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									                        BAY-LAKES COUNCIL
                        MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America, is to develop
 leadership traits in both youth and adults. We will accomplish our Mission
                       by fostering an atmosphere that:

            Inspires people to adopt lifelong positive values
             Encourages service to society and community
                      Promotes fun and adventure
                  Instills love of God and country, and
       Embodies the ideals represented by the Scout Oath and Law.


                               Scout Oath
                      On my honor I will do my best
                  To do my duty to God and my country
                       and to obey the Scout Law;
                    To help other people at all times;
                    To keep myself physically strong,
                  mentally awake, and morally straight.


                               Scout Law
                       A Scout is trustworthy, loyal,
                     helpful, friendly, courteous, kind,
                     obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave,
                           clean, and reverent.
                        TABLE OF CONTENTS

How to Use This Guide                                 7
   Step One – Overall Planning                        8
      Suggested Timetable
   Step Two - Finances                                9
      Campsite Reservations
      How to Register
      2010 Camp Fees
      Camperships
      Refunds
   Step Three – Registration                          10
      Requirements for Attending Camp
      Medical Form Information
      Unit Rosters
      Insurance Information
   Step Four – Program Planning                       11
      See Individual Camp Sections
   Step Five – Transportation Planning                12
      Tour Permits
      Release (Transportation) Authorization Form
      Transportation List
      Checklist
   Equipment Checklist for Unit                       13
   Camp Guidelines and Policies                       14
   Individual Equipment Checklist                     16
   Scout Camp Parent’s Page                           17

Wolf River Information and Forms

      Letter from Director                            19
      High Adventure Overview                         20
      Activities by Adventure                         21
      Fees and Pre-requisites                         22
      Door County Adventure                           24
      Voyageur Canoe Adventure                        25
      Whitewater Adventure                            27
      Advanced Whitewater Adventure                   28
      Northwoods Adventure                            29
      Payment Sheet                                   31
      Registration Form “A”                           33
      Registration Form “B”                           35
      Personal Equipment Sheet                        37
      Sample Schedule                                 38
      Year round Wolf River Adventure Opportunities   39
Gardner Dam Scout Camp

     Letter from Camp Director                        43
     Map and Directions to camp                       44
     Arrival at Camp                                  45
     Camp Services/Program Areas                      47
     Advancement in Camp; Provisional Camping         50
     Merit Badge/CAP information                      51
     How to Plan Your Camp Program                    53
     Patrol Cooking, Cracker Barrels, Variable Menu   55
     Eagle Challenge                                  60
     Awards Information/Order of the Arrow            69

Bear Paw Scout Camp

     Letter from Director                             73
     Map and Directions to Camp                       74
     Arrival Information                              75
     Camp and Area Services Quick Reference Guide     77
     Program Planning                                 79
     Program Areas                                    80
     Adult Leader Opportunities                       90
     Unit/Patrol Opportunities; Provisional Camping   91
     2010 Merit Badge Schedule                        92
     Eagle Challenge Guide                            93

     Forms                                            99
                                         HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
The 2010 Leader’s Guide is intended to be a step-by-step road map through the entire summer camp experience. It is
written from the suggestions of volunteers just like you. Remember, if there’s something we can improve on, let us know!

This Leader’s Guide is designed to be taken apart and photocopied as needed. Use your own judgment as to who should
get what part, but we recommend the following distribution.

    1) UNIT LEADER(S) IN CAMP & UNIT COMMITTEE
       Should receive and review this entire guide!


    2) SENIOR PATROL LEADER & PATROL LEADER’S COUNCIL
       Program Planning Section
       Equipment Checklists
       Camp Rules


    3) SCOUTS
       Merit Badge Program/Meeting Schedule
       Cool Stuff to do at Camp
       Individual Equipment Checklist
       Camp Guidelines & Policies


    4) ADULTS ATTENDING CAMP OVERNIGHT
       Camp Guidelines & Policies
       Fun Stuff to do at Camp
       Medical Checklist


    5) PARENTS
       Parent’s Page
       Camp Guidelines & Policies
       Medical Checklist




        This entire document can be found on the Bay-Lakes Council web-site at
        www.baylakesbsa.org.




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                                      STEP ONE – OVERALL PLANNING
        We recommend units follow the timetable and division of labor to make the most of a week at camp. Obviously,
        every unit has its own system, but it’s important all the steps in the procedure are completed.

        Unit committee chair appoints a Unit Summer Camp Chair whose responsibilities include:

                1) Promote summer camp in the unit and keep Scouts and parents advised of camp opportunities.*
                2) Make sure that the following responsibilities are carried out:
                                   - Financial planning (see Step Two)
                                   - Registration planning (see Step Three)
                                   - Program planning (see Step Four)
                                   - Transportation planning (see Step Five)
                   We recommend that each of these responsibilities be delegated to separate individuals, or that one
                   individual at most handle two areas.
                3) Have the unit summer camp adult leaders involved in all summer camp preparations and planning!
*Provisional camping is an option for some Scouts – see page 15 for more information.

SUGGESTED TIMETABLE:

By January 15
       Unit summer camp financial, registration, program & transportation chairs recruited.
       Financial planning is underway (see Step Two)
       Troop Camp Parent’s Night is planned. Camp promotion is planned.
January 30 – Attend the pre-camp leader’s orientation – Fox Valley Tech, Appleton – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
By February 1
       Registration planning us underway (see Step Three).
By March 1
       First camp payment due at Bay-Lakes Council Center for Scouting
By May 1
       Program planning (see Step Four). Campership Requests are due at the Center for Scouting,
         Appleton May 3
       Second and final camp payment is due at Bay-Lakes Council Center for Scouting
       Transportation planning is underway (see Step Five)
By June 1
       Finances complete
       Registration complete
       Program complete
       Transportation complete

Two weeks before arrival at camp
      Mail the following directly to the Camp: - Please do not fax
                   • Annual Health History and Medical Form (34605) and medication cards (make copies of all forms,
                       KEEP ORIGINALS). NO OTHER HEALTH FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED
                   • Merit badge request and high adventure pre-registration
                   • Unit roster
                   • Any special requests/requirements (dietary needs, etc.)
                   • Tent request form (Bear Paw only)
                   • Variable menu plan (Gardner Dam only)
                   • Troop information request form/roster (Gardner Dam only)

One week before arrival at camp
      Contact camp regarding any last-minute changes.
      Hold final troop leader’s council meeting to review programs and final check of equipment, registration,
      transportation and all paperwork.




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                                                STEP TWO – FINANCES
Campsite Reservations:
Use this Campsite Reservation Form in the Forms Sections of this guide. A $50.00 site deposit is due at the time the
reservation is made. This non-refundable site deposit will be applied to camper fees. For campsite capacity, please
refer to the Summer Site Reservation Form (forms section).

The camp staff will make every effort to ensure the summer camp experience is a happy and memorable one for every
Scout. This guidebook has been prepared to assist you and your unit committee while planning and promoting summer
camp.

Camp Fees – 2010
Scout Fees: Camp fee is $235 per youth. $100.00 per youth must be paid by March 1, 2010.
            Balance of $135.00 per youth is due by May 1, 2010.

        TO QUALIFY FOR THE $235.00 CAMP FEE, FIRST PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY MARCH 1, 2010
              AND FINAL PAYMENT BY MAY 1, 2010. OTHERWISE CAMP FEE IS $260.00.

            •   Webelos Scouts completing the fifth grade join a Boy Scout troop and attend Boy Scout summer camp.
            •   New Scouts (including Webelos Scouts) joining a Boy Scout troop after the March 1std & May 1st
                deadlines will qualify for $235.00 camping fee.
            •   Fees are non-refundable. Fees may be transferred to another youth not currently signed up to
                attend camp.

The camp fees along with a unit roster must be received at the Bay-Lakes Council Center for Scouting with every
payment. Final troop rosters must be filed with the Camp Director upon arrival in camp.

Adult Fees: $95.00 per person for the full week, (or $19 per day) due by May 1, 2010.

Wolf River High Adventure Section contains all required registration and fee information.

Camperships: No Scout will be denied the opportunity to attend summer camp because of finances. The Bay-Lakes
Council is committed to financially assisting Scouts and their families provided there is an effort to raise funds (through
unit fundraisers such as popcorn sales), and the Campership Application is received in the Center for Scouting no later
than 4:30 pm May 3, 2010. Late applications will not be considered.

All campership requests must be on the most recent copy of the Campership Application (see forms section). Send the
application to:
                                               Campership Request
                                      Bay-Lakes Council Center for Scouting
                                                   PO Box 267
                                             Appleton, WI 54912-0267

Additional applications are available at the Bay-Lakes Council Center for Scouting or on the council’s web site. All
camperships are on a need basis. The Bay-Lakes Council does not grant full camperships or fund individuals
attending an out-of-council camp. Applicants must be registered with a Bay-Lakes Council troop or crew.

Refunds:    Criteria used to consider a refund will include the following reasons ONLY and appropriate documentation
must be submitted with your Refund Request Form (obtain Refund Request Form from the Center for Scouting):
               1. Scout’s illness – written statement is required from physician
               2. Extreme family emergency – written statement is required from parent.
               3. Required Summer school – written statement is required from principal or guidance counselor
                   stating that summer school is necessary in order to pass a class.

We will work with you to attempt to get youth into another session of summer camp if at all possible. NO REFUNDS WILL
BE CONSIDERED AFTER SEPTEMBER 15.




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                                     STEP THREE – REGISTRATION
1) Membership
     BSA Registration Requirements
     Only registered youth members of Boy Scout troops or Venture crews will be accepted as campers. A ‘camper’ is
     defined as anyone staying on the camp property overnight.

        Adult Leadership in Camp
        There must be a minimum of two adults with each unit attending camp. The unit leader or anyone serving as the
        unit leader must be at least 21 years of age and a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America. The second
        adult may be a registered Scouter 18 years of age or older, or a parent of a participating youth member.

2) New BSA Annual Health History and Medical Record Form (34605) and Medication Cards
      Assemble and double check all medical exam forms and medication cards (when applicable) before your arrival
      at camp! Please pay careful attention to the following requirements.

                                              *****EXTREMELY IMPORTANT*****

        Everyone* attending camp must have a current Annual Health History and Medical Record Form (34605).
        To assure a smooth check-in please double check all forms for:
        NO OTHER HEALTH FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

                1) Doctor’s signature dated within the past 12 months prior to arrival at camp.
                2) Parent’s signature dated within the past 12 months (if youth).
                3) Individual’s signature dated within the past 12 months (adults).

        All prescription medication to be taken while in camp must:
                1) Be accompanied by a complete medication card (see below).
                2) Be in the original pharmacy container and labeled with pharmacy information.
                3) Each separate medication must have a separate medication card and container!

        All medication cards must have the following:
               1) Doctor’s signature dated within the past 12 months.
               2) Specific instructions regarding the medications.
               3) Contact information for the prescribing doctor.

It is the unit’s responsibility to ensure that all of its attendees meet the above requirements.

Please mail (do not fax) 1 COPY of each Annual Health History and Medical Record and necessary medication
card to CAMP two weeks prior to arrival at camp. Bring an extra copy of each Annual Health History and Medical
Record to camp (keep with you in the campsite). KEEP THE ORIGINALS AT HOME – Camp copies will NOT be
returned since State Laws require the camp to maintain a copy on file forever.

3) Unit Rosters
   Upon arrival at camp, please be prepared to turn in an accurate attendance list of all youth and adults in camp during
   the week.

Reminder: Names of Scouts attending must also accompany payments to the Center for Scouting in Appleton.


*Day visitors wishing to participate in any camp program/activity MUST have a current Annual
Health History and Medical Record on file.


4) Insurance

    The Bay-Lakes Council provides secondary coverage for accident and sickness insurance for its traditional
    membership. Please carefully read this information and retain for future reference. Payment of this insurance
    premium for accident and sickness of Bay-Lakes Council Scouts and Scouters is made possible by the generous
    support of Friends of Scouting and the Council’s Annual Popcorn Sales.

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Who is covered?

All registered Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and adult leaders are covered. This includes seasonal staff and
any new members who join throughout the year. Guests who are being encouraged to become registered leaders or
Scouts are automatically covered while at a scheduled activity. Other guests are not covered.

Units attending from outside Bay-Lakes Council must provide their own accident and sickness insurance.
Please send proof of insurance to camp along with your merit badge request forms.

Coverage

The plan provides year-round coverage for injuries occurring anywhere in the world while:

    a. Participating in, or attending official Scout activities.
    b. Traveling to and from scheduled functions as a member of a Boy Scout troop, Cub Scout pack, Venture crew
       or Varsity team.

Coverage is provided for sickness first manifesting itself while the insured member is:

    a. In attendance at a scheduled session of an overnight or other covered event operated and supervised by the
       Bay-Lakes Council. Seasonal camp staff members are also covered during their off-duty time, subject to
       worker’s compensation exclusion.
    b. Traveling to and from such an overnight or other covered event.

When an injury or sickness occurs in the course of a Scouting activity, the claim must first be made through the
family’s primary insurance carrier. Any costs incurred due to the accident or sickness not covered by the family’s
primary insurance carrier should be submitted directly to HSR (Health Special Risk) along with an HSR claim form,
which may be obtained at camp or by contacting the Center for Scouting at
(920) 734-5705.


                               STEP FOUR – PROGRAM PLANNING


                 Please see individual camp sections for specific information


                           WOLF RIVER HIGH ADVENTURE (Page 19)


                             GARDNER DAM SCOUT CAMP (Page 41)


                                BEAR PAW SCOUT CAMP (Page 71)




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                          STEP FIVE – TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
General
For general guidelines on transportation of Scouts, please consult the Guide to Safe Scouting, available from the
Center for Scouting, Bay-Lakes Council Scout Shops or the BSA website: http://www.scouting.org.

Tour Permits
Tour permits are required from all destinations to summer camps. No exceptions. They must be completed online at
www.myscouting.org. Please contact the Center for Scouting if you encounter problems with your tour permit.

Release Authorization Form
This form (see forms sections), is to be completely filled out and signed by the parent(s) or guardian(s) of each Scout
coming to camp. The form allows a Scout to leave camp for out of camp activities such as tubing, outpost hiking,
climbing, canoeing, or biking, or if the Scout needs to leave camp for a sporting event or other activity in his/her
hometown. The Scout would then be authorized to be transported by:
            1) Registered unit leaders
            2) Bay-Lakes Council employees
            3) Other individuals specifically designated on this form by the parent(s) or guardian(s).

Note:       Scouts who do not have a properly filled out Release Authorization Form on file in the camp office will not
            be allowed to leave the camp property with anyone other than custodial parent.

One form must be filled out for each Scout at camp. Please have these available for review by the camp director, or
(better yet) submit photocopies in advance.


When to Arrive
We ask that all units arrive in camp between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm on Sunday in order to complete the check-in
process. Accommodations will be made for those Scouts or units who cannot arrive on time due to special
circumstances, if advance arrangements have been made with the camp director. At Bear Paw, trailer tow-ins begin
no earlier than 1:30 pm. Troops arriving earlier may hike personal gear into their campsite.

When to Depart
We ask that all units plan to depart no later than 10:00 am on Saturday. Please make sure that everyone providing
transportation for your unit is notified.

Checklist

Does every youth in your unit have…
   • A ride to camp?
   • A ride home from camp?
   • A completed and signed Release Authorization Form?
   • A completed medical form

Does every driver in your unit have…
   • Proper automobile insurance?
   • Written permission to transport the Scouts in his/her vehicle?




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                                         EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
Troop Equipment to Bring to Camp

 []  Your unit flag
 []  Merit Badge Pamphlets (see Advancement in Camp)
 []  Troop Record Book (for advancement and Scouts’ records)
 []  Clothes marking pen
 []  Props for favorite stunts and skits
 []  Troop library books – Scout Song Book, handbooks, etc.
 []  Assorted hand tools for camp projects
 []  Night lighting for latrines
 []  Favorite cooking equipment (Dutch ovens, trail kits, chef kits, knife, fork, and spoon; required at Gardner Dam Scout
     Camp)
 [ ] Spices for meals (for Gardner Dam Scout Camp, camp supplies salt and pepper).
 [ ] Propane or “white” gas stove at Gardner Dam Scout Camp, for patrol cooking.
 [ ] Your best unit spirit and enthusiasm
 [ ] Annual Health History and Medical Record for each youth and leader, unit roster, payment receipts and tour
     permit.

Patrol Equipment to Bring to Camp

 []   Patrol flags
 []   Progress records for each Scout
 []   Patrol and Troop Leadership handbook
 []   Patrol log book (keep the log going each year)
 []   Props for stunts and skits
 []   Your best unit spirit and enthusiasm


Suggested Items for Unit Leaders to Bring to Camp

 []   Electric, Coleman, or propane lantern (See liquid fuel policy)
 []   Stapler and extra thumbtacks for bulleting board
 []   Magic markers (red, blue, black, green)
 []   Alarm clock
 []   Polyethylene sheets (for numerous uses)
 []   Antiseptic soap/paper toweling
 []   Cash/valuables box
 []   Folding chair and table
 []   Scoutmaster’s Handbook
 []   Addresses and phone number of parents on vacation or away from home!
 []   Unit advancement objectives
 []   Unit program ideas
 []   Skill training equipment


We suggest all equipment be well packed and clearly marked with the owner’s name and unit number. The trails
to campsites will not be open to cars, unless alternative arrangements have been made in advance with the camp
director.




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                                  YOUR COOPERATION IS NEEDED
                                 SAFETY GUIDELINES AND POLICIES

Vehicles in Camp
No private vehicles will be allowed beyond the camp parking lot for any reason other than persons with a disability. All
program and administration sites are within walking distance of each unit site. A parking area is provided and all vehicles
must be parked in a designated parking lot.

Bicycles
Youth and leader are not to bring bikes, minibikes, or motorcycles to camp.


Alcoholic Beverages/Drugs/Tobacco/Fireworks
Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and fireworks are not allowed on council properties. Violators will be asked to leave.
This rule is strictly enforced. Youth under the age of 18 are not allowed to smoke. Adults are asked to exercise discretion
and use the designated smoking area in camp. Smoking is not permitted in any building, tent, campsite or program area.


Firearms and Bows/Arrows
For safety and logistical reasons, youth and leaders are not to bring firearms and/or bow and arrows to camp.
Camp equipment should prove adequate for merit badge, NRA, and NAA qualifying.


Fires
All units in camp must complete and post the Unit Fireguard Chart provided by camp. This should be inspected daily by
the unit leader. Water cans are furnished for each campsite, and are to be filled at all times. The 55-gallon water drum in
each site must be kept full and ready at all times. No fire shall be left unattended anywhere in camp.

Liquid Fuels/Propane – Gas Stoves and Lanterns
The Bay-Lakes Council follows the National BSA Policy regarding the use of liquid fuels. All leaders in camp will be asked
to read and sign the BSA Liquid Fuel Policy. They may then, in accordance with camp and BSA policy, use liquid fuels.
Open flames are not allowed in tents.

Health Inspections
Daily health inspections of each camper and his personal quarters are a must and are the responsibility of each unit
leader. Hand washing is very important before Scouts prepare or eat meals. Early detection of possible health problems
ensures prompt care. Health problems must be reported to the health officer immediately.

Shoes
All campers and visitors wear closed toe shoes when in camp to avoid possible foot injuries. Campers participating in
river tubing or other river activities wear old shoes that tie.

Rock Hopping on the River (Gardner Dam Scout Camp)
The Wolf River is an intriguing area in camp but all Scouts must remain off the river unless supervised. This includes
hopping from one rock to the next.

Pets
Campers and visitors are not to bring pets to camp.

Stone Throwing
Please do not throw stones.




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Recycling
All Bay-Lakes Council camps practice recycling. Each campsite will receive a recycling container, which the unit will be
responsible for emptying each day at the camp recycling center. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
The Bay-Lakes Council is doing whatever possible to play a leading role in recycling and other environmental matters.
Please be environmentally conscious!

Scout Oath & Scout Law
The Scout Oath and the Scout Law apply at all times while in camp.

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA,
Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or
(202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Anyone leaving camp or return to camp must first check out/in at the camp office.


PROVISIONAL CAMP OPPORTUNITIES

Gardner Dam Scout Camp offers a Provisional Week for Wolf River Adventures the 3rd
week of camp, July 4 – 10. This program is for youth that cannot attend a high adventure program with their crew/troop or
for someone that wants a little more adventure. You can choose to participate in one of the four different Wolf River
Adventure programs (see page 50 for descriptions). Minimum age is 14. Adult leadership is provided, and cost is $285.

Bear Paw Scout Camp offers a Provisional Week of traditional merit badge-based summer camp during the 7th week of
camp, August 1 – 7. The Provisional Troop will be formed from those individuals that can’t make the troop’s already
established camp week, or if a Scout just wants to have an additional week of fun. Cost for camp is $235. If a Scout has
attended a full week of summer camp at either Bay-Lakes Council camp (not Wolf River Adventures) with his unit in 2010,
the fee for a second week of camp is only $150. Adult leadership is provided.

To sign up for either provisional camp, registration forms can be found on the Council website, www.baylakesbsa.org,
under camp forms, or call the Center for Scouting at 920-734-5705, Ext. 142.




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                                 INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

SUGGESTION: It is strongly encouraged that Scouts carry their own gear to the campsite. This teaches self-
sufficiency.

                                                        Clothes
      Complete Scout uniform(s), including shorts           Hiking shoes                        Tubing & COPE course
      Extra socks                                           Casual shoes                             Long pants
      Extra underwear                                       Old sneakers                             Long-sleeved shirt
      t-shirts                                              Swim suit                                Old shoes that tie
      Shorts                                                Raincoat/poncho
      Order of the Arrow sash (if member)                   Sweatshirt or jacket
      2 pair long
      pants
                                                     Personal Items
                Completed medical record                                   Towels (at least 2)
                Scout Handbook                                             Soap
                Pack, duffel bag, or foot locker                           Toothbrush/toothpaste
                Flashlight with extra batteries                            Comb/brush
                Notebook and pencils/pens                                  Medication/medication card
                Water bottle and watch                                     (if applicable)
                Spending money                                             Knife, fork and spoon
                Watch
                                                        Bedding
                Sleeping bag/blankets                                      Air mattress/ground pad
                Pillow                                                     Ground cloth

                                                   Optional Equipment
                Alarm clock                                                Fishing tackle
                Camera/film                                                Musical instrument
                Compass                                                    Devotional text
                Scout knife                                                Insect repellent

                                  Special Equipment for Merit Badge Work:
        Cooking Merit Badge                                        Swimming Merit Badge
              Cook kit / chef’s kit                                     Long sleeve button down shirt
              Mess kit                                                  Long pants (NOT SWEAT PANTS)


        Camping Merit Badge                                        Orienteering Merit Badge
              Backpack                                                    Compass


        Rifle/Shotgun/Archery Merit Badge                          Handicraft Merit Badges
                Additional money for targets/ammunition                  Craft kit or money to purchase kit at camp



The camp does NOT assume responsibility for damage or loss to any personal property brought to camp. All items should
be clearly marked with the camper’s name and unit number, and properly and securely stored.




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                                     SCOUT CAMP PARENT’S PAGE
WHAT TO TAKE TO CAMP:

Annual health History and Medical Record (34605) and Medication Card, properly filled out

  CLOTHING                            PERSONAL ITEMS                   BEDDING                 OPTIONAL
  Complete Scout uniform              Scout Handbook                   Air mattress            Alarm clock
  Extra socks                         Spending money                   Sleeping bag            Musical instrument
  Extra underwear                     Pack, duffel bag or foot locker  Pillow                  Scout knife
  t-shirts                            Flashlight with extra batteries  Ground cloth            Devotional text
  2 pr. Long pants                    Notebook and pencils/pens                                Fishing tackle
  Shorts                              Soap, toothbrush/toothpaste                              Compass
  Raincoat or poncho                  Comb/brush                                               Watch
  Hiking shoes                        Insect repellent                                         Camera/film
  Casual shoes/sneakers               Knife, fork, spoon (Gardner Dam)
  Swimsuit                            Parental Release Forms
  Old tie shoes (tubing)              Order of the Arrow sash (if member)
  Sweatshirt or jacket                Water bottle

The camp does not assume responsibility for damage or loss to any personal property brought to camp. All items should
be clearly marked with the camper’s name and unit number, and properly and securely stored.

WHAT NOT TO BRING TO CAMP:
To make your youth’s stay at camp most enjoyable, we ask that the following items be left at home:
         -sheath knives               -fireworks               -other electronic devices*
         -candles, gas lanterns       -video games*
         -pets                        -cellular phones*

*These can take away from the spirit of what Scout camp is all about!!

How to contact us:
We understand that parents may need to contact us for a wide variety of reasons. Here is how to get in touch:

                                               Mailing Address
                 Camper’s name, unit number, campsite   Camper’s name, unit number, campsite
                 Bear Paw Scout Camp                    Gardner Dam Scout Camp
                 PO Box 128                             N2940 Gardner Dam Rd
                 Mountain, WI 54149                     White Lake, WI 54491
                 Office: (715) 276-6167                 Office: (715) 882-2941
                 Fax: (715) 274-1354                    Fax: (715) 882-8119

Phone/Fax:
Please keep in mind that we have only one phone line and will only be able to take a message and deliver it to your
youth’s unit. Please limit use of the phone to emergencies.

