is limited to 10 Scouts. Must be 14 years of age,
               Adventure            1st Class and hold swimming merit badge. See separate application form
               canoe – bike         in the back of this book. Advance sign-up only.
               trek
                                    Come experience smooth water kayaking in one of our brand new lake
               Kayaking             kayaks! A great way to explore the beauty of the Marshyhope Creek and
                                    it’s tributaries.


Aquatics –     BSA Lifeguard        Corresponds to Red Cross Advanced Lifesaving. Must be 14 years of age
                                    and completed the 8th grade. Be prepared to demonstrate skill and
Pool
                                    knowledge in the current requirements for swimming, rowing, canoeing,
                                    and 1st aid. Must have current CPR certification. See BSA Lifeguard
                                    for specific requirements. Very intensive and physically rigorous program
                                    that requires at least 3 hours per day.
               Mile Swim            Recommended for strong swimmers. This national award recognizes
                                    Scouts who swim a full mile non-stop. Will require about 1 hour per day
                                    for 5 days.
               Polar Bear           Recommended for all Scouts. Brave the early morning chill.

               Safe Swim            Recommended for all adults. In order to ensure that troops can safely
               Defense &            operate their own aquatics activities the National Office BSA requires
               Safety Afloat        that all aquatics activities must be supervised by at least one adult who
                                    is currently certified in Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat. Every
                                    unit in camp should send every available adult for this training.
               Snorkeling BSA       Recommended for 2nd year or older Scouts. This national award
                                    recognizes those who complete the requirements on the snorkeling
                                    application.


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              Swimming          Classes are held daily for non-swimmers and beginners during swimming
              Instruction       merit badge periods.
Xtreme        BMX Biking        A rough and tumble program. Visit our BMX course in the field by the
                                main camp entrance. A course with jumps and thrills that will excite any
SPorts
                                Scout. All safety equipment and bikes are provided at camp. Groups of
                                four Scouts may sign up for a 90 minute block with the Program
                                Director.
              Trail Biking      Adventurous Scouts may want to take our trail bikes on an excursion
                                through the camp trail system. The bikes are signed out in groups of
                                four or more Scouts with the Program Director
              ROLLER-           Experienced or not, everyone will want to try out our opposing ¼ pipes on
              BLADING           Roller Blades or Skateboard. Bring your own or use ours. Knee and elbow
                                pads and helmets are required!
Brownsea      1st year camper   All 1st year campers should participate in this program. Highly
              program           structured. Earn up to 3 merit badges while learning Scout skills
                                necessary for advancement to 1st Class. You may earn Nature,
                                Swimming, and Basketry merit badges. You will shoot at the archery
                                range and rifle range, try canoeing, rowing, and swim. Home troop must
                                provide at least one adult to go through this program with their Scouts.
                                Scouts earn a special patch.
Handicrafts   Craft project     Craft project help is offered every evening for those needing assistance
                                with their merit badge projects.
              Nanticoke         Scouts and Scouters may enroll with their Commissioner and be issued a
              Trailblazers      Trailblazers pocket patch and leather thong. As you hike the five
                                colored trails you are awarded a pair of beads for each. You can also
                                earn a yellow bead for outpost camping. When all beads are earned and
                                you have worked for a minimum of 12 hours on a Trailblazer work crew,
                                you may wear the Trailblazer belt buckle. Ask your Commissioner for
                                details.
              Gateway           Each week a contest is held in order to select the best campsite
              Competition       gateway. Units are encouraged to participate by building a memorable
                                entrance to their campsite. Materials may be brought from home or
                                gathered from around camp.
Nature        Service           All Scouts. Both fun and instructional. A list of projects is posted in
              Projects          each campsite, or see any Nature staff member for details. Why not
                                schedule a time to give something back to camp.
              Nature Trail      A self-guided nature trail near the Conservation/Ecology Center has been
                                established for all Scouts and leaders. An activity book and tour guide
                                is available from the nature department.
              World             All Scouts who have earned Environmental Science, Citizenship in the
              Conservation      World and either Soil & Water Conservation or Fish and Wildlife
              Award             Management merit badges are qualified for this award.




