2010 Personal Gear Overview
It is strongly recommended that all gear be
packed in a backpack or large duffel bag.
Scouts will be required to carry their gear to
Scoutmaster Troop 1910 their campsite.
All gear should be labeled with the Scout’s
Arrival & Departure Schedule name and “Troop 1910”. It is highly
Sunday July 18 to Saturday July 24, 2010 recommended that the Scout uniform be labeled
with the Scout’s initials.
Check-in time on 7/18 is 1:00 PM. (Eat a good A mosquito net to cover the cot where your
meal before arriving. Dinner may not be ready Scout will sleep will make his stay more
until 6:00 PM.) comfortable and is available at the Scout store
at Camp Carpenter and other locations.
Please be prompt and wear your Scout uniform.
We won’t be able to check in until everyone is
accounted for! Medications
All medication along with a completed
Upon arrival, meet the troop at the parade field Medication Administration Record form must
next to the parking lot. Bring all of your gear be turned in to the Scoutmaster upon arrival.
with you. Please note that all gear will need These items will then be handed over to the
to be carried by the Scout to the campsite. camp nurse.
This is unlike the procedure at Hidden Valley. In order for your Scout to carry an Epi-Pen
and/or asthma inhaler with him while at camp,
Once the Scout has checked in and all of the the Permission to Possess & Use
paperwork and medication has been received, Epinephirine Auto-Injector and/or Asthma
parents and siblings may depart if they so Inhaler for Emergency Care form must be
choose (please confirm with Scoutmaster), or completed in its entirety and signed by a
they may accompany the troop up until 4:00 parent/guardian AND physician. This is a State
PM. of NH requirement that is new in 2010.
All medications must be in the original
Checkout time on 7/24 is at 8:00AM in order
container with the Doctor’s instructions.
to avoid the traffic at Hidden Valley.
If the dosage has changed you will need a
Swim Test and Photographs Doctor’s note.
Scouts should arrive at camp wearing their No over-the-counter medication should be
uniform. Swim tests will be conducted at their brought to camp.
first aquatic activity during the week.
The troop photograph will be taken at some
point during the day on Sunday (usually later in
Photographs are 8 x 10 and cost $9.00 each.
Scouts should be wearing their Scout shirt and
Mailing Address If you would like to visit during the weekdays
Scouts look forward to receiving mail. Mail and wish to eat a meal with the troop,
early – allow time for slow mail service. arrangements must be made with the
Scoutmaster prior to June 1st.
Scout’s Name Otherwise, if you’d like to visit, arrangements
Troop 1910 Week: 4 must be made with the Scoutmaster prior to
Camp Bell, GSR July 1st.
2B Eileen Shore Road
Visitors must sign in at the Administration
Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837 building.
Camp Trading Post
There is a camp trading post where a Scout can
purchase Scouting literature, merit badge Homesickness is a condition that can surface
pamphlets, t-shirts, patches, etc., cold drinks when least expected. If you have any concern in
this area PLEASE talk to the Scoutmaster.
There are things we can do to make your son
Scouts should not carry a lot of money. more comfortable dealing with this anxiety.
(Scoutmaster recommends no more than
Check - Out Procedures Merit Badges are not the main focus at Camp
Scouts should be picked up at 8:00 AM on Bell, although there are some opportunities to
Saturday, 7/24/10 in order to avoid the traffic work on some interesting badges. The camp
coming into Hidden Valley. staff will inform the Scouts of these
A Scout is courteous, and so we ask that he and
his parent(s) see the Scoutmaster before leaving Completed merit badges will be awarded at the
camp property. next Court of Honor.
Incomplete merit badges (blue cards) will be
Camp Bell Telephone Policy passed out at the first troop meeting in
The camp telephone number for in-coming calls September unless otherwise requested.
is: (603)- 524-0436.
Directions to Camp
Phone calls should only be made in the case of
emergency. Route 93 north to Exit 20 to Route 140
traveling east toward Belmont to
Scouts are not permitted to use the phone and Gilmanton. After crossing Rt. 107 go 6.3
cannot have cell phones at camp. miles on Rt. 140 and turn left onto Crystal
Scouts are expected to live by the Scout Oath Soon after turning onto Crystal Lake Road,
and Law, whether or not they are at home or at bear left at the fork, travel 3 miles and turn
camp. right onto Places Mill Road. Travel ½ mile
and turn left into the Griswold Scout
Parents, relatives and friends are welcome to Follow the signs for CAMP BELL.
visit on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and on Total driving time should be approximately
Saturday at 8:00 AM. 90 minutes.
Personal Gear Optional Personal Gear
____ Extra Shirts ____ Camera, Film
____ Extra Pants ____ Sunglasses
____ Extra Shorts ____ Songbook
____ Extra Socks ____ Musical Instrument
____ Extra Underwear ____ Nature Books
____ Jacket ____ Sports Equipment
____ Rain Gear ____ Bible, Prayer Book
____ Sleep wear ____ Fishing Gear, Bait
____ Sneakers ____ Stationary & Stamps
____ Hiking Boots
____ Swim Suit Leave at Home
____ Extra Towels Pets, sheath knives, fireworks, firearms,
____Toilet Items (washcloth, soap, comb, ammunition, bows & arrows, radios, tape
shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, players, I-pods, CD players, cell phones,
toilet paper.) televisions, walkmans, walkie-talkies, electronic
____ Sleeping Bag or Blankets games, squirt guns, dice, unscout-like literature,
____ Pillow alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs or items
____ Personal First Aid Kit or people under the effects of them are not
____ Flashlight, Batteries permitted in camp. Valuable items should be
____ Wallet, Money left at home.
____ Pocket Knife (2 1/2 " blade or less)
____ Handkerchief Label Gear
____ Notebook, Pen or Pencil Scouts and Leaders should mark each of their
____ Scout Handbook personal items with their name and unit number.
____ Merit Badge Books Many, many items are lost or misplaced and are
____ Materials for your merit badge classes never claimed. If items are marked, camp will
____ Non-Aerosol Bug Repellant try their best to return them to the rightful
____ Bug Net owner.
____ Laundry Bag
____ Water Bottle
____ Sun Screen Lotion
____ Scout Uniform
____ Day Pack, Very handy to carry things
throughout the day (such as water and rain