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2014 Adventure Cove Program Guide

Updated: April 11, 2014

Cascade Pacific Council | 2145 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201 | 503.226.3423 | www.cpcbsa.org

Dear Scouting Volunteer,


Thank you for your key role of delivering the promise to youth involved in Scouting programs. Every Scout
wants outdoor adventurestudies show thats the reason they join, and the reason they stay in Scouting its
outdoor adventure that boys crave, and its outdoor adventure at its best that youre about to help deliver!
One of our nations greatest threats is the health of its citizens. You have probably heard about the nature
deficit disorder and about obesity trends in youth, both sad developments since the years before video
games and the internet. Getting kids outdoors and active is the answer to these trends; thats also what
youre accomplishing by taking Scouts to summer camp.
I hope you will do whatever you can to help encourage every boy and parent in your unit to get outside and
explore nature, camp, hike, and just have fun. Currently about 22% of our Cub Scouts participate in resident
camps and about 22% participate in day camps, while about 50% of our Boy Scouts participate in a week
long resident camp. What these figures really show is the number of Scouts that dont get those outdoor
expericences; thank you for doing everything you can to reach every Scout in your unit.
I fondly recall the quality time I spent with my boys at camp and was amazed at the life lessons my sons
learned during their time at camp. I hope you strive to get as many youth as possible from your unit out to
camp this year so you and they can have those same experiences.
We are so blessed in the Cascade Pacific Council to have incredible camping properties and a wide variety
of programs for youth and adults to choose from. This guidebook provides important information to help you
better plan and prepare for this upcoming summers adventure. Please use it to prepare your Scouts and
adults for their grand outdoor adventure at summer camp.
Thanks again for all you do!

Matthew S. (Matt) Devore, Scout Executive

Leaders Pre-Camp Briefings


Each unit is encouraged to send at least one adult to one
of the pre-camp leader meetings. These meetings are an
invaluable opportunity to get late-breaking camp
information, and to meet face-to-face with your camp
director for questions and answers.
Pre-camp Meetings for Cub Scout Camps:
Fri, June 6, at 7pm or Sat, June 7, at 1pm at the
Happy Valley LDS Church located at 10300 SE
132nd Portland. (attend one meeting; pick the
one that best fits your schedule)
Pre-camp Meetings for Boy Scout Camps:
Fri, May 30, at 7pm or Sat, May 31, at 1pm at
the Happy Valley LDS Church located at 10300
SE 132nd Portland. (attend one meeting; pick
the one that best fits your schedule)
You will be able to pick up your Trading Post pre-ordered
items (if ordered by May 15) and purchase additional
available items. See www.cpcbsa.org/preorder for
details on the money-saving pre-order offer.

Revised: 4/11/2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS
This leaders guide is comprised of several sections. The first section contains general information that applies to all
resident camps. The second section contains information related to the specific camp youre attending. The third
section is an appendix of forms that you will find useful in preparing for camp.
SECTION ONE: GENERAL INFORMATION
General Information
Payment Schedule
Next Summer Camp Reservations
Refund Policy
Adult Fees
Free Adult Ratio
Leadership in Camp
Participants
Visitors
Day Visitors
Food Service
Insurance information
Unit Membership List
Arrival & Departure
Adult Leadership
Employment Opportunities
Youth Development
Uniforming
Flag Ceremonies
Lost & Found
Pre-Camp Leaders Meeting

Pages 3-6

Emergencies, Medical Care & Safety


Medical Examination
Medical Forms
Medication at Camp
Emergency Care Procedures
Tobacco
Chemical Fuels

Pages 7-8

Alcohol
Weapons
Chainsaws
Pets
Rest
Weather
Transportation & Parking
RV Parking
ATVs
Tour Permit
Planning
Pages 9-10
Six Steps of Planning
Order of the Arrow
Rover Camp
Advancement and Merit Badge Policies at Camp
Pre-Camp Checklist
Parent Information
What to Bring
Where To Send Mail
Sample Letter to Parents
How To Get There

Pages 11-13

SECTION TWO: SPECIFIC CAMP INFORMATION


This section, beginning on page 16, contains information related to your camp including details on:

Arrival instructions
Schedule for arrival day
Check-in instructions
Special programs and activities
Campsites and living areas
Foodservice operation and dining

Merit badge programs (Boy Scout camps)


Advancement opportunities
Additional program costs, if any
Map to your camp
Map of the camp property
And much more...

APPENDIX: FORMS
Special Needs Form
Adopt-A-Project information
Family Camp information

ANY AND ALL INFORMATION IN THIS GUIDE MAY BE COPIED


FOR DISTRIBUTION IN YOUR PACK OR TROOP.
Revised: 4/11/2014

GENERAL INFORMATION
Opportunity Fund (Camperships): Your council recognizes that some members are not able to afford camp, and operates a special fund
to help send Scouts to camp. Leaders may obtain Opportunity Fund Applications from any council service center or online; these should be
submitted no later than three weeks prior to your arrival at camp. Funds are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Applications
may be submitted in lieu of the March 15 payment for individual Scouts.

Payment Schedule and Refunds


PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Camp fee payments occur in three steps:
1. A deposit of $10 per Scout is paid to secure a reservation.
2.

REFUNDS:

Cancellations on or before May 1: all fees paid are transferable


within the reservation. If the entire unit reservation is cancelled, the
$10 deposit per Scout is forfeited.

