ScoutReach Outdoor Survival Webelos Camp (SOS)

July 24-27, 2019

Tellepsen Scout Camp
3450 County Road 317
Navasota, TX 77868

ScoutReach Outdoor Survival Skills (SOS) is a camp for Webelos Scouts who will be entering 4th and 5th grade during the next school year. Webelos Scouts will work on Arrow of Light rank requirements and learn skills that will be needed to earn the Tenderfoot rank when they join a troop. SOS is to help youth and their families prepare for the transition from the ScoutReach program into traditional troops near their homes in order to continue the Scouting adventure. Scouts will also enjoy archery, rifle shooting and swimming.

Registration

The registration fee is $10 for Webelos Scouts and adults. The registration fee includes meals, a t-shirt, patch, water bottle and program supplies.

Step 1 (youth and adults): Register all participants in the same family.
Step 2 (adults): Every volunteer also needs to complete a background check.

Step 1 (youth and adults):  Register    Step 2 (adults):  Background check (ages 18+)

Youth paperwork requirements:

  1. Complete online registration (Step 1)
  2. Submit a copy of the BSA Health and Medical form (Parts A & B: All Scouting Events) 
  3. Submit a copy of medical insurance card, front and back (if insured) 

Adult paperwork requirements (ages 18+):

  1. Complete online registration (Step 1)
  2. Complete online Adult in Camp Compliance form (Step 2 background check)
  3. Submit a BSA Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B: All Scouting Events)
  4. Submit a copy of medical insurance card, front and back (if insured).
  5. Submit proof of Youth Protection Training (YPT) taken online at my.scouting.org. This is a mandatory requirement by the state. Certification lasts two years and must not expire prior to the last day of camp.

 

What to Bring to Camp

 

Required items

  • Completed BSA Health and Medical Record
    (All Scouting Events version)
  • Compliance Form
  • Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Pillow
  • Washcloths
  • Two towels (swimming, bath)
  • Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant)
  • Clothes, underwear and socks
  • Closed-toed shoes (tennis shoes) and an old pair of shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Jeans or long pants (old pair)
  • Flashlight (with fresh batteries and extra set of batteries)
  • Water bottle
  • Hat (e.g., baseball cap)

Optional

  • Raingear
  • Religious book
  • Scout Handbook
  • Jacket
  • Camera
  • Sleeping bag
  • Neckerchief
  • Money
  • Shower shoes or flip-flops
  • Medicated powder
  • Cot

Things not to bring to camp

  • Valuables
  • Jewelry
  • Radios
  • Electronic games / devices
  • Pocket knife
  • Sheath knives
  • Expressive shoes, dress shoes or expensive clothes
  • Fireworks
  • Firearms
  • Excessive cash

Advancements

There are several opportunities for Scouts to earn advancement at camp. 

Lost and Found

Please label all items taken to camp with your child's name. Lost and found will be located at registration. Leftover items are donated to charity after camp.

Medication

All medications (with the exception of inhalers, emergency epinephrine kits, and diabetes kits) must be checked-in to the health and safety director in the first aid area by the parents of the child requiring the medications. Each medication must be in the original prescription container with only enough medication for the week, clearly labeled with the Scout’s name, dosage, and specific time(s) medication should be taken. A medication form will need to be filled out. Other than using an inhaler, Epi-pens or diabetes kits, no child should be taking any medication except while in the first aid area. Please inform the Scout's leader and the health and safety officer of any medications that need to be taken at camp. See the health and safety director at camp if there are any questions.

Photographs    

Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the council and district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

Volunteer Training and ScoutReach Staff

Camp is run by ScoutReach staff and volunteers. The state of Texas requires that all adults attending camp must:

  1. Take Youth Protection Training (YPT) online at my.scouting.org. Certification lasts two years and must not expire prior to the last day of camp.
  2. Attend Camp Volunteer Orientation to be held TBD

BSA requires a minimum of one person per 25 people onsite need to be trained in First Aid/CPR/AED. If currently certified, please submit a copy of your certification.  

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at camp is fun. Many opportunities are available: 

  • Den walker (escort a group of Scouts from one area of camp to another)
  • Skills
  • Sports and games

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Youth Protection Guidelines  Guide to Safe Scouting  Enterprise Risk Management

 

Standards

Camps are operated and licensed under the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America National Camp Standards. Camps are inspected annually by the NCAP team to ensure compliance with the National Camp Accreditation Program (430-056)Day Camp Administrative Guide (13-33815)Cub Scout Outdoor Program Guidelines (510-631), and the Guide to Safe Scouting.

The Texas Department of State Health Services Youth Camp Program is the principal authority on matters relating to health and safety conditions at youth camps in Texas. All youth camps must obtain a license prior to operating. Any youth camp may be inspected during operation to determine compliance with the Youth Camp Safety and Health Act and the Youth Camp Rules.

 

Camp Contact

For questions, contact Ronald George at ronald.george@scouting.org.

 

 

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