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Summer Camp

General Information

During June, new Troop 285 Scouts head to Lost Pines Scout Camp in the Bastrop.  Second year scouts head to Camp Wehenipeah in New Mexico. During the week-long programs, Scouts work toward rank advancement via merit badge classes.

Parent Involvement

  • Supervision – Troop Leaders and parent volunteers provide 24 x 7 x 4-deep supervision at camp.  Parents of scouts attending camp should check their calendars and plan to help.  
  • Adults supervising overnight will have their own tent (bring sleeping gear, such as a cot and sleeping bag).
  • Adults supervising at camp for 72 or fewer consecutive hours will need a current medical form, parts A and B only; those staying for more than 72 consecutive hours will need to submit a medical form, parts A, B and C.

What To Bring

  • Suggested Gear Checklist
  • Radios, CD players, MP3 players, video game players and cell phones are strongly discouraged at camp.
  • Scouts may wish to bring spending money for the Trading Post and money for programs and merit badges that have additional fees (e.g., Order of the Arrow fees, rifle and shotgun tickets, handicraft kits, rocket engines for Space Exploration).
  • Any prescription medication must be dropped off with a Troop Leader when the Scout arrives at camp.  Non-prescription medication (e.g., ibuprofen) should also be deposited with leaders, but will not be presented to camp medical staff.  Medications should be sealed in a plastic bag in an original container, if possible, with the Scout’s name and dosage instructions clearly indicated on an index card.  Prescription medications will be secured in a lock box that is controlled by leaders during the week.

Expectations While at Camp

  • Scouts are expected to be at camp for the week
  • Gates are closed and navigation via car is not permitted during most of camp week.
  • Parents entering and leaving camp during the week to help with adult coverage of the troop’s site need to check in at the Admin Building.
  • For more information, see Troop 285’s Camping Guidelines
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© 2024 BSA Troop 285 - Boy Scouts of America