Camp Meriwether 2017

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Medical Form - REQUIRED to attend camp! 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 Eric Lobdell, Kevin Fricke, 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.

BSA Youth Protection Training - REQUIRED for all adults attending camp with Troop 400. Click here.

Departure: 9 AM on Saturday morning July 29. 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. 
  • We will be stopping for lunch on the way. Pack a lunch or bring money to buy lunch.

Return:
 Saturday, August 5
  • Arrival time at Redeemer is TBD.

Here are all the 2017 summer camp links in one handy location

2017 Meriwether Leader Guide - PDF, ALL the info about everything


Additional Links:


What to Pack

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

MUST HAVE
  • Backpack or duffel
  • Tent (shared if under First Class) - may opt to use camp's canvas tents instead
  • Sleeping bag (waterproof stuff sack recommended)
  • Sleeping pad (go for comfort)
  • Water bottle or canteen
  • 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)
  • T-shirts (red T400 shirt plus others as needed)
  • Long pants (avoid jeans/cotton if possible)
  • Belt
  • Shorts for daily use
  • Swim suit
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • CLOSED TOE footwear (Keen-style OK)
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket
  • Poncho/rain gear
  • Personal kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
  • Beach towel
  • 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
RECOMMENDED ADDITIONS
  • 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 (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 (or Camp Xpress card)
  • Merit badge pamphlets
  • ADULTS: folding chair, reading material, coffee mug, phone charger
DO NOT BRING / NOT NEEDED FOR SUMMER CAMP
  • Electronics of all kinds (except wristwatch or camera that isn't also a phone)*
  • Mess kit
  • Cookware/fuel
  • Water treatment kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Plastic trowel
  • Pets

*Adults are exempt from this rule.
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