A commitment payment of $65 per Scout is made by


March 1 to continue to hold the reservation. Units that dont
Cancellations between May 1 and two weeks prior to camp: a
make this payment risk losing their reservation.
refund of all fees paid, less $75 per Scout is made.
3a.To qualify for the Early Bird incentive*, pay the
balance by May 1.
Within two weeks of camp: no refunds are made unless the Scout in
question finds himself in one of these circumstances: a) his family
3b. If not taking advantage of the Early Bird incentive, the
moves out of council b) there is a death or serious illness in his
balance must be paid in full by June 1.
immediate family requiring his attendance c) he himself becomes ill
and unable to attend camp. If a refund is granted, it will be for
*the early bird incentive for 2014 is a free t-shirt for every scout fees paid minus $75 deposit when a Refund Request Form is filed
upon arrival at camp.
that is paid for in full by May 1, 2014
All refund requests must be in writing. Up to two weeks prior to
camp, written or email requests may be sent to the council camping
department at camping@cpcbsa.org. Within two weeks of camp,
please make refund requests upon arrival at camp with the camp
business manager using the Refund Request Form, listing the reason
NEXT SUMMER RESERVATIONS:
each Scout was unable to attend. These refunds will be measured to
Scout leaders are able to reserve space for next year at Camp.
During your week at camp, visit the business manager to check on up the refund policy (see above) and granted accordingly. Refunds
will be mailed to the currently registered unit committee chair in
-to-date availability for the following year and to get your space
early October, and will be combined with other refunds due to the
reserved, you can even reserve for a different camp than you are
unit minus any outstanding debts the unit owes the council.
attending. The reservation fee is only $10 per person attending.
You may also make your reservation online by visiting
TIP: Wise units collect fees from families so that the family is making
www.cpcbsa.org/register
the financial commitment to attend, and thus if their son is a no-show,
the unit treasury is not at a loss. Require parents to make the $10
and $65 family commitment payments to the unit up frontbefore
making the unit paymentto protect the unit treasury.
Fees are due in full by June 1

Adult Fees:
Adult fees cover food, utilities, and other expenses, and are to be
paid by all adults staying overnight, except subsidized free adults
based on the number of Scouts attending. Pre-paid adult fees are
fully refundable. Adult fees may be paid upon arrival at camp.
Additional overnight adults pay a flat fee of:
$140Boy Scout Camp
$140Adventure Cove
$ 70Cub World
$ 70Gilbert Ranch
-OR$ 25Pro-rated fee at any of these camps.
This way, your unit can choose the most cost-effective plan for your
adults.

Boy Scout Camps

Cub Scout Camps

Youth

Free Adults

Youth

Free Adults

1-8

1-6

9-16

7-12

17 or more

13 or more

One free adult per eight


youth, up to 3 free
adults; additional adults
pay adult fee of $140

Two adults minimum per unit must attend camp to provide leadership, supervision, and coaching for Scouts (required by Youth Protection rules).

One free adult per six


youth, up to 3 free adults;
additional adults pay adult
fee of $70 ($140 at
Adventure Cove)
Revised: 4/11/2014

Insurance Information:
Each unit attending a Cascade Pacific Council camp must show
proof of insurance for each youth or for the entire unit. (NOTE:
CPC units are covered through a council policy) Units must have
accident insurance and bring proof of that insurance with them
to camp including policy number and claim forms. The name of
your insurance company is not enough information for the hospital or for camp managers.

Participants
Each camp is structured for the needs of the age group it serves;
thus den chiefs are not permitted to attend Cub Scout or Webelos camps, and any children under the age of 18 not registered with a unit may not stay in camp. This includes siblings,
den chiefs, and children of leaders.

Thousands of units have Health Special Risk (underwritten by


Ace American Insurance) or Deseret insurance. Please make sure
the information you provide is complete and that you have the
proper claim forms with you at all times. LDS units can receive
their Deseret policy number from the ward clerk.

Visitors
Adults not registered and paid as camp leaders are considered
visitors at camp. They must pay for the meals they consume (see
Day Visitor section). There are no overnight accommodations for
guests, even in your unit campsite. There are public campgrounds
near all Cascade Pacific Council camps; please have guests
make arrangements to stay in those campgrounds. The one exception to this policy is that arrangements may be made for
individual drivers who arrive on Friday night to take Scouts
home on Saturday; please make this arrangement with your
camp director upon arrival.

For most policies, parents medical insurance is the primary insurance; unit accident insurance is secondary. Typically, most secondary insurance policies will cover the deductible required by
the parent's insurance; illness is not normally covered. Check
your policy to determine what is covered.

Day Visitor:

All questions regarding your unit insurance coverage should


be directed to your insurance company.

Day Visitor meal fees (for visitors not staying overnight) are:
Breakfast-$5.00, lunch-$6.00, dinner-$7.00. Please arrange
meal payment with the business manager upon arrival.

Unit Membership List (for Out-Of-Council units):


Each unit coming from another council must bring a unit membership list, available from your council office (this is a list of all
members currently registered in ScoutNet).

Trading Post:
Each camp's Trading Post is well stocked with camp supplies,
souvenirs, and refreshments. The average camper spends $10
per day. Some items previously sold in the Trading Post are:
Souvenirs
T-shirts
Belt Buckles
Pictures
Patches
Sunglasses

Personal Items
Flashlights
Batteries
Stamps
Toothbrush/Paste
First Aid Kits

Advancement
Handicraft Kits
Merit Badge Books
Craft-Strip
Compasses
Knives

Boys not included on the membership list must bring:


1. Completed youth membership application with applicable
fees.
OR
2. Bring a copy of the youth membership application turned
in with a copy of the receipt.

Food Items
Ice Cream
Soft Drinks
Juice
Candy
Granola Bars

Miscellaneous
Sharpening Stones
Scout Literature
Novelty Toys
Friendship Bracelets
Post Cards

An adult can serve as a banker during the week, allowing


youth to check money in and out. Adults may use a personal
check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express at
any of our camp facilities.

