Family Camp


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 will have a short worship service.


22 - 24 August 2015


Baden Powell camp site and Cargill Pavillion
Camp Hugh Taylor Birch, Yellow Springs




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)

Activity Consent Form


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 22-24, 2014. Camping will again be in the Baden Powell site. Camping is by families, not patrols.. 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 the Court of Honor and desserts. Please bring a dessert to share...

Click here for Troop 71 generic Camping Equipment Checklist.