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Scoutcraft    Demonstration    A central demonstration area is set up showing a typical patrol site, axe
              Area             yard, rope yard, (with knot tying practice areas) different types of
                               fires, camp craft etc. May be used as a training and practice area.
                               Tents may be taken down and reset. Schedule time with Scoutcraft
                               staff.
              Firem’n Chit     All Scouts. A Scout must read the fire use and safety section of the
                               Boy Scout Handbook and complete the requirements shown there. He is
                               then authorized to carry matches and build fires.
              Tot’n chip       All Scouts. See Boy Scout Handbook for requirements. Earn the
                               privilege of using and carrying a knife.
              Paul Bunyan      3rd and 4th year campers. Must have Tot’n Chip before attempting. See
              Woodsman         Boy Scout Handbook.. An award to recognize the safe use of woods
                               tools. Includes a service project and will take 2 evenings to complete.
                               Scouts earn a special patch.
Shooting      Archery open     All Scouts. Learn how to shoot safely or improve your skills both for
              shoot            personal satisfaction or to earn archery merit badge.
Sports
              Rifle open       Time to try shooting for the first time or to improve your skills to earn
              shoot            rifle shooting merit badge.
              Muzzle Loading   Come experience rifle shooting like the old timers. Fire a gun loaded by
              Riflery          hand with powder and ball.
Flag Pole     Campwide         Retreat ceremonies daily at 5:50. All persons should be in full uniform
              retreats         and units should remember to bring their Troop Flag.
Dining Hall   Pizza night      Need a midnight snack? Order up some pizza. Order forms and costs
                               available at the camp office.
Eagle Base                     All Eagle bound Scouts 14 years of age and 1st Class by June 1. Scouts
                               may take up to 4 required merit badges and may also participate in other
Camp
                               camp activities (merit badges or special programs) as their schedule
                               permits.
C.O.P.E.      Level 1          Project COPE is a physical and mentally challenging high adventure
                               program for Scouts and Scouters. Level 1 is for Scouts 12 years of age
                               or who have completed the 6th grade prior to summer camp. Complete
                               application form found in the back of this guide. Participants are
                               accepted on a first come, first served basis. Special patch for
                               completing the course.
C.O.P.E.      Level 2          Scouts must be 13 by January 1 of the year of participation or have
                               completed the 7th grade. This program is scheduled for 3 hours each
                               weekday morning and involves high elements and belaying safety
                               techniques. Participants swing, climb, balance, jump, and think of
                               solutions to a variety of activities. Participants will also complete
                               requirements for Climbing merit badge. Complete the application found in
                               the back of this guide. Participants are accepted on a first come, first
                               served basis. Special patch and a T-shirt for completing the course.




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Del-Mar-Va Council, Inc                                                                                 Boy Scouts of America
801 N Washington St                                                                                     Wilmington DE 19801-1597
302-622-3300 Ext 127                                                                                    1-800-766-7268


                        Provisional Scout Summer Camp Application 2003
                     Fill out this form completely, and mail with TOTAL AMOUNT DUE to the above address.

Provisional camping is not intended to take the place of natural troop leadership. Troops may not attend camp without their own
leaders. Our provisional program is designed to accommodate Scouts that would like to come to camp for an additional week, to
attend a specialty camp, or cannot attend when their own unit does. Provisional camp works best for more experienced Scouts who
are equipped to govern themselves using the patrol method and are familiar with camp operations and expectations. Provisional
leadership cannot give the 11 year old Scout the individual attention and guidance that is needed in order to make the experience what
it should be. Therefore, first year campers will not be accepted as provisional campers.


Scout’s name ______________________________________________ Troop # ___________ Dist/Cncl ______________________

Address __________________________________________ City _______________________ State _______ zip _______________

Phone __________________________________ Age in camp ________ Email Address: ___________________________________

Rank in camp __________________________ Previous camp experience: ______________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Before you go any further, please note our refund policy. Partial refunds for Scouts not attending camp will be given only if the
Camping Service is notified of the cancellation in writing no less than 2 weeks prior to the camp date. There will be no refunds for
cancellations within 2 weeks of camp date except in the case of illness. Requests for partial refunds due to illness must be
accompanied by a doctor’s note. In all case $25 is non-refundable, and after June 15, the non-refundable amount increases to $50
regardless of the reason for cancellation. Requests for partial refunds must be made no later than September 15. Refund requests after
that date will not be considered. I have read and understand the refund policy.

