J brought home the summer camp class list

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Registered: 05-28-2000
J brought home the summer camp class list
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Tue, 04-03-2012 - 9:19am

He's trying to decide which classes / how many to take.

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I'm waiting for the e-mail from the troop leadership that will tell us what the options are going to be for the first year boys. There should only be a few to choose from- but it will be fun. The online booklet suggests mammal study, basketry, fingerprinting, or one other for new boys. Probably pick 2.

Let us know what he chooses.
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Registered: 05-28-2000
The camp here has new scouts take one merit badge course and then they take the 1st year scout program. It's a little taste of all kind of scout things ie first aid, stars, plants.

J took fingerprinting at a merit badge conference last summer.

*I* want to take basketry :)

I think J is learning toward Environmental Science and Orienteering or Kayaking and Environmental Science. It depends which session he gets Environmental Science. He's still debating and tossing around taking a 3rd.

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Did you know that there's supposed to be some sort of camporee at Tuscazoar- I think in the fall. They will have orienteering there... or maybe I have my facts confused and it's just orienteering, but scouts are allowed to camp. I don't know where that would be in relation to you, but it's in ohio.

http://neooc.com/schedule.asp

I don't think it's open to the public and that's why it doesn't have the other info. I think it may be just for scouts?
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Registered: 05-28-2000
DH and J went to it last year. J earned a partial. It was rainy and miserable.

We've been to Tuscazoar a few times. They have a Scout Merit Badge weekend every year in May. This year is Animal Science. A farm next to the Camp is allowing the scouts to go there for the hand-on parts. J's group can't attend because they are working on service hours at another location.

http://www.tuscazoar.org/

Thanks :)
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Yep... that's the place... Oct 5-7, Northeast Ohio Scout Championships Orienteering. Sounds like a ton of fun! I didn't realize it was a scout camp to start with. I think that the orienteering club was looking at doing a public event there as well. Western PA orienteering club has agreements with several scout camp locations to the effect that we will map the camp, they can use the map, we get to do 1 public event each calendar year on the location. It's a win-win situation.