Day Visitors
Parents and family members can visit camp at any time, but are most welcome for special camp-wide events. All visitors
to camp need to register at the camp office upon their arrival. Meals for visitors at either camp must be arranged at least
24 hours before that meal through the camp business office. Cost for visitor meals are as follows:

Breakfast - $5
Lunch - $6
Dinner - $7

No pets are allowed on the camp property.

Overnight visitors

Anyone spending time overnight in camp is considered a Camper by BSA National Standards. Overnight
campers need an Annual Health History and Medical Record Form (34605).

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Dear Unit Leaders:

Thank you for exploring the newest Bay-Lakes Council summer camp experience, Wolf River
Adventures! These programs are designed for older Boy Scouts and Venturers who have
experienced the traditional summer camp programs and are looking for something more. The
best young men and women for this program are those that are age 14 and older, and have a
desire and passion for experiencing challenging outdoor adventure.

Please read through the following program information, then share it with the key youth
leaders and other adult committee members of your unit. Discuss the program, identify any
questions you may have, and then attend the Camp Leader Orientation at the Fox Valley
Technical College in Appleton on Saturday, January 30th, 2010. There you will meet other
leaders who share similar interests and questions that will be answered by a panel of leaders
who have worked long and hard in putting these programs together. We will meet in the
cafeteria (entrance #10) at 9:00 am for a social and begin promptly at 9:30 am. The
orientation will include general information about upcoming events in the Council, Boy Scout
camp, Cub Scout camp, Webelos Resident camp and, of course, the Wolf River Adventures
Program.

I look forward to seeing you there! In the meantime, read, prepare and communicate with
other members of your unit. If you would like a member of the staff to visit one of your unit
meetings, please contact the Center for Scouting at (920) 734-5705. Also feel free to contact
me with any additional questions you may have. Ready to kick-off the third summer, the Wolf
River Adventures program is continuing to grow and we are excited that you will be a part of
it!

Linda Gruber
Wolf River Adventures Program Director
linda.gruber@snc.edu




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                          Bay-Lakes Council

                    2010 Guidebook to Adventure

                Wolf River Adventures

General Information:
Welcome to the fun and adventure of older youth programs in the Bay-Lakes Council! This document
will guide you through the necessary steps in building a High Adventure program for your Boy Scout
troop or Venture crew. In a troop, these programs will allow older Scouts to experience new and
exciting high adventure activities while your younger Scouts have a fantastic experience at the
council’s two premier Boy Scout camps, Bear Paw (BP) and Gardner Dam (GDC).

There is an excitement and magic in the northwoods like has never been felt before! Long ago the
Native Americans, French Voyageurs, fur trappers, lumberjacks and frontiersmen all played a key
role in shaping the state of Wisconsin into what we know it to be today. Their impact is still felt in the
great north woods. Particularly strong is the relation between these pioneers and the new high
adventure program being rolled out for you in 2010! So come join us in an adventure second to none!

High Adventure Program Offerings
Door County Adventure (14 yr) – This exciting high adventure trek utilizes Door County, our very
own “Cape Cod of the Midwest”. After some basic sea kayaking training, your crew will be transported
to Jax Camp, a Bay-Lakes Council property near Sturgeon Bay, where you will base camp for a week
of sea kayaking and sailing (optional) on the waters of Green Bay, as well as bike touring on the trails
and byways of Door County. You’ll also get some free time to play tourist!

Voyageur Canoe Adventure (14 yr) – The canoe routes that you will paddle are the very same ones
used by Native Americans, French-Canadian Voyageurs, trappers and hunters in the old Northwest
Territories. This trek will take you to the beautiful and wild Flambeau River in north central Wisconsin.
Rated one of the best paddling rivers in the Midwest, the Flambeau offers flat water, as well as some
challenging Class I and Class II rapids plus terrific scenery as you paddle and then camp in the
Flambeau River State Forest.

Whitewater Adventure (14 yr) – You can’t ask for any better whitewater kayaking opportunities than
what we have right here in northeast Wisconsin. This high adventure trek will put you in whitewater
kayaks on the Wolf and Red Rivers…just to name a few. Your crew will base camp at Gardner Dam
and hit several sections on different rivers throughout the week with challenges for all abilities. When
you’re not on the water, participants will get a taste of black powder rifle, shotgun, .22 rifle and other
programs at Bear Paw Scout Camp. We also have an advanced level week, for the more experienced
paddler.

Northwoods Adventure (14 yr) – This fantastic high adventure program has something for
everyone! Utilizing resources at both Bear Paw and Gardner Dam Scout Camps, participants will
have the opportunity to participate in COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience), rock
climbing and rappelling, black powder rifle, not to mention several waterfront activities. You will camp
for two nights at Gardner Dam Scout Camp and then travel to Bear Paw Scout Camp where you will
camp for two nights at our hidden jewel of a campsite, Explorer Point. The program concludes with a
challenging 20-mile mountain bike ride through the breathtaking Nicolet National Forest, with an
overnight stop at beautiful Boulder Lake.
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                   Activities by Adventure

                             Door County       Voyageur Canoe     Whitewater        Northwoods

Sea kayaking                      √
Bike touring                      √
River canoeing                                         √
Whitewater kayaking                                                    √
Whitewater Slalom Course                                               √
Wausau Whitewater Park                                          (Advanced Course)
Black powder rifle                                                                      √
Climbing tower                                                                          √
COPE                                                                                    √
Explorer Point adventure                                                                √
Lake kayaking                                                          √                √
Mountain biking                                                                         √
Rock climbing                                                                           √
Sailing (option)                  √
Snorkeling                                                             √                √

Overall Program Features and Requirements:
  •  Ideal for Venture Crews and older Boy Scouts
  •  Non-merit badge by design
  •  Off-site and overnight (except for the Whitewater Adventure)
  •  Designed to include transportation and all special equipment needed for the
     adventures.
  •  Made up of crews of 10-12, including adults and program staff. Minimum crew size is 6
     participants. The majority of the crew must be made up of participants under the age of
     21.
  •  If your group does not have enough participants to form a complete crew, we can
     combine you with other groups to form a crew for the week
  •  Requires two-deep adult leadership. If your troop has some participants that are signing
     up for in-camp programs, both groups will require two-deep leadership.
  •  Two adult leaders over 21 years of age are required. If this is a coed crew, one male
     and one female over 21years of age is required.
  •  All participants for all programs must be 14 years old by the date that they arrive at
     camp.
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Program Fee:        $285.00 youth (under 21 years of age)
                    $285.00 for participating adult 21 or older.
                    $95.00 for non-participating adults 21 or older.
Youth payments: $100 due March 1. Remaining $185 due 30 days prior to camp
Participating Adult payments: $100 due March 1.
   Remaining $185 due 30 days prior to camp.
Non-participating Adult payment: Due May 1.

These fees are not eligible for discounts based on other Bay-Lakes Council camp
sessions attended in 2010. Non-participating adults provide two-deep leadership
requirements at the campsite and do not participate in program activities. Leadership age is
21 or older for all programs; those 20 or younger are considered youth participants.

          Units must provide:
                • NEW Annual Health and Medical Record
                • Qualified unit leaders.
                • Release authorization form signed by parent
                • See Personal Equipment List on page

Sign-up early as space is limited. Additional information is available at
http://www.baylakesbsa.org/

Sign-up for participation in these programs is through the Program Department at the Bay-Lakes
Center for Scouting in Appleton. The Wolf River Adventures Program Registration and Payment
forms can be found within this section of this Leader’s Guide.

ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to have the NEW BSA ANNUAL HEALTH HISTORY AND
MEDICAL FORM (found in the FORMS section in the back of this Guide) dated within one year of
arrival at camp. No other health forms will be accepted.

Crew leaders are reminded to also fill out a campsite reservation form in the Forms section of this
Leader’s Guide. Turn in all paperwork and payments to the Bay-Lakes Center for Scouting, 2555
Northern Road, PO Box 267, Appleton, WI 54912.




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Prerequisites: Age 14 years of age for all four adventures - Door County, Voyageur Canoe,
Whitewater and the Northwoods Adventure.

Behavior & Responsibility:
The behavior of all participants on all Bay-Lakes Council treks is guided by the principles of
the Scout Oath & Law and the Venturing Oath. The assigned staff leadership is responsible
for all persons assigned to their crew. Should the assigned staff leadership determine that
actions or behavior of any crewmember is inappropriate or affecting the experience of other
crew members, they are authorized to contact that participant’s unit leader or parent to pick
up the person and take him or her off the trek at the participant’s expense (no refunds).


                                      Great Option!
                                    Provisional Week
                                       July 4 - 10


Venturing/ Boy Scout Provisional Camp:
This program is for youth that cannot attend a high adventure program with their crew/ troop
or for someone that wants a little bit more adventure. You may choose to participate in one of
the four different Wolf River Adventures programs. Minimum age is 14. Adult leadership is
provided for this program.



                                        Easy!!
                              Venturing Unit Participation



Participation for Venturing units is easy. We have a spot for you. Equipment is part of the
program and leadership can be shared. All you will need is your own personal gear. Small
groups are welcome. You can participate in any of the four different Wolf River Adventures
programs.
Check it out.



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Activities
The Door County area of Wisconsin with its high bluffs and extensive shorelines is one of the
nation’s most scenic locations. Jax camp, also owned by the Bay-Lakes Council, is the
outpost for this exciting adventure. It starts with:
Sunday: Check-in and swim test at GDC. You must be a swimmer to participate in this
program. If your troop is camping at Bear Paw, transportation will be provided to GDC. All
crew members camp at GDC for Sunday night.
Monday: Morning - introduction to Sea Kayaking. Afternoon - pack, travel to Jax Camp and
set up your outpost.
Tuesday: Sea kayaking on the bay exploring islands and visiting scenic spots. Tuesday
evening will have some free time in Sister Bay
Wednesday: More adventure sea kayaking on the bay or optional sailing program.
Thursday: Spent biking on scenic roads in Door County. You will also have free time in the
afternoon at Fish Creek.
Friday: Adventure sea kayaking. Friday afternoon you will break down your outpost camp
and travel back to GDC for an exciting closing dinner. After dinner you will return to your unit
for camping on Friday evening. Transportation will be provided back to Bear Paw Scout
Camp after dinner, if your unit is camping there
Saturday: Departure from GDC or Bear Paw Scout Camp.

Leadership
Each crew needs to provide two adults over 21. Coed adult leadership needs to be provided
for coed crews. If you do not have enough participants for a crew, we can combine you with
another group. A staff member over 21 will be provided for the first Door County Adventure
crew and a staff member over 18 will be provided for the second crew (if needed).

Tenting
You will stay in Blueberry Acres at GDC on Sunday night. Participants can also bring their
own personal tent to use if they prefer.

Meals
Meals will be prepared for you when staying at GDC. Your crew will prepare meals at Jax
Camp.

Equipment
Bay-Lakes Council will provide necessary transportation to Jax Camp and crew equipment for
the adventure. Bring your own tent or stay in a provided tent at Jax Camp. Please see the
Personal Equipment List for other items recommended.
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In Door County, there is also the option of Sailing with the Sail Training Foundation, part of
the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club*. If choosing this, your crew will have to opportunity to sail in the
channel that connects the Green Bay to Lake Michigan. The Sail Training Foundation has a
variety of boats, from small 8ft single sail training boats, to 19ft Flying Scots! Here is the
schedule for the Door County Adventure, including sailing.

*There is an additional fee of $30 for the sailing option.
.
Sunday: check-in and swim test at GDC. You must be a swimmer to participate in this
program. If your troop is camping at Bear Paw, transportation will be provided to GDC. All
crew members camp at GDC for Sunday night.
Monday: Morning - introduction to Sea Kayaking. Afternoon -pack, travel to Jax Camp and
set up your campsite.
Tuesday: Day 1 of Sailing.
Wednesday: Day 2 of Sailing.
Thursday: Sea Kayaking on the bay exploring islands and visiting scenic spots.
Friday: Optional bike ride in the morning. Friday afternoon you will break down your outpost
camp and travel back to GDC for an exciting closing dinner. After dinner you will return to
your unit for camping on Friday evening. Transportation will be provided back to Bear Paw
Scout Camp after dinner, if your unit is camping there
Saturday: Departure from GDC or Bear Paw Scout Camp.

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Activities
The canoe routes that you will be paddling are the very same ones used by Native
Americans, French-Canadian Voyageurs, fur trappers and hunters of the upper Midwest. This
is a paradise with thousands of lakes and wild, scenic rivers. Undeveloped wilderness and
pristine water will make this adventure something that you will remember for a lifetime.

When you arrive Sunday at GDC, you will check-in, do a swim test and spend some time
working on your canoeing skills. If your troop is camping at Bear Paw, a shuttle van will take
the participants to GDC. You must be a swimmer to participate in this adventure. All
crew members will camp at GDC on Sunday night. After you pack and organize your
equipment, you will depart GDC on Monday morning for the Flambeau River.

                                                    Your crew will be returning to GDC on Friday
                                                    afternoon in time for an exciting closing
                                                    dinner. After dinner you will return to your
                                                    unit for camping on Friday evening.
                                                    Transportation will be provided back to Bear
                                                    Paw Scout camp if your unit is camping
                                                    there.

                                                    Leadership
                                                    Each crew needs to provide two adults over
                                                    21. Co-ed leadership needs to be provided
                                                    for co-ed crews. If you do not have enough
                                                    participants for a crew, we can combine you
                                                    with another group.

Tenting
You will stay in Blueberry Acres at GDC on Sunday night. Participants can also bring their
own personal tent to use if they prefer. Participants should provide air mattresses if desired.

Meals
Meals will be prepared for you when staying at GDC. Your crew will prepare meals during the
canoe trip.


Equipment- the trip includes:
            17’ Old Town canoes, paddles and life jackets
            Tents, packs and crew gear for the trip
            Transportation and other crew equipment. All you will need is your own personal
            equipment. A personal equipment list is provided later in this section.
            All food for the week.




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Activities
The Wolf River is the most famous and popular whitewater
destination in the Midwest. The river is famous for its wild
and scenic beauty and dramatic whitewater. The location
of Gardner Dam Scout Camp, home of the Bay-Lakes
Council’s Whitewater program, is located at the epicenter
of this premier whitewater. This river is suitable for
beginning, intermediate and advanced paddlers. The Wolf
is only one of many fantastic whitewater rivers in the area
on which you will paddle.

If you are looking for excitement and action, this is the program for you! Top notch
instruction and equipment, with safety as our first concern, makes this program to repeat a
second and third time.
Sunday: Check-in and swim test at GDC. You must be a swimmer to participate in this
program. If your troop is camping at Bear Paw, transportation will be provided to GDC. All
crew members will camp together at GDC Sunday through Thursday nights. After dinner,
the crew will be outfitted in paddling gear for the week. All crew members will camp
together at “Big Rock” campsite at GDC on Sunday thru Thursday nights.
Monday: The program begins with an introductory and safety training orientation on the
pond at Gardner Dam. After that, the program progresses for (4) days of paddling through
increasingly difficult whitewater at a pace that will challenge but not overwhelm.
Participants get to pick the challenges that they want. The staff will get you there with a
focus on safety.
Tuesday: Paddling on the Wolf River.
Wednesday: Hike to Bear Paw Outfitters, then spend the afternoon at Boulder Lake, lake
kayaking, hiking, and other activities. Grill-out for dinner and have a bonfire!
Thursday: Paddling on the Red River during the day. Slalom racing in the evening
Friday: Padding on the Wolf River. Friday evening we will have an exciting closing dinner.
After dinner you will return to your unit for camping on Friday evening. Transportation will
be provided back to Bear Paw Scout Camp after dinner if your unit is camping there.
Saturday: Departure from GDC or Bear Paw Scout Camp
Tenting
You crew will camp together starting on Sunday night, continuing through Thursday night at
“Big Rock” campsite at GDC. Participants should bring their own personal tent to use.
Tents could be provided if required. Participants should also provide air mattresses if
desired.

Leadership
Each crew needs to provide two adults over 21. Co-ed leadership needs to be provided for
co-ed crews. If you do not have enough participants for a crew, we can combine you with
another group. No adult leaders are required to come with their youth on this program;
however they are certainly welcome and encouraged to paddle if they are interested in
doing so.
                        Meals
                         All meals are prepared for participants of this program.

                          Equipment
                          All paddling equipment and transportation will be provided. Please
                          see the Personal Equipment List for suggested personal items. It
                          will be a full and exciting week of adventure!

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If you have prior paddling experience this exciting program may be for you.
Instructors for this program will include excellent staff from the Wausau
Whitewater course. This is a provisional program so adult leadership is provided
for this event. Participants will tent camp at GDC all week.

Sunday: Check-in and swim test at GDC. You must be a swimmer to
participate in this program. If your troop is camping at Bear Paw, transportation
will be provided to GDC. Crew members will camp together at GDC on Sunday
thru Friday nights. .
Monday: The program begins flat water orientation on the pond at Gardner Dam
and moves to the moving water slalom gates on the Wolf River in camp.
Tuesday: The program continues with challenging the whitewater slalom gates
above the lower bridge at GDC.
Wednesday: Programming at Bear Paw Scout Camp that will include climbing,
sailing, black powder rifle and other great fun.
Thursday: Travel to the nationally renowned Wausau Whitewater course to
challenge the big water while running their slalom course.
Friday: Return to the Wausau Whitewater course. Friday evening we will have an
exciting closing dinner. After dinner you will return to your unit for camping on
Friday evening. Transportation will be provided back to Bear Paw Scout Camp
after dinner, if your unit is camping there.
Saturday: Departure from GDC or Bear Paw Scout Camp


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Activities
This is a fantastic adventure that gives the participant exposure to a variety of high adventure
activities: COPE, wall climbing, rock climbing, shooting black powder rifles, shotguns, various
waterfront activities, and a challenging overnight mountain bike trek. Highlights include:

Sunday: Check-in and swim test at GDC. If your troop is camping at Bear Paw, transportation will be
provided to GDC. Northwoods crew members will camp together on Sunday through Thursday nights.
Sunday and Monday the crew will stay in “Big Rock” at GDC.
Monday: COPE, climbing and a hike at GDC.
Tuesday: The excitement moves to Bear Paw Scout Camp for rock climbing and black powder rifle. A
special part of program is camping at a primitive and secluded campsite, Explorer Point, on Tuesday and
Wednesday nights. Meals will be at the Bear Paw dining hall while at that camp.
Wednesday: Another busy day with lake kayaking, sailing and snorkeling at Bear Paw.
Thursday: The strenuous 20 mile mountain bike trek to Boulder Lake through the rugged Nicolet National
Forest is a challenging day. That night you will camp at Boulder Lake and you will have earned your rest!
Friday: You will continue your adventure at Boulder Lake in the morning and later in the day you will bike to
Gardner Dam Scout camp to finish out your trip. Friday evening we will have an exciting closing dinner. After
dinner you will return to your unit for camping on Friday evening. Transportation will be provided back to
Bear Paw Scout Camp after dinner, if your unit is camping there.
Saturday: Departure from GDC or Bear Paw Scout Camp

You must be a swimmer to participate in the water activities in this program. You will take
your swim test on Sunday afternoon at Gardner Dam Scout Camp.

Leadership
Each crew needs to provide two adults over 21. Co-ed leadership needs to be provided for co-ed
crews. If you do not have enough participants for a crew, we can combine you with another group.
Tenting
You crew will camp together starting on Sunday night, continuing through
Thursday night. On Sunday and Monday night you will be staying at the
“Big Rock” campsite at GDC. You will camp at Bear Paw Scout Camp’s
hidden jewel (Explorer Point) on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday
evening you will camp at Boulder Lake. Tents will be provided.
Participants may bring their own personal tent to use if they prefer.
Participants should also provide air mattresses if desired.
Meals
Meals will be prepared for you when staying at GDC. You will eat at the Bear Paw dining call during
your stay at Explorer Point. Your crew will prepare meals at your campsite at Boulder Lake.
Equipment
All crew equipment for these program segments will be provided. Please see the Personal
Equipment List for other recommended items.


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                 High Adventure Payments
           BEAR PAW / GARDNER DAM SCOUT CAMPS

Bay-Lakes Council                          Unit #_________                      Account #1-6701-718-21
P.O. Box 267
Appleton, WI 54912-0267

Unit Camping @ (circle one) Bear Paw or GDC                      Site______________ Week Attending_______ Dates_________


 PRIMARY CONTACT FOR CAMP RESERVATION
 (Camp information will be mailed directly to this person only. They will be responsible for sharing information with parents and other adults and
 youth attending camp).

 Name________________________________________________Daytime Phone #__________________________

 Address______________________________________________ E-mail __________________________________



PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, BUT MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER PERSON NOT

CURRENTLY REGISTERED. SPACE IS LIMITED….SIGN UP EARLY TO GET YOUR SPOT!

YOUTH FEE: High Adventure Trek fee is $285 per youth (age 20 and under)
            $100 per youth must be paid by March 1, 2010.
            Balance of $185 per youth is due 30 days before trek.

To qualify for the $285.00 trek fee, first payment of $100 must be made by March 1, 2010 and final
payment of $185 must be paid 30 days prior to trek. Otherwise, the trek fee is $310.00
PARTICIPATING ADULT FEE: $285 per adult (age 21 and older)
                    $100 per adult must be paid by March 1, 2010
                    Balance of $185 per adult must be paid 30 days prior to trek

NON-PARTICIPATING ADULT FEE: $95 per adult (21 and older) due May 1, 2010
 (Does not take part in any activities, provides 2-deep leadership in camp or on overnights)

PAYMENT SUMMARY – COMPLETE WITH EACH CAMP PAYMENT

#_______youth @ $100 = ________ (1st payment) #________youth @ $185 = _________ ( 2nd payment)

#_______adults @ $100 = ________ (1st payment) # _______ adults @ $185 = _________ (2nd payment)

#_______youth/adult @ $310 = __________ (If signing up within 30 days of trek, fee is $310)

#_______adults @ $95 =  __________ (Providing leadership only, adults NOT taking part in any
                                      activity)
Total Payment Enclosed____________________Payment Date______________________
Must attach Registration Forms “A” and “B”
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                Registration Form “A”

                                  Mail to the Center for Scouting

                                    PO Box 267, Appleton, WI 54912

                                  You will receive written confirmation of registration


Unit __________ Council ____________ District ___________________

Week Attending Camp _________________________________________

Contact Person _______________________________________________

Street Address ________________________________________________

City, State, Zip ________________________________________________

Home Phone ___________________Work Phone ____________________

Email ________________________________________________________

Do you have other youth attending Bear Paw or Gardner Dam Scout camp this week who are not in
this program? If yes- complete this box. If no - complete the lower box.

Circle one                 Bear Paw                               Gardner Dam

Campsite assigned to your unit: __________________________________________________
                                                                                                Category I


Is your unit only doing High Adventure Programs?

If yes, did you reserve a campsite site at Gardner Dam Scout Camp for your unit?          Yes     No
If yes, are you planning on staying in the High Adventure site in Blueberry Acres at      Yes     No
Gardner Dam Scout Camp?

