2016 Summer Camp


This is a highlight in every Scouts 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.

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 they chose.

2016 Summer Camp Flyer


Sunday, 31 July 2016 to Saturday, 06 August 2016


Ransburg Scout Reservation, Bloomington, IN


  • Summer Camp 2016 program cost is $305
  • Some activities and Merit Badges incur additional costs
  • Cost for "required adult" is $130; "additional adult" is $155
    (Ransburg requires troops to have one adult per 8 scouts)
  • Transportation cost will be added to help with expenses of drivers (i.e., help pay for gas)
  • Payment schedule:
    • First Payment (Reservation/Registration):  09 Feb 2016: $100
    • Second Payment:  01 Mar 2016: $75
    • Third Payment:  22 Mar 2016: $75
    • Fourth Payment:  12 Apr 2016: $55 + any additional fees
  • New Scouts and Late Registration:  $150 by 26 Apr 2016; Balance by
    31 May 2016 (remaining balance includes any additional costs for activities and merit badges)
  • Additional Costs: TBD


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