                           Parent Signature ___________________________________________________________


Please circle the date you would like to attend.

            Henson Scout Reservation                                               Rodney Scout Reservation
         Eagle Base Camp             Regular summer camp                        Regular Summer camp only
         Must be 14 & 1st Class
         June 22 – June 28           June 22 – June 28                          June 22 – June 28          July 13 – July 19
         June 29 – July 5            June 29 – July 5                           June 29 – July 5           July 20 - July 26
         July 6- July 12             July 6 – July 12                           July 6- July 12            July 27 - Aug 2
         July 13-July 19             July 13 - July 19                                                     Aug 3 - Aug 9

Fee Schedule             Important note: If a Scout has already attended a week of summer camp at either Rodney or HensonScout
                         Reservation this year, his second week at camp qualifies for Encore camper discount for any program except
                         Nanticoke River High Adventure Canoe/Bike Trek or Sailing High Adventure.

$215 if paid by May 1                After May 1 cost is $235          $165 Encore camper

Scout attended ___________________ Scout Reservation on (date) _______________ with Troop ________ from

_____________________________________ Council.

                                      Visit our website at www.delmarvacouncil.com
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                                                                 Brief Tour Description
                                           Join us for a weeklong cross-country canoe/bicycle trek in the Nanticoke
                                           Watershed. Four crews will be arriving at camp on each of the
                                           following Saturdays at 9 am, June 21, 28, July 5 & 12, 2003. Saturday
                                           will be a shake down day before leaving on the tour. Weekly
                                           participation is limited to 10 Scouts and is open to Scouts who are
                                           attending Henson Scout Reservation with their Troop, and to provisional
                                           campers. The crew will return to Henson on Friday evening for the
                                           campfire program. Scouts will leave for home after the Camp-wide
                                           Retreat on Saturday morning. The camp provides all travel and camping
                                           equipment including bikes, canoes, food, and tents. Scouts provide only
                                           their own personal gear.

                                                                        Highlights:
The Nanticoke River has been called the last wild river on the Chesapeake Bay. The watershed comprises nearly
254,000 beautiful acres of pristine woodlands and wetlands. Environmental topics and merit badge requirements
will be covered by members of the Delaware Natural Resources Department, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the
National Park Service, the Maryland Natural Resources Department, the Dorchester County Forestry Board, and the
Nature Conservancy among others. In addition to the fun and excitement of the trek itself, Scouts can complete
requirements in the following merit badges, canoeing, camping, cooking, cycling, environmental science, fish and
wildlife management, soil and water conservation, and forestry. They will also complete most of the requirements
for the World Conservation Award.

Pre-requisites: 1.) 14 years old by date of trip
                2.) First class
                3.) Swimming merit badge
                4.) Scout Spirit
                5.) Class III Medical Form (requires doctor’s
examination within 12 months of trip)


        Cost:    $295.00 covers all meals, fees, transportation and
                 equipment




For more information visit our website at www.DelmarvaCouncil.com
     or call the camping service at 302-622-3300 ext. 127




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DEL-MAR-VA COUNCIL, B.S.A.                                                                    BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
801 N Washington St                                                                           Wilmington DE 19801-1597
                          NANTICOKE RIVER CROSS COUNTRY
                             CANOE/BICYCLE TREK
                                     2003

                                                   APPLICATION
                                Complete and mail to above address along with full fee of $295.
                                                Registration Deadline is May 1.
                             Applications accepted on a first come, first served basis until May 1.
                          Participation limited to 10 Scouts per crew. Council refund policy applies.