Note: You must reserve a campsite or make a reservation at Blueberry Acres.
                                                                                                Category II




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            Registration Form “B”

                                 Mail to the Center for Scouting
                                PO Box 267, Appleton, WI 54912

                            You will receive written confirmation of registration

Program: There is a maximum of (10) participants per program.
             (If your unit is doing more than one program, submit a separate form for each program)


Door County               Voyageur Canoe                   Whitewater               Northwoods
 (min. age 14)              (min. age 14)                   (min. age 14)           (min. age 14)

                                (Program sign-up - circle one program)
Please list the names of all participants:

Adult (21 or older) __________________________________ M / F (please circle one)

Adult (21 or older) __________________________________ M / F (please circle one)

Adult (21 or older) __________________________________ M / F (please circle one)
Youth _________________________________ Age_____                            M / F (please circle one)

Youth _________________________________ Age_____                            M / F (please circle one)

Youth _________________________________ Age_____                            M / F (please circle one)

Youth _________________________________ Age_____                            M / F (please circle one)

Youth _________________________________ Age_____                            M / F (please circle one)

Youth _________________________________ Age_____                            M / F (please circle one)

Youth _________________________________ Age_____                            M / F (please circle one)

Youth _________________________________ Age_____                            M / F (please circle one)

Youth _________________________________ Age_____                            M / F (please circle one)

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              Personal Equipment List


** NEW BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (to be renewed every year)

                                                     Personal Care Items:
Camping Gear:                                              • Toothbrush/toothpaste
     • Tent (can be provided if needed)                    • Shampoo/conditioner/soap
     • Plastic ground cloth for tent                       • (2) Towels – minimum
     • Single bag (duffle or pack) for                     • Sunscreen
        storing all gear                                   • Chapstick/lip balm with sunscreen
     • Sleeping bag and pillow                             • Insect repellent
     • Sleeping pad                                        • Foot Powder
     • Flashlight                                    Miscellaneous:
     • Pocket knife                                        • Sunglasses
     • Compass                                             • Strap for glasses
     • Water Bottle                                        • Book
                                                           • Small bag for day trips
Clothes:                                                   • Plastic bags for wet clothes
      •    Venturing or Boy Scout uniform                  • Climbing shoes (optional)
      •    T-Shirts                                        • Dry shoes for around camp – closed
      •    Shorts                                             toed
      •    Long pants                                Additional Gear for Sea Kayaking/River
      •    Long sleeve shirt                         Canoeing:
      •    Warm sweatshirt, fleece, or jacket              • Wet shoes – tennis shoes or
      •    Swimsuit (please only single piece                 neoprene river shoes
           style for females)                              • Wide brimmed hat
      •    Socks                                           • Bandana
      •    Underwear                                       • Non-cotton liner socks (quick dry)
      •    Rain jacket and pants




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                                           Wolf River Adventures Typical Weekly Schedule
                                                                                                       (exact schedule is finalized at camp)




Weekly                     Sunday          Monday            Tuesday          Wednesda          Thursday            Friday                     Saturday
Program Schedule
                           Check-In @      Intro. to Sea     Sea Kayaking     Peninsula         Bike Touring        Sea Kayaking
                           GDC             Kayaking- AM      on the Bay for   State Park-       for the day         on Bay for AM              Check-out
                           Med re-check    PM- Pack,         day              Biking or                             Travel back to             10:00 AM
                           Swim Test       travel to Jax                      hiking            Afternoon-          GDC - Closing
  Door County Adventure                    Camp & set-       Free time in     or                free time @         Dinner
                           Set-up camp @   up base camp      evening @        Sailing           Fish Creek
                           GDC                               Sister Bay

                                                             Sailing with     Sailing with      Sea Kayaking        AM – Optional
                                                             the Sail         the Sail          on the Bay for      Bike Ride
                                                             Training         Training          day
      Sailing Option                                         Foundation       Foundation                            Travel back to
                                                                                                Afternoon-          GDC - Closing
                                                                                                 free time @        Dinner
                                                                                                 Fish Creek
                           Check-In @      Pack/             Canoe            Canoe             Travel to           Travel to take
                           GDC             Organize          camping-         camping-          Cedar Rapids        out, eat lunch             Check-out
                           Med re-check    Equip, Lunch      travel 16        travel 11 miles   riverside camp      Travel to GDC              10:00 AM
Voyageur Canoe Adventure                   Travel to river   miles to         to south fork     before lunch,       Clean-up gear
                           Swim Test
                                           Canoe 7 miles     campsite         campsite          afternoon
                           Set-up camp @   Set-up camp       below county                       playing in          Closing Dinner
                           GDC                               W                                  rapids

                           Check-In @      Introduction to   Class I –II      Hike to Bear      Red River           Class II
                           GDC             Whitewater        Whitewater       Paw Outfitters                        Whitewater                 Check-out
                           Med re-check                                                                                                        10:00 AM
  Whitewater Adventure                     Wolf River        Gillmore’s       Afternoon/        Evening             Clean-up gear
                           Swim Test                                          evening at
                                                             Mistake                            Slalom Racing
                           Set-up camp @                                      Boulder Lake                          Closing Dinner
                           GDC
                           Check-In @      COPE              Travel to BP     Sailing           Mountain Bike       Mountain Bike
                           GDC             Climbing Wall     Rock Climbing    and/or Lake       Trek….              Trek                       Check-out
                           Med re-check    Swimming or       PM- Black        Kayaking          challenging         Travel to GDC              10:00 AM
  Northwoods Adventure                     Hike              Powder Rifle                       20-25 mile trip.
                           Swim Test                                                                                Clean-up gear
                           Set-up camp @                     Set-up camp                                            Closing Dinner
                           GDC                               @ Explorer Pt.
                                                                                                Set-up camp
                                                                                                @ Boulder
                                                                                                Lake
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                 Additional- Year Round programs

               Wolf River Adventures

Overview:
Wolf River Adventures continue throughout the entire year. The Bay-Lakes Council
High Adventure programs go beyond the routine to create excitement and fun. These
programs can assist in building a High Adventure program for your Boy Scout troop or
Venture crew. In a troop, these programs will allow older Scouts to experience new
and exciting high adventure activities while your younger Scouts have a fantastic
experience with age appropriate activities of their own. Older Boy Scouts continue the
critical mission of providing troop leadership and mentoring younger boys but they can
also experience new adventures of their own.
On these Wolf River Adventures, challenges and difficulties must be overcome.
Opportunities for leadership, learning to work with others, critical thinking and decision-
making abound. Meeting new people and making lasting friendships are an important
part of every adventure.


Year Round High Adventure Program Offerings

Arctic Adventure (14 yr) - These winter adventures will be held on two weekends this year.
See the northern wilderness that is explored and seen by few. Cabin lodging & adult
supervision with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, cold weather camping and shelter
building. Come for one or both weekends!
                              January 15-17 & February 19-21



Kayak Rolling (13 yr) - The kayak-rolling program has been a huge success! This is a great
way to have some fun and to learn to roll up your boat when it is upside down. Warm & wet at
the Appleton YMCA. Come as many times as you want. 12:00- 2:00 PM Sundays.

Adults only - January 11, 18 & 25.

Everyone - February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28.




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Spring / Fall Whitewater (14 yr) - Whitewater kayaking on the Wolf River will be held at
Gardner Dam Scout Camp. All equipment, food, lodging, adult supervision and instruction is
provided on these weekend events.

              May 21-23, June 4-6,       September 10-12, September 24-26



Touring & Mountain Biking (14 yr) – Weekly from May though August in the Fox Valley.
Rides begin at 6:00 PM and end by 8:30pm, depending on the distance & amount of daylight.
Mountain biking day on October 10 includes lunch, equipment & supervision.

                                     May 3, 10, 17, 24
                                    June 1, 8, 15, 22, 27
                                     July 6, 13, 20, 27
                                    August 4, 11, 18, 25


Misc. Info:
   • Sign-up at the Scout Office
   • These are coed programs that participants may attend as individuals or with his or her
       own crew/ troop
   • Leaders/ parents are always welcome




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GARDNER
  DAM
 SCOUT
 CAMP
                                Gardner Dam Scout Camp
                                   Bay-Lakes Council
                                   Boy Scouts of America
                                Michael Halron, Camp Director
                                N2940 Gardner Dam Rd.
                                White Lake, WI 54491
                                Phone: (715) 882-2941
                                Fax (summer only): (715) 882-8119



Dear Scouts and Scouters:

Welcome and thank you for choosing Gardner Dam Scout Camp for your
summer camp experience. We feel you have chosen one of the best Scouting
experiences around. The staff is eagerly awaiting your arrival for the summer of
2010. Everyone is striving for a great summer with you as part of it.

A sure fire way to have a “fun” time at camp is to “BE PREPARED”. To be
prepared, please take a few minutes to read this guide completely and share it
with those connected with successful camp planning and ask questions. There
are several changes and improvements.

Please look for:
   • Enhanced “Wolf River Adventure” programs
   • Mail in your merit badge request two weeks in advance
   • Mail or fax in your variable menu requests
   • Mail in your “NEW” Annual Health History and Medical
         Record #34605 and Medication cards
   • Mail in “Troop Information Request Sheet (front and back)

Please ask as many questions as necessary to insure a fun and safe time at
camp. Please call 1-800-372-6887 or log on to the GDC web site at
gardnerdam.org or baylakesbsa.org. Again, thanks for choosing Gardner Dam
and the Bay-Lakes Council.

Yours in Scouting,

Michael Halron, Camp Director
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DIRECTIONS TO CAMP

From Appleton:    Go north on Highway 47 through Bonduel, to Highway 117N to Hwy 22.
                  Turn right onto Highway 22. Turn left onto County Rd R. Follow R until it junctions with
                  County Rd M. Turn left on M and continue until it junctions with Highway 55. Turn right
                  on Highway 55 to camp to camp entrance on left, shortly after you enter Langlade
                  County.


From Green Bay:   Go northwest on US Hwy 141. Take the exit ramp towards I-43/Iron Mountain. Merge
                  onto US Hwy 141 North. Turn left onto Hwy 64. Turn left onto Hwy 55 to camp entrance
                  on right.

                  Ranger: Duane Hille
                  Address: N2992 Gardner Dam Rd, White Lake, WI 54491
                  Phone: (715) 882-2941
                  Fax: (715) 882-8119 (summer only)




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                               CAMP ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
                                             Checking into Camp

Check-In Time
Check-in procedures are scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm on Sunday. The camp staff will prepare the evening
meal at 6:00 pm.

Early Arrivals
We ask that all units arrive in camp no later than 3:00 pm in order to complete the check-in process. Units
wishing to arrive early and settle into their campsites may arrive any time after 12:00 noon. The time from arrival
until 1:30 pm can be used for hauling gear and setting up camp. Please keep in mind that no camp services will
be available until after 1:30 pm. Also remember that no private vehicles are allowed on camp roads.

Non-Sunday Arrivals
If for religious or other reasons your unit cannot arrive at camp on Sunday, other arrangements can be made to
get everyone into camp in a timely fashion.

Getting to Your Campsite
Vehicles bringing youth to camp will be met in the main parking lot. Please bring your trailer to the main parking
lot for check-in. We ask that all cars be parked in the designated parking areas. If check-in occurs on a rainy
day, advise visitors to wear footgear compatible with muddy paths. Only camp service vehicles are allowed on
camp roads and only one trailer per troop can be moved into your site at a time. If a second trailer is required, it
will be delivered as soon as possible.

Check-in Preparation

To ensure an efficient, prompt, and enjoyable check-in procedure, here is a preview of the agenda:

Two weeks before you arrive at camp:
   1. Mail TO CAMP (DO NOT FAX) your merit badge requests, Annual Health History and Medical Record
      Forms and TROOP INFORMATION request form/Troop Roster sheet.
      Your campsite will be ready with all the equipment requested. Cooking equipment and staples can
      be picked up on Sunday at the Quartermaster and the Commissary building.

    2. Mail in the merit badge request form stating what each youth desires to take to the camp’s program
       director. He will put together an individual Scout schedule and a master schedule.

    3. Go through the medical recheck process. The greatest challenge experienced on Sundays is with
       medicals. All prescription drugs must have a proper medication card with both parent signature and
       doctor signature, and be in the original container. Medicals for youth must have a parent signature and
       doctor’s signature dated within the last year.

    4. Submit unit roster to camp office. Upon arrival at camp, please be prepared to provide a roster of the
       youth by patrol and adults attending and how many individuals will be in each patrol. The smallest
       number that can be in a patrol is six (any combination of adults and/or youth). Keep copies of all
       paperwork.


Gardner Dam Scout Camp Registration Process
Upon your arrival you will be greeted in the parking lot by the camp commissioners and program staff. The
registration process includes: 1) meeting camp leadership (check trailer at main parking lot); 2) going through
medical recheck and swim test; 3) obtaining necessary food staples and quartermaster equipment desired; and
4) meeting with the camp director and business manager. A staff member (campsite guide) will be assigned to
your troop until the evening meal. Camp equipment (broom, shovel, rake, etc.) can be checked out through the
campsite guide. Fire buckets need to be filled and duty rosters and fireguard charts posted on the bulletin board.
If you are in need of any additional campsite equipment, please let your campsite guide know immediately.


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                                               CAMP SERVICES
Program Center
The Gardner Dam Scout Camp office and program center is the business center of the camp where management
and business details are handled. Emergency or urgent calls can be taken at (715) 882-2941 or Fax (715)
882-8119.

Mail Service
Incoming Mail - Each unit may pick up mail at the program center after 1:00 pm.
Outgoing Mail - Mail leaves daily around 8:30 am. Stamps, paper and envelopes are sold at the Trading
Post.

Banking/ATM
There are several ATM machines located in Antigo about 30 miles away. Stop in the office for specific directions.

Dietary Needs/food Allergies
FOOD ALLERGIES AND SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS SHOULD BE CLEARLY NOTED AND LISTED ON
MEDICAL FORMS. Those with food allergies should consider bringing acceptable food to camp to satisfy their
special dietary requirements. Due to supplier substitutions and limited product availability, the Bay-Lakes Council
cannot guarantee food acceptable for all special dietary needs. The camp will try to accommodate based on their
availability of food products. Storage of special dietary foods can be arranged by contacting the Business
Manager in advance of arrival.

Health Care
Gardner Dam provides health care staffed by a licensed health officer. Numerous emergency medical personnel
are also on site. Troutland Rescue Squad provides local ambulance service. Langlade Memorial Hospital in
Antigo provides 24-hour walk-in service. There are also local dental and eye care services.

Laundry
Laundry facilities are available in nearby Antigo (30 miles). Stop in the office for a map.

Lodging
Overnight accommodations are available for registered members of the Boy Scouts of America who have a
current medical health record and are staying with a unit in camp. For other visitors, the National Forest Service
operates a number of campgrounds in the area. There are several local motels and bed-and-breakfasts
available. Ask for information at the camp office.

Shopping/Stores
Antigo (30 miles away) has a variety of stores for unit or personal needs.

Trading Post
The Trading Post carries supplies such as handicraft kits, BSA publications, food & beverages, patches, etc.
Hours will be posted at camp.

                   B.S.A Supply items
           Individual items range from $1.50 - $40.00

           Camp Souvenirs
           (T-shirts, patches, sweatshirts, etc.)
           Individual items range from $4.00 - $40.00

           Handicraft and Merit Badge Items
           Leatherworking                       $     5.00    -   $    10.00
           Woodcarving                          $     5.00    -   $     8.00
           Basketry                             $    10.00    -   $    16.00
           Sculpture                            $     4.00    -   $     4.00
           Indian Lore                          $     8.00    -   $    15.00
           Rifle                                $     3.00    -   $     5.00
           Shotgun                              $    20.00    -   $    30.00
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                                              Religious Obligations
The Bay-Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America is committed to encouraging reverence and faithfulness to
religious obligations. To help youth and adult leaders fulfill their commitment, Gardner Dam Scout Camp offers a
mid week non-sectarian chapel service which emphasizes the religious principles of Scouting and is led by an
ordained minister or trained camp staff chaplain.

Athletic Equipment
Sports equipment is available on request through the quartermaster. A soccer ball, volleyball and net, softball
and bats are available.

Quartermaster Supplies/Trading Post
The quartermaster is normally open the same hours as the trading post for the issuing of tools and equipment.
Some of the items available are:
       Liquid disinfectant              Merit badge items
       Toilet paper                     Craft Kits
       Project tools                    Binder twine


                                           PROGRAM AREAS
Rifle and Shotgun Range
Safety is stressed at all times on the range. The training and shooting of firearms is under the supervision of a
B.S.A nationally certified adult range officer. Shooting Sports merit badges are not appropriate for first-year
campers. These merit badges require skill, patience, and a certain level of maturity. Rifle and Shotgun merit
badges are only recommended for Scouts who have already completed DNR Hunter Safety. There are a few
extra fees for the Rifle merit badge (about $5.00 per Scout) and Shotgun merit badge ($20.00 - $30.00 per
Scout).

Marksmanship Award Programs: The National Archery Association (NAA) and the National Rifle Associations
(NRA) marksmanship programs are open to all youths and adults. These programs operate during open shooting
and are an ideal way for the first year camper to gain valuable experience and confidence at the archery and rifle
ranges. Certificates will be awarded for the successful completion of an NRA or NAA rating and the
accompanying medals may be purchased from the trading post.

Archery Range/Action Archery
The range is open daily for unit shoots, merit badge work, and open shooting.

Scoutcraft
Scoutcraft is the area where youth put their Scouting skills to work. Youth who experience the adventure that
Scoutcraft offers realize the value of teamwork. In addition to advancement opportunities, the Scoutcraft area
offers ongoing projects, contests and fun.

Advancement Opportunities:
The following merit badges are offered in Scoutcraft:
         Camping, Cooking, Fishing, Orienteering, Pioneering, and Wilderness Survival.

Other Opportunities:
- Compass Courses
- Monkey Bridge
- Pioneering Projects

Nature/Ecology/Conservation
The Ecology/Conservation area provides the ideal opportunity for youth to learn more about the natural wonders
surrounding them. Discover the fundamentals of conservation, which play such a large part in the Scouting
program.



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                                        Advancement Opportunities:
The Ecology/Conservation area offers a wide array of merit badges, some appropriate for first-year Scouts, some
appropriate only for older youth. Recommended first-year merit badges include: Mammal Study, Nature, and
Reptile & Amphibian Study.

Environmental Science (EVS) is geared specifically toward older youth and is not a first-year camper merit
badge. It is highly recommended that every youth who takes EVS should have some prior experience in the
nature area and reserves enough time to complete the merit badge while in camp.

Other Opportunities:
The Ecology/Conservation area also offers the following:
- Nature reference library
- Nature trail
- Guided nature hikes upon request
- Edible plants demonstration
- Conservation projects

Personal Wellness
The Personal Wellness area includes Sports, Emergency Preparedness, Personal Fitness, and First Aid. It
provides opportunities for campers to work on their personal and physical wellness and to understand the
importance of having a strong body and sound mind. The Wellness area also incorporates lessons in values and
ethical decision making.

Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (C.O.P.E.)
Gardner Dam Scout Camp offers a fantastic low C.O.P.E. course featuring ten great elements that test the
physical and mental skills of the participants. It also provides an opportunity for teamwork and confidence. The
C.O.P.E. course is open at various times throughout the week for all campers at least 13 years of age by date of
arrival at camp.

Climbing Tower and Bouldering Wall
The camp’s 35-foot climbing tower is one of the most popular attractions at Gardner Dam. Campers have the
opportunity to climb and rappel in varying degrees of difficulty. A nationally certified instructor staffs the facility
and safety is the number one priority with all climbers. In addition, an attached bouldering wall allows more
Scouts to use the area at one time.

Mountain Bike Hikes
Mountain bike hikes are available to all campers on several miles of bike trails in and around camp. Mountain bike
hikes are offered Monday through Friday.

Wolf River Tubing
Whitewater tube trips are offered Tuesday through Thursday at 2:00 pm and Friday at 1:45 pm. Monday from
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm is reserved for passing body surfing and tube proficiency. All participants desiring to go on
the whitewater section of the river must pass the proficiency test on Monday afternoon and have earned the
swimming merit badge.

Tubing Procedures
A whitewater trip will be offered from the Upper Camp Bridge to County Highway M bridge. This trip includes
some class 1 and small class 2 rapids. Tubing will be conducted by the aquatics department and supervised by
the aquatics director and program director. The following steps will ensure a safe and enjoyable tube trip:
       • Each participant must have earned the swimming merit badge, be dressed in long pants, long
            sleeve shirt and shoes (tennis shoes work extremely well, aqua socks do not) that will stay on
            in rapid water. Camp provides a PFD, helmet, and inner tube.

        •    Each participant must pass a hand paddling proficiency test on a tube. The test consists of putting
             the paddler in the water on a tube at the inlet just above the upper bridge. A kayak will be stationed
             at the end point to ensure a safe takeout. The staff member in the kayak will determine if the tuber is
             qualified to take the tube trip.

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        •   A body surfing test will also be conducted during the same time frame. The test will consist of a
            swimmer walking out in the middle of the river under the upper bridge and floating on his back until he
            or she reaches the large eddy. At that time the swimmer must demonstrate strong swimming ability
            to the eddy to qualify for a tube run.

        •   Qualified tubers will have their swimming buddy tags marked to identify competency level.

Gardner Dam Whitewater Program

                  Prerequisites:
                  1. BSA Swimmer
                  2. Whitewater merit badge is a 3 hour block AM or PM
                  3. Canoeing merit badge (Only if using tandem canoe). Most Scouts use kayaks.

Many Scouts have earned canoeing merit badge or its equivalent for Venture crew members, however, they may
not have adequate whitewater canoeing skills. In a whitewater course, this could present a real danger to the
participant, and could cause excessive damage to equipment.

For safety reasons, individuals who cannot demonstrate basic skills will not be allowed to participate in the
program.

                  NOTE: All participants must pass the B.S.A. swimmers test


Options Available
Whitewater 1(OC2) Beginning Tandem Canoeing or Whitewater 1(K1) Beginning Kayaking
Whitewater 1 fulfills the requirements for whitewater merit badge. River reading and basic current fundamentals
are introduced. Skills such as eddy-turns, peel-outs, and ferries are introduced and developed. Rescue
techniques are gone over in great detail.

Aquatics

        Swimming Classification Tests
        All Scouts and leaders will be classified according to the swimming ability during Sunday check-in.
        Following the test, each camper will receive a specially marked buddy tag as follows:

                         Non-Swimmer (white)
                         No test or swimming less than 50 yards.

                         Beginners (red-white)
                         Enter the water by jumping in, feet first. Swim 25 yards in one direction, stop, turn and
                         swim back 25 yards to the starting point. This is a total of 50 yards in water over the
                         swimmer’s head.

                         Swimmer (red-white-blue)
                         100 yards as follows: Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using on e or more of the
                         following strokes: side, breast, trudgeon, or crawl. Swim 25 yards on back, using a
                         restful stroke. Rest by floating, or if not buoyant, just enough motion to stay afloat.

    Buddy System
    For safety the buddy system is used at all times throughout camp. This is very important and will be watched
    closely by staff. Leaders are asked to be sure each Scout understands the operation of the Buddy System
    and plan accordingly.

    Swimming Instruction
    Swimming instruction is offered each day during the instructional swim periods at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and
    11:00 am.

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   Non-swimmer instruction is for youth and adult leaders who cannot swim, or who can swim a short distance,
   but not over 50 yards. The object of the instruction is to teach campers swimming fundamentals.

               Beginner instruction is for youth and leaders who can swim 50 yards, but not 100 yards - those
               who didn’t quite make swimmer because of lack of proper form or ability to do one of the required
               strokes.


               Mile Swim
               The mile swim is offered at camp. Preliminaries start on Monday afternoon.

   Merit Badge Opportunities of Aquatics
   All aquatic merit badges require each youth to show a proficiency in CPR. This can be done prior to arriving
   at camp, or by the Health Officer while at camp.

       Canoeing Merit Badge
       This is limited to youth who are classified as Swimmers.

       Rowing Merit Badge
       Youth with beginner swimming ability may start this merit badge, but must be a swimmer qualified by
       week’s end.

       Swim and Water Rescue

       Paddle Craft Safety

                                        ADVANCEMENT IN CAMP
Preliminary Planning
Preliminary planning of each Scout’s camp advancement objective is necessary if he is to make the most of his
camp experience. Special emphasis should be given to the rank advancement of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and
First Class Scouts. Understanding the needs of these Scouts, Gardner Dam Scout Camp offers the Eagle
Challenge Area. (see page 34)

Merit Badge Program

       Scouts will have a better chance of completing certain merit badges when they review the requirements
       and finish most written work before arriving at camp. With some advanced planning, certain badges can
       be earned more easily than if all the requirements were done in camp. If a Scout has not completed all
       the merit badge requirements by the end of the week, he will be given a certificate showing what he has
       accomplished.

       Many Scouts will attempt to qualify for more merit badges than they have sufficient time to work on. This
       results in cancelled appointments and disappointments. Unit leaders need to be helpful in counseling
       Scouts prior to arrival in camp to determine the number of merit badges each Scout should take.

       Scouts should be encouraged to bring merit badge pamphlets to camp for the badges they plan to earn.
       A supply of most pamphlets will be available for sale at the trading post.

       The camp provides an assortment of basic materials for the handicraft badges. Handicraft kits for
       advanced projects are available in the trading post.


Mail in (do not fax) your Merit Badge requests and Troop information request at least two weeks in
advance to:
                                             Program Director
                                          N2940 Gardner Dam Rd.
                                          White Lake, WI 5449148
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                                   Gardner Dam Scout Camp
                                    Merit Badge Schedule

Time                       Monday through Friday


9:00 – 10:00               M er it Badg es
10:00 – 11:00              M er it Badg es
11:00 – 12:00              M er it Badg es
12:30 – 2:00               L un ch B rea k


                                 “CAP” – Camp Adventure Periods
                                   (Non-Merit Badge Sessions)


2:00 – 3:30                Wolf River Tube Trip         Swimming                     Snorkeling
                           Rifle Shooting               Canoeing                     Pioneering
                           Climbing                     Fishing                      Conservation Projects
                           Bouldering                   Rowing                       Eagle Challenge
                           Archery                      Mountain Biking              Cooking Demos
                           Advancement                  Hiking                       Rafting
                                                        Crafts




3:30 – 5:00                Rifle Shooting               Swimming                     Snorkeling
                           Shotgun Shooting             Canoeing                     Pioneering
                           Climbing                     Fishing                      Conservation Projects
                           Bouldering                   Rowing                       Eagle Challenge
                           Archery/Action Archery       Mountain Biking              Cooking Demos
                           Advancement                  Hiking                       Rafting
                                                        Crafts




Notes           Each Scout may select three merit badges, with one optional choice. An adult leader is
                responsible for mailing these requests to camp two weeks in advance of arrival.

                Whitewater merit badge meets all morning (9-12) or all afternoon (2-5).
                Please indicate AM or PM on merit badge request form.


                Climbing, Lifesaving and Canoeing merit badge classes are offered two different times:
                from 9 – 10:30 OR 11 – 12:30. Indicate your choice on merit badge request form.