(Cascade Pacific Council units do not need to provide a membership list; the council office will provide this to your camp director for membership verification).
This is not the same as the Unit Camp Roster. Upon arrival, every
unit needs to turn in a Camp Roster of all persons at camp.
Arrival & Departure
Your camp staffers have little time between sessions to
prepare for your arrival; they will be better rested and
able to serve your Scouts if you plan your arrival
according to this schedule:
Adventure Cove: Arrive 1:00pm Sunday; depart
about 6:00pm Friday
Baldwin: Arrive 11:30am Sunday; check-in
12:00pm in parking lot; depart about 10:00am
Saturday.
Cooper: Arrive 12:30pm Sunday in parking lot; depart
10:00am Saturday
Cub World: Arrive 12:45pm on the first day, and
depart by 7:00pm on the third day.
Gilbert Ranch: Arrive 12:42pm on the first day, and
depart about 7:00pm on the third day.
Pioneer: Arrive 12:30pm Sunday; depart
about 9:30am Saturday.
Meriwether: Arrive 12:30pm Sunday; wait in parking
lot for escort. Depart about 9:15am Saturday

Food Service:
Our goal is to give you a well-balanced menu with high quality
food. Persons with special menu needs may visit the council web
site at www.cpcbsa.org/menus in early May to view a copy of
the camp menu if they wish to bring special items to supplement
our menu (i.e. diabetic, vegetarian, and food allergies). Menus
will list vegetarian and diabetic alternatives. A Special Needs
Form should be completed and returned to the council office one
month prior to arrival if special dietary health issues exist. A
camper may need to bring supplemental food items to satisfy
special needs. Please also notify the camp food service personnel upon your arrival at camp.

Revised: 4/11/2014

Monday Arrivals on Sunday-Start Week at Boy Scout camps


Troops that prefer to not travel on Sunday may arrive early
Monday morning and jump right into the days program.
Baldwin: Arrive 7:00am Monday.
Cooper: Arrive at 7:00am Monday.
Pioneer: Arrive 7:00am Monday.
Meriwether: arrive 7:00am Monday, wait in parking lot
Be prepared to jump right into the camp program at all of the
camps.

ers 18 years of age or older, or parents of participating youth


members. All medical form requirements must be fulfilled (See
page 7 for details). This may require a physical examination
and doctors signature, depending on the length of time the
leader stays at camp.
Part-time leaders (less than 72 hours) and visitors must check-in
at the camp office upon arrival in camp and check-out as they
depart. All medical form requirements must be completed (See
page 7 for details).

Monday-Start Sessions at Boy Scout camps


Monday-Start sessions will have an adjusted schedule that allows for all of the fun activities that are offered every other
session. Arrival times are as follows:
Baldwin: arrive 8:00am Monday; depart about
10:00am Saturday.
Cooper: Arrive at 7:00am Monday; depart about 10:00am
Sunday.
Pioneer: Arrive 7:00am Monday; depart
about 9:30am Saturday.
Meriwether: Arrive 7:00am Monday; wait in parking
lot for escort; depart about 9:15am Saturday.
Early Arrivals at Boy Scout camps
Boy Scout troops travelling more than four hours or those with
religious conflicts may arrive one night early at 6pm. Early
arrivals pay a $25 camping fee per troop; no discounts apply.
Saturday arrivals are not permitted on Monday-Start weeks.
As early-arrivals impact staff resources, early arrival plans
MUST be pre-arranged and noted on the reservation; please
request early arrival by emailing info@cpcbsa.org.
Adult Leadership
Leadership in Camp
Each unit must be under the leadership of at least one registered adult over 21 years old (preferably the registered unit
leader). There must be at least two adult leaders with the
unit in camp at all times. At least one unit leader is expected
to participate in all leader meetings and coordinate the responsibilities of the units adult leadership at camp. At least
one adult leader must have Youth Protection training. This can
be accomplished one or more ways:
BEST

Unit leader and one or more assistant leaders in camp the full week.
GOOD
Unit leader in camp all week and other
adults in and out during the week. (but
very difficult for youth and leaders)
FAIR
All adult leadership rotates in and out of
camp during the week, always having two
adults.
UNACCEPTABLE Only one adult with the unit. Youth may have
to be sent home.
The unit leader or anyone serving as a unit leader must be at
least 21 years of age and a registered member of the Boy
Scouts of America. Additional adults may be registered Scout-

It is vital that there be two adults in camp at all times for each
unit. When necessary to rotate adults, be certain that there are
always two adults in camp for your unit in order to comply with
Youth Protection guidelines.
Key Duties of Adult Leaders
Attend the pre-camp meeting.
Transport youth to and from camp.
Remain in camp with youth all day long.
No children are allowed to come to camp other
than youth registered in your unit. (No siblings,
cousins, etc.)
Help each youth with program activities.
Encourage all Scouts to do their best.
Observe advancement opportunities and sign
appropriate book sections.
Leaders also.
Smoke only in designated areas, always out of view
of youth.
Set the example. Maintain cleanliness of food and
campers.
Report all hazards and problems to the camp director.
Report ALL injuries and illnesses to the camp health
officer immediately.
Leaders oversee actions of all youth assuring that
Youth wear shirts, shoes and socks at all times.
Youth use the buddy system at all times.
There is no chopping of trees, destruction, defacing
of woods or buildings, digging of traps or holes, or
rock throwing.
Youth know and abide by camp boundaries.
All medications used by youth are the responsibility
of the camp health officer. Please enclose written
instruction for administration. Leave medication in its
original container.
Leaders help maintain discipline in the dining hall
Wash hands before eating.
Take off hats while inside the dining hall.
Remain standing at the table until grace is said.
Take small portions on the first pass of food
to ensure that everyone receives firsts.
Use good table manners.
Ensure that waiters report to dining hall on time.
Listen carefully for directions and do not leave

Revised: 4/11/2014

Staff are available to help you make camp fun!