                          Session (check one) June 21 ____       June 28____       July 5____ July 12____

Name:________________________________________________

Age (by trip date):______ Troop:______ Council:____________________
Must be 14 years of age

Address: ___________________________________________________________________

City:_____________________________               State:____             Zip:____________

Phone Number:__________________________ Email Address: ____________________________

Requirements: Scout must be 14 and 1st Class by date of trip. Scout must provide a Class 3 Health and Physical
Record that requires a physical examination within 12 months of trip date. Arrive 9 am Saturday, pick up 10 am the
following Saturday.
Family Medical Insurance Information: ___________________________________________
                                                              (company name, policy #, and expiration date)

Parent(s) Name(s):____________________________________________________________

Parent(s) Emergency Numbers:             Day-time # _______________________________

                                         Night-time # ______________________________

                                          PARENTAL PERMISSION
         I give permission for my child to participate fully in Henson Scout Reservation’s Nanticoke River Cross
Country Canoe/Bicycle High Adventure Trek. I understand that the Scouts will be canoeing and cycling around the
Nanticoke Watershed and they will be sleeping at and visiting off camp locations. I enclose the full fee of $295. I
have read and understand the refund policy.
         In case of an emergency, I understand every effort will be made to contact me. In the event I cannot be
reached, I hereby give my permission to the medical personnel selected by the adult leader in charge to secure
proper treatment, including hospitalization, anesthesia, surgery, or injections of medication for my child.
         I also consent to the use of photographs, and written extractions in whole or part, of my child for the
purpose of illustrations, promotions, or publications.

Date:_____________                       Signature:_______________________________________
                                                 Parent or Guardian




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                   CHICKEN BAR-B-QUE
                   RESERVATION FORM
       Friends and families of Scouts and Scouters are invited to join us for a Chicken
Bar-B-Que following camp check-in on Sunday evening at 6:00 pm at Richard A.
Henson Scout Reservation - Camp Nanticoke. The cost is $6.50 per person. Children
less than 10 years old cost $4.00 each. Please send this form and a check made out to
DEL-MAR-VA COUNCIL, INC. to Henson Scout Reservation, 5700 Nanticoke RD,
Seaford, DE 19973-6079, NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR to attendance.



NAME: __________________________________________________________

TELEPHONE: _____________________________________________________

UNIT NUMBER: ___________________________________________________

                                    *** CHECK ONE ***

                          ____ SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2003

                          ____ SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2003

                          ____ SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2003

                          ____ SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2003


Please reserve (_____) Chicken Dinners at $6.50 each, and (____) Children’s Chicken
Dinners at $4.00 each. Total Sent $_____________.

Acct. # HSML 900094




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                                PERSONAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL RECORD
                                           CLASS 1 AND 2
                                                       (Copy and distribute as needed)

Class 1 Personal Health and Medical Record is found on the back of the Cub Scout and Boy Scout Application Form. It is used by youth or
adults regardless of age for the following types of activities: day camp, overnight camps, hikes, or other programs (including resident
camps) THAT DO NOT EXCEED 72 CONSECUTIVE HOURS where the level of activity is similar to that of home or school and where
medical care is readily available. It is not to be used where the medical conditions listed for Class 3 Health Form apply. This form should be
updated annually and the current Health and Medical summary is attested by parents to be accurate if participant is under 18. Class 1
Personal Health and Medical Record should be carried by tour leader on all trips and outings.

Class 1 and 2 Personal Health and Medical Record is to be used by youth and adults under 40 for the following types of activities: resident
camps lasting longer than 72 consecutive hours, backpacking camping or other programs lasting longer than 72 consecutive hours with a
level of activity similar to home or school. Medical care is readily available. It is not to be used where the medical conditions listed for
Class 3 Health Form apply. Class 1 and 2 requires evidence of a physical examination by a licensed practitioner within 36 months of the end
of camp date. Practitioner must either complete the form and sign it, or attach a copy of the examination to it.

Class 3 Personal Health and Medical Record is required for adults 40 and over who will be participating in an activity lasting longer than 72
consecutive hours, or for unit high adventure activities or any activity where the level of activity is greater than home or school and where
medical care is not readily available. Class 3 is also required for any youth or adult regardless of age or type of activity when the following
medical conditions apply: person is currently under medical care, takes any prescription medication, requires a medically prescribed diet,
has had a illness or injury during the past 6 months that has limited activity for a week or more, has ever lost consciousness during physical
activity, or suffered a concussion from a head injury. Class 3 requires a physical examination within 12 months of the activity date.