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                               GDC 2010 Merit Badge Program

          Merit Badge                                  Prerequisites and Notes                       Level

Archery                           $3.00 - $5.00                                                      3
Art                               4 $3.00 - $5.00                                                    2
Astronomy                         6                                                                  2
Backpacking                       10, 11a                                                            2
Basketry                          $10.00 - $16.00                                                    1
Bird Study                        5, 6, 7, 8b, 8c                                                    3
Camping                           4b, 9a – c                                                         2
Canoeing                          2, “swimmer”                                                       3
Climbing                          2 CPR Note                                                         3
Cooking                           5, 6, 7 *New                                                       2
Emergency Prep                    1, 2c, 6c, 7, 8c First Aid MB required to enroll in Merit badge    3
Environmental Science                                                                                3
First Aid                         1 Bring first aid kit from home 3b CPR note                        2
Fish and Wildlife Management      5a – d, 6c (if scrapbook)                                          2
Fishing                           7 with note stating fish were caught                               1
Forestry                          1, 5                                                               2
Geology                           Varies based on 4 A – D selected                                   2
Hiking                            5, 6, 7                                                            3
Indian Lore                       $8.00 - $15.00 for materials                                       1
Leatherwork                       $5.00 - $10.00 for materials                                       1
Lifesaving                        1a, 13, 14b long sleeve button-down shirt, long pants              3
Mammal Study                                                                                         1
Nature                            4                                                                  2
Orienteering                      8, 9, Bring compass                                                2
Pioneering                        2a                                                                 2
Reptile and Amphibian Study       8                                                                  2
Rifle Shooting                    $3.00 - $5.00                                                      3
Rowing                            2 and “swimmer”                                                    2
Sculpture                         $4.00 material charge (buy ticket at Trading Post)                 1
Shotgun                           $20.00 - $30.00                                                    3
Soil and Water Conservation                                                                          2
Space Exploration                 $10.00 for materials                                               1
Swimming                          2, 3, long sleeve button-down shirt, long pants                    1
Weather                           8 and home projects                                                2
Whitewater                        Gates test at camp (may be assigned to AM or PM class) Kayak BSA   3
                                  earned at camp. Must pass BSA Swim Test before program.
Wilderness Survival               5 (assemble kit at home) Overnighter                               2
Woodcarving                       $5.00 - $8.00 for materials                                        2

** When camp Program Director receives requested merit badges, he will put together an individual
schedule for each Scout.

Pre-requisites are periodically changed by the National Boy Scout Advancement Committee. See
www.gardnerdam.org web site for most recent updates.
Key – suggested for:
1 = First year camper
2 = Second year camper
3 = Third year camper

PLEASE NOTE:
All aquatic merit badges require each youth to show proficiency in CPR. If meeting this requirement
before arriving at camp, a written statement from the adult leader verifying the above requirement must
accompany each youth attempting an aquatic merit badge. Upon arrival at camp, we can arrange with the
health officer to demonstrate proficiency.

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                               HOW TO PLAN YOUR CAMP PROGRAM
It is not practical to complete, in advance, a full program of the unit’s week in camp. Start your program planning
by making a list of all the things your unit would like to do in camp. Use the Advancement Objectives sheet,
Things to Do list and Advancement Requirements found in this guidebook as working guides and include other
fun types of activities.


Gardner Dam Scout Camp Basic Schedule

  Basic Sunday Schedule
  1:30 – 5:00 pm                     Check-In (medical recheck and swimming test)
  5:30                               Emergency drill / Retreat ceremony (all youth and leaders in uniform)
  6:00                               Supper
  6:30                               Camp leader meeting – camp tours
  7:30                               Complete merit badge sign-up
  8:30                               Campfire & O.A Call-Out Ceremony
  9:45                               Call to quarters
  10:00                              Lights out, all quiet


  Daily Schedule
  6:30 am                            Commissary opens
  7:45                               Morning flag ceremony and roll call in campsites
  8:00                               Breakfast
  8:45                               Unit assembly at campsites: clean up site, air bedding, prepare for inspection
  9:00 – 12:30 pm                    Instruction period
  10:00                              Unit leader information meeting at camp office
  12:30 pm                           Units assemble at campsite
  12:45                              Lunch
  2:00 – 5:00                        “CAP” Time (camp adventure period)
  5:15                               Unit assembly at campsite
  6:00                               Supper
  7:00 – 8:30                        *Evening activity periods
  9:45                               Call to quarters, roll call, devotions
  10:00                              Lights out, all quiet




  *Activity periods are opportunities for unit and patrol planned activities

  Basic Saturday Schedule
  6:30 am                            Reveille – everyone up
  7:45                               Breakfast
  8:00 – 10:00                       Departure


  **Friday Schedule
  3:45 pm                            Water carnival
  8:45                               Flag lowering, camp awards, and closing campfire
  **Times subject to minor changes




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Evening Program
The evening activity periods are from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. This is a good time for informal unit activities and
sports programs. You may wish to challenge another unit to a ball game. The trading post is open for snacks.
Boating, archery and rifle are open for individual participation. Most evenings a camp program is scheduled, but
Monday and Thursday are the unit’s nights to do something special.

Scheduled Evening Events from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Monday          Whitewater M.B. pond skills
Tuesday         Vespers (a nonsectarian midweek inspirational service)
Wednesday       Camp-wide games
Friday          3:45 pm – Water carnival

Monday and Thursday – 7:00 – 8:30 pm, units may use this time to sign up for programs (such as troop shoots,
swims, boating trips, hikes, etc.) with program director. Sign up at any 10:00 am leader meeting.

Scheduled Late Evening Events

This activity period is from 8:30 pm to lights out at 9:45 pm. This is the time for campfires, night games, and
special camp-wide activities. The camp staff provides a program on the following evenings:

Sunday          Opening campfire with songs, stories, staff skits, and OA call-out ceremony
Tuesday         Friendship campfires
Thursday        Unit night, plan your own activity (ask staff for help is needed). OA Brotherhood ceremony 9 pm
Friday          Closing campfire

Call to Quarters
Roll call must be taken prior to each meal and at lights out. This is a safety measure and should be done by the
unit leader four times a day.




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                                            PATROL COOKING

                                             (Variable Menu Plan)
Cooking by Patrols (think 6!)
A patrol can be no smaller than 6 (BSA policy 6-8 for patrol size) individuals (youth and adults). If an entire unit is
less than 6 people, there will be no additional food costs. Example: A unit has 10 youth and 2 leaders. The unit
chooses to be 2 patrols (6 in each patrol). There is no additional charge. If the unit decides to divide itself in 3
patrols of 4, each patrol is 2 people short; thus, the unit would pay $300.00 in additional food cost.

Please feel free to supplement the menu to enhance meals. Many units have special spices and recipes, which
the camp encourages. Additional food may be purchased through the business manager. Please call or fax the
business manager at least two weeks before arrival, so we may accommodate your needs.

Cooking Equipment
The camp will provide bulk propane; however the unit must provide cooking stoves and all necessary
connections. Please be sure propane tanks are filled before you leave for camp. No unit or personal
propane tanks can be filled at the camp. Charcoal will be made available to units. If a fire ban is
declared, the camp is prepared to provide at least one propane stove per campsite.

Plates, Cups, Silverware
Everyone must bring their own silverware. Most units also bring their own plates and cups, however camp can
provide if needed.

Variable Menu
The variable menu program continues to get good reviews. We continually strive to make it better. Meals will be
based on a point value, with an additional cost per person being added if the troop goes beyond the standard
point value. If the meal total goes above the standard amount, everyone, including leaders, will be charged an
additional fee according to the number of points above the standard.

*If you desire to use the variable menu option, the variable menu form along with the additional payment, must be
received at camp at least 2 weeks in advance of arrival date.
Send form to:
                                          Variable Menu – Gardner Dam Scout Camp
                                          N2940 Gardner Dam Rd.
                                          White Lake, WI 54491

To make this work, the entire unit needs to use the menu. In other words, one patrol cannot have a different
menu than another patrol. The directions for the form are as follows: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

    1. Circle one meal for each row.
    2. Write the value of the meal in the box on the right.
    3. Total the points at the end of the page.
    4. Total the points from all three pages.
    5. Compare total points to cost chart – Find additional cost per person if any.
    6. Multiply the number of people attending camp by the additional cost if any.
    7. Send the completed form and check for total amount of additional cost to the address listed above.
       (*Please mail according to the schedule above)
    8. Make check payable to Bay-Lakes Council.

If you have any questions, please contact the business manager at Gardner Dam Scout Camp (715) 882-2941




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                            Cracker Barrels at Gardner Dam Scout Camp

Units interested in ordering cracker barrels may contact the Business Manager at Gardner Dam Scout Camp
(715) 882-2941 two weeks before arrival. Cracker barrels may be ordered for any night. Payment may be made
at camp.

We have the following options (each serving approximately 15 people):

 1 - Root Beer Float – two 2-liter        2 – Ice Cream – one 5-quart pail     3 – S’Mores – chocolate bars,
 bottles of root beer and one 5-          of ice cream (bowls & spoons will    marshmallows, graham crackers.
 quart pail of ice cream. Cups,           be included)
 spoons, and straws will be
 included.

 Cost: $15.00                             Cost: $10.00                         Cost: $15.00

 4 – Popcorn and Juice                    5 – Peach Cobbler                    6 – Pudgy Pies – Bread, fruit
                                                                               filling (apple/cherry)
 Cost: $10.00                             Cost $10.00
                                                                               Cost: $10.00


Note: If the troop desires cracker barrel number 1 and wanted enough root beer for 30 people, they should order
2 units of cracker barrel number 1 at a cost of $30.00.


Dietary Needs/food Allergies
FOOD ALLERGIES AND SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS SHOULD BE CLEARLY NOTED AND LISTED ON
MEDICAL FORMS. Those with food allergies should consider bringing acceptable food to camp to satisfy their
special dietary requirements. Due to supplier substitutions and limited product availability, the Bay-Lakes Council
cannot guarantee food acceptable for all special dietary needs. The camp will try to accommodate based on their
availability of food products. Storage of special dietary foods can be arranged by contacting the Business
Manager in advance of arrival.

Fresh Fruit – available for purchase at the trading post.

Food Pick-Up at the Commissary (Zaug) *Times subject to minor changes

Breakfast               6:30 – 8:30 am
Lunch                   11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Dinner                  4:00 – 5:30 pm

Visitor Meals – Breakfast $5, Lunch $6, Dinner $7


                                                     STAPLES

These items are available upon request during regular commissary hours. Ice is available for purchase from the
Commissary/Trading Post at our cost from our supplier.

        Bisquick                     Flour                    Milk                  Shortening
        Bread                        Peanut Butter            Mustard               SOS pads
        Brown sugar                  Jelly                    Paper Towels          sugar
        Butter                       Ketchup                  Pepper                syrup
        Cereal                       Matches (adults)         Salt                   toilet paper
        Dish soap

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                                        GARDNER DAM VARIABLE MENU
The standard menu is on the far left. If you are going with the standard menu, you do not need to send in these
pages. If you want to choose some of the variable options, please circle one meal from of the rows. Only main
entrees are listed with balance of menu at the end of each page.
SUNDAY EVENING MEAL IS PREPARED BY THE CAMP STAFF, and served at 6:00 pm.

     STANDARD MENU                                   OPTIONS                                    POINTS VALUES
    French Toast (1 egg per     Pancakes and syrup,         2 Oatmeal and fruit
    person) and syrup,          sausage links (3 per
    sausage links (3 per        person)
    person)
                                                                                        Monday Breakfast
    Standard Menu
    Point Value = 0             Point Value = 0             Point Value = 0                Points =

    Variety Meat Sandwich       2 Grilled Cheese            Cheeseburgers
    with cheese (2              sandwiches                  2 per person
    sandwiches per person)      Chicken Noodle Soup         Baked beans                   Monday Lunch
    Standard Menu                                                                           Points =
    Point Value = 0             Point Value = 0             Point Value = 2

    Spaghetti and meat sauce    Tin foil dinners (ground    Pork Chops, stuffing,
                                beef, carrots, potatoes,    mashed potatoes,
                                and onions)                 gravy, vegetables             Monday Dinner
    Standard Menu                                                                           Points =
    Point Value = 0             Point Value = 1             Point Value = 3
    Scrambled eggs (2 per       2 GDC Egg McMuffins (2      Eggs ala Dutch (2 eggs
    person) with sausage        eggs, sliced ham, cheese    per person, hash
                                and buns)                   browns, 1# diced ham,      Tuesday Breakfast
    Standard Menu                                           cheese and onion)
    Point Value = 0
                                                                                           Points =
                                Point Value = 1             Point Value = 2

    2 Grilled cheese            Pre-cooked grilled          Brats (2 per person),
    sandwiches and tomato       chicken breast sandwich     baked beans, and
    soup.                       on sub bun (whole grain)    sauerkraut                    Tuesday Lunch
    Standard Menu
                                                                                             Points =
    Point Value = 0             Point Value = 2             Point Value = 2

    Chicken breast with         Steak (10 oz. sirloin),     Tacos (ground beef,
    vegetable, mashed           baked potatoes, sour        lettuce, tomatoes,
    potatoes, and chicken       cream and steak sauce       onions, cheese, shells,
    gravy                                                   and taco sauce)              Tuesday Dinner
                                                                                            Points =
    Standard Menu
    Point Value = 0             Point Value = 6             Point Value = 2


    Breakfast also includes orange drink (passed out on Sunday for the week), and staples.
    Lunch may include chips, dessert, and staples.
    Dinner may include canned vegetables, salad with dressing, dessert and staples depending on menu chosen.
    (Substitutions may be made based on availability)

    Leader Name                                                                                         Unit #

    Week attending camp

                                                Food Allergy Notice
    Due to supplier substitutions and limited product availability, the Bay-Lakes Council cannot guarantee
    food acceptable for all special dietary needs. The camp will try to accommodate based on their
    availability of food products. Storage of foods can be arranged by contacting the Services Director in
    advance of arrival. Those with food allergies should consider bringing acceptable food to camp to satisfy
    their special dietary requirements.


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  STANDARD MENU                               OPTIONS                                  POINTS VALUES
Pancakes and syrup,         French Toast (1 egg     Biscuits and Gravy,
sausage links (3 per        per person) and         sausage links (3 per
person)                     syrup, sausage links    person)                   Wednesday Breakfast
                            (3 per person)                                         Points =
Standard Menu
Point Value = 0             Point Value = 0         Point Value = 1
Submarine Sandwich          2 Ham/Cheese            Cheeseburgers (2 per
Variety meat, lettuce,      sandwiches              person)
cheese                      2 slices cheese per                                 Wednesday Lunch
                            sandwich                                                Points =
Standard Menu
Point Value = 0             Point Value = 1         Point Value = 2



                  WEDNESDAY DINNER – MEAL IS PREPARED BY THE STAFF


  STANDARD MENU                               OPTIONS                                  POINTS VALUES
Scrambled eggs (2 per       2 packets of            Breakfast Burritos (2
person) with 1# diced       oatmeal, 1 piece of     eggs per person,
ham                         fruit                   cheese, salsa, 1#
                                                                               Thursday Breakfast
                                                    diced ham, and sour
                                                                                    Points =
                                                    cream)
Standard Menu
Point Value = 0             Point Value = 0         Point Value = 2
Ham sandwich with           Chili Dogs              Brats (2 per person),
macaroni and cheese         (2 hot dogs per         baked beans, and
                            person)                 sauerkraut                   Thursday Lunch
                                                                                    Points =
Standard Menu
Point Value = 0             Point Value = 1         Point Value = 2
Meatloaf, vegetable, and    Steak (10 oz.           Chicken Alfredo with
potatoes                    sirloin), baked         noodles and
                            potatoes, sour          vegetables
                                                                                 Thursday Dinner
                            cream and steak
                                                                                    Points =
                            sauce
Standard Menu
Point Value = 0             Point Value = 6         Point Value = 2


Leader Name                                                                                  Unit #


Week attending camp

                                               Food Allergy Notice
Due to supplier substitutions and limited product availability, the Bay-Lakes Council cannot guarantee food
acceptable for all special dietary needs. The camp will try to accommodate based on their availability of food
products. Storage of foods can be arranged by contacting the Services Director in advance of arrival. Those
with food allergies should consider bringing acceptable food to camp to satisfy their special dietary requirements.




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   STANDARD MENU                               OPTIONS                                      POINT VALUES
Pancakes and syrup,           Scrambled eggs (2     Omelets (3 eggs per
sausage links (3 per          per person) with      person)
person)                       1# diced ham          1# diced ham and
                                                    cheese                        Friday Breakfast
Standard Menu                                                                         Points =
Point Value = 0               Point Value = 0           Point Value = 1

Ham sandwich with             Pre-cooked grilled        Sliced wieners with
macaroni and cheese           chicken breast            beans
                              sandwich on sub           (2 hot dogs per
Standard Menu                 bun (whole grain)         person)                     Friday Lunch
Point Value = 0                                                                        Points =
                              Point Value = 2           Point Value = 1

Tin foil dinners (ground      Cheeseburgers (2 per      Spaghetti and meat
beef, carrots, potatoes,      person)                   sauce
and onions)                   Potato chips                                         Friday Dinner
Standard Menu                                                                         Points =
Point Value = 0               Point Value = 0           Point Value = 0


Saturday’s Breakfast

Cereal, doughnuts (1 per person) fruit (1 per person) and staples

Standard Menu
Point Value = 0



Total number of points from all three pages:
Unit #                Week Attending
# Of Patrols


Additional cost based on total point value from above:
1=$1.10      6=$6.60      11=$12.10 16=$17.60 Use the chart to the left to figure the value
2=$2.20      7=$7.70      12=$13.20 17=$18.70          of points you totaled in the box above.
3=$3.30      8=$8.80      13=$14.30 18=$19.80           Then record the additional cost per
                                                              person in the box below.
4=$4.40      9=$9.90      14=$15.40 19=$20.90
5=$5.50      10=$11.00 15=$16.50 20=$22.00

Total number of Scouts and adults
Attending camp for the week:
                                                          X                             = $
                                                                                                 Additional cost if applicable


Please send these forms and additional fee (if any) to Gardner Dam two weeks in advance of arrival.

Fresh fruit will be available for sale in the trading post based on availability from our supplier. Please direct any
special food requests to the Service Director.

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                                   EAGLE CHALLENGE
Statistics have shown that new Boy Scouts who achieve the rank of First Class within their first
year AND attend a long-term summer camp, have a much better chance of staying in Scouting
for three or more years. Gardner Dam Scout Camp offers Scouts both of these opportunities
with …


Eagle Challenge – A program designed to meet the needs of the first and second year
camper.

The program starts on Monday afternoon at 2:00 pm. To participate in this program, Scouts
need to bring their official Boy Scout Handbook, pocket knife, compass, and a personal first aid
kit. The schedule allows Scouts to pick and choose the skills they need for advancement.

To help Scouts prepare, it is highly recommended the unit leader complete a list of the Scouts
needing instruction in each of the basic skills listed in the schedule (Use the Basic Skills
Program Worksheets in the Forms section of this guide). If the need arises, some sessions
may be scheduled for more than one time or a session may be split.

Each unit leader will receive a report on what each Scout has completed. This report consists
of a checklist of activities that the Scout worked on related to the Tenderfoot through First
Class requirements. The unit leader is responsible for signing off all advancement
requirements.


Using Advancement Objective Forms (found in Forms section of guide)

Use pencil for easy adjustments.

The advancement forms provided should be used as follows:
  1. List the names of Scouts in the left-hand column.

  2. Using your advancement record book or the Scout’s record book, place a mark in
     squares indicating requirements the Scout has not completed.

  3. Discuss the marks with each Scout. Show him why he needs to complete certain
     requirements to attain the next rank. Erase any marks the two of you feel cannot be
     passed.

  4. After this is done with all Scouts attending camp, the total remaining marks constitute
     the requirements, which are your advancement objectives.

Note: Count the number of marks under each requirement. A sizeable number will indicate a
subject, which should be included in your program.



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                                EAGLE CHALLENGE
                               Gardner Dam Scout Camp

MONDAY           Compass &          Whipping &        Totin’ Chip             Fireman Chit
          2:00   Orient Map         Fusing
                 S – 1a             T – 4a            S – 2c                  S – 2d

                 Ten Signs          Knots:
          2:30   Animals            Pitch Tent
                 S–5                T – 4b

                 Raise, Lower &     Hiking &          One mile compass        Fireman Chit
          3:00   Fold Flag          Directions        course
                 T – 6, S – 3       T – 5, F – 1*                             S – 2d
                                                      F–2
                 Tests: Pushups,    Oath, Patrol,
          3:30   Pull-ups, etc.     Buddy System
                 T – 10a – b        T – 7, 8, 9

                 Whipping &         Raise, Lower &    Totin’ Chip
          4:00   Fusing             Fold Flag
                 T – 4a             T – 6, S – 3      S – 2c

                 Knots:             Compass &
          4:30   Pitch Tent         Orient Map
                 T – 4b             S – 1a

                 Waterfront         Waterfront
          7:00   S – 7b – c         S – 7b – c
                 F – 9c             F – 9c


                           T – Tenderfoot   S – Second Class        F – First Class    *Requires extra time

TUESDAY          Bowline            First Aid         Totin’ Chip             Five Mile Hike
          2:00   Rescue Knot        Hurry Cases
                 F – 8a             S – 6a            S – 2c

                 Heimlich &         First Aid
          2:30   Standard Aid       Eye & Bite
                 T – 12a – b        S – 6c
                                                                              *Need 2 adults
                 First Aid          Bandages:         Camp Service
          3:00   Hurry Cases        Head, Arm, etc.   Project
                 S – 6a             F – 8b

                 First Aid          First Aid
                 Eye & Bite         Transport                                 S – 1b
          3:30                                        S–4
                 S – 6c             F – 8c

                 Totin’ Chip        Heimlich &        Bowline
          4:00                      Standard Aid      Rescue Knot
                 S – 2c             T – 12a – b       F – 8a

                                    5 Signs           10 Plants 7             Bandages:
          4:30                      Heart Attack      Poisonous               Head, Arm, etc.
                                    F – 8d            T – 11 & F – 6          F – 8b



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WEDNESDAY          Compass &          Ten Signs         Camp Service          Five Mile Hike
            2:00   Orient Map         Animals           Project
                   S – 1a             S–5
                                                        S–4
                   Tests: Pushups,    Knots:
            2:30   Pull-ups, etc.     Pitch Tent
                   T – 10a – b        T – 4b
                                                                              *Need 2 adults
                   Whipping &         Oath, Patrol,     One mile compass
            3:00   Fusing             Buddy System      course
                   T – 4a             T – 7, 8, 9
                   Knots:             Whipping &        F–2                   S – 1b
            3:30   Pitch Tent         Fusing
                   T – 4b             T – 4a
                   Compass &          Hiking &          Timber, Clove,
            4:00   Orient Map         Directions        Hitch & Square
                   S – 1a             T – 5, F – 1*     Shear, Lashings
                   Ten Signs          Tests: Pushups,   F – 7a – b            Raise, Lower & Fold Flag
            4:30   Animals            Pull-ups, etc.                          T – 6, S – 3
                   S–5                T – 10a – b


THURSDAY           Hiking &           Heimlich &        Bowline               Five Mile Hike
            2:00   Directions         Standard Aid      Rescue Knot
                   T – 5, F – 1*      T – 12a – b       F – 8a
                   First Aid          5 Signs           10 Plants 7
            2:30   Transport          Heart Attack      Poisonous
                   F – 8c             F – 8d            T – 11 & F – 6
                   Oath, Patrol,      First Aid         Camp Service
                                                                              *Need 2 adults
            3:00   Buddy System       Hurry Cases       Project
                   T – 7, 8, 9        S – 6a
                   Heimlich &         First Aid         S–4
            3:30   Standard Aid       Eye & Bite                              S – 1b
                   T – 12a – b        S – 6c
                   5 Signs            Bandages:         Hiking & Directions
            4:00   Heart Attack       Head, Arm, etc.   T – 5, F – 1*
                   F – 8d             F – 8b
                   Bowline            First Aid         First Aid             10 Plants 7
            4:30   Rescue Knot        Transport         Hurry Cases           Poisonous
                   F – 8a             F – 8c            S – 6a                T – 11 & F – 6
                   Waterfront         Waterfront
            7:00   S – 7b – c         S – 7b – c
                   F – 9c             F – 9c


FRIDAY             Timber, Clove,     One mile          Bandages:             Fireman Chit
            2:00   Hitch & Square     compass course    Head, Arm, etc.
                   Shear, Lashings                      F – 8b                S – 2d
                                      F–2               First Aid
            2:30   F – 7a – b                           Transport
                                                        F – 8c
                   Hiking &           5 Signs           First Aid             Ten Signs
            3:00   Directions         Heart Attack      Eye & Bite            Animals
                   T – 5, F – 1*      F – 8d            S – 6c                S–5

                             T – Tenderfoot   S – Second Class     F – First Class     *Requires extra time
                                  EAGLE CHALLENGE
                                         Tenderfoot

1.    Present yourself to your leader, properly dressed, before going on    Camping
      an overnight camping trip. Show the camping gear you will use.        Merit Badge
      Show the right way to pack and carry it.

