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Celebrating Sinoquipe’s 75th

Our troop will return to Sinoquipe July 9 for summer camp where we’ll defend our Spirit Day title.

Winter Campout

Update: The troop has a cabin rented for Jan. 21-23 March 11-13. One goal of the weekend is to help Ranger Jack with a conservation project. The hours for this will apply to the conservation award.

Summer Camp

Summer camp is scheduled for July 10-16 at Sinoquipe.

Troop cookout night at Sinoquipe 2021.

Spring Campout @ Shawnee

The troop will campout at Shawnee State Park June 11-13. We will kayak and work on camping badge prerequisites. Check email from the scoutmaster for details about gear, food, and activities.

Summer Camp @ Sinoquipe

With the pandemic, the troop will stay in council and hopefully be able to attend Camp Sinoquipe on site this year. We are scheduled for July 11-17.

Swim Test Prep

To get ready for summer camp, we are meeting twice a week to review swimming skills for the swim test. Boys who are interested can work on the Swimming merit badge too.

For the swim test, boys need to jump into deep water, level off, swim 75 yards of a strong stoke (front/back crawl, breast, or side), then swim 25 yards of elementary back stroke, and finish by floating or treading for 30-60 seconds. They must be comfortable the whole way and not exhausted by the end.

Boys who pass the swim test will be able to be in a kayak by themselves. To finish the Kayaking merit badge, boys will need to show they can exit the kayak while capsized, climb back into the kayak, and dump a kayak over another.

Cyberquipe 2020

Summer camp this year will be a troop camping trip to Shawnee State Park in conjunction with Cyberquipe’s digital badge offerings. We will work on both the Kayaking and Camping merit badges as a troop and sign up for three or four badges to complete digitally. Scouts must have a personal Gmail account and should plan to bring a device that can connect to a hot spot. Find out more at

The base cost is $135 but we will also need money to help with food.

Summer Camp 2020

The boys chose to go to Sinoquipe this year and check out the new pool. They are scheduled for the week of July 19.

The total camp cost is $395. The first payment of $135 is due by the March 6 troop meeting. The second payment of $135 is due by the April 10 troop meeting. The final payment of $125 is due by the May 8 troop meeting.

Here is the physical form.

Here is the leader’s guide.

Summer Camp at Rock Enon

The boys will head to Camp Rock Enon July 14-20. Check out the promo video. The first payment of $50 is due. The total cost is $285 and will be due in April.

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Campout and Court of Honor

We will campout at the Nazarene church Sept. 21-23. Our court of honor will be held about 7:30PM on Saturday. Pick up will be Sunday about 9AM.

boys watching presentation

Troop and pack campout at the Church of the Nazarene Sept. 22-24, 2017.

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