Well it's that time of year again when we prepare ourselves for Summer
Camp. Troop 9 will be going to summer camp at Yawgoog on July
7-14 (commonly referred to as Week 2.)
Summer Camp Particulars:
Fee: $375 per scout. Please make checks payable to "Boy Scout Troop 9".
Spending Money: $30 to $35 is more than adequate to keep the scout
well fed between meals. Craft Merit Badges will cost a modest amount for the
Dates: Please plan to arrive at
6:00 PM, Sunday July
will need to be picked up by their parents on Sunday July 14 at camp after
the Dress Parade. Drop off and pick up will be in the Sandy Beach
Uniforms: Scouts must have a complete Class A uniform.
Class A shorts are acceptable in place of class A pants. Full uniform
is required for dinner every night, for Mass on Sunday, for the Dress Parade
and for our Court of Honor. T-shirts and shorts may be worn at other times.
Lockers: Footlockers or camp boxes are normally used to store
personal gear. Box or footlocker should be lockable. Ensure that
the locker is
large enough so that all personal gear fits inside. Extra keys for the adult
leaders (in case the boys lose theirs) will be appreciated.
Health-Safety: All Scouts must have the
Annual Health and
Medical Record Form
completed before the Troop goes to camp. This is very
important, as the Scout will not be able to participate in any activities at
camp without it. Yawgoog
has a full-time Doctor and Nurse on staff.
Medication: If a Scout brings medication to camp, please inform the
Scoutmaster. Please be sure it is labeled properly, i.e.: Name of Scout, Name
of Medication, Dosage, etc.
Personal Problems: Please inform us of any problems the Scout might
encounter at camp. This will help the scout have a good week at camp.
Aerosol Cans: Please do not send any aerosol cans with the Scout to
camp. We have had problems in the past with them. They are very hazardous when
abused. Insect repellent, hair spray and deodorant are available in pump or
roll-on. Thank you for your cooperation.
Fireworks: Fireworks are not allowed in any form. Please help us in
assuring the safety of your Scout and others by ensuring your Scout
understands that fireworks cannot be brought to camp.
Leaving Camp: If a Scout has to leave camp (parents want to take
him out to lunch or dinner, etc.), a card must be filled out at the camp
office. If a Scout has to leave, please let us know so we can make sure he is
ready to go when you show up. A Scout can only leave camp with parental
Mail: Campers look forward to
mail, especially first year campers. If possible send the first letter on
Thursday, July 4.
- Scout's Name, Troop 9 Pawcatuck
- Camp Medicine Bow - Campsite Wetomuck -
- Yawgoog Scout Reservation
- 61 Camp Yawgoog Road
- Rockville, RI 02873
Saturday Night Show: All parent's are invited to the Saturday Night
Show, July 13. The show starts around 8 PM.
Parent's Day: Sunday, July 14
is Parent's Day. Troop 9 will be having a family brunch and Court of Honor
starting at 10:30 AM at the Wetomuck campsite. The Dress Parade is at 1:00
PM, after which
we will be leaving.
Visitors: If you must come to camp during the week, please check in
at the Bucklin building. The Scout will be paged and come to the Bucklin
Photos: A professional photographer will take a Troop photo while at
camp. All scouts will receive a picture as part of summer camp - this is
included in the camp fee.