2.    Spend at least 1 night on patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent    Camping
      you have helped pitch and on a ground bed you have prepared.          Merit Badge


3.    On the campout, assist in preparing and cooking one of your           Cooking
      patrol’s meals. Tell why it is important for each patrol member to    Merit Badge
      share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the
      importance of eating together.

4a.   Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.                  Monday        2:00
                                                                            Monday        4:00
                                                                            Wednesday     3:00
                                                                            Wednesday     3:30

4b.   Demonstrate tying two half hitches and a taut line hitch by using     Monday        2:30
      these knots to pitch a tent                                           Monday        4:30
                                                                            Wednesday     2:30
                                                                            Wednesday     3:30

5.    Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway, and cross-     Monday        3:00
      country, during the day and at night. Explain what to do if you are   Wednesday     4:00
      lost.                                                                 Thursday      2:00
                                                                            Thursday      4:00

6.    Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower and fold the American        Monday        3:00
      flag.                                                                 Monday        4:00
                                                                            Wednesday     4:30

7.    Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout            Monday        3:30
      Oath, Law, Motto, and Slogan.                                         Wednesday     3:00
                                                                            Thursday      3:00

8.    Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your
      patrol flag.


9.    Explain why we use the buddy system in Scouting.



Requirements 7-8-9 are offered as a group at the above times.
10a. Record your best in the following events:                              Monday      3:30
     Push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, standing long jump, ¼ mile walk/run       Wednesday   2:30
                                                                            Wednesday   4:30

10b. Show improvement in the activities listed above after practicing for
     30 days


11.   Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to    Tuesday     4:30
      them.                                                                 Thursday    2:30
                                                                            Thursday    4:30

12a. Demonstrate the Heimlich maneuver and tell when it is used.            Tuesday     2:30
                                                                            Tuesday     4:00
                                                                            Thursday    2:00
                                                                            Thursday    3:30
12b. Show first aid for the following:

             Simple cuts and scratches
             Blisters on the hand & foot
             Minor burns or scalds (first degree)
             Bites or stings of insects and ticks
             Poisonous snakebite
             Nosebleed
             Frostbite and sunburn
13.   Show Scout spirit.                                                    In Troop



14.   Participate in a Scoutmaster conference                               In Troop



15.   Board of review completed                                             In Troop




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                                     EAGLE CHALLENGE
                                           Second Class

1a.   Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map.                 Monday         2:00
      Explain what map symbols mean.                                           Monday         4:30
                                                                               Wednesday      2:00
                                                                               Wednesday      4:00

1b.   Using a compass and a map together, take a 5-mile hike (or 10            Tuesday        2:00
      miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and a parent or             Wednesday      2:00
      guardian.                                                                Thursday       2:00

2a.   Since joining, have participated in five separate troop/patrol           In Troop
      activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), two of which included
      camping overnight.

2b.   On one campout, select your patrol site and sleep in a tent that you Camping
      pitched.                                                             Merit Badge

2c.   On one campout, demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of          Totin’ Chip
      the knife, saw and axe.                                                  Monday         2:00
                                                                               Monday         4:00
                                                                               Tuesday        2:00
                                                                               Tuesday        4:00

2d.   Use the tools listed above to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel for a   Fireman Chit
      cooking fire.                                                            Monday         2:00
                                                                               Monday         3:00
                                                                               Friday         2:00

2e.   Discuss when it is appropriate to use a cooking fire and a               Earned in
      lightweight stove. Discuss the safety procedures for using both.         Fireman Chit

2f.   Demonstrate how to light a fire and lightweight stove.                   Cooking
                                                                               Merit Badge

2g.   On one campout, plan and cook over an open fire one hot                  Cooking
      breakfast or lunch for yourself, selecting foods from the four basic     Merit Badge
      food groups. Explain the importance of good nutrition. Tell how to
      transport, store and prepare the foods you selected.

3.    Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious institution,   Monday         3:00
      chartered organization, community, or unit.                              Monday         4:00
                                                                               Wednesday      4:30
4.    Participate in an approved (minimum of 1 hour) service project.        Tuesday       3:00
                                                                             Wednesday     2:00
                                                                             Thursday      3:00


5.    Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of wild animals         Monday        2:30
      (birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, and mollusks) found in your           Wednesday     2:00
      community.                                                             Wednesday     4:30
                                                                             Friday        3:00

6a.   Show what to do for “hurry” cases of stopped breathing, serious        Tuesday       2:00
      bleeding, and internal poisoning.                                      Tuesday       3:00
                                                                             Thursday      3:00
                                                                             Thursday      4:30

6b.   Prepare a personal first aid kit to take with you on a hike.           In Troop*

6c.   Demonstrate first aid for the following:
                                                                             Tuesday       3:30
             Object in the eye                                               Thursday      3:30
             Bite of a suspected rabid animal
             Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fish hook
                                                                             Friday        3:00
             Serious burns (second degree)
             Shock
             Heat exhaustion
             Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, hyperventilation

7a.   Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim.                   Swim Test

7b.   Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over your       Monday &      7:00 –
      head, level off and swim 50 feet on the surface. Stop, turn sharply,   Thursday at   8:30
      resume swimming to your starting place.                                the           pm
                                                                             waterfront

7c.   Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or          Monday &      7:00 –
      leg, by reaching with a suitable object, and by throwing lines and     Thursday at   8:30
      objects. Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted          the           pm
      when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible, and explain why        waterfront
      and how to a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.

8.    Participate in a school, community, or troop program on the            At-Home
      dangers of using drugs, alcohol, tobacco and other practices that
      could be harmful to your health.

9.    Show Scout Spirit.                                                     In Troop

10.   Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.                               In Troop

11.   Board of review completed.                                             In Troop
                                   EAGLE CHALLENGE
                                           First Class

1.    Demonstrate how to find directions during the day          Monday          3:00
      and at night without using a compass                       Wednesday       4:00
                                                                 Thursday        2:00
                                                                 Thursday        4:00

2.    Using a compass, complete an orienteering course           Monday          3:00
      that covers at least 1 mile and requires measuring         Wednesday       3:00
      the height and/or width of designated items (tree,
      tower, canyon, ditch, etc)

3.    Since joining, have participated in ten separate           In Troop
      troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol
      meetings), three of which included camping
      overnight.

4a.   Help plan a patrol menu for one campout – including        Cooking Merit
      one breakfast, lunch and dinner – that requires            Badge
      cooking. Tell how the menu includes the four basic
      food groups and meets nutritional needs.

4b.   Using the menu planned in requirement 4a, make a           Cooking Merit
      list showing the cost & food amounts needed to feed        Badge
      three or more boys and secure the ingredients.

4c.   Tell which pans, utensils, and other gear will be          Cooking Merit
      needed to cook and serve these meals.                      Badge

4d.   Explain the procedure to follow in the safe handling       Cooking Merit
      and storage of fresh meats, dairy products, eggs,          Badge
      vegetables, and other perishable food products. The
      how to properly dispose of camp garbage, cans,
      plastic containers, and other rubbish.
4e.   On one campout, serve as your patrol’s cook.               Cooking Merit
      Supervise your assistant(s) in using a stove or            Badge
      building a cookfire. Prepare the breakfast, lunch,
      and dinner planned in requirement 4a. Lead your
      patrol in saying grace at the meals and supervise
      cleanup.
5.    Visit and discuss with a selected individual approved      In Troop
      by your leader (elected official, judge, attorney, civil
      servant, principal, teacher) your constitutional rights
      and obligations as a United States citizen.

6.    Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of          Tuesday         4:30
      native plants found in your community.                     Thursday        2:30
                                                                 Thursday        4:30
7a.   Discuss when you should and should not use            Monday            4:00
      lashings.                                             Wednesday         4:00
                                                            Friday            2:00

7b.   Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch    Monday            4:00
      and their use in square, shear, and diagonal          Wednesday         4:00
      lashings by joining two or more poles or staves       Friday            2:00
      together.
7c.   Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget.             In Troop

8a.   Demonstrate tying the bowline knot and describe       Tuesday           2:00
      how it would be used in a rescue.                     Tuesday           4:00
                                                            Thursday          2:00
                                                            Thursday          4:30

8b.   Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle and for     Tuesday           3:00
      injuries on the head, the upper arm and the           Tuesday           4:30
      collarbone.                                           Friday            2:00

8c.   Show how to transport for at least 25 yards by        Tuesday           3:30
      yourself, and with one other person                   Thursday          2:30
            A person from a smoke-filled room               Thursday          4:30
            A person with an injured leg                    Friday            2:30
8d.   Tell the five most common signs of a heart attack.    Tuesday           11:30
      Explain the steps (procedures) in cardiopulmonary     Tuesday           4:00
      resuscitation (CPR).                                  Thursday          2:00
                                                            Friday            3:00

9a.   Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip   Sunday Aquatics Demo
      afloat.

9b.   Successfully complete the BSA Swimmers test.          Sunday Aquatics
      (This requirement may be waived by the troop
      committee for medical or safety reasons)

9c.   With a helper and a practice victim, show a line      Monday &          7:00 –
      rescue both as helper and rescuer. (the practice      Thursday at the   8:30 pm
      victim should be approx. 30 feet from shore in deep   waterfront
      water)

10.   Show Scout spirit                                     In Troop

11.   Participate in a Scoutmaster conference               In Troop

12.   Board of review completed                             In Troop
                                        Things to Do at Camp

Aquatics At The Waterfront
Swims Tubing Flat-water Canoeing Whitewater Canoeing and Kayaking                  Water Carnival   Mile Swim
Swim and Water Rescue Paddlecraft Safety

Nature/Ecology Conservation
Fishing Star Gazing Wildlife       Trees and Shrubs Edible Plants       Merit Badges    Nature Trail   Camp
Explorations Demonstrations        Leave No Trace Trek Safely

Evening Events
Campfires Tall Stories    Stunts    Music   Games       Star Hikes   Night Hikes   Song Fests

Handicraft
Leather Wood      Basketry    Craft Items   Sculpture

Scoutcraft
Cooking Knife and Axe        Compass   Mapping    Tracking     Fire Building   Merit Badges

Special Events
Archery Axe-Yard Knot-Yard Rifle Range           Patrol Contests     Water Carnival    Open Climbing
Wednesday Night Special Camp Wide Games

For games, refer to the indexes of any of the following publications: Scout Game Book, Boy Scout Handbook,
Scoutmaster’s Handbook, Fieldbook, Boys’ Life and Scouting Magazines.

Rain Plans
As long as your youth have a dry change of clothing, your activities need not be confined indoors in bad weather.
Some program areas are closed for safety reasons. Check with the appropriate department to be sure.

For rainy day ideas: woodcarving, soap carving, “bone-up” on advancement, games with paper and pencil, wet
weather fire building, etc.

The camp program goes on, rain or shine!

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION AT CAMP
Participation in the summer camp program at Gardner Dam Scout Camp provides the opportunity to reward both
individuals and units for jobs well done. Some awards are directly earned and awarded while at camp, while
others include summer camp attendance as part of the qualifications.

Rank Advancement
Youth who complete all the requirements for a rank advancement should be acknowledged while in camp. The
actual award may be presented at a unit Count of Honor later in the year or at a special one held in camp.

Snorkeling B.S.A. Award
This program introduces youth to the world of snorkeling. Sessions are scheduled based on demand. The award
is a patch and a certificate.

Mile Swim – Opportunities to achieve this award are given to all swimmers.




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                               Awards Using Summer Camp Experience
National Camping Award

Basic requirement for the National Camping Award include:

              Patrol Activities
              Each patrol or unit participated in at least three of the following activities in the last twelve months:
              Attended a camporee, did a conservation project, held a day hike, attended a Scout retreat,
              conducted a project for anniversary week, conducted a father-son project, and attended a Klondike
              Derby.

              Short Term Camp
              All patrols in the unit were represented in four or more short-term campouts during the past twelve
              months.

              Long-Term Camp
              All patrols in the init were represented in a long-term (six or more consecutive days and nights)
              camp and at least 50% of the total youth membership of the unit attended.

Quality Unit B.S.A. – Centennial Quality Unit

The application for this award is submitted at the beginning of each year. One of the eight objectives include the
unit’s camping record for the previous year. At least 50% of unit youth have 10 days and nights of camping
during the year.

Order of the Arrow (O.A.)
Call-Out Ceremony at Gardner Dam Scout Camp
The call-out ceremony is held at retreat each Sunday night. All Order of the Arrow members in camp are
encouraged to wear their O.A. sashes to the retreat.

Ordeal Ceremony at Camp: Scouts and leaders that are “called out” on Sunday evening will have the option to
complete their ordeal during their stay at camp. Candidates wishing to complete their Ordeal will be charged
$40.00 which covers dues through the end of the calendar year, OA sash, OA handbook, Awase Lodge pocket
flap and OA cracker barrel. The pre-ordeal ceremony will take place on Wednesday evening and the rest of the
ordeal will take place Thursday. Leaders should make arrangements to ensure all candidates pay while in camp
and adjust merit badge schedules as necessary.

Brotherhood at Camp: Awase Lodge Ordeal members wishing to seal their membership in the Order of the
Arrow will have an opportunity to become Brotherhood members while at camp. There is no additional fee for this
opportunity. The Brotherhood interview will take place on Thursday afternoon, with the Brotherhood ceremony
taking place Thursday evening.

Out-of-Council Units
Arrowmen from councils other than the Bay-Lakes Council are invited to attend all OA ceremonies while at camp,
depending on their level of membership. Ordeal CANDIDATES may take part in the call-out ceremony at camp,
but not the Ordeal Ceremony. Their election results must be accompanied by a letter from their Scout
executive, granting permission to participate in the call-out at camp. They must be inducted in their own
Council.


              BE SURE YOUR OLDER SCOUTS CHECK OUT THE HIGH ADVENTURE OPPORTUNITIES IN
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BEAR PAW
 SCOUT
  CAMP
Dear Adult Summer Camp Enthusiast,

As a summer camp leader, your enthusiasm kindles the summer camp enthusiasm in your Scouts. This Bear
Paw portion of the Leader’s Guide has been updated and should make the information easier to find and to use,
assisting you in becoming a knowledgeable leader too.

The following steps will help you, your Scouts, Troop Committee and parents to Be Prepared for Bear Paw 2010.

                 1. Read and share this guide with key youth and adult leaders. Do this thoroughly and soon.
                 2. Bring your questions to the Summer Camp Leader Orientation on Saturday, January 30,
                    2010 at 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. Use
                    Entrance #10.
                 3. Beginning this summer, ALL YOUTH AND LEADERS and camp will need to have the
                    new BSA Annual Health History and Medical Form completed within one year of
                    arriving at camp. Check all youth and adult leader medical forms to make sure dates and
                    signatures will be valid at your camp arrival date. The proverbial ounce of prevention is
                    worth more than the pounding of the cure; recruit one adult leader to take complete
                    responsibility for this.
                 4. The Patrol Leaders Council and the Troop Committee need to begin planning soon to have
                    a successful summer camp experience. Remember to plan an adequate amount of fun for
                    the Troop and for each Scout. Fun is one of the ingredients in cooking up memories. As
                    Baden-Powell said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”.
                 5. Please pay special attention to the Provisional Camping opportunity and the Wolf River
                    Adventures program.
                 6. TWO WEEKS before you arrive in camp send your merit badge and other program requests
                    and COPIES of your medical forms directly to camp.

If you need additional information, contact the Center for Scouting at (920) 734-5705 or the web site at
www.baylakesbsa.org/camping.

We’re all looking forward to another successful summer at Bear Paw Scout Camp where the Scout Handbook
comes alive.

Yours in Scouting,

Neil Walker
2010 Camp Director
Neil.walker@att.net


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DIRECTIONS – Bear Paw Scout Camp
From Appleton:       Go north on Highway 47 to Bonduel, turn onto Highway 117. Turn right
onto Highway 22. Turn slight left onto Lake Drive. (Lake drive becomes County Road H). Stay
straight to go onto County Road R. Turn right onto County Road M. Turn sharp left onto
Highway 32, to Mountain. Turn right onto County Road W to Bear Paw Road.

From Green Bay: Go northwest on US Highway 41. Take the exit ramp towards 141/Iron
Mountain. Merge onto US Highway 141 North. Turn slightly left. Turn left onto Highway 64.
Turn right onto Highway 32 to Mountain. Turn right onto County Road W to Bear Paw Road.




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SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!
Sunday Check-In Schedule
1:30 pm             Check-In begins at the Joannes Lodge
3:00 pm             All Troops are in camp
5:25 pm             Emergency drill – (Line up on numbered blocks)
5:40 pm             Retreat of Colors
6:00 pm             Supper
6:40 pm             Waterfront Orientation
7:00 pm             Camp tour for all Scouts and leaders
                    - Unit Leader and SPL roundtable with directors at waterfront
8:45 pm             Campfire
Following Campfire  Cracker barrel in dining hall for unit leaders and Senior Patrol Leaders
                    - Final Merit Badge and program scheduling
                    - Meet with and greet area directors

ARRIVAL
Check-in time begins at 1:30 pm. We ask that all units arrive in camp no later than 3:00 pm in order to complete
the check-in process. Please keep in mind that no camp services (including first aid, etc.) will be available until
1:30 pm. Troops arriving early must be self-sufficient and cannot begin transporting gear to their site. Remember
that no private vehicles except vehicles pulling unit trailers or equipment vehicles are allowed on camp roads. If
you are going to arrive at camp after 3:00 pm, please call the camp office and let us know!

TRAILERS
In-bound: 1:30 – 4:00 Outbound: After 4:00pm
Upon arrival at Bear Paw Scout Camp, troops with an equipment trailer will be allowed to tow it into their
campsite. No vehicles are to remain in the campsite. It is recommended that all other gear is to be “packed in” by
the youth in the unit.

PARKING
Parking is available in Big Bear Parking Lot. Parking in the visitor’s parking lot (adjacent to the camp office) is
reserved for day visitors and handicapped campers. Again, no private vehicles are allowed on camp roads.

TENTAGE
Bear Paw will not provide any tents, tarps or platforms for the summer unless requested by a unit. Units are
responsible for providing their own tents unless the camp is notified at least two weeks in advance of arrival.
Complete the form found in the forms section of this guide and return, indicating the campsite the unit has
reserved and how many tents will be needed. The staff will provide the platforms and place the tents, poles,
stakes and other necessary equipment near the campsite latrine. A commissioner or staff guide will be on hand
to direct/assist with both set-up and takedown.

HOW TO CHECK-IN
Beginning at 1:30 pm, your staff guide will meet you at the Adventure (Joannes) Lodge, to lead your unit through
our check-in process.

Please have the following items ready:

                -    All Scouts and leaders who plan on participating in waterfront activities should arrive in their
                     swimsuits, with towels readily accessible. This will dramatically reduce your check-in time.

                -    A complete and accurate attendance list (your roster will be used for your financial check-in).


                -    Prescription medication, 1 copy of each medical form (keep the originals at home) and any
                     needed medication cards (if not already mailed in).

                -    The TOTAL NUMBER of people from your unit that will be eating dinner on Sunday.

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You will complete the following at check-in:

               -   Receive a Merit Badge program schedule for the week
               -   Good Turn and dining hall grace sign-up
               -   Acquaintance with camp procedures and rules
               -   Dining Hall orientation
               -   Medical recheck and medication turned in along with medication cards
               -   Swim checks
               -   Campsite set up

With your unit’s full cooperation, the check-in process should take no longer than 90 minutes.




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CAMP AND AREA SERVICES QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

The personnel in the camp office and commissioners will be able to assist you in obtaining any special services
you need during you stay at camp – for all special needs, your first stop or phone call should be to the Bear Paw
Scout Camp office (715) 276-6167. The staff will be more than happy to help you.

Area Attractions

The Mountain/Lakewood area has a number of attractions suitable for day trips, including the Langlade Trout
Rearing Station, the Peshtigo Fire Museum, Cathedral Pines, and Mountain Meadows Ranch. The camp office or
the Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce can provide more information on these and many other local
attractions upon request.

Banking/ATM

Local banking is available at the Wells Fargo Bank in Mountain, just off Highway 32. Their hours are 9:00 am –
2:00 pm. In addition, there is a 24-hour ATM located at the bank’s drive-up window, which accepts most major
network cards.

Commissary

The Commissary is available for your unit’s hiking and campfire requests at camp. Several items are available at
all times, including trail lunches, cobblers, mollies, homemade ice cream, and other items. We can provide many
other requests made at least 36 hours in advance.

Dietary Needs

Due to supplier substitutions and limited product availability, the Bay-Lakes Council cannot guarantee food
acceptable for diets of medical necessity. Please notify the Business Manager at LEAST 2 weeks prior to arriving
at camp. The camp will try to accommodate based on their availability of food products. The parent or Scout
leader needs to meet with the cook or Business Manager on Sunday afternoon. Storage of special foods can also
be arranged by contacting the Business Manager. Those with food allergies should consider bringing acceptable
food to camp to satisfy their special dietary requirements.

Health Care

Bear Paw Scout Camp provided health care facilities, which are adequate for the majority of needs, and are
staffed by a trained and certified health officer. In addition, the staff is trained in basic first aid and CPR, and
Mountain Ambulance Service providing emergency assistance if necessary. For other health care needs, the
Mountain Clinic, 5 minutes away, is open for most medical services; all others will be available at the Lakewood
Clinic, 20 minutes away, which provides a full range of health care services, including dentistry. Any special
health concerns need to be made known to the camp leadership before your arrival. All health related concerns
occurring while in camp must be reported to the Health Officer immediately.

Hikes

Numerous day and overnight hikes are available in the camp area. Please consult with the Adventure department
or your Commissioner about the many hiking possibilities.

Ice

Ice is available upon request from the dining hall. Please make your request to the commissary officer at the
back door of the kitchen area.

Laundry

Laundry facilities are available at the Lakewood Laundromat, located on Highway 32 north of Mountain in the
community of Lakewood. They are open during regular business hours, and often stay open later upon request.
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Local Events

Several local celebrations and festivals take place in the Mountain/Lakewood area during the summer, especially
around the Fourth of July. Contact the camp office or the Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce for more
information.

Lodging

Camp can only offer overnight accommodations for adult leaders who have a current medical health record on
file. For other visitors in camp, local accommodations are available. The National Forest Service operates a
number of campgrounds in the area. Additionally, there are a number of small hotels, resorts, and bed-and-
breakfasts in the surrounding area. Inquiries can be made to the camp office or the Lakewood Area Chamber of
Commerce. Please keep in mind that during certain times of the summer, advance reservations will be a
necessity.

Mail

Incoming mail is delivered to the boxes in the Program Center. Any mail received before your arrival at camp will
be retained, and any mail received after your departure will be forwarded/returned. Please include your Boy
Scout troop number, campsite and week of attendance (e.g. week of July 13-20).

Program Center

The Program Center offers a Scouting library with a number of resource materials including Fast Start videos. In
addition, several basic leader training courses are offered throughout the summer. For more information on
training, ask your camp commissioner. Adult leader meetings are at 10:00 am every morning. We encourage
troop representation at each of these meetings to ensure that every unit gets current information each day.

Quartermaster

The camp quartermaster area is located in the Program Center. It offers variety of campsite equipment, including
cooking gear, rakes, shovels, backpacks, and toilet paper.

Religious Obligations

The Bay-Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America is committed to encouraging reverence and faithfulness to
religious obligations. To help participants fulfill their commitment to a religious obligation, Bear Paw Scout Camp
offers a mid-week non-sectarian chapel service which emphasizes the religious principles of Scouting and is led
by an ordained minister or trained camp staff chaplain.

Sports Equipment

Soccer balls, volleyballs, softballs, bats and other assorted items are available for checkout from the Adventure
department.

Telephone/Fax

The camp telephone number is (715) 276-6167. We ask that this number be used for emergency calls only.
Any incoming messages will be delivered to your mailbox in the Program Center (emergency messages will be
delivered immediately to your campsite). The camp fax number is (715) 276-1354. Incoming faxes are accepted
24 hours a day. Outgoing faxes are limited to camp business, unless in an emergency and approved by the
Camp Director. An adult leader must be present for Boy Scouts to make outgoing calls.

Trading Post

The camp Trading Post is your outlet for all of your Bear Paw needs and memories. It stocks a wide variety of
items, including camping equipment, craft kits, merit badge items, souvenirs, and snacks. Be sure to stop in and
check it out.

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Visitors

All visitors to camp are welcome, but must register at the Camp Office immediately upon their arrival. Any
overnight visitor must have an Annual Health History and Medical Form parts A, B and C with physician’s
signature on file in the Health Lodge. Visitor meals are $5 breakfast, $6 lunch and $7 dinner.

Weather and Emergencies

Bear Paw Scout Camp monitors the NOAA weather network 24 hours a day. At any sign of severe weather, our
staff is fully trained to implement the Camp’s emergency response plan. The plan specifics are included in your
site binder (which you will receive upon arrival), posted in all program areas, and in the Camp Office. All
precautions are taken in severe weather and other emergency situations. Units are advised of designated
shelters and notification upon their arrival in camp.

PROGRAM PLANNING

Program planning is the most important and exciting aspect of any unit’s preparation for their week at summer
camp. A good program should include a balance of fun activities, unit and patrol activities, advancement
opportunities, and some free time to enjoy the extensive offerings at Bear Paw!

