This is a highlight in every Scout's year.
Summer camp is a week-long event during which scouts work on
various scout-related activities and requirements.
Examples include advancement requirements, merit badges, and
their Totin' Chit. Parents usually get to visit mid-week.
First-year Boy Scouts are highly encouraged to attend the first
summer camp after crossing over from Cub Scouts. This
reinforces the new bond they've made with Troop 71.
NOTE: For 2020, Merit Badge selections will be done at arrival at Camp due
to COVID-19 planning.
The Troop selects a location and reservations are made. The camp
site provides a schedule of available classes -- advancement,
merit badge, etc.
The Scouts fill out individual registration forms. They choose the
classes they’d like to attend and, if it is for a merit badge,
fill out a "blue card." several alternatives. Troop leaders screen these selections
to ensure the Scouts have all the prerequisite training for the classes
Camp Hugh Taylor Birch
4057 Swimming Pool Rd
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
We will be in the Baden Powell campsite (just west of the Climbing Tower).