The camp staff represents the greatest resource available
to your youth during their stay at camp. The majority is
selected from older Boy Scouts, Varsity youth, Venturers,
and Explorers.

Uniforming
Why do the Boy Scouts of America have a uniform? For
the same reasons a football or baseball team wears them.
Because a uniform gives a standard to be met, promotes
group spirit, and designates equality from the start among
members within the group. At camp the uniform does the
same. The official Scout uniform is appropriate dress at
any time during the week at camp. We encourage all
youth to be in full uniform for dinner, campfires, chapel
services, and other formal ceremonies. Demonstrate your
unit spirit and Scouting pride by being the best-uniformed
unit in camp.

Your unit at camp is under the leadership and direction of


your unit leader. The staff can help the unit leader in a
number of ways. The camp staff brings expertise to the
entire camping program, not only in their own specialties,
but also as a general program resource. This ensures a
great adventure for your youth. The camp staff loves what
they are doing, so don't be afraid to ask questions.

Flag Ceremonies
Units are encouraged to hold formal flag ceremonies in
their sites every morning and evening. The camp will also
hold formal flag ceremonies. Youth are encouraged to
attend in full uniform. These assemblies are also the time
when special announcements and recognitions are made.

As an adult leader in camp, we ask that you support these


young men and women to enhance the programs they are
providing. This may occur in several ways:
Helping all youth to be successful: occasionally there
will be one or more youth in your group that need an
extra hand grasping a concept or mastering a skill.
Setting the example: Youth in your unit will watch
YOU to know when its okay to talk, to laugh, to play
and to have fun. Your participation will encourage
your youth, so have fun! Your positive attitude is a
great way to ensure that your youth have a great
time.

Lost and Found


Lost and found items are transported from the camps to
the Portland Service Center on a weekly basis. Items are
stored in the Portland office for one week, after which
they will be transported to a Scouters Mountain. One lost
and found day will be held the second Saturday in September. All remaining items will be donated to local charities after September 15. Please share this information
with the parents in your group and encourage them to
have their youth bring home all the items taken to camp.
Socks, underwear, water bottles, and towels will not be
returned from camps.

Employment Opportunities
Your council hires over 300 young men and women each
summer, and we have a few positions open at this time.
Youth 15 years of age and older have the opportunity to
serve in the following positions:

RESIDENT PRE-CAMP LEADERS MEETING

Staff-in-Training: Under age 16 usually serves on


staff for a two-week period and receive room and
board only.
Youth staff: Age 16-20 may serve at camp the entire
season, and receive room and board plus a weekly
salary.
Adult staff: Age 21 and up serve at camp the entire
season, and receive room and board plus a weekly
salary.

Plan to attend one of the pre-camp leader meetings:


Cub Scout Camps:
Friday, June 6 at 7:00 pm or
Saturday, June 7 at 1:00 pm
At the Happy Valley LDS CHURCH
Located at
10300 SE 132nd, Happy Valley, OR 97086
(about 3 miles East of Clackamas Town Center)

Contact the council service center for more information,


download the application from the council website at
www.cpcbsa.org/campstaff, pick up an application at
any council service center. Hiring occurs February through
August.

Boy Scout Camps


Friday, May 30 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 31 at 1:00 pm
At the Happy Valley LDS CHURCH
Located at
10300 SE 132nd, Portland, OR 97086
(about 3 miles East of Clackamas Town Center)

Youth Development
As individuals, youth will be learning through challenging
experiences and building self-confidence through the accomplishment of goals. Your role as leader will be to give
youth guidance as they choose their opportunities, encouragement as they try new things, motivation to keep them
on schedule with their goals, and understanding and counseling if things aren't going right.

These meetings are great opportunities to meet the camp


directors for Adventure Cove, Cub World, Gilbert Ranch,
Baldwin, Meriwether and Pioneer for up-to-date information, advice and to ask questions about camp at this
time.
At this time, you will be able to pickup your trading post
pre-ordered items (if purchased online by May 15 online)
and purchase additional in-stock items at discount prices.

As part of a group, they will learn responsibility, cooperation, and leadership. That's a lot to ask of young men and
women, but it is also why camp is such a good experience.
Good luck! Youth development may be challenging, but it
will also be very rewarding.

Revised: 4/11/2014

MEDICAL FORMS AND MEDICATION


Every precaution is taken to ensure a healthy and safe camping
experience for all campers attending Cascade Pacific Council
summer camps. All camps operate a well- equipped health
lodge that is administered by a qualified camp health officer
for any accidents or medical problems that may arise. In the
event of a medical emergency, the camp health officer is
available 24 hours a day. Special arrangements have been
made with local hospitals for the treatment of more serious
cases. If such treatment is required, every effort will be made to
help the unit leader notify the campers parents.
In the unlikely event of a very serious injury or illness requiring
immediate specialized medical attention, the care of your youth

will be turned over to the local emergency medical service that


may require the use of ground or air ambulance service at their
discretion.
Youth and leaders needing additional medical attention on or
off property will be billed (by the medical office or hospital) for
services rendered at their expense. All expenses associated with
this additional treatment become the responsibility of the youth's
parents (or guardians), preferably handled through their
personal health insurance or supplemental unit accident
insurance. All medical services provided by the camp health
officer are at no cost.