Start program planning by making a list of all the things your unit would like to do in camp. Use the Area
Descriptions, and Program Schedule lists as working guides. Don’t forget to include unit and patrol activities!
Program planning should be completed at least two weeks prior to arriving at camp. Please remember the goals
for Camp (listed in order of importance) are:

            1.     Having fun!
            2.     Developing leadership skills
            3.     Working on rank advancement
            4.     Earning merit badges

Plan one “open” (no Merit Badges scheduled) block for each Scout to have some down/free time.

Once you have acquainted yourself with all of what Bear Paw has to offer, remember, more activities will be
added between now and your week at camp. You will be provided with this when you arrive on Sunday.

How to Request Merit Badges for your Scouts
In the FORMS section of this guide, there is a form entitled, Bear Paw Merit Badge Request Form. Please fill out
as completely as possible and return at least 2 weeks before your arrival.

                              *Preference is given on a first come, first served basis*
                          *Please write/type legibly! We look at a lot of these every week*

Send by mail to:
                                                Program Director
                                              Bear Paw Scout Camp
                                                   PO Box 128
                                               Mountain, WI 54149

A friendly reminder:
While this is a general overview of what is happening at Bear Paw this summer, all times and dates are subject to
change. The planning process of a summer camp is a fluid, ever changing voyage. We strive to get every part of
this guide correct, but, contrary to popular belief, Bear Paw Scout Camp’s administration is human, and does
make mistakes! When changes are made, if essential to the planning process, you will be informed of them.
Otherwise, you will receive a finalized listing of dates, times, and activities when you arrive at camp. Would you
like to see some of the planning process in action? Have some ideas you think would make Bear Paw better?
Come to the Bear Paw web site and browse through the history and forums at: www.BPSC.org.

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                                PROGRAM AREA DESCRIPTIONS

ADVENTURE
The Adventure program at Bear Paw is designed to be a training tool for those units and older Scouts who wish
take part in High Adventure activities at the unit, council, or even the national level. Philmont Scout Ranch,
Florida Sea Base, or Northern Tier Canoe Base are all great opportunities that only Boy Scouts and Venture
Scouts can take part in. This is an excellent opportunity to spark some interest in troops to develop your own high
adventure activities! It’s easier than you think. Have an idea for a troop outing, but do not know where to start?
Ask one of our staff and they will be able to help you get started.

Wolf River Adventures is designed to help units and Venture crews participate in a High Adventure program,
without having to spend a lot of their time planning the logistics. The design of this program allows for a troop to
go to the camp of their choice, either Bear Paw or Gardner Dam, and have the older Scouts (14+) participate in
one of four trips of their choice while the younger Scout stay at camp and develop the skills needed to participate
in these types of activities down the road. The troop or crew will arrive at camp together and leave together! (See
page 44 of this guide for more details). Bear Paw still offers in-camp programs for Older Scouts, detailed below.

ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS
 - 13+ years of age
 - Must be a Swimmer (if participating in any water-based trips)
 - Proper clothing needed
     − Closed toed shoes that can get wet, swimsuit, and t-shirt for all water trips
     − Closed toed shoes, weather specific clothing for all other outings

There is no sign up required before camp for any adventure trips, you just need to sign up at the Sunday night
cracker barrel. Spots are limited, sign up is on a first come, first served basis only!

Advancement

         MERIT BADE              Block      Prerequisites            Notes – All prices approximate
                                                                   Seven 10+ mile rides during the week –
              Cycling              AB             None               may not be able to finish at camp
                                                                          Age 14 recommended


Activities
Half-Day Trips (2 blocks)

     Whitewater Tubing                                            Mountain Bike Treks
     Flat-water Canoeing                                          - Single-track trail riding
     Chute Pond Excursion                                         - Road
     - Jumping Rock, Natural Waterslide

Overnight Trips (Does not interfere with merit badge blocks)

     Leave-No-Trace Backpacking                                   General Camp out
     - Lost Mountain                                              - Explorer Point
     - Butler Rock                                                - Dream something up; we will do
     - Nicolet National Forest                                    our best to get you out for a night!

     Twin Bridges Park
     - Canoeing with Island Camping



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Special Events

        Bear Paw Triathlon – (a Bear Paw Tradition)
        - 0.5 mile swim, 7 mile bike ride, 1.5 mile run
        - Can be run by individual or team of 3
        - Some of our fastest times in previous years camp from adult leaders, so if you think you might be
           able to finish, join in the fun!!
        Bear Paw Volleyball Classic (staff vs. campers)
        Disc Golfing – open all week on our brand new nine hole course. Bring your own discs if you
        have them.

        Sports equipment rental: Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Kickball
        - This equipment may be used to challenge staff, or just to check out to use in your campsite or the Field
        of Dreams

Instruction

        Leave-No-Trace – Outdoor Ethics, Trek Safely, Trip Planning, FUN!!!


AQUATICS
The aquatics area will teach youth how to safely enjoy all waterfront activities, including swimming, boating,
canoeing, sailing, and snorkeling. The waterfront experience begins with the swim check on Sunday afternoon,
when each participant will be placed in one of the following ability groups:

        Non-swimmer: Brief entry into shallow water to assess comfort level, or swim less than 50 yards.
        Beginner:    Must enter water feet first, and then swim 50 yards in water that is over swimmer’s head.
        Swimmer:     Must enter water feet first, then swim 100 yards as follows: 75 yards in strong manner
                     using side, breast, trudgeon or front crawl strokes; 25 yards using elementary backstroke;
                     rest, by floating or with just enough motion to stay afloat.

*The Buddy System is used at all times during all aquatics activities and in all other areas of camp. Leaders are
asked to be sure that each youth understands the operation of the buddy system and that it is enforced within
their unit.
***All Aquatic merit badges require each youth to show proficiency in CPR before arriving at camp. Need a
verification note from leader or guardian.

Advancement

        MERIT BADE             Block          Prerequisites            Notes – All prices approximate
                                           2 (note verifying CPR
      Canoeing***                A, B                                           Must be a swimmer
                                                requirement)
                                              1a, 13, & 2 (note          Long sleeved shirt/long pants.
      Lifesaving***              AB            verifying CPR           Swimming MB recommended. Must
                                                requirement)                     be swimmer.
                                           2 (note verifying CPR
      Rowing***                   A                                             Must be a swimmer
                                                requirement)
                                           16 (note verifying CPR      Must be a swimmer and have not
      Small Boat Sailing***      C, D
                                                requirement)           previously completed this badge
                                                                      Long sleeved shirt/long pants. MUST
                                            2 (note verifying CPR
      Swimming***                A, B                                 be able to obtain Swimmer by end of
                                                requirement)
                                                                                    first day.




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Activities

Mile Swim: Candidates must pass through a set of preliminaries offered Monday and Tuesday at 7 pm. The mile
swim can be completed after the preliminaries, during any free time, Wednesday – Friday. The swimmer must
have a qualified rower and spotter, one of whom is a swimmer, accompany him on his mile swim attempt. Adults
and Scouts alike are able to complete this!

BSA Snorkeling: A two-night activity, from 7 – 8 pm. Basic instruction and practice of skills will be taught on
Monday and on Tuesday the Scouts snorkel around Bear Paw Lake, applying the skills and techniques learned
the previous night.

2nd and 1st Class Swimming Requirements: Offered Wednesday at 10 am, or other scheduled time with
Aquatics staff approval.

Instructional Swim: Offered daily for youth who would like to advance their swim skills and classification. Check
with the aquatics staff for available times.

Polar Bear Swim: MTWTF, 7 am until Waiter bell. Come and wake up bright and early with the ice cold, healing
waters of Bear Paw Lake. Participate 3 out of 5 mornings and receive a special award! This is for leaders and
Scouts.

                                                 IMPORTANT!!
                               AQUATICS TRAINING PROGRAM CHANGES:
   2010 brings some new changes to the BSA Aquatics programs and standards. In addition to Safe Swim
Defense and Safety Afloat, the BSA has developed two new adult training programs to build on these and better
                                provide skill training for “Qualified Supervision”.
          These are: Aquatics Supervision: Swimming and Water Rescue, and Paddle Craft Safety.
                  The two courses are 8 hours each, and the certification lasts for 3 years.




Unit Activities
Unit Swim: Available during troop time, 4:30 – 5:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for a unit to learn and practice
the fundamentals of Safe Swim Defense. Units are responsible for providing lifeguards and a 21 year old adult.
Sign up at the Sunday night cracker barrel.
NOTE: For Troop Swims, troops are responsible for providing lifeguards and a 21 year old adult.

Float Lunch: Unit can sign up for a lunchtime cruise on the lake. Camp provided trail lunch and BSA Lifeguard
supervision. This is a great opportunity for a unit to learn and practice the principles of Safety Afloat. Sign up at
the Sunday night cracker barrel.

Hours of operation:
9:00 am – 12:00 noon          Instruction, open swim and open boating
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm             Afternoon Open Session
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm             Scheduled Special Activities
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm             Schedules Evening Activities
*Times may be subject to change




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CLIMBING
The Climbing department at Bear Paw is very unique for a Boy Scout camp, especially one in Wisconsin. We
have the privilege of utilizing a 35 foot rock face, located just outside our property line in the Nicolet National
Forest. This face is used for our Merit Badge program, open climbs, and the Wolf River Adventures Program
throughout the week.

In addition to our camp, we offer a cross-programming partnership with Gardner Dam Scout Camp. The Scouts
in our merit badge program are able to go over to Gardner Dam and climb on their artificial climbing tower, as well
as take part in the COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) Course. In turn, the Scouts from Gardner
Dam are able to come and climb on Bear Paw’s natural rock face.


Advancement
         MERIT BADGE          Block        Prerequisites                  Notes – All prices approximate
                                          1 (note verifying First   Must be 14 yrs. old. Must be physically fit enough to
              Climbing          AB
                                                Aid/CPR)                   climb up a 35 foot vertical rock face.

This badge takes up blocks A and B in the mornings of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There is also a
10 participant limit in the merit badge for safety reasons. Tuesday afternoon, the merit badge participants take
part in the open-programming partnership with Gardner Dam and climb on their artificial tower. This is an
excellent opportunity because Scouts get experience climbing on both artificial and natural surfaces. Many
develop a life-long hobby when exposed to all the aspects of the sport!

Open Climb:

         - Wednesday morning (Blocks A and B)
Leader Training Opportunities:

          - Climb on Safely

Hours of operation:
9:00 am – 12:00 noon          Merit Badge Instruction
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm             Scheduled Special Activities
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm             Scheduled Evening Activities
*Times may be subject to change




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                                       ORDER OF THE ARROW
The Order of the Arrow (O.A.) is Scouting’s official honor camping society. The Lodge associated with the Bay-
Lakes Council is the Awase Lodge #61. Three separate ceremonies are held during the week to recognize
members of various levels within the brotherhood. Check out the lodge’s new web site for more information:
www.Awase.org.

Calling-Out Ceremony:

Held on Tuesday evening, this ceremony is the public recognition of those youth who have been elected and
adults how have been nominated for membership into the Order of the Arrow. Unit leaders should have a copy of
the unit election results available for review. Leaders should make arrangements to pay for candidates’ induction
costs while at camp. Fee ($40.00) includes dues through the end of the calendar year, O.A. handbook, O.A.
sash, Awase Lodge pocket flap, and OA cracker barrel.

Ordeal Ceremony:

Youth and adults who are Called-Out on Tuesday night have the option of completing their Ordeal at camp on
Wednesday, concluding with the Ordeal ceremony late Wednesday afternoon. Eligible youth and adults wishing
to participate must register in advance at the camp office. Units with adults who are completing their Ordeal at
camp must have a least 2 adult leaders with the rest of the troop during the Ordeal.

Brotherhood Ceremony:

Ordeal members wishing to seal their membership in the Order of the Arrow will have an opportunity to become
Brotherhood members at camp. The Brotherhood interviews will take place on Wednesday afternoon, with the
Brotherhood ceremony taking place Wednesday afternoon just before the Ordeal ceremony. There is no
additional cost.

OUT OF COUNCIL UNITS
Arrowmen from Councils other than Bay-Lakes Council are invited to attend all OA ceremonies while at
camp, depending on their level of membership. Ordeal CANDIDATES may take part in the call-out
ceremony at camp, but not the Ordeal ceremony. Their election results must be accompanied by a letter
from their Scout executive, granting permission to participate in the call-out at camp. They must be
inducted in their own Council.

Advancement
           MERIT BADGE         Block     Prerequisites               Notes – All prices approximate
                                                              Need moccasin, choker and dream catcher
              Indian Lore        B           None
                                                                kit – available in Trading Post ~ $3 – 7

Cheerful Service
Elangomat Program
“Elangomat” is the Lenni Lenape word translating roughly as “friend” or “guide”. Participants in this program will
indeed function as both friends and guides to those who have just been called out. They live and work side by
side with the candidates helping them through their Ordeal. This is fantastic opportunity for any Arrowmen, youth
or adult, to re-explore their commitment to the Order and their peers.

Logistics
Help from Arrowmen is needed behind-the-scenes in every area from setting pot torches to fire building. If you’ve
got some time and can give the Lodge a hand, talk to us at the cracker barrel on Sunday, or catch one of our staff
around camp.


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OUTDOOR SKILLS
The Outdoor Skills area is where core Scouting skills are developed. It serves as camp’s headquarters for
Camping, Wilderness Survival, First Aid, Fishing, Pioneering and Orienteering. This area is also home to many
advancement and special activity opportunities for all ages.

Advancement

             MERIT BADGE            Block        Prerequisites           Notes – All prices approximate
                                     AB,        9a (20 nights of
          Camping                                                                     None
                                     CD           camping) 8d
          First Aid                  A, B            None             Bring personal first aid kit from home
                                                   9 (cannot
          Fishing                    A, B                                 Bring own rod/reel and tackle
                                              guarantee at camp)
                                               At least Second
          Orienteering               CD                                               None
                                                  Class Rank
          Pioneering                  A              None               Rope Making – 3p Wednesday
          Wilderness Survival      B, C, D             5               Required overnight hike, Thursday


Activities
Totin’ Chip: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – Learn the proper usage and safety procedures for using knives,
axes, and says. Required for Scouts to have – Second Class 2c.

Firem’n Chit: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – Learn the proper skills and safety associated with fire building
and control. Required for Scouts to have – Second Class 2d.

Mountain Trek: Lunch Hike: Wednesday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. This hike fulfills the hiking requirement for
Second Class rank, and also gives and opportunity for troops and patrols to explore outside of camp. You will be
hiking to Lost Mountain, eating lunch at the peak, and hiking back. This offers great views and awesome solitude,
provided by the Nicolet National Forest! Must sign up by Tuesday at lunch.

Outdoor Code Certification: Monday

Leave No Trace (LNT) Presentation: Tuesday

Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award: Offered throughout the week. This award is available to experienced campers
who are willing to assist in instructing a Totin’ Chip session and participate in a 3 hour conservation project. It is a
nationally recognized award that comes with a pocket certificate and patch.

Outdoor Badminton: Any time during the week, feel free during the afternoon and evening activity times to
challenge the outdoor skills staff to a game of outdoor badminton. It’s quick, it’s fun, and it’s even an Olympic
sport!

Hour of operation:
9:00 am – 12:00 noon          Morning Instructional Sessions
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm             Afternoon Instructional Sessions
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm             Scheduled Special Activities
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm             Scheduled Evening Activities
*Times may be subject to change




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EAGLE CHALLENGE
The Outdoor Skills department focuses on providing sound outdoor knowledge throughout first-year program,
Eagle Challenge. Eagle Challenge fulfills over twenty different requirements for the Tenderfoot, 2nd & 1st Class
ranks. The goals of this department can be summed up by this motto:

         “Tell me and I may forget; show me and I may remember; but involve me, and I will understand.”

                               The following is a list of requirements offered at Bear Paw
             Tenderfoot                                Second Class                              First Class
 4a, 4b, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10a / 10b, 11,     1a, 1b, 2c, 2d, 4, 5, 6a, 6b, 6c, 7a,    1, 2, 6, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 9a,
               12a, 12b                                     7b, 7c                                  9b, 9c
*Refer to the “Eagle Challenge Coordination Guide” for a complete listing of offered items in the forms sections of
                                                the 2009 Leader’s Guide*


        •   Any of the requirements listed above may be requested to do in the following times. Just ask (fill out
            the Eagle Challenge form), and staff members will come to your troop’s campsite to perform the
            necessary requirements.
                         Personalized Free-Time Basis Sessions:
                         Afternoon (MTWR): 4:30 – 5:15 pm
                         Evening (MTR): 7:00 – 8:30 pm

        •   If the Scouts need more than a small number or cohesive group of requirements, then it is more
            beneficial for the Scouts to signed up for a Block.
                 Block C or Block D
                   Monday                1st Half   Tenderfoot – 11; 2nd Class – 5; 1st Class – 6
                                          nd
                   Nature & First Aid    2 Half Tenderfoot – 12a, 12b
                   Tuesday               1st Half   Tenderfoot – 4a, 4b
                   Knots & Lashings      2nd Half 1st Class – 7a, 7b, 8a
                   Thursday              1st Half   Tenderfoot – 5, 2nd Class – 1a, 1st Class – 1
                   Orienteering           nd
                                         2 Half 1st Class – 2
                   Friday                1st Half   2nd Class – 6a, 6c
                   First Aide             nd
                                         2 Half 1st Class – 8b, 8c, 8d


        •   Some other requirements that are offered include
            o The Waterfront offers Second Class – 7c; First Class – 9c, at 9 am on Wednesday
            o Wednesday in Outdoor Skills
                       3:00 pm Second Class 6
                       3:30 pm Second Class 7, 8, 9
                       4:00 pm Second Class 10a or 10b

        •   Each of the four sessions (Nature, First Aid, Knots and Lashings and First Aid) are also scheduled
            during the free time sessions. This is another option, but is not meant to replace the full block.
             Monday                    7:00-8:00 pm      Tenderfoot – 11, 2nd Class – 5, 1st Class - 6
             Nature
             Tuesday Evening            7:00-7:45 pm      Tenderfoot – 4a, 4b
             Knots and Lashings         7:45-8:30 pm      1st Class – 7a, 7b, 8a
             Thursday Afternoon         4:30-5:15 pm      2nd Class – 1a, 1st Class – 2
             Orienteering
             Thursday Evening           7:00-7:30 pm      Tenderfoot – 12a, 12b
             First Aid                  7:30-8:00 pm      2nd Class – 6a, 6c
                                        8:00-8:30 pm      1st Class – 8b, 8c, 8d


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ECOLOGY/CONSERVATION
The Ecology/Conservation department provides learning about the wonders of our surrounding
environment for all ages, Scout and leaders alike. Come and discover the fundamentals of conservation,
which play such a large part in the Scouting program.

Advancement

         MERIT BADGES            Block       Prerequisites        Notes – All prices approximate
                                                 6 –sketch
                                                positions of      Will need to attend 3 out of 4 evening
        Astronomy                   D
                                               planets for 4                    star hikes
                                                   weeks
                                             4 – home energy
        Energy                      B                                             None
                                                   Adult
        Environmental            A, B, C,
                                                   None                    Bring pen and paper
        Science#                    D
        Fish/Wildlife
                                    B                7                            None
        Management
        Forestry#                  C               None                           None
                                 A1, A2,
        Mammal Study*                              None                           None
                                 B1, B2
        Nature*                    C                4e                            None
                                               8 – maintain
        Reptile/Amphibian                        reptile or
                                  A1, A2                                          None
        Study*                                amphibian for 1
                                                  month
        Soil & Water
                                    A              None                           None
        Conservation
                                                                    ~$6 cost, bring small blade pocket
        Space Exploration          A, D            None
                                                                                   knife
                                                                                   None
        Weather                  D1, D2            None

*Recommended Merit Badge for first-year Scouts.
#Prior experience in topics related to Ecology/Conservation strongly recommended.

Activities
       Nature Reference Library
       Nature Trail around camp – guided hikes available!
       Edible plants demonstrations
       Conservation projects (great for the Awase Award, advancement and service!)
       Star Hikes – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
       - Excellent opportunity for those interested in astronomy, whether in the merit badge or not. A great deal
       will be learned about the constellations in our summer sky.
       Rocket building and launching
       Live animals from around Bear Paw on display

Hour of Operation:
9:00 am – 12:00 noon          Morning Instructional Sessions
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm             Afternoon Instructional Sessions
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm             Scheduled Special Activities
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm             Scheduled Evening Activities
*Times may be subject to change


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HANDICRAFT
The Handicraft Area is a place for youth to try their hand (no pun intended!!) at creating a memento of their days
at camp. Discover the world of arts and craftsmanship and possible create a lifelong hobby!

Advancement

       MERIT BADGE             Block         Prerequisites           Notes – All prices approximate
                               A2, B2,                               Bring a white all cotton T-shirt, or buy
      Art                                          None
                                 C1                                      one in Trading Post: ~$3 - $5
                               A1, B1,                              Need to make round and square basket:
      Basketry                                     None
                               C2, D2                                       ~ $8 - $10 for both kits
                                                                    This badge requires a lot of writing, time
      Communications            A, D              5, 6, 8             needs to be spent out of session to
                                                                              complete the badge
      Fingerprinting           D1, D2              None                               None
                               B1, B2,
                                                                      Leather kit that can be tooled: ~ $5 -
      Leatherwork              C1, C2,             None
                                                                           $10 in TP – no moccasins
                               D1, D2
                                            3c, participate in
      Music                    C1, C2      musical organization           MUST be able to read music
                                              for 6 months
                               A1, A2,
                                                                     ~$4 - $6 cost, bring small blade pocket
      Woodcarving              B1, B2,             None
                                                                                       knife
                               C1, C2

*Materials Required for Merit Badges*

Woodcarving: $4 – 6 (for slide kit) and a pocket knife with a small blade (knives with blades larger than the
Scout’s palm-width are prohibited at camp)

Leatherwork: A small or large knife kit sold at the camp Trading Post ($5-$10) is the best option. Other kits
bought elsewhere may not fulfill requirements, including moccasins. If the leather cannot be tooled, then it
cannot be used for the merit badge.

Basketry: Two baskets must be made, one square and one circular bottomed. They cost $4 - $5 each bought at
the trading post. The campstool materials are provided by Handicraft at no cost (as they are re-used). Be aware
that the baskets sold at camp have a bottom already. Bringing a basket kit from somewhere else that does
not have a pre-made bottom takes much more time to complete.

*All materials can be purchased at camp. It is highly recommended to buy the materials at camp to make sure
that the Scout has the correct items.

Other important things to know about Merit Badges

      - Totin’ Chip is taught on the first day of Woodcarving, but offered by the Outdoor Skilled area for Scouts
        not in Woodcarving.

      - Basketry requires work outside of the session to complete the baskets.

      - Tie-dying for Art merit badge is done during the merit badge. There is open tie-dying for everyone on
        Wednesday.


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Activities
Open Leatherwork: Have you seen other Scouts make cool projects but don’t have time to take the merit badge?
Are you an adult leader that wants to make use of some of our tools? This is the time for those not in merit badge
instruction to learn how to use all of the tools, as well as how to make several different kits.

Tie-Dye: Come with anything and everything white or off-white (make sure it is 100% cotton and NOT stain
resistant) and our great instructors will show you how to tie-dye it to perfection.

Hemp Necklaces: Learn how to make a hemp necklace, bracelet, or anklet. – Cost is $1, pay in the Trading Post.

Hours of Operation:
9:00 am – 12:00 noon          Morning Instruction Sessions
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm             Afternoon Instruction Sessions
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm             Scheduled Special Activities
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm             Scheduled Evening Activities
*Times may be subject to change

SHOOTING SPORTS
Shooting Sports is made up of the archery, rifle and shotgun ranges. All are supervised by trained and nationally
certified adult personnel. Youth learn the fundamentals of safe shooting and handling of firearms plus experience
the pride of learning a new skill. Shooting sports is an excellent opportunity for youth that may not have other
opportunities to enjoy marksmanship.

The shooting spots department offers the archery, rifle and shotgun merit badges. These merit badges require
skill, patience, and a degree of physical maturity. Extra fees will apply to these badges.

Which Shooting Sports Merit Badges Should I Take?

        •    Shooting Sports merit badges are not recommended for first year Scouts.
        •    It is recommended to only take one shooting merit badge per week because they have different
             fundamentals and often require extra time to complete the shooting requirements.
        •    Hunter’s Safety is helpful for Rifle and Shotgun, but not required.
        •    Shotgun participants should be 14 years of age due to size requirements, instructor makes final call.
             We recommend completing Rifle merit badge before enrolling in Shotgun merit badge.
        •    An open block in the afternoon is helpful to complete archery and rifle.
        •    Remember that these merit badges have additional fees: Archery – approximately $4, Rifle - $8-12,
             and Shotgun - $15-20.

Activities
Open Shoot: Open shooting is available during afternoons on the rifle, shotgun, and archery ranges. Scouts are
encouraged to work on the shooting requirements for their merit badges during open shooting. To participate in
open shooting Scout need a ticket from the trading post (rifle: about $0.40 per round, shotgun $2-3 per 5 shots
and targets, archery is free). Adult leaders may shoot rifle for free, with a limited number of rounds allowed.

