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MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL LEHIGH VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA Camp Minsi Summer Camp June 29th – July 5th 2003 Trip Leader: Dale Wilson The discount cost is $182.00 if payment are made by the schedule Payment Schedule Make all checks payable to Troop #29. $25.00 deposit with sign-up November 26, 2002 $40.00 due January 7, 2003 $40.00 due February 4, 2003 $40.00 due March 4, 2003 $37.00 due April 1, 2003 Camp Minsi June 29th – July 5th Join Troop #29 for a week long summer camp in the Poconos Camp Minsi is located on the shores of Stillwater Lake atop the beautiful Pocono Mountains in Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania. Donated by Samuel Rubel of New York City to the Boy Scouts in 1949, Camp Minsi encompasses 1200 acres of relatively flat woodlands. A central feature of the camp is the 315-acre Stillwater Lake, which was used in the early part of the 20th century for ice harvesting. Remnants of those facilities can still be seen. Today Stillwater Lake's most important product is to provide sailing, fishing and other aquatic activities to the hundreds of Scouts and Scouters who attend weekly throughout the summer season. The lake abounds with a variety of fish. We ask that "barb?less" hooks are used and all fish not intended for consumption are released. Scouts are invited to take the fish back to your sites for an evening treat or give them away for someone else to enjoy. There are about 20 miles of hiking trails throughout the camp that will give Scouts an opportunity to experience a variety flora and fauna, as well as the intriguing geology of a glacial moraine. The varied wildlife that makes the reservation its home grants both youth and adults the opportunity of experiencing and interacting with nature first hand. Programs Offered in 2002 The 2002 Camp Minsi program has been designed to focus our energies on all four populations which we serve during the summer program: new scouts, younger boys, older boys, and leaders. New Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in the Trail to Adventure program. Scouts returning for a second or third year of summer camp will have the opportunity to work on many of the advanced "skill level" badges. Scouts 13 years and older and already First Class will have the opportunity to participate in Merit badges, and all of our special older scout programs. All Leaders will be able to participate in programs designed especially for them. Trail To Adventure: The program is designed to help Scouts under First Class master the skills needed to help themselves achieve rank and progress in Scouting. A staff member is assigned to this program who will be responsible for the instruction necessary to prepare the Scout for advancement. He or she will also make it fun for the new Scout to participate. Our philosophy, the program should fit the boy, the boy should not have to fit the program. The Scout, with his Scoutmaster and/or leaders, designs his Trail to Adventure program so that he is receiving the maximum benefit from the program. Indiana Jones Award: This is an exciting program for those Scouts that like additional challenges at camp. The Ecology Department offers this award. These hikes will be fun, challenging and, they will introduce the Scout to the variety of ecological features that Camp Minsi has to offer. Sailing: "All I need is a tall ship and a star to guide her by." Written by John Mansfield so many years ago. The love of the sea and sailing will always be a part of our inner selves. As a Scout or leader at Minsi, you now have the opportunity to fulfill at least part of the dream. One of the beauties of Stillwater Lake is its size. Not so large to overwhelm the novice sailor and not so small that all you do is sail in circles. Movie Night: A long held tradition at Camp Minsi is Movie Night. Once a week scouts and leaders can enjoy this relaxing evening activity. It also provides camp with a rainy night activity that everyone can enjoy. Merit Badge Program: Counselors provide full skill development for boys in all of our program areas. The merit badge list has been designed to provide quality skill development with the resources available at camp. Merit badges offered in camp are: SCOUTCRAFT ECOLOGY AQUATICS HANDICRAFT Backpacking Astronomy Canoeing Art Camping Bird Study Lifesaving Basketry Cooking Environmental RowingSmall-Boat Fingerprinting Emergency Science Sailing Indian Lore Preparedness Fish & Wildlife Swimming Leatherwork First Aid Management. Pottery Hiking Fishing ATHLETICS Space Exploration Orienteering Forestry Woodcarving Pioneering Geology Athletics Wilderness Survival Insect Study Personal Fitness OTHER Mammal Study Sports SHOOTING Nature Communications SPORTS Oceanography Public Speaking Reptile & Amphibian Archery Study Rifle Shooting Soil & Water Shotgun Shooting Conservation Weather
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