Fire Mountain 2019

Be sure to check the Troop 400 Twitter feed for photos from camp (and more).

Medical Form - REQUIRED to attend camp! This applies to youth and adults - please click here. Print the form and take to your healthcare provider. A doctor must sign part C. Turn in parts A, B, and C to Jeff McMurtery or any Troop 400 adult leader. We recommend you keep the original and turn in a copy. Or scan it before you turn it in so you have a back-up. After camp we will shred them after attempting to return them.

NEW! Merit Badge Sign Up form - fill this out to request merit badge classes

BSA Registration (including Youth Protection Training) - REQUIRED for all adults attending camp with Troop 400 for more than 72 hours total over the week. Click here.


April 29 - Camp T-shirt orders ($12) due. Final camp payment due (new Scouts may have an extension - see Jeff McMurtery). Cost is $380 for youth and $130 for adults. Make all payments to "Troop 400" and give them to our treasurer, Rose Gabel.

May 15 - All attendee information must be provided:

    Scouts: Full Name, Date of Birth, current rank, any special needs* (dietary, medical, or otherwise)
    Adults: Full Name, Date of Birth, Youth Protection Training date of completion, any special needs* (dietary, medical, or otherwise)

    * this information is sensitive. If you have any sort of special need, please alert Jeff McMurtery (no need to be specific if you don’t want to).

July 27 - Leave Spokane for Fire Mountain!

August 3 - Return home.

PROGRAM GUIDE - everything there is to know about Fire Mountain.

LEADERS GUIDE - extra information for adult leaders.

Departure: 9 AM on Saturday morning July 27. Wear tan uniform! 
  • There will be a trailer for gear. 
  • Vehicle assignments will be worked out and recorded before we leave. 
  • Wear field uniform (tan shirt + neckerchief)
  • The trip will take about 7 hours (with stops). 
  • We will be stopping for lunch on the way. Pack a lunch or bring money to buy lunch.

 Saturday, August 3
  • Arrival time at Redeemer is TBD, likely late afternoon.

What to Pack

Our standard backpacking list is found in Useful Stuff. Below is a modified list for summer camp. 
We suggest that you write your name and troop number on anything you would want back if it is misplaced.

  • Backpack or duffel
  • Swimsuit and beach towel - PACK ON TOP
  • Tent (shared if under First Class) - we will NOT be using the camp's tents
  • Sleeping bag (waterproof stuff sack recommended)
  • Sleeping pad (go for comfort)
  • Water bottle or canteen
  • Mess kit - needed for Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast (can be as basic as a Cool Whip container and a plastic spoon)
  • Personal first aid kit with moleskin
  • Headlamp or flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Wristwatch
  • Boy Scout field uniform and neckerchief (wear Sunday for traveling to camp)
  • OA sash
  • T-shirts (red T400 shirt plus others as needed)
  • Long pants (avoid jeans/cotton if possible)
  • Belt
  • Shorts for daily use
  • Underwear (one per day)
  • Socks (one per day)
  • CLOSED TOE footwear (Keen-style OK)
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket
  • Poncho/rain gear
  • Personal kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
  • Sunscreen/lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Pocket knife
  • Notepad and pen
  • Anything specific to selected merit badges. See Leader Guide link above!
  • Money to cover cost of selected merit badges.
  • Scout handbook
  • Hiking boots
  • Camp pillow
  • Sunglasses
  • Swim goggles
  • Ballcap or other hat for shading the sun
  • Knit hat (for sleeping - check weather for low temp)
  • Rope
  • Lightweight sandals for use at waterfront
  • Snacks (double-sealed in two zip-lock bags)
  • Sealable trash bag(s)
  • Compass
  • Hand/face towel & washcloth
  • Lightweight day pack or athletic bag (for carrying merit badge materials to/from class)
  • Hanger for uniform
  • Laundry bag
  • Spare batteries
  • Fishing pole/tackle
  • Frisbee, football, etc. for campsite recreation
  • Spending money for trading post
  • Merit badge pamphlets
  • ADULTS: folding chair, reading material, coffee mug, phone charger
  • Electronics of all kinds (except wristwatch or camera that isn't also a phone)*
  • Cookware/fuel
  • Water treatment kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Plastic trowel
  • Pets
  • Valuable items

*Adults are exempt from this rule.