Black Powder Muzzleloader Shoot: Our rifle range has a fleet of .50 cal. inline muzzleloaders. The exciting
thing about this is you can shoot them, FOR FREE! Every Monday and Thursday evening, the ranges open up
for this program, which anyone and everyone can take part in (time allowing, of course). Come see and feel the
power packed (literally) into these firearms!

Marksmanship Award Programs: The National Archery Association (NAA) and the National Rifle Associations
(NRA) marksmanship programs are open to all youths and adults. These programs operate during open shooting
and are an ideal way for the first year camper to gain valuable experience and confidence at the archery and rifle
ranges. Certificates will be awarded for the successful completion of an NRA or NAA rating and the
accompanying medals may be purchased from the trading post.
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                                 PERSONAL BOWS/ARROWS AND FIREARMS

For safety standards and logistical reasons, youth and leader are NOT to bring firearms, ammunition
and/or bows and arrows to camp. Camp equipment is more than adequate for merit badge, NRA and NAA
qualifying.

Hours of Operation:
9:00 am – 11:55 am             Merit badge instruction only
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm              Open shooting
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm              Open shooting
*Time may be subject to change

ADULT LEADER OPPORTUNITIES

The first priority of every adult leader in camp is making sure that youth in the unit are getting the greatest and
safest program possible. However, many adult leaders in camp are looking for activities and opportunities for
personal fun and satisfaction. Well, here they are!!

Commissary: There are a number of snack items available from the commissary. We can fulfill most requests if
received from the adult leader at the camp office 36 hours in advance. Available items and prices are listed
below:


ITEM                               PRICE              SERVINGS       EQUIPMENT NEEDED*
Memphis Molly                      $6.00                 6-8         Dutch oven, charcoal
Cobbler (apple, cherry, peach)     $5.00                 6-8         Dutch oven, charcoal
Ice Cream – Hand Cranked           $6.00                 6-8         Ice cream maker**
Ice Cream ½ gallon pre-made        $5.00 - $7.00         6-8
Pudgy Pies                         $2.00                  6          Pudgy pie makers


Other snacks available: marshmallows, S’Mores, popcorn, watermelon. If there’s anything else you want, ask
your Commissioner or at the camp office.

*All necessary equipment is available from the Commissioners. Charcoal should be included on your
Commissary Request form (available from your Commissioner). Instructions on preparation are given out with
your order.

**Ice Cream Makers should be signed up for on Sunday as supplies are limited.


Certifications
We offer a number of training and certification courses during the week at camp. These include:
- Safe Swim Defense (recommended for all leaders)
- Safety Afloat (recommended for all leaders)
- Climb on Safely
- Trek Safety (backpacking/trekking equivalent of Safety Afloat/Safe Swim Defense)
- Leave No Trace – Outdoor Ethics

Instructional Help: We can always use help with the instruction of the many skills taught at camp. If you have
any special abilities you’re willing to share, please let us know on Sunday. In the past, we’ve had sessions and
demonstrations from leaders in art, emergency preparedness, aquatics, wilderness survival, bird study, botany
and others. Adults are always welcome to observe any of the merit badge or other instructional sessions.



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Supervision: We can also use a hand in our own instructional sessions – we may use you as a coach, a
volunteer, or a helping hand to keep things running smoothly. If you have some spare time and a special interest,
talk to your commissioner or the appropriate area director on Sunday. We always need assistance in the
following areas:
                 - Aquatics (especially guards during instructional and open swim periods)
                 - Eagle Challenge
                 - Outdoor Skills
                 - Shooting Sports
                 - Handicraft
                 - Ecology/Conservation

Awards: A number of special awards are available for adult leaders in camp, including:
                - AWASE award
                - Mile Swim, Snorkeling, NAA & NRA Marksmanship, and many others.
*For more information on these awards, read the appropriate section in this guide and/or contact your
Commissioner on Sunday.

Camp Facility Projects: Our Camp Ranger can always use a spare hand or two with various physical camp
projects. If you have any mechanical sills (esp. carpentry, electrical and plumbing) and some spare time, speak
with the Camp Director.

Meetings:

SUNDAY -         One adult leader and SPL from every unit must attend the program roundtable after the
                 Waterfront demonstration.

MON – FRI -      Daily meetings are held with the Commissioners and the Camp Director, for adults at 10:00 am in
                 the Program Center. Topics will vary from day to day, but this is generally a “working committee”
                 on camp and it is important to have someone available from your unit to attend each day.


UNIT/PATROL OPPORTUNITIES
Our Friday night water carnival, Wednesday night camp wide games, patrol activities, inter-troop competition, etc.
are all activities/events that will continue in full force this year. We are working with our 2009 staff to restructure
these popular activities using the patrol format.

The National Standards that guide our programs are emphasizing the patrol; our goal is to use these events to
strengthen patrol in our troops.

In the meantime, troop leaders are encouraged to work through the patrol method at ALL troop functions including
summer camp.

PROVISIONAL CAMP
What if one of your Scouts:
        Can’t come to camp with your unit?
        Is going to Philmont, Northern Tier, or Florida Sea Base?
        Wants to finish work already begun?
        Wants to have an additional week of camp fun and challenge?

The Bay-Lakes Council and Bear Paw Scout Camp offer a separate week of camp where Provisional Troop 6350
will be formed from those individual Scouts that really want the camp experience but can’t make the troop’s
already established camp week. The date will be the week of August 1 through August 7, and the cost will be
$235 per Scout (if s Scout has already attended a full week of summer camp at either Bay-Lakes Council camp
with his unit in 2010, the fee for a second week of camp will be $150).
The two-deep trained leadership will be provided by the camp. For more information contact the Camp
Department at the Center for Scouting in Appleton at (920) 734-5705 ext. 142.
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                             2010 Bear Paw Scout Camp Merit Badge Schedule

     Monday – Tuesday                  Thursday - Friday                      Key to using this table
  Block A1 9:00-10:30 MT           Block A2 9:00-10:30 RF
         Basketry 1                          Art 1                  1 – Appropriate for first year and above
      Mammal Study 2                   Mammal Study 1
Reptile & Amphibian Study 2      Reptile & Amphibian Study 2        2 – Appropriate for second year and above
       Woodcarving 1                    Woodcarving 1               3 – Experienced Scouts only!
                                                                         ALL CAPS – Eagle Required MB
                  Block A 9:00-10:30 MTRF
        Archery 3
                                         Pioneering 2               A1 – The 1 following the block means the
                                            Rifle 3                      badge meets Monday & Tuesday.
       Canoeing 3
                                          Rowing 1
   COMMUNICATIONS 3
                                          Shotgun 3
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2                                             B2 – The 2 following the block means the
                                 Soil & Water Conservation 2
       FIRST AID 2
        Fishing 1
                                     Space Exploration 2                 badge meeting Thursday & Friday.
                                         SWIMMING 2
                                                                    AB or CD – Badge meets BOTH blocks
  Block B1 10:30- 12:00 MT         Block B2 10:30-12:00 RF
         Basketry 1                         Art 1
       Leatherwork 1                    Leatherwork 1
      Mammal Study 1                   Mammal Study 1
       Woodcarving 1                   Woodcarving 1

                  Block B 10:30-12:00 MTRF                          REMEMBER: Happy Scouts make for
          Archery 3                        Fishing 1                happy leaders. Make sure you give your
        Canoeing 3                       Indian Lore 2              Scouts a block off for free time!
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2                      Rife 3
          Energy 3                         Shotgun 3
        FIRST AID 2                      SWIMMING 2
Fish & Wildlife Management 2         Wilderness Survival 1


                Block AB 9:00-12:00 MTRF
        CAMPING 2
                                      LIFESAVING 3
        Climbing 3
                                     BSA Lifeguard 3
        CYCLING 3

   Block C1 1:30-3:00 MT            Block C2 1:30-3:00 RF
           Art 1                         Basketry 1
       Leatherwork 1                    Leatherwork 1
          Music 2                          Music 2
      Woodcarving 1                    Woodcarving 1

                   Block C 1:30-3:00 MTRF
     Eagle Challenge 1                     Nature 2
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2               Small Boat Sailing 3
        Forestry 2                   Wilderness Survival 1

   Block D1 3:00-4:30 MT            Block D2 3:00-4:30 RF
                                          Basketry 1
      Fingerprinting 1
                                       Fingerprinting 1
       Leatherwork 1
                                        Leatherwork 1
         Weather 2
                                          Weather 2

                  Block D 3:00-4:30 MTRF
       Astronomy 2
                                     Small Boat Sailing 3
   COMMUNICATIONS 3
                                     Space Exploration 2
     Eagle Challenge 1
                                    Wilderness Survival 1
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2

                  Block CD 1:30-4:30 MTRF
                         CAMPING 2
                       Orienteering 2




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                          EAGLE CHALLENGE                     2010 Coordination Guide

    Tenderfoot Rank Requirements
1. Present yourself to your leader, properly dressed, before going on an overnight camping trip. Show      In Troop
the camping gear you will use. Shoe the right way to pack and carry it.

2. Spend at least one night on a patrol or troop campout. Sleep in a tent you have helped pitch.           In Troop

3. On the campout, assist in preparing and cooking one of your patrol’s meals. Tell why it is important    In Troop
for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup, and explain the importance of
eating together.

4a. Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.                                                   Tuesday
4b. Demonstrate you know how to tie the fooling knots and tell what their uses are: two half hitches       Block C or
and the taut-line hitch.                                                                                   Block D (half 1)
                                                                                                           OR
                                                                                                           Tuesday
                                                                                                           7:00-7:45 pm
5. Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and cross-country, during the day and at night.   Thursday
Explain what to do if you are lost.                                                                        Block C or
                                                                                                           Block D (half 1)
6. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower, and fold the American flag.                                   Wednesday
                                                                                                           3:00 pm
7. Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath, Law, Motto and slogan.                 Wednesday
                                                                                                           3:30 pm
8. Know your patrol name, give the patrol yell, and describe your patrol flag.                             Wednesday
                                                                                                           3:30 pm
9. Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in      Wednesday
your neighborhood. Describe what a bully is and how you should respond to one.                             3:30 pm
10a. Record your best in the following tests:                                                              Wednesday
     Push-up                                                                                               4:00 pm
     Pull-ups
     Sit-ups
     Standing long jump
     ¼ mile walk/run
10b. Show improvement in the activities listed in 10a after practicing for 30 days.
11. Identify local poisonous plants; tell how to treat for exposure to them.                               Monday
                                                                                                           Block C or
                                                                                                           Block D (half 1)
                                                                                                           OR
                                                                                                           Monday 7:00 pm
12a. Demonstrate how to care for someone who is choking.                                                   Monday
 b. Show first aid for the following:                                                                      Block C or
       Simple cuts and scratches                                                                           Block D (half 1)
       Blisters on the hand and foot                                                                       OR
       Minor burns or scalds (first degree)                                                                Thursday
       Bites and stings of insects and ticks                                                               7:00-7:30 pm
       Poisonous snakebite
       Nosebleed
       Frostbite and sunburn

13. Show Scout Spirit                                                                                      In Troop
14. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference                                                                In Troop
15. Complete your Board of Review                                                                          In Troop

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                                        Second Class Rank Requirements
1a. Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Explain what map symbols mean.                Thursday
                                                                                                           Block C or
                                                                                                           Block D (half 1)
                                                                                                           OR
                                                                                                           Thursday
                                                                                                           4:30-5:15 pm
1b. Using a compass and a map together, take a 5-mile hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your          Wednesday
adult leader and your parent or guardian                                                                   10:00-2:00 pm
2a. Since joining, have participated in five separate troop/patrol activities (other than meetings), two   In Troop
of which included camping overnight.
2b. On one of these campouts, select your patrol site and sleep in a tent that you pitched.

2c. On one campout, demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and axe and            Totin’ Chip
describe when they should be used.                                                                         MTR 4:30-5:15
                                                                                                           pm
2d. Use the tools listed in requirement 2c to prepare tinder, kindling, and fuel for a cooking fire.       Firem’n Chit
                                                                                                           MTR 4:30-5:15
                                                                                                           pm
2e. Discuss when it is appropriate to use a cooking fire and a lightweight stove. Discuss the safety       In Troop
procedures for using both.
2f. Demonstrate how to light a fire and a lightweight stove.
2g. On one campout, plan and cook over an open fire one hot breakfast or lunch for yourself,
selecting foods from the food pyramid. Explaining the importance of good nutrition. Tell how to
transport, store and prepare the foods you selected.
3. Participate in a flag ceremony for your school, religious institution, chartered organization,          In Troop
community, or troop activity.
4. Participate in an approved (minimum of 1 hour) service project.                                         Set up with
                                                                                                           Eco/Con
5. Identify or show evidence of at least ten kinds of wild animals (birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, and    Monday
mollusks) found in your community.                                                                         Block C or
                                                                                                           Block D (half 1)
                                                                                                           OR
                                                                                                           Monday 7:00 pm
6a. Show what to do for “hurry” cases of stopped breathing, serious bleeding, and internal poisoning.      6a & 6c offered
6b. Prepare a personal first aid kit to take with you on a hike.                                           Friday
6c. Demonstrate first aid for the following:                                                               Block C or
        • Object in the eye                                                                                Block D (half 1)
        • Bite of suspected rabid animal                                                                   OR
        • Puncture wounds from a splinter, nail, and fishhook                                              Thursday
        • Serious burns (second degree)                                                                    7:30-8:00 pm
        • Heat Exhaustion                                                                                  6b can be
        • Shock                                                                                            brought on the
        • Heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia, and hyperventilation                                       Lost Mountain
                                                                                                           Hike at 10:00 am
                                                                                                           Wednesday
7a. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe swim                                                    Waterfront Demo
                                                                                                           Sunday Night
7b. Demonstrate your ability to jump feet first into water over your head in depth, level off and swim     BSA Beginner
25 yards on the surface, stop, turn sharply, resume swimming, then return to your starting place.          test ( if a
                                                                                                           “Swimmer” this is
                                                                                                           covered)
7c. Demonstrate water rescue methods by reaching with your arm or leg, by reaching with a suitable         Wednesday
object, and by throwing lines and objects. Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted            9:00 am
when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible, and explain why and how a rescue swimmer should            Waterfront
avoid contact with the victim.
8. Participate in a school, community, or troop program on the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and          In Troop
tobacco, and other practices that could be harmful to your health. Discuss your participation in the
program with your family.
9. Demonstrate Scout Spirit by living the Scout Oath (or Promise) and Scot Law in your everyday life.        In Troop
10. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference                                                                  In Troop
11. Complete your Board of Review                                                                            In Troop

   First Class Rank Requirements
1. Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and at night without using a compass                    Thursday
                                                                                                             Block C or
                                                                                                             Block D (half 1)
2. Using a compass, complete on orienteering course that covers at least one mile and requires               Thursday
measuring the height and/or width of designated items. (tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.)                    Block C or
                                                                                                             Block D (half 1)
                                                                                                             OR
                                                                                                             Thursday
                                                                                                             4:30-5:15 pm
3. Since joining, have participated in ten separate troop/patrol activities (other than meetings), three     In Troop
of which included camping overnight.
4a. Help plan a patrol menu for one campout that included at least one breakfast, one lunch, and one
dinner and that requires cooking at least two meals. Tell how the menu includes the foods from the
food pyramid and meets nutritional needs.
4b. Using the menu planned in 4a, make a list showing the cost and food amounts needed to feed
three or more boys and secure the ingredients.
4c. Tell which pans, utensils, and other gear will be needed to cook and serve these meals.
                                                                                                             In Troop
4d. Explain the procedures to follow in the safe handling and storage of fresh meats, dairy products,
eggs, vegetables and other perishable food products. Tell how to properly dispose of camp garbage,
cans, plastic containers and other rubbish.
4e. On one campout, serve as your patrol’s cook. Supervise your assistant(s) in using a stove or
building a cooking fire. Prepare the breakfast, lunch and dinner planned in 4a. Lead your patrol in
saying grace at the meals and supervise cleanup.
5. Visit and discuss with a selected individual approved by your leader (elected official, judge,            In Troop
attorney, civil servant, principal, teacher) your constitutional rights and obligations as a U.S. citizen.
6. Identify or show evidence of at least 10 kinds of native plants found in your community.                  Monday
                                                                                                             Block C or
                                                                                                             Block D (half 1)
                                                                                                             OR
                                                                                                             Monday 7:00 pm
7a. Discuss when you should and should not use lashings.                                                     Tuesday
7b. Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch and their use in square, shear, and diagonal          Block C or
lashings by joining two or more poles or staves together.                                                    Block D (half 2)
                                                                                                             OR
                                                                                                             Tuesday
                                                                                                             7:45-8:30 pm
7c. Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget.                                                                In Troop
8a. Demonstrate tying the bowline knot and describe several ways it can be used.                             Tuesday
                                                                                                             Block C or Block
                                                                                                             D (half 2)
                                                                                                             OR
                                                                                                             Tuesday
                                                                                                             7:45-8:30 pm
8b. Demonstrate bandages for a sprained ankle and for injuries on the head, the upper arm, and the           Friday
collarbone.                                                                                                  Block C or Block
8c. Shoe how to transport by yourself, and with one other person, a person:                                  D (half 2 18
        • from a smoke-filled room                                                                           page)
        • with a sprained ankle, for at least 25 yards.                                                      OR
8d. Tell the five most common signs of a heart attack. Explaining the steps (procedures) in                Thursday
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).                                                                       8:00-8:30 pm


9a. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.                                            Waterfront Demo
                                                                                                           Sunday night

9b. Successfully complete the BSA swimmer test                                                             Complete
                                                                                                           Swimmer test
9c. With a helper and a practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender and rescuer. (The practice      Wednesday
victim should be approximately 30 feet from shore in deep water).                                          9:00 am
                                                                                                           Waterfront
10. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (or Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday          In Troop
life.
11. Tell someone who is eligible to join Boy Scouts, or an inactive Boy Scout, about your troop’s          With Troop
activities. Invite him to a troop outing, activity, service project or meeting. Tell him how to join, or
encourage the inactive Boy Scout to become active.
12. Participate in a Scoutmaster Conference.                                                               In Troop
13. Complete your Board of Review.                                                                         In Troop




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                             Eagle Challenge 2010 – Personalized Sessions

   For the summer of 2010, Eagle Challenge is offered in either Block C or D, in scheduled activities, or in
   personalized free-time based sessions. Leaders can sign their Scouts up for any of the following requirements:

                Tenderfoot                             Second Class                               First Class
    4a, 4b, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10a / 10b, 11,    1a, 1b, 2c, 2d, 4, 5, 6a, 6b, 6c, 7a,   1, 2, 6, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 9a,
                  12a, 12b                                  7b, 7c                                   9b, 9c

   Fill out this form, and our staff will come to your troop’s campsite to perform the necessary requirements

   Personalized Free-Time Based Sessions:
   Afternoon (MTRF): 4:30 – 5:15 pm                  Evening (MTR): 7:00 – 8:00 pm

   Troop                                    Requirements Requested                             Time Requested

   # Of Scouts


   *If your Scouts need more than a small number of requirements, then it is requested that the Scouts attend one of
   the scheduled sessions below.

Monday            1st Half     Tenderfoot – 11,                 Monday                  7:00-        Tenderfoot – 11,
Nature & First                 2nd Class – 5,                   Nature                  8:00 pm      2nd Class – 5,
Aid                            1st Class - 6                                                         1st Class - 6
                  2nd Half     Tenderfoot – 12a & 12b           Tuesday Evening         7:00-        Tenderfoot – 4a, 4b
                                                                Knots and Lashings      7:45 pm
Tuesday           1st Half     Tenderfoot – 4a, 4b                                      7:45-        1st Class – 7a, 7b, 8a
Knots and                                                                               8:30 pm
Lashings          2nd Half     1st Class – 7a, 7b, 8a           Thursday Afternoon      4:30-        2nd Class – 1a,
                                                                Orienteering            5:15 pm      1st Class - 2
Thursday          1st Half     Tenderfoot – 5, 2nd Class        Thursday Evening        7:00-        Tenderfoot – 12a, 12b
Orienteering                   – 1a, 1st Class – 1              First Aid               7:30 pm
                  2nd Half     1st Class – 2                                            7:30-        2nd Class – 6a, 6c
                                                                                        8:00 pm
Friday            1st Half     2nd Class – 6a, 6c                                       8:00-        1st Class – 8b, 8c, 8d
First Aid         2nd Half     1st Class – 8b, 8c, 8d                                   8:30 pm



   Wednesday
   3:00 pm Tenderfoot 6
   3:30 pm Tenderfoot 7, 8, 9
   4:00 pm Tenderfoot 10a or 10b




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 2010
SCOUT
 CAMP
FORMS
Forms are also available at www.baylakesbsa.org
                      99
                                            FORMS CHECKLIST

The following forms are available in this guide and are grouped according to the item they should be filled out and
submitted. Please use the following schedule and information on when and where to submit these forms:

Form                                             Completed                        Submit To
Financial Forms:
Camp Payment/Roster                              March 1, May 1                   Center for Scouting
Campership Request Deadline                      May 1                            Center for Scouting

Registration Forms:

WOLF RIVER ADVENTURE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FORMS ARE FOUND WITHIN
THAT SECTION OF THE GUIDE
Annual Health History and Medical Record         2 weeks before arrival           Camp
 #34605
Medication Card                                  2 weeks before arrival           Camp
Transportation Release Authorization             Bring to Camp


Program Forms:
Gardner Dam Troop Information Form               2 weeks before arrival           Camp
Gardner Dam Camp Merit Badge Request             2 weeks before arrival           Camp
Bear Paw Merit Badge Request Form                2 weeks before arrival           Camp
Bear Paw Tent Request Form                       2 weeks before arrival           Camp

Campsite Forms:                                  To be used during the week at camp
Troop inspection                                 Keep – Use at camp
        Gardner Dam, Bear Paw
Advancement Objectives -                         Keep – Use at camp
        Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class
2011 Summer Campsite Reservation Form            Keep – Use at camp               Camp director or
                                                                                  Center for Scouting
Awase Award                                      Keep – Use at camp
Maps – Gardner Dam and Bear Paw

NOTE: Additional copies of all forms will be available at camp.

Addresses:
Bay-Lakes Council                                Camp Office                      Camp Office
Attn: Program Department                         Bear Paw Scout Camp              Gardner Dam Scout Camp
PO Box 267                                       Attn: Registration               Attn: Registration
Appleton, WI 54912                               PO Box 128                       N2940 Gardner Dam Rd
                                                 Mountain, WI 54149               White Lake, WI 54491
Phone: (920) 734-5705                            (715) 276-6167                   (715) 882-2941
Fax: (920) 734-1991                              (715) 279-1354                   (715) 882-8119
Internet: www.baylakesbsa.org                    www.bpsc.org                     www.gardnerdam.org




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                                 BEAR PAW / GARDNER DAM SCOUT CAMPS

                                            2010 SUMMER CAMP PAYMENTS


Bay-Lakes Council                     Unit #                           □     Bear Paw Scout Camp                   (Acct # 1-6701-711-21)
PO Box 267                                                             □     Gardner Dam Scout Camp                (Acct # 1-6701-712-21)
Appleton, WI 54912-0267

Site                                  Week Attending                                                     Dates

PRIMARY CONTACT FOR CAMP RESERVIATION
(Camp information will be mailed to this person only. The will be responsible for sharing information with parents and other adults and youth attending
camp).

Name

Address


City                                                          State                                  Zip

Daytime Phone #                                                        Email

PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, BUT MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER PERSON NOT CURRENTLY
REGISTERED.
YOUTH FEE:
                       Camp Fee is $235 per youth
                       $100.00 pre youth must be paid by March 1, 2010
                       Balance of $135.00 per youth is due by May 1, 2010

TO QUALIFY FOR THE $235 CAMP FEE, FIRST PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY MARCH 1

AND FINAL PAYMENT BY MAY 1. OTHERWISE THE CAMP FEE IS $260.00
      • Webelos completing the fifth grade join a Boy Scout troop in spring and attend Boy Scout Summer Camp.
      • New Scouts (including Webelos) joining a Boy Scout troop after the March 1st and May 1st deadlines will
         qualify for the $235.00 camp fee.
      • Fees are non-refundable and not transferable. EXCEPTION: fees may be transferred to another
         youth not currently signed up at attend camp.

ADULT FEE: $95 per full week, due by May 1, 2010. Per day fee is $19 for adults.
                               PAYMENT SUMMARY – COMPLETE WITH EACH CAMP PAYMENT

#                 Youth @ $100 =                          (1st Payment)

#                 Youth @ $135 =                          (2nd Payment)

#                 Youth @ $260 =                          (If 1st Payment not paid by 31/2010, camp fee is $260)
#            Adult @ $95 =                    ($19 per day, indicate days on other side )
(Remember to subtract your $50 site deposit from ONE of your payments)

Total payment enclosed                                                 Payment Date

                                    COMPLETE ADULT AND YOUTH ROSTER ON OTHER SIDE
                  ROSTER MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH EACH PAYMENT
Week Attending                                         ( ) Bear Paw Scout Camp          ( ) Gardner Dam Scout Camp
Week #                 Unit #                          ( ) Boy Scout troop ( ) Varsity team           ( ) Venture Crew

                                                  Please fill in roster completely
                                         (Duplicate if necessary for additional participants.)
                                                                                         DAYS IN CAMP
                     ADULTS IN CAMP
                                                                                   (Mark an X in each box)
Name (minimum 2 @ $95)                              Phone
(Leaders may split fee or pay for meals upon
                                                   Number          S        M          T       W      Th     F       S
check-in at camp)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

                                                            1st Payment       Payment              Final         Payment
                     Youth Name
                                                              Amount            Date              Payment          Date
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.

