Weekend Camping at Ockanickon May 2021


Saturday May 8 to Sunday May 9 – 
Campout at Ockanickon Scout Reservation in Bucks County

Arrive at Ockanickon at 9AM on Saturday (you must get your own rides) 
Pickup from Ockanickon at 11AM on Sunday
  • Rank Advancement to First Class (possible 5-mile hike requirement, too)
  • Camping Merit Badge and Wilderness Survival Merit Badge
  • Cooking Merit Badge (if you've already started it)
  • Possible ROCK CLIMBING at High Rocks or on the Climbing Tower
  • Philmont Skills Preparation
  • Philmont Program Discussion and Selection
Non-Philmont bound Scouts will work on rank completion in camp, plus Wilderness Survival skills (yes, you can start and/or complete the merit badge). If you're not going to Philmont and are already First Class rank you can join the backpacking crews.

Yooks (incoming First Year Scouts): We will provide you with packing lists and review what you need to prepare and to bring at our upcoming virtual troop meetings.

Philmont-bound Scouts will work doing backpacking skills and prep instruction, plus setting up and taking down camp, plus backpacking in Ralph Stover State Park and Ockanickon.

  • Non-backpacking Scouts will sleep in Adirondacks in the Ajapeu site (supplemented by troop tents if wanted/needed; one Scout per tent)
  • Philmont Scouts will set up and camp in tents 
  • Philmont (and backpacking) Scouts' food will be provided for you at Camp. We will divide you into temporary crews to camp and cook.
  • Non-backpacking Scouts should plan meals by patrol.
Once you sign up we'll send you a list of what to bring (which depends on what you've signed up to do). If you're backpacking you'll need to be able to carry all your gear in a backpack. We can lend you one if you don't have one.