Packing List & Other Instructions

WHAT TO BRING and HOW TO PACK – PUT YOUR NAME ON EVERYTHING!

 

·        shorts, one pair of long pants and one long-sleeved shirt (preferably a lightweight fabric that isn’t cotton or denim – they don’t dry well),

·        T-shirts, underwear and socks for a week

·        Warm sweatshirt or fleece jacket

·        Extra Socks

·        2 swim trunks, 2 large towels

·        hiking boots and 2 pairs shoes, one of which can get wet – NO sandals, slides, crocs, open-toed shoes

·        hat with a brim

·        rain jacket or poncho

·        sleeping bag or washable blanket/quilt, sheet for hot evenings; travel pillow, mosquito net (optional)

·        pad (makes sleeping on cot or bunk more comfortable)

·        toiletry kit with toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo,

·        NON-AEROSOL sunscreen, insect repellent, deodorant

·        medications you take daily (see next page)

·        small backpack, water bottle, flash light with extra set of batteries, pen or pencil and notebook, Boy Scout handbook, compass, pocket knife (you must have your Totin’ Chip to carry it around)

·        OPTIONAL: camera (mandatory if doing photography merit badge), playing cards, fishing equipment (mandatory if doing fishing merit badge), board games

·        2 wire hangers, thin piece of rope for a clothesline (about 25 feet is good)

·        Scout Class A uniform (shirt, neckerchief and slide, shorts/pants) if scout shorts are not available a close substitute is required – gym / basketball shorts cannot be used for uniform shorts

·        Troop 98 camp T-shirt (Class B uniform) – will be distributed to campers at camp

·        Long sleeved buttoned shirt and long pants for Swimming Merit Badge clothes inflation (All first years and others taking swimming merit badge only)

·        Favorite water gun (the large kind!)

·        any items required for the merit badges you want to do (check the merit badge list at Ockanickon Merit Badge List) – Does not apply to First Year Scouts

 

Use large Ziploc bags to subdivide your clothes and to store your dirty clothes (this keeps the remaining clothes clean and dry).    Label the bags with your name.

 

Pack everything in a footlocker, storage bin or large duffel bag – it fits under your cot and will keep things dry.

 

DON’T BRING THE FOLLOWING:

 

·        electronics (MP3 players, video game players, radios, walkie-talkies, cell phones – anything that makes noise with or without headphones)

·        fireworks, prank supplies

·        sheath knives, hatchets

 

 

MEDICAL FORMS/MEDICATIONS

 

·         Health and Medical Record form must be completed in its entirety and submitted to Andrea Saah by Wednesday, July 12th.  Part B must be completed and signed by a physician.  Medications will be kept in a lockbox at camp and dispensed by an Assistant Scoutmaster.  Forms available online at Annual Health and Medical Record Form

·        medications must be placed in the original container that is labeled with scout’s name, the medication’s name and the dosage; these must be placed in a Ziploc bag labeled with the scout’s name and troop number: e.g., “John Smith, Troop 98, COL Council”

·        DO NOT send common non-prescription medications, such as Tylenol, Motrin or Advil, and Benadryl, unless administered as part of a normal medication routine. 

 

 

ADDITIONAL FEES

 

·        to defray the cost of a custom camp T-shirt, rafting, pizza and other surprises, Troop 98 is requesting an additional fee: $40 – please make check payable to BSA Troop 98 and bring to a troop meeting or to camp

·        activity fees for scuba, shotgun shells, handicraft merit badges, etc. range from $1 to $30 and will be the scout's responsibility

·        spending money for the trading post (will be kept by adult leader in cash box) -- $35 to $50 is sufficient

 

 

PARENTS’ VISITS

 

·        At OSR, visiting is permitted on Sunday (during drop-off) and Saturday (during pick-up) only; this policy is designed to help minimize homesickness amongst the campers and to enable camp staff to better control who is on the property and protect all of the campers.  On Saturday, there will be a camp-wide flag ceremony at the old parade field at 9:30 AM, which parents are invited to attend. After the awards are presented everyone is dismissed at approximately 10:00 AM. Camp officially closes at 11 AM.

 

 

DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP

 

We will not travel as a troop like other camp outs, however individual carpooling is recommended for the trip to and from OSR due to limited parking.  Directions are available at this link:  Maps & Directions

 

 

 

HOW TO REACH US AT OCKANICKON:

 

Camper’s name

Troop 98 – Week 5

Ockanickon Scout Reservation

5787 State Park Road

Pipersville, PA 18947

 

Camp Office – 215-297-5290

www.ockanickon.org

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