Camp Kick-Off /0 D 17 08 SE 9/ 20 EVI 2008 R Camp McLean – October 3rd, 4th & 5th THIS YEAR’s Camp Kick-Off will be another fun filled adventure for all! Third year Scouts with lightweight camping skills will be able to participate in the Advanced Skills program. The Basic Scouting Skills Program will be on Saturday and will enable 1st year Scouts to earn their permits. There are still many exciting events for the Activity Scouts to choose from on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. There will be activities for all participants on Saturday evening. DEFINITION: for the purpose of this registration package, Scouts NOT participating in the Basic Scouting Skills Program will be referred to as Activity Scouts. SCOUTING AHEAD Please stay with your vehicle and move as soon as unloaded. We will again be offering the popular “Scouting Ahead Friday night will be busy - please be patient, be considerate and Workshop”. You will learn many valuable and fun activities full of everything will work out fine. Gear will have to be carried to the troop program elements that you can take back to your patrols. campsites so pack light. Try to carpool as much as possible. You will also receive a useful manual (A Leader’s Guide to Teaching & Learning Leave No Trace) which will provide you REGISTRATION with a sound understanding of the Scouting Ahead philosophies 2 copies of Medical Forms are to be completed for each and explains in detail many more useful activities. Sign up for a participant including leaders - one to be handed in at Camp morning or afternoon session (complete Scouting Ahead Registration and one to stay with the leader in charge. registration form). Once you have taken the workshop and put 3rd Year Scout Registration is for scouts wishing to attend the into practice some of these Low Impact Camping techniques 3rd / 4th year Off-site challenge camp at Camp Linley. Registration over the year, with your youth, your patrol may be eligible to deadline is September 19th. receive “Leave No Trace” accreditation. PAYMENT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT CAMP LINLEY. SESSIONS First year Scouts will require a leader with them to go through Please make Cheques payable to “Scouts Canada – Fraser the Basic Scouting Skills Program. This is an ideal learning Valley Council and mail them to Dianne Sawatzky, Scouts experience for first year Scout Leaders as well. Canada – FVC, 14773 84th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3S 2M4. If a group is sending more patrols than leaders, there are Venturers available to lend a hand. First Year Scouts should Completed Registration forms can be sent via Mail to above bring a compass. address, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to fax Second Third & Fourth Year Scouts can choose from a them, please phone Dianne at 604-596-0884 before you send number of activities that take place at Camp McLean check out a fax. the Activity Scout registration form. Third & Fourth Year Scouts who have lightweight camping Basic Scouting Skills Registration is for Basic Scouting Skills experience have the opportunity to partake in the Advanced participants only. Please include the names of all of the youth Skills. Check out the Advanced Skills info page. and at least one leader (a leader will be required to be with the Leadership Courses are available for leaders wishing to learn youth at all times during the program). There is a spot on the about “Intro to The Troop Program”, “The Court of Honour” and form for those with special dietary needs. “Chief Scouts Award Workshop” feel free to bring your Senior Activity Scout Registration is for those NOT participating in the Scouts to these sessions. Sign-up for these courses may be Basic Scouting Skills program. Activities are to be done as a made on-site. group. There is a new form this year – pick 2 courses in each Area Courts of Honour will take place on Saturday evening at time frame. There is a spot on the form for those with special Rotary between 6:30pm and 7:15pm. Choose one representative dietary needs. from your patrol to attend the meeting. We will be discussing your ideas for Area Events, Group Reps and anything else you Scouting Ahead Registration is for all leaders who have not feel important. taken the Scouting Ahead Workshop previously. CAMPING The payment slip totals all of the participants, youth, leaders Campsites have been pre-determined by Area so there is no and also additional crests if required. need to get there any earlier than 5:30pm Friday evening. The site map in the registration package shows where camping areas Deadline is September 19th. Late Registration fees after are located. Fresh water and gray water disposal are available in September 20th will be $15.00/youth and $8.00/adult. Completed various places on-site, see map for locations. Registration forms can be sent via Mail to Dianne Sawatzky, th Scouts Canada – FVC, 14773 84 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3S CAMPFIRES 2M4 or e-mailed to email@example.com. The main campfire rings will be available (Erickson, Rotary, If you wish to fax them, please phone Dianne at 604-596- Swain, Centre Field). Individual group campfires or Dutch Oven 0884 before you send a fax. cooking will NOT be allowed. Payment for Basic and Activity Scouts can be made by cheque at Camp McLean. Program selections will be done on a priority PARKING basis. Those troops with their applications in early will be more Overnight parking will be available on-site. Vehicles dropping off likely to receive their first choice selections people and gear will be directed to the designated drop off area. CAMP KICK-OFF Basic Scouting Skills 1st year Scouts can come to learn some Basic Scouting Skills and have fun too!! SESSIONS INCLUDE • First Aid • Know How to Use a • No Trace Fire Laying Compass (bring yours) • Learn Useful Knots • Understand Topographical • Leave No Trace Maps • Stove & Lantern Use and • Drinking Water Safety & Safety Awareness • Furling the Flag - Openings • How to set up a Kitchen in and Closings the Woods • Axe, Saw & Knife Care and • Select Appropriate Sharpening Equipment for Backpacking Basic Scouting Skills General Information. 1. Properly complete the Basic Scouting Skill Registration Form. 2. Programs will start Saturday morning and conclude on Saturday afternoon. 3. Schedules will be handed out on Saturday morning. 4. Sessions start at 9:00 am Saturday and end at 5:30pm Saturday. Leaders are required to be with their groups. There will be one morning break and one afternoon break (refreshments will be provided). Lunch will be provided on Saturday. 5. There will be Saturday evening activities open to all scouts. 6. A limited number of Venturers will be available to fill in for a leader attending an adult session. 7. Basic Skills Scouts can choose 3 activities in each of the 2 Sunday time periods. Number them 1, 2 & 3 in order of your preference. Camp Kick-Off 2008 3rd/4th Year Off-site Challenge Camp October 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2008 Camp Linley Once again experienced Scouts and Leaders can join the off-site camp for Camp kick-off 2008. We are challenging them to show their Leave No Trace ( LNT ) skills in a practical way. • The entire camp will be based on the 7 principles of LNT Camping. All attendees will be expected to use their LNT Skills. • The youth, and leaders, will have to apply to attend this camp based on their previous experience and training. • As this will be a wilderness camp every person will have to be self-sufficient and practice lightweight camping skills as well as the LNT camping practices. • The camp is located near Cultus Lake Provincial Park. Friday evening, we will be hiking from a designated area within the Cultus Lake Provincial Park (along the Columbia Valley Highway) • After the Youth have arrived at Camp Linley adult attendees will be shuttled back to the parking lot, so they can drive the cars to park them at Camp Linley. • All youth attending must be 3rd or 4th year scouts. • We will do a check to see if all gear is appropriate for LNT and check that each participant has the 10 essentials. • We will start the hike at the designated time (6:30pm). There will be plenty of daylight to set up camp etc. • A map of the trail will be provided when participants arrive. • There will be a cooking challenge so be prepared to show off your outdoor culinary skills.( Food will be supplied for this challenge.) • Possibly do a No Trace campfire for Sat. night. • All challenge requirements will be completed by Saturday night, so the Saturday night sleepover and Sunday morning is optional. • Youth will be picked up at Camp Linley, • Ensure you have your patrol first aid kit. • All Troop/Patrol Scouters/Advisors are to have their youths’ medical forms.information. Here is a sample list that we have put together. Keep in mind the weight factor. • Tent with full fly • Small tarp and light rope • Sleeping Bag (appropriate for weather and backpacking) • Sleeping Pad (no air mattresses) • Stove and appropriate fuel (small backpacking stove) • Extra fuel bottle (MSR type) • Matches or lighter • Pots and pans (only what's needed for menu) • Plate and or bowl Cup, knife, fork, spoon (unbreakable) • Kitchen Supplies - Bio-degradable soap, scrubby, dunk bag • Food and menu (No cans or surplus packaging), extra zip lock bags • Rope (15-20m of 6mm braided) and container for hanging food items (soft-sided stuff type bag) • Water Bottle • Water Filter or Water Treatment Tablets • Water container, minimum 2 ltr. (Collapsible) • Personal wash kit and towel • ½ roll TP & small plastic hand trowel • Personal medication, if required • Bug repellent/Sunscreen • Leather or sturdy hiking boots, WATERPROOFED • Light shoes or sandals for camp • Rain gear (jacket and pants, not ponchos) • Gaiters • Fleece top and pants (polar fleece, NOT cotton fleece) • Spare change of clothes (NO JEANS) • Personal clothing items, extra socks • Hat gloves (Brimmed Hat and Toque) • First Aid kit and Emergency kit • Extra garbage bags (orange preferred) • Flashlight with new batteries (extra batteries) • NO RADIOS, WALKMENS, GAME BOYS ETC.