Be sure to make and use copies of completed Personal Health and Medical Records. Keep originals in a safe place.
Copies will not be made at camp, and cannot be provided at any later time.
                                     CLASS 1 PERSONAL HEALTH AND MEDICAL HISTORY
                                                  (Must be updated annually)

Name __________________________________________ Date of birth __________ Age ______ Sex _____

Address ____________________________ City __________________________ ST ______ Zip_________

Parent/guardian name __________________________________ Home phone _______________________

Physician Name _______________________________________ Phone ____________________________

Personal Health/Accident Insurance carrier ________________________ policy # _______________________

If the person named above is not available in the event of an emergency, notify:

1.Name _______________________________ phone _________________ relationship __________________

2.Name _______________________________ phone _________________ relationship___________________

I give permission for full participation in BSA program, subject to limitations noted herein.

In case of an emergency, I understand every effort will be made to contact me (if an adult, my spouse or next of kin). In the
event I cannot be reached, I hereby give my permission to the physician selected by the adult leader in charge to secure proper
treatment, including hospitalization, anesthesia, surgery, or injections of medication for my child (or for me if an adult).

I also consent to the use of photographs, videotape, voice recordings and written extractions, in whole or part, of the above
named individual for the purpose of illustrations, promotion or publications. (Cross out and initial if you do not consent).


Date _______________               Signature _______________________________________
                                                 Parent or Guardian if for someone under 18 years of age
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Check all items that apply past or present, to your health history. Explain any “Yes” answers.

Allergies: Food, medicines, insects, plants Yes                 No          Explain: _________________________________

General Information: Yes             No                               Yes         No                              Yes      No
ADHD                                            Convulsions                               Hemophilia
Asthma                                          Diabetes                                  High Blood Pressure
Cancer/leukemia                                 Heart Trouble                             Kidney Disease
Explain: __________________________________________________________________________________
List any medications to be taken at camp: ________________________________________________________
List any physical or behavioral conditions that may affect or limit full participation in swimming, backpacking, hiking long
distances, or playing strenuous physical games: ____________________________________________________
List equipment needed such as wheelchair, braces, glasses, contact lenses etc.: _______________________________
                                               Immunizations (Give date of last inoculation.)
     Tetanus toxoid ______________                        Measles__________________                             Polio__________________
                       Diphtheria         ______________                               Mumps            __________________
                       Pertussis          ______________                               Rubella          __________________


                                                       Class 2 Medical Evaluation
                                                     (Read additional requirements on front of form.)
Name ___________________________________________________________________________ Age_______________

Note to Licensed Health Care Practitioners*: The person being evaluated will be attending one or more weeks of camp that
may include sleeping on the ground and participating in strenuous activities such as hiking, boating, and vigorous group games. Please
review the health history with the participant for any interim changes. Explain any “abnormal” evaluations.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION (To be filled out by a licensed health-care practitioner*.)
Height _________________             Weight __________________ B/P ________________ Pulse_____________
Lab: Urinalysis (dipstick) _____________________ Albumin ________________ Sugar _________________
VISION: Normal ___________________ Glasses _________________ Contacts _______________________
HEARING: Normal _________________ Abnormal _______________ Explain: _______________________
Check box:                  N        Abn                                          N       Abn                              N        Abn
Growth development                              Teeth                                              Genitalia
Skin                                            Cardiopulmonary                                    Musculoskeletal
HEENT                                           Hernia                                             Neurobehavioral

Explain: __________________________________________________________________________________

Limitations:
Activity Restrictions:   ______________________________________________________________
Diet Restrictions: __________________________________________________________________________
Signature: ______________________________________________________________ Date: _____________
                                     Licensed health-care practitioner*
Address: __________________________________ City: ___________________ST: ______ ZIP: _________

*Examinations conducted by licensed health-care practitioners, other than physicians, will be recognized for BSA purposes in those states where such
                        practitioners may perform physical examinations within their legally prescribed scope of practice.


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