Camp Bell 2008

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Sunday 13 Jul 08 -- Saturday 19 July 08

This year, Troop 45 will return to Camp Bell at the Griswold Scout Reservation in Gilmonton Iron Works, NH. We will depart from Hanover at about 10:00 AM on Sunday, 13 July will be picked up to come home on the morning of Saturday, 19 July. Our accommodations while at camp will consist of deluxe two-person tents with wooden floors and canvas cots. We do our own cooking from menus we select ouselves. Additional information about Camp Bell is available on the Daniel Webster Council website.

While at camp, Scouts have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of merit badges, rank advancement requirements, troop and patrol activities. Camp Bell is a wonderful opportunity for Scouts of all ages and experience levels.

Here is the basic logistical information concerning our week at camp:

  • Our week at Camp Bell this year runs from Sunday, 13 July through Saturday, 19 July.

  • The cost of camp is $335.00. Full payment (check payable to “Troop 45”) is due by Wednesday, 10 May 2008. "Camperships" are available in cases where the camp fee causes a financial hardship; contact the Troop Committee Chairman for further information.

  • Each Scout and adult staying in camp must have a physical exam recorded on the official BSA "Personal Health and Medical Record Form - Class 3". Forms are available at Troop meetings and in the Library portion of the Troop web site. The physical exam for Scouts and adults under 40 must be signed by a doctor no more than 2 years prior to the end of camp; in other words, exams from last year are OK. Adults over 40 require an annual physical. Hidden Valley can NOT accept alternate forms and Scouts will NOT be allowed to stay at camp without a completed exam form. Make your doctor appointments now!

  • Kevin O'Leary, (h)643-0512; (w)646-0101, has graciously volunteered to serve as our Camp Coordinator this year. He will be finalizing the roster, collecting payments, arranging transportation and answering questions.

  • Drivers will be needed on the 13th and the 19th. If you would like to drive one way or both ways, please let Kevin know when you sign up for camp.

  • We will have three scoutmasters or parents in camp at all times. If you would like to be one of those three and spend one or more days and nights with the Troop, please let Kevin know that too. Note, this offer is open to both Dads and Moms!

Sign up is easy! To sign up for Camp, just fill out this form and return it with a check to Kevin, the Scoutmaster, or the Troop Committee Chairman. As the date for camp gets closer, we will begin working with Scouts to help them select the merit badges that they wish to work on at camp and the Troop activities that we will do.

Sign up now. We'll have a blast!!

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