Person completing roster:                                                              Phone:
Bay-Lakes Council                                                                    Boy Scouts of America

                   2010 BOY SCOUT/VENTURING CAMPERSHIP APPLICATION

DEADLINE for submitting applications is MAY 3, 2010. All information requested on this application will be
kept strictly confidential. Applications must be filled in completely with all requested information in order to be
considered. Full camperships are not granted. Family and unit must try to provide at least 50% of camp fee.

Camperships are available only to Bay-Lakes Council Scouts attending either Gardner Dam or Bear Paw Camps,
or Wolf River Adventures.

SECTION A (TO BE COMPLETED BY PARENT)

Camper’s Name                                                            Troop/Crew #

Camp Attending                                                Date Attending

Address                                        City                             State                    Zip

Father’s Name                                 Phone                                         Occupation

Mother’s Name                                 Phone                                         Occupation

# And age of siblings                                                          Any going to camp?

Camp Fee             $                                            Amount Requested   $

Family Can Pay $                                                      Troop/Crew Can Pay $


Parent’s signature                                                                   Date

SECTION B (TO BE COMPLETED BY YOUTH)

Check one:        Boy Scout                   Venturer                         Rank in Scouting


Did you earn money to help pay for summer camp?             Yes                No


How did your earn the money?


What activities are you involved in?


Why do you want to attend summer camp?


Are you active in Scouting All year long?             Yes                 No

Applicant and family must also complete Section C on the reverse side of this application explaining why
a campership is needed.

                                                                                                         2010 Printing
SECTION C (TO BE COMPLETED BY APPLICANT AND FAMILY)

Please give details as to why a campership is being requested:




SECTION D (TO BE COMPLETED BY UNIT LEADER)

Does your unit use a savings plan?                                    Yes                        No


Did your unit have fund raising to help youth go to camp?             Yes                        No


Did this applicant participate?                                       Yes                        No

Does your unit participate in Family Friends of Scouting (FOS)?       Yes                    No

Does your unit participate in the annual Trail’s End Popcorn Sale?    Yes                    No


Give Reason Why Campership is Needed




Unit Leader’s Name                                                                    Position


Unit Leader’s signature                                                                    Date


Address


City                                 State                  Zip             Phone

ALL CAMPERSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:30 pm MAY 3, 2010 AT THE
CENTER FOR SCOUTING. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
                               Send to: Bay-Lakes Council
                               Attn: Campership Request
                                      PO Box 267
                                Appleton, WI 54912-0267


Date Received                                                  Amount of Campership

Reviewed by                                                                   Date

Date mailed to Leader
Bay-Lakes Council                                                                                   Boy Scouts of America
                                                      MEDICATION CARD
Unit number                                                   Site
Scout’s Name
Address                                                                                         Phone #
Name of drug & dose
Date medication is to begin                                              Time of administration                             AM / PM
Purpose of medication
Possible side effects of medication

I agree to be available for direct communication from the person      This card must be completed by the physician and parent. The
dispensing/administering the medication. Specific conditions under    card must be brought to camp with any medications. No
which I should be contacted regarding the condition or reactions of   medicine container will be accepted at camp unless it is in the
the Scout receiving the medication are:                               original container with the name of the patient, physician,
                                                                      prescription number, the date dispensed, name of medicine, and
                                                                      directions for use on the label.

                                                                      HEALTH OFFFICE USE:
                                                                      Date:               Reviewed by:
X
Physician signature

                                                                                         Parent Signature




Bay-Lakes Council                                                                                   Boy Scouts of America
                                                      MEDICATION CARD
Unit number                                                   Site
Scout’s Name
Address                                                                                         Phone #
Name of drug & dose
Date medication is to begin                                              Time of administration                             AM / PM
Purpose of medication
Possible side effects of medication

I agree to be available for direct communication from the person      This card must be completed by the physician and parent. The
dispensing/administering the medication. Specific conditions under    card must be brought to camp with any medications. No
which I should be contacted regarding the condition or reactions of   medicine container will be accepted at camp unless it is in the
the Scout receiving the medication are:                               original container with the name of the patient, physician,
                                                                      prescription number, the date dispensed, name of medicine, and
                                                                      directions for use on the label.

                                                                      HEALTH OFFFICE USE:
                                                                      Date:               Reviewed by:
X
Physician signature

                                                                                         Parent Signature
Medication Card – Side 2                 Scout’s Name
(Camp use only!!!!)


Fill in date, time, and initial whenever medication is administered.


Date         Time          Initial       Date         Time             Initial   Date   Time   Initial




Full name of person(s) responsible for administering medication:




Medication Card – Side 2                 Scout’s Name
(Camp use only!!!!)


Fill in date, time, and initial whenever medication is administered.


Date         Time          Initial       Date         Time             Initial   Date   Time   Initial




Full name of person(s) responsible for administering medication:
                                      BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

                                              Bay-Lakes Council
                                             2555 Northern Road
                                                 PO Box 267
                                           Appleton, WI 54912-0267
                                               (920) 734-5705



Unit # _________________              Week___________




                        BSA Required Release Authorization for Campers

The following information is required by the Bay-Lakes Council and Boy Scouts of America. Your signature will
allow the youth named here to leave camp for out of camp activities such as hiking, tubing, biking and outpost
camping, etc. or if they need to attend an athletic or other activity in their hometown.

Authorization is granted for the release (transportation) of

Scout’s name_______________________________________________________________

to unit leaders, adult employees, staff volunteers, camp staff of the Bay-Lakes Council Camps, Boy

Scouts of America AND THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS:


                    1. ________________________________________________________

                    2. ________________________________________________________

                    3. ________________________________________________________



Parent/Guardian Name:                                                                Phone:

Address:                                          City:                          State:              Zip:

Signature:                                                                   Date:
           GARDNER DAM SUMMER CAMP TROOP INFORMATION REQUEST / ROSTER

Each unit must submit this form. In each case where NO equipment is requested, please fill in “0”.
Send two weeks in advance of camp attendance to Program Director, Gardner Dam, N2940 Gardner Dam
Rd., White Lake, WI 54491 or Fax (715) 882-8119.
      BE SURE TO COMPLETE THE BACK OF FORM WITH THE ADULT AND TROOP ROSTER
Campsite                                                Dates attending camp

Unit number                       Unit leader at camp

Home phone                                        Email                        Work phone

Trailer:     YES         NO   (please circle)     Only one per unit

             Number of youth attending

             Number of adults staying the entire week

             Number of patrols at camp (minimum of 6 youth and/or adults, maximum of 11). The only exception to
             this would be if the entire unit attending summer camp including leaders is less than 6 people.


Each campsite has a fixed number of cooking/eating pods with canopy. All cooking and eating must be
done on the hard surface under the canopies.

Record the number of items that the camp will be providing for our unit at Gardner Dam in our campsite

             Patrol boxes (maximum of one per patrol)

             Picnic tables (maximum of one per patrol & one for adults)

             Standard bulk propane tanks (maximum of one per patrol)

Record the number of items that the camp will be reserving for us at the quartermaster (units will pick up these
items upon check-in)
           Charcoal Chimney (1 per unit until all units are registered

             Water jug

             Cook kit

             Chef kit (maximum of one per patrol) Person silverware is not provided by the camp

             Dutch oven

             Dunking bags (one per patrol)

             Griddle (one per patrol until all units are registered)

             Coleman two burner stove ($35 per week rental plus $35 deposit)

             Coleman two mantle propane lantern ($35 per week rental plus $35 deposit)
                              TROOP INFORMATION REQUEST
                              Adult Leaders and Patrol Members

Troop ______________         Week Attending _____________ Campsite _______________

For Adult Leaders attending GDC:
Please list the names of leaders attending and circle the meals they will be eating while at
camp.

                   Sun       Mon           Tues        Wed     Thurs         Fri        Sat
Name               S     B    L    S   B    L S    B    L S   B L S      B   L     S   B
                   X     X    X    X   X    X X    X    X X   X X X      X   X     X   X
                   X     X    X    X   X    X X    X    X X   X X X      X   X     X   X
                   X     X    X    X   X    X X    X    X X   X X X      X   X     X   X
                   X     X    X    X   X    X X    X    X X   X X X      X   X     X   X
                   X     X    X    X   X    X X    X    X X   X X X      X   X     X   X
                   X     X    X    X   X    X X    X    X X   X X X      X   X     X   X
                   X     X    X    X   X    X X    X    X X   X X X      X   X     X   X
                   X     X    X    X   X    X X    X    X X   X X X      X   X     X   X
                   X     X    X    X   X    X X    X    X X   X X X      X   X     X   X
                   X     X    X    X   X    X X    X    X X   X X X      X   X     X   X




For Youth attending GDC:
Please complete a Patrol Roster for each patrol.


 Patrol Name                 Patrol Name                 Patrol Name               Patrol Name


 Members:                    Members:                    Members:                  Members:
             GARDNER DAM CAMP MERIT BADGE PROGRAM SCHEDULING FORM

Unit number                                  Camp Leader
Whitewater merit badge meets all morning (9-12) or all afternoon (2-5). Please indicate AM or PM
Climbing, Lifesaving and Canoeing merit badges are offered EITHER 9-10:30 OR 11-12:30 (2 sessions of each)

Phone #                                                Date camp received

Send this form directly TO CAMP two weeks in advance of arrival date. Each unit must submit this form
                                                                                                        4th Choice (if
                                                  st                   nd             rd
Name                                  Age        1 Choice          2        Choice   3 Choice           one of 1st 3 is
                                                                                                        unavailable)

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.
  REPRODUCE AS NECESSARY
           BEAR PAW SCOUT CAMP MERIT BADGE PROGRAM SCHEDULING FORM


Unit number                      Camp Leader                                     Camp Dates




Phone #                                                Date camp received

Send this form directly TO CAMP two weeks in advance of arrival date. Each unit must submit this form
              Name                         Block A                  Block B           Block C           Block D


1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.
  REPRODUCE AS NECESSARY
             2010 BEAR PAW SCOUT CAMP TENT REQUEST FORM

We are requesting the use of the wall tents available at Bear Paw Scout Camp for our unit.
We understand that we are responsible for the setting up and taking down of all tents
requested. We also understand that there is no additional fee for this request unless there is
damage to the tents due to negligence on our part at which point we are financially responsible
for replacing or repairing any damage.

   Unit #                          Week attending camp

   Unit leader’s name requesting tents

   Phone (H)                                              (B)

   Email address (if applicable)

   Number of tents requested                    Number tarps requested:

   I have read the above information and agree to it by indication of my signature below.

   Unit leader’s signature

Requested tents, along with poles, rope, stakes and hammers will be placed near the campsite
latrine and available to set up upon arrival. Tents need to be taken down and place in the
same area prior to departure (weather permitting). A staff guide will be on-site to direct Scouts
in the set up/take down.

Please mail this form directly to Bear Paw Scout Camp as least 10 days prior to arrival at
camp. This will allow staff and the camp ranger time to prepare the campsite. Mail to:

Bear Paw Scout Camp
PO Box 128
Mountain, WI 54149
Bay-Lakes Council                                             Boy Scouts of America

                     GARDNER DAM SCOUT CAMP TROOP SITE INSPECTION
Unit #                           Site           Week                By

FIRE PREVENTION:
Fire chart correctly filled out                        GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Fire barrel filled to the top                          GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Fire buckets filled for use by tents                   GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Campfire circle cleared and ready for use              GOOD        FAIR     POOR

TENTS:
Ropes, appearance, etc.                                GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Beds made                                              GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Floors clean                                           GOOD        FAIR     POOR
General neatness of interiors                          GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Insect spray not used in tents                         GOOD        FAIR     POOR
No candles or lanterns in tents                        GOOD        FAIR     POOR

GROUNDS:
No paper or other liter                                GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Branches picked up                                     GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Trails to the troop site clean                         GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Designated axe yard                                    GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Camp tools safely stored                               GOOD        FAIR     POOR
No damage to living trees                              GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Clotheslines properly used                             GOOD        FAIR     POOR

LATRINE:
Swept, washed down, no liter                           GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Properly bleached                                      GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Paper supply (2 rolls)                                 GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Washing area                                           GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Cleaned wastewater pit                                 GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Check latrine pit with flashlight                      GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Cord present and seat down                             GOOD        FAIR     POOR

GENERAL:
Site organized into patrols                            GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Patrol tables with tarps overhead                      GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Patrol flags used and displayed                        GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Patrol duty rosters posted                             GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Troop program posted                                   GOOD        FAIR     POOR
First aid material accessible                          GOOD        FAIR     POOR
National & Troop flag displayed                        GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Clean picnic tables (stoves and stove boards)          GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Clean patrol tables (soap away from food)              GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Clean dishes                                           GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Garbage handled properly                               GOOD        FAIR     POOR
No garbage in blue aluminum can barrels                GOOD        FAIR     POOR
Recycling: glass, cans, & plastic                      GOOD        FAIR     POOR
    Bay-Lakes Council                                                         Boy Scouts of America

                              BEAR PAW SCOUT CAMP TROOP SITE INSPECTION
Unit #                    Site                           Week                     By

ITEM                                                                 SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT
TENTS:
General neatness of interiors                 M    5 4 3 2 1
Beds made, floors clean                       T    5 4 3 2 1
Tent properly pitched                         W    5 4 3 2 1
Tent free of clotheslines and trees           TH   5 4 3 2 1
                                              F    5 4 3 2 1

FIRECIRCLE:
Fire barrel filled                            M    5 4 3 2 1
Fireguard chart posted & up to date           T    5 4 3 2 1
Tools properly stored                         W    5 4 3 2 1
                                              TH   5 4 3 2 1
                                              F    5 4 3 2 1

CAMPSITE GROUNDS:
Liter picked up (trails to site)              M    5 4 3 2 1
Clean, clotheslines properly used             T    5 4 3 2 1
Branches picked up                            W    5 4 3 2 1
No damage to live trees                       TH   5 4 3 2 1
Ground cover not disturbed                    F    5 4 3 2 1

LATRINE:
Swept                                         M    5 4 3 2 1
Clean & dry                                   T    5 4 3 2 1
Properly bleached                             W    5 4 3 2 1
2 rolls of paper                              TH   5 4 3 2 1
Wash basin                                    F    5 4 3 2 1

CAMPSITE ORGANIZATION:
Site organized into patrols                   M    5 4 3 2 1
National, troop and/or patrol flags           T    5 4 3 2 1
Patrol programs posted                        W    5 4 3 2 1
First aid materials accessible                TH   5 4 3 2 1
Troop equipment properly stored               F    5 4 3 2 1

                                   DAILY TOTALS:    M:          T:   W:        TH:          F:
                                          FOR TROOP USE ONLY
Advancement Objectives for Troop                              For Period                         TO


Use this form to record your troop’s advancement objectives for the week. Record the total number of skills and/or
merit badges each Scout will be attempting to complete while at camp. Use the “DONE” column to record the
actual number completed.

                                                                                          Merit          Merit
                                      Present
          Scout’s Name                            Skilled Planned       Skills Done      Badges         Badges
                                       Rank
                                                                                         Planned         Done
                             ADVANCEMENT OBJECTIVES

TROOP #                     For Eagle Challenge       FOR PERIOD                      TO

                               TENDERFOOT REQUIREMENTS
     1.     Present yourself dressed for an overnight.
            Show gear properly packed and carry it.
     2.     Pitch a tent and sleep in it/ground bed.
     3.     On a campout, assist in preparing and cooking a meal.
     4a.    Demonstrate how to whip and fuse ends of a rope.
     4b.    Demonstrate and tell uses for: two half hitches and taut line hitch.
     5.     Explain the rules for safe hiking, highway and cross-country, day or night.
            Explain what to do if you’re lost
     6.     Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower and fold the American flag.
     7.     Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath, Law, Motto and Slogan.
     8.     Know patrol name, give patrol yell and describe patrol flag.
     9.     Explain why we use the buddy system in Scouting.
            Record best effort in following:
     10a.
            Push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, standing long jump, ¼ mile run/walk
     10b.   Show improvement from 10a.
     11.    Identify poisonous plants.
     12a.   Demonstrate Heimlich maneuver.
     12b.   Show first aid for:
            Blisters and scratches
            Minor burns or scalds
            Bites or stings of insects or ticks
            Poisonous snakebite
            Nosebleed
            Frostbite or sunburn



NAME OF SCOUTS
                               ADVANCEMENT OBJECTIVES

TROOP #                        For Eagle Challenge          FOR PERIOD                       TO

                                SECOND CLASS REQUIREMENTS
   1a.   Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map.
   1b.   Using a compass and map, do 5-mile hike.
   2a.   5 troop/patrol activities, two of which include camping.
   2b.   On one of these campouts, sleep in a tent you pitched.
   2c.   Demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of knife, saw and axe.
   2d.   Use the tools in 2c to prepare tinder, kindling and fuel for cooking fire.
   2e.   Discuss cooking fire and stoves; know safety for both.
   2f.   Demonstrate how to light a fire and a lightweight stove.
   2g.   On a campout, over an open fire cook breakfast or lunch.
   3.    Participate in a flag ceremony.
   4.    Participate in one hour service project.
   5.    Identify 10 kinds of wild animals, birds, fish, and reptiles.
   6a.   Show first air for “hurry” cases of stopped breathing, serious bleeding, and internal poisoning.
   6b.   Prepare a First Aid Kit to take on a hike.
   6c.   Show first aid for the following: Object in eye, rabid animal bite, serious burns, heat exhaustion,
         shock, heatstroke, dehydration, hypothermia and hyperventilation.
   7a.   Explain Safe Swim Defense.
   7b.   Swim 50 feet in water over your head.
   7c.   Demonstrate water rescue by reaching with arm or leg, or throwing objects.
   8.    Participate in program discussing the dangers of Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco.


NAME OF SCOUTS
                             ADVANCEMENT OBJECTIVES

TROOP #                      For Eagle Challenge       FOR PERIOD                        TO

                                FIRST CLASS REQUIREMENTS
     1.    Find directions day or night without a compass.
           Using compass, complete 1 mile orienteering course which requires measuring height and/or
     2.
           width of items.
     3.    Since joining, participate in 10 troop/patrol activities, three of which are campouts.
     4a.   Plan the patrol menu for one campout – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
           Using your menu, make a list showing cost and food amounts needed for 3 – 4 boys and shop
     4b.
           for ingredients.
     4c.   Tell what equipment and utensils will be needed to cook and serve these meals.
     4d.   Explain proper handling of food; how to properly dispose of garbage.
     5.    Visit and discuss with civic leader your rights and obligations as citizen.
     6.    Identify 10 kinds of native plants.
     7a.   Discuss when you should and should not use lashings.
     7b.   Tie timber hitch, clove hitch, and square, shear, and diagonal lashings.
     7c.   Use lashing to make a useful camp gadget.
     8a.   Demonstrate tying a bowline and how it is used.
     8b.   Show bandages for injuries of head, upper arm, collarbone and sprained ankle.
     8c.   Show how to transport (alone & with another) – a person from a smoke filled room and a
           person with a broken leg for 25 yards.
     8d.   5 signs of heart attack & explain steps for CPR.
     9a.   Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.
     9b.   Successfully complete BSA swimmer test.
           With a helper and practice victim, show a line rescue both as tender and rescuer (30ft. from
     9c.
           shore).


NAME OF SCOUTS
 Bay-Lakes Council                                                                                     Boy Scouts of America

                                 2011 Summer Camp Site Reservation Form
                                                     Mail to:
                                         Bay-Lakes Council Camping Dept.
                                        PO Box 267 Appleton, WI 54912-0267

                        Yes, our troop will attend camp next summer under our own leadership.

We expect to have                     Scouts,                          Patrols and                      Leaders.
Our preferences are: (Please indicate all three choices).
FIRST CHOICE:
Camp Date                                                          Troop Site

SECOND CHOICE:
Camp Date                                                          Troop Site

THIRD CHOICE:
Camp Date                                                          Troop Site

Bear Paw Campsite Capacity                           Gardner Dam Campsite Capacity
Site          Minimum        Maximum                 Site                Minimum          Maximum
Potawatomi       16            40                    Ambush                  25               45
Stockbridge      16            20                    Big Rock                20               25
Chippewa         20            35                    Hrubecky                20               25
Munsee           16             20                   Krief                   25               45
                NOT           SITE IS
Ottawa        AVAILABLE      RESTING                 Milbauer                25               45
Fox              32             40                   Mountain View           20               25
Sioux            40            48                    River Bluff             20               30
Kickapoo         14            20                    Schubert                20               25
Oneida           18            35                    Seaborne                20               25
Winnebago        18            25                    Skagway                 25               45
Miami            24            50                    Smith                   20               30
Huron            28            40
                                        NOTE: If your troop has less than 80% of the site capacity, the Council reserves the rights
Sauk             14            24       to assign another troop to the patrol area in that site not used by troop.
Ojibwa           20            28
                                        Attached is our $50.00 site reservation fee. We understand that this will be
Menominee        20            40       applied to the total of our camp fees and is NOT REFUNDABLE.
Iroquois         20            30

Date                               Unit #                    District                                  Council #
All correspondence and billing statements will be sent to the leader listed below.

Name
                                                                                                   OFFICE USE ONLY:
Address                                                                                 Cash                Check

City                                    State/Zip                                       Receipt #

Phone (H)                               (B)                                             Date Rcvd.

Email
                                                AWASE AWARD


The Awase Award is a prestigious award that can only be earned at a Bay-Lakes Council summer camp. The
award is intended to increase participation in all aspects of a Scout or Scouter’s camping experience. Collect the
required number of signatures and turn in your form to your unit leader. The appropriate award can be purchased
at the camp trading post for a nominal fee.


Name                                                                            Unit #


REQUIRED AREAS:
SCOUT SPIRIT                  Live up to the Cub Scout Promise or
                              Scout Oath and Law during your stay at
                              camp

                                                                                  Scoutmaster
ADVANCEMENT                   Complete a merit badge or rank
                              advancement requirements, or help one
                              or more Scouts achieve advancement.

                                                                                  Scoutmaster
CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS             Attend all campfire programs held during
                              your stay at camp.

                                                                                  SPL or Scoutmaster
REVERENCE                     Lead grace at a meal or attend camp
                              religious services.

                                                                                  SPL or Scoutmaster
SERVICE                       Participate in a camp good turn project
                                                                                  Counselor

To earn the Awase Award, complete requirements using the key below:
FIRST YEAR BOY SCOUTS:               Complete the 5 required areas above, plus 3 more from the optional list.
EXPERIENCED BOY SCOUTS:              Complete the 5 required areas above, plus 6 more from the optional list.
                                     Complete the 5 required area above, plus 9 more from the optional list (any
ADULT LEADERS:                       program)

The Scouting program has three specific objectives commonly referred to as the “Aims of Scouting”. They are
character development, citizen training, and personal fitness.

One of the methods by which these aims are achieved is Outdoor Programs. Boy Scouting is designed to take
place outdoors. It is in the outdoor setting that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with one another. In
the outdoors the skills and activities practiced at troop meeting come alive with purpose. Being close to nature
helps Boy Scouts gain an appreciation for the beauty of the world around us. The outdoors is the laboratory in
which Boy Scouts learn ecology and practice conservation of nature’s resources.
OPTIONAL AREAS:
AQUATICS            Participate in at least one waterfront activity in either
                    swimming or boating (Aquatic merit badges do not
                    apply).                                                     Counselor

ARCHERY             Participate in an archery open shoot.

                                                                                Counselor

AXEMANSHIP          Earn the Totin’ Chip or Paul Bunyan award, or help
                    one or more Scouts earn their Totin’ Chip.
                                                                                SPL or
                                                                                Scoutmaster
CONSERVATION        Participate in a camp conservation project for at least
                    one hour.
                                                                                Counselor

COOKING             Assist in making of a meal cooked over a fire or
                    charcoal with the use of a Dutch oven.
                                                                                SPL or
                                                                                Scoutmaster
COPE/CLIMBING       Take part in open climb or COPE (GDC only)
                                                                                Counselor
FIRE SAFETY         Earn the Firem’n Chit, or help one or more Scouts
                    earn their Firem’n Chit.
                                                                                SPL or
                                                                                Scoutmaster
HANDICRAFT          Complete a handicraft project during open program
                    time
                    (Handicraft MB’s do not qualify).                           Counselor

HIKING              Participate in a trail hike, bike hike, or tube hike
                    activity
                                                                                Counselor
NATURE              Participate in an Ecology/Conservation hike (Eco/Con
                    MB’s do not qualify).
                                                                                Counselor

ORDER OF THE        Assist with the Order of the Arrow program at camp.
ARROW
                                                                                OA Summer
                                                                                Chief
ORIENTEERING        Participate in an orienteering course (Orienteering
                    MB’s do not qualify).
                                                                                Counselor

RIFLE/SHOTGUN       Participate in open shoot.
                                                                                Counselor
SERVICE TO SCOUTS   Assist with Eagle Challenge area at least once
                                                                                Counselor

								
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