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2012 Family Camp
Family Camp

Family Camp

Family Camp

Family Camp





Event Description This is our main gathering of the whole troop and the entire family. Camping begins Friday evening with everyone arriving and setting up. Saturday, the scouts attend different events while the adults meet to review the Event Schedule for the coming year and to volunteer to ‘Sponsor” events. Saturday night is a Troop Court of Honor. Sunday morning has a worship service. At around noon, everyone goes home. We do this event every year. Adults know the drill and help run the climbing tower, shooting range, and help cook. Scouts help by cleaning up after meals. Ask for help with meal planning if you need it, plenty of adults have experience buying and cooking for big groups.
Date and Time 23 - 25 August 2013
Location Baden Powell camp site and Cargill Pavillion
Camp Hugh Taylor Birch, Yellow Springs
Cost As indicated in the Registration Form.  See below under Required Items.
Activity Leader Gary George, gary1956@woh.rr.com
Required Items Two versions of the Registration Form are provided:
1.  Non-Fillable Registration Form - print and fill by hand
2.  Fillable Registration Form - fill online and then print (this version will automatically tally your total cost)
Additional
Information
One of Troop 71’s greatest strengths is the wide range of activities offered throughout the year. The foundation of this effort is laid at Family Camp. Troop 71 Family Camp is great time for scouts and their families to participate in some fun activities (archery/rifle/shotgun ranges, climbing tower), enjoy a summer troop court of honor and participate in planning for next years annual schedule. It is a great opportunity to get to know one another. In the past parents have each generously offered to coordinate and lead one activity during the year. This planning of the annual schedule is extremely important to the quality of Troop 71 activities.

The Scouts have voted on a list of activities they would like to do in the coming year. We look at the council events already scheduled (spring and fall camporee, Cub Scout Bash, Klondike, etc.) and we discuss the events that are needed to sustain the troop (summer and family camps). We look for a primary and a secondary adult activity leader for each of these events. The system works best if a secondary activity leader assists the primary leader and becomes familiar with the activity details so they can be the primary leader of the activity the following year.

Family Camp will be held this year at Camp Birch, August 27-29, 2010. Camping will again be in the Baden Powell site. Camping is by families, not patrols. At the Cargill Pavilion just after lunch we will have a troop court of honor followed by the popcorn kickoff. Next will be the planning session. We strongly ask that each family please have one adult represented at this planning meeting. Please be sure to bring your personal planning calendars. We will share an evening meal together followed by desserts and a campfire. Please bring a desert to share..

Click here for Troop 71 generic Camping Equipment Checklist.