Medical Examination and Medical Form to download form and for more information go to www.cpcbsa.org/medical

Camp

ALL PERSONS
(All Ages)

Cub World and Gilbert Ranch

Medical Formparts A & B completed


Download form at
www.cpcbsa.org/medical

Adventure Cove & Boy Scout Camps


Baldwin, Meriwether, Pioneer

Medical Form parts A, B, & C completed


Download form at
www.cpcbsa.org/medical

Medical Forms
Medical forms are needed for both youth and adults at camp and readily available at the Volunteer Service Centers, as well as on the
council website at www.cpcbsa.org/medical.
Medications at Camp
The Oregon State Health Department and BSA National Camping Standards requires that all internal medication for persons under 18
years of age is to be locked in the camp health lodge and dispensed by the camp health officer. Prescription medications for persons
age 18 and over must be kept in locked storage and may be locked by the owner in their campsite OR by camp health staff in the
health lodge. Emergency bee sting medication, inhalers, an insulin syringe or other medication or device used in the event of lifethreatening situations may be (and should be) carried by the camper or staff member.
It is important to have at least one adult leader accompany youth to the health lodge to receive medication so that the health officer
and the unit adult can together confirm that the youth is receiving the correct medication in the correct dosage. One adult from each unit
must keep track of each Scouts medication schedule and make sure each Scout takes the correct doses as prescribed.
Camp health officers cannot administer immunizations, prescriptions or over the counter medicines, or recommend any medications. Their
role is one of preparation for emergencies and to secure medications stored in the health lodge.

Revised: 4/11/2014

EMERGENCY CARE PROCEDURES


The following procedures will be followed if emergency care is necessary
Parents or guardians will be notified of any serious illness or injury as soon as possible, by the unit leader whenever possible.
If parents will be away from home during the week of camp, unit leaders must know where to reach them; current phone
numbers should be noted on the medical form of every Scout and adult leader.
In the case of a severe accident, parents will be contacted as soon as possible after administering proper emergency care.
In the event the parents or guardians are unavailable, the unit leader will be asked to make decisions on their behalf.
It is the responsibility of unit leadership to provide transportation for unit members requiring non-emergency medical services
off camp property.
Two adult leaders will accompany a Scout requiring non-emergency medical services. The leaders must obtain the youths
medical form from the health lodge before leaving the camp; it will be needed by the hospital or medical center. Be sure to
also have the unit insurance policy information and claim form with you when leaving the camp. Directions to the doctors office will be provided at the health lodge. Two adults must also stay with the unit; the camp director will assist in helping with
temporary leadership when needed in an emergency.
On your first day in camp, emergency procedures are explained to the leaders as well as to youth. In the event of any
emergency, notify the camp staff immediately. If you feel that you are able to deal effectively with the situation, do so and
then send word to the staff. If the situation seems dangerous, the priority is to vacate all youth and leaders from the area.
Prohibited and Restricted Items
Weather
Daytime temperatures can range from the low 40s to the
90's depending on current weather patterns. Nighttime can
drop to the upper 30s during the beginning and end of the
camping season. It rains in Oregon, but the program will
continue, so quality rain gear is a must. Be Prepared!

Tobacco: The use of tobacco products by anyone under the


age of 18 will not be tolerated. Adults may use tobacco
products only in designated areas and away from all participants. Council properties are tobacco-free zones, including
all buildings, campsites, trails and program areas. Smoking
in tents and campsites, or in view of any Scout is strictly prohibited.

Transportation & Parking


All vehicles transporting youth must be operated in accordance with local and state laws. Vehicles must be in good
mechanical condition. Travel should be done in daylight hours
whenever possible. No one is allowed to ride in truck beds,
under canopies, in campers, hatchbacks, or with any nonstandard seat or seat belt arrangement. Transportation in
RVs is NOT advised. All passengers must use a seat belt in
accordance with state law. The appropriate tour permit must
be filed with the council service center.

Chemical Fuels: Gas-fueled lanterns and stoves (canister


type fuels are recommended over liquid) may be used for
outdoor lighting and cooking. The use of gas-fueled lanterns
and stoves in any tent or Adirondack is strictly prohibited. All
fuel containers not in use must be stored in the camp gas
shack. A responsible adult, who is knowledgeable in safety
precautions, must do lighting and refueling; fuel is never handled by youth. The use of liquid fuels as a fire-starter is
strictly prohibited.

While the camp will provide adequate parking areas for all
personal vehicles, the council will not accept any responsibility for vehicles or their contents parked on camp property or
damaged by driving over camp roads. In some camps, vehicles may be permitted by the camp director to deliver
equipment to the campsite on arrival and departure days,
but such vehicles must be promptly returned to the parking
lot. Cooperation with your camp director on vehicle use
will help ensure that it does not become a safety concern,
and that such access can be permitted in the future.

Alcohol and Drugs: It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of


America that the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled
substances are not permitted on property owned and/or
operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity
involving participation of youth members.
Weapons: No weapons of any kind are permitted at camp.
This includes personal archery and rifle equipment; personal
equipment is not permitted on camp ranges during summer
camp. Weapons are not permitted to be stored in vehicles
in camp parking lots.
Chainsaws: Chainsaws are not permitted at any council
property.

RV Parking is not available at any camp. Adults are not


permitted to stay in RVs in any camp parking lotadults
purpose in camp is to chaperone and provide safety for
youth; this cannot be fulfilled from the parking lot or RV.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at any camp at any time.


Please advise all parents to leave pets at home.

ATVs are not permitted to be used on any Cascade Pacific


Council Scout property at any time.

Rest
Sleep, or lack thereof, can be one of the greatest causes of
a fantastic or poor week. The unit leader should see that
from 10:00 pm until 6:00 am each night the campsite is quiet.

Tour Plans (formerly Tour Permit) are required for all units
traveling to and from camp. Download the form at
www.cpcbsa.org/tourplan

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PLANNING
Six Steps to Successful Summer Camp Planning
1. Find out what your youth want to do. Before camp, schedule time at pack/troop meetings to talk about camp. Decide which camp
best meets the needs of your unit.
2. Meet with patrol leaders (den leaders). Ask them to discuss with their youth members what they would like to do at camp. This will
get Scouts thinking about camp, and increase their excitement for the summer ahead.
3. Meet with your senior patrol leader (den leaders). See if he (he/she) is going to attend camp. If not, the assistant senior patrol leader
(assistant den leader) should assume the duties. Include them in your camp planning meetings.
4. Review the information you gather, and schedule time at committee meetings to discuss camp planning.
5. Plan for fun and success:
A. Scouts need to know what to bring, what activities to prepare for and what activities are offered.
B. Unit leaders need to remember the advancement and activity goals set by Scouts and plan their participation accordingly.
C. Parents need to know when camp is, where it is, how to send mail, how much it costs, and how to get in touch with someone
in case of an emergency. Parents also need to know what is planned for their Scout.
6. Boy Scout troops: meet with the parents of Webelos coming into your troop. All youth deserve the opportunity to go to camp. Give
the parents of new Scouts every opportunity to plan early for the expense of Scout camp, as it is difficult to be a Scout and not attend
camp with new friends. Help parents alleviate their fears. Invite Order of the Arrow members to help with a camp promotion presentation at one of your troop/family meetings.
Order of the Arrow (Boy Scout Camps)
Wauna LaMontay Lodge #442 of the Order of the Arrow,
Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America, is an integral part
of the council's camping program. Boy Scout camp participants
are encouraged to meet with the camp Brotherhood coordinator
for information concerning Brotherhood requirements. By paying current fees for dues and Brotherhood, members may participate in the Brotherhood ceremony at Camps Baldwin, Meriwether, and Pioneer.
Rover CampCamp Meriwether
Rover camp is a special week at camp for youth that cannot
attend camp with their troop, or for youth that would like to
attend an extra week of summer camp. A rover troop is formed
at camp, with the camp providing the necessary adult leadership. Registration forms are available at any council service
center or online at www.cpcbsa.org.

For a complete list of Merit Badges offered at Camp, including


times and pertinent details, see the Merit Badge and Advancement Schedule, included in this packet.
NOTE: Not all merit badges can be completed at camp. Our
counselors will only sign off on requirements completed at camp.
In many cases partials will be issued. These are not failures, but
rather a progress report, which Scouts may use to complete the
badge at home.

Reconciling Partially Completed Merit Badge RequirementsFor Scouts presenting partially completed merit badge cards
(blue cards) at camp, our program staff will adhere to the
following procedure:
If the Scout brings his partially completed blue card to
camp, the camp counselor will initial the requirements completed at camp on that same card. By week's end, the
Advancement and Merit Badges Policies at Camp
counselor can determine if all the requirements have been
The Cascade Pacific Council adheres to the Guide to Advancecompleted and sign the card as a completed merit badge.
ment 2013 in setting the policies and procedures to rank ad- If the Scout fails to bring his partially completed blue card
vancement and the merit badge program in the summer camp
to camp, he has two options:
setting.
He can choose to start a new blue card signed by
his Scoutmaster, repeat the requirements he alTrail to First Class Program Each Cascade Pacific Council
ready completed (if offered at camp), complete
camp offers a program where Scouts are able to work on the
the remaining requirements and then receive a
requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks.
completed merit badge from camp by week's
Depending on the camp, camp staff members are permitted to
end. OR
sign off related requirements; however, each camp should and
will offer the unit leaders the opportunity to work with the
He can choose to work only on requirements he
Scouts and sign off the requirements during summer camp.
has not already done on a new blue card provided by his Scoutmaster. Only the requirements that
The Merit Badge Program at Camp The Cascade Pacific
are completed at camp will be signed off on the
Council prides itself on offering quality merit badge instruction.
second card.
These merit badges can be a crucial building block to a Scouts
This will be a second partial blue card in
success. Merit badges that are available at Camp are listed in
addition to the partial he already has.
this Leaders Guide. In addition, a Merit Badge and Activity
The Scout will need to reconnect with his
Grid are provided. Feel free to duplicate grids as needed for
unit or merit badge counselor after camp,
adults and Scouts.
who can then examine both cards, determine if all requirements have been comOccasionally, merit badges and times are subject to change.
pleted and sign off on the completed
badge.
Many merit badges require significant skill to complete at camp.
Scouts should plan to work on three or four merit badges; more
than that detracts from the full camp experience.
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PRE-CAMP CHECK LIST


Five months prior to camp
Secure leadership: Cub Scout camps require one adult
leader for every six youth. Boy Scout camps require a
minimum of two adults, but recommend one adult for every
eight youth. At least one leader must be a registered adult
leader and at least 21 or older.
Promote camp at pack, den and troop meetings.
Collect fees from families so that the family is making the financial commitment to attend, and thus if their
son is a no-show, the unit treasury is not at a loss.
Obtain health/accident insurance. Brochures are available from volunteer service centers.
Give blank medical forms to each participant so they
can arrange for any needed physical exams.
Give a blank special needs form to each participant
that requires special needs.
Provide an Opportunity Fund form for those who have
a financial need.
March
Download the Advance Planning Guide March 1.
Contact parents, or hold a meeting, to talk about program dates and times.
Give blank medical forms to each participant so they
can arrange for any needed physical exams.
Give a blank special needs form to those participants
that require special needs.
Provide an Opportunity Fund form for those who have
a financial need. Check that the forms have been turned
into the council.
April
Download your camps Program Guide, which contains
new information about programs offered at the camp you
are attending April 1.
Have Boy Scouts decide what merit badges and programs they would like to pursue.

Meet with youth to talk about camp expectations, rules,


and procedures.
Have committee members visit parents of youth not registered for camp; encourage them to attend.
Secure transportation to and from camp.
Attend pre-camp meeting.
Obtain reservations for family BBQ. Upon arrival, you
will be asked for a count of the number of guests who will
attend the BBQ.
Develop a program of activities using information in the
leader guide, which will be mailed in late April.
Three weeks before camp
Collect all youth and adult medical forms, making sure
forms have current parent and doctor signatures and
parents contact information.
Make sure all youth are currently registered members
of Boy Scouts of America. Membership will be verified
upon arrival; those not registered will be required to register as members.
Gather unit insurance information including policy number and claim forms.
Pay all remaining camp fees (information for camp is
printed two weeks prior to your arrival. Please verify that
all information is correct.)
Print unit roster.
Two days before departure
Check on transportation to and from camp.
Make sure anyone who has joined your group since you
attended the pre-camp meeting has a completed medical
form. Re-check all forms for proper signatures.
Hold inspection of personal packs and patrol gear.
Troop equipment should be ready to pack.
Inform youth of customs, practices, and rules at camp.
The day you leave for camp
Inspect youths personal packs, bags, and gear.
Verify and bring copies of den roster or troop roster,
receipts, and all paperwork to camp.
Collect any medical forms that have not been turned in,
and check them for current proper signatures. Note: Any
Scout with a medical form without a current parent and
doctor signature will be asked to leave camp. The 3-day
resident camps do not require a doctors signature.
Label all medications, including aspirin, cough syrup, and
such, with name and pack/troop number before coming to
camp. Leave medicines in their original container.
Determine reasons for unexpected absences of your
youth and prepare a Request for Refund form to be given
to the camp director or business manager at check-in. ALL
REFUND REQUESTS MUST BE MADE UPON ARRIVAL AT
CAMP.
Reconfirm transportation for closing day.

May
Reconfirm number of Scouts going to camp. Collect fees
and pay by May 15 to receive the "Early Bird " incentive.
Turn in your T-shirt order form with number of youth and
sizes for shirts.
Decrease numbers if necessary to avoid additional
fees.
Give a copy of the parents section of this guide to
each parent.
Reconfirm leadership for camp.
Determine which pre-camp meeting you should attend
and plan to attend.
Collect special needs forms and send to the council office.
One month prior to camp
Send out final camp notice to parents.
Reconfirm leadership at camp.
Review adult leader responsibilities with all adults attending camp.

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What to Bring - Suggested Personal Gear


CLEARLY MARK ALL ITEMS WITH YOUR NAME
Note: This equipment list is meant to serve as a guide. Use your discretion in choosing what to bring and what to leave. Things do get
broken or lost. Please plan accordingly and leave valuable items at home.
Dress Code for Adults: No short shorts or inappropriate, revealing attire. Swimsuits should be restricted to the shirt and shorts look.
Please, no two-piece or Speedo bathing suits, tube tops, or other revealing attire.
Bedding
Sleeping bag
Pad (sleeping pads not provided)
Pillow
Folding cot (not provided)
Tens for adults (CW ONLY)
Clothing
Pajamas
Uniform and camp T-shirt
Sweater or jacket
Poncho or rain gear
Hat or visor
Jeans or shorts
(Jeans are required for C.O.P.E., rock
climbing, and horseback riding)
T-shirts
Extra shoes
Tennis shoes
Lots of extra socks and underwear
Sandals/flip flops (to be worn
only in shower)

Toiletries
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Towel/washcloth
Comb
Soap for body
Deodorant
Sunscreen
Large towel
Bug repellent
Camp Necessities
Flashlight/batteries
Personal first aid kit
Canteen/water bottle
Swimsuit (not cut-offs)
for Cub World Slip-n-Slide
Pack or duffel bag
Pencils and note pad
Pre-addressed envelopes and
stamps
Close-toed shoes if horseback
riding

Very Important
Signed medical form
Spending money (about $

Optional
Sunglasses
Camera/film
Boy Scout Camps ONLY
OA Sash
Money for activities with a fee
Supplies for Merit Badges
Fishing gear
Compass
Swim suit (no two-piece) and towel
need to be on top of pack for use
upon arrival at camp
Personal eating gear for Baldwin,
Pioneer
Additional equipment may be
needed for Baldwin units
participating in the rafting or

ITEMS TO LEAVE AT HOME


Pets Radios Tape decks Portable stereos Walkman/IPods Electronic games
Sheath knives Fireworks Firearms Ammunition Slingshots Bows and arrows Hatchets
Tobacco Alcohol Illegal drugs

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WHERE TO SEND MAIL


Listed are mailing addresses for Cascade
Pacific Council resident camps. The mail
service is slow, so mail letters and packages to camp before your child leaves.
Address letters as follows:

Then the address for the camp as listed: Adventure Cove at Camp Clark, BSA
Camp Baldwin, BSA
17500 Cape Lookout Rd
76201 Dufur Valley Rd
Cloverdale, OR 97112
Dufur, OR 97021
Camp Cooper
Cub World at Scouters Mountain, BSA
6000 SW Bald Creek Rd
11300 SE 147th Ave
Willamina OR 97396
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Camp Meriwether, BSA
17500 Cape Lookout Rd
Gilbert Ranch at Butte Creek, BSA
Cloverdale, OR 97112
13462 S. Butte Creek Rd
Camp Pioneer, BSA
Scotts Mills, OR 97375
62681 Twin Meadows Rd
Idanha, OR 97350

Name
Pack/Troop #
Week/Dates in camp

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER


Portland Boy Scout Service Center: (503) 226-3423
M F 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
For after-hours LIFE & DEATH emergencies, dial the above number and follow
the prompts for emergency after-hours answering service.

SAMPLE LETTER TO PARENTS


Dear Parents,
Your child will be attending

during the week of _____


(Camp Attending)

.
(dates)

The adult from our group in charge at camp will be

__________ Their phone number is _____________________.

Transportation arrangements are as follows: ___

It takes about (drive time)

___

_to get to camp. Dont be late, were eager to get on the road and start our adventure together!

We will meet at (time)

am/pm at (location) ___________________________________________________________________.

To write your youth during the week, address your letter to:
(find address above)

Check the attached Things to Bring to Camp sheet so your child is prepared for the weather and activities.
Please clearly mark all items with your childs name in case they are misplaced.
If medication is being sent, please give the adult in charge clear instructions for dispensing.
Medical forms are valid for 12 months; everyone must complete a new medical form each year.
Anyone staying more than 72 hours needs a doctors signature (signature not required for Cub World or Gilbert Ranch 3-day camps)
Download form at www.cpcbsa.org/medical. This is a fillable-PDF; save to your computer for easy updating later.

Is there anything else we should know about your child before spending the week with him? Please let me know. I am looking forward to
the great outdoor adventures we will share at camp this summer!

Parents and Family are Welcome to visit!


Guidelines:
1. Only camp vehicles are permitted beyond the camp parking lot. Remember NO PETS!
2. All guests must register with the camp office upon arrival and pay for meals they consume.
3. Since youth are pre-assigned to tables with their unit, there may not be room for guests to sit with their child. Visitors usually
eat at the tables reserved for staff families.
4. There are no provisions or facilities to allow guests to stay overnight in camp. Please use nearby public campgrounds.
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HOW TO GET THERE


Gilbert Ranch at Butte Creek:

Adventure Cove at Camp Clark:


From Portland, take Hwy 26 west to Hwy 6 near Banks.
Take Hwy 6 west to Tillamook. From Tillamook, take Hwy
101 south (11 miles) to the Cape Lookout sign, turn west.
(If you get to Hebo, you've gone too far.) From the Cape
Lookout sign, follow Sandlake Rd (4 miles) to the Meriwether/
Clark Scout Reservation sign and the entrance to camp.

From Portland, take I-205 south to Hwy 213, Take Hwy


213 south to Marquam, turn south (left) on South Nowlens
Bridge Road, turn east (left) on Maple Grove Road, turn
south (immediate right) on South Butte Creek Road for
approximately 5 miles.
From Portland, take I-5 south to Woodburn, turn east on Hwy
214 and then east on Hwy 211, turn south (right) on Kropf
Road to Marquam, continue south (right) on South Nowlens
Bridge Road, turn east (left) on Maple Grove Road, turn
south (immediate right) on South Butte Creek Road for
approximately 5 miles.

From Salem take Hwy 22 to Hwy 18, turn west on Hwy 18


to Hwy 101, turn north on Hwy 101 to the Cape Lookout sign
and follow the directions above.
GPS COORDINATES:
45.18.046 n
121.40.621 w
4233 ft

From Salem take Hwy 213 (Silverton Road) north to Marquam


and follow directions above.

Camp Baldwin:
From Portland or Salem take I-205 to I-84; take I-84 east to
Hood River. Take 35 south to Hwy 44 (29 miles). Take Hwy 44
east to Camp Baldwin (11 miles).

GPS COORDINATES:
45. 00,199 n
122. 35.493 w
Camp Meriwether:

Alternate route: Take Hwy 26 east, through Sandy, to Hwy 35,


north to Hwy 44, east to Camp Baldwin (11 miles).

From Portland, take Hwy 26 west to Hwy 6 near Banks.


Take Hwy 6 west to Tillamook. From Tillamook, take Hwy
101 south (11 miles) to the Cape Lookout sign, turn west.
(If you get to Hebo, you've gone too far.) From the Cape
Lookout sign, follow Sandlake Rd (4 miles) to the Camp
Meriwether sign and the entrance to camp.

GPS COORDINATES:
45. 24.257 n
121. 25.484 w
3600 ft

From Salem take Hwy 22 to Hwy 18, turn west on Hwy 18


to Hwy 101, turn north on Hwy 101 to the Cape Lookout
sign and follow the directions above.

Camp Cooper:
From Portland take 99W to Newberg. Continue to McMinnville; take
Hwy 18 to Willamina. Continue to Willamina Creek Rd. From here it
is 17 miles to Camp Cooper.

GPS COORDINATES:
45.19.036 n
123. 57.712 w

From Salem take Hwy 22 north to Valley Junction, follow signs to


Willamina and follow directions above.
GPS COORDINATES:
45.15.035 n
123.30.357 w

Camp Pioneer:
From Portland or Salem, take 1-5 to the Hwy 22 interchange.
Take Hwy 22 east to milepost 70, once at this point, turn off
on Twin Meadows Rd, and proceed 5 miles to camp. Milepost
70 is located 3 miles past Marion Forks and 10 miles before
the Santiam Junction. The last mile before camp is rough gravel,
and the last 5 miles is a one-lane road with turnouts, vehicles
going downhill have the right of way. The climb into camp is
1,200 feet, so beware of overheating engines.

Cub World at Scouters Mountain:


From Portland or Salem take I-205 to Sunnyside Road, turn
east on Sunnyside to 122nd Ave, turn north on 122nd to King
Road, Turn east on King to 145th, and turn south on 145th.
The camp entrance is on the left.

GPS COORDINATES FOR HIGHWAY 22 TURNOFF:


44. 34.25 n
121. 59.21

GPS COORDINATES:
45. 26.874 n
122. 30.323 w

GPS COORDINATES FOR CAMP PIONEER:


44. 33.357 n
121. 55.924 w

For camp maps, visit www.cpcbsa.org/map

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SUNDAY: ARRIVAL & ORIENTATION


ARRIVAL AND CHECK-IN: Please plan to arrive
Sunday by 1:00p.m., unload your vehicles and remain
in the parking lot until greeted by your staff guide.
Scouts will be walking a trail into camp with their staff
guide while leaders and gear will be taken down the
road and to their campsite. Please Pack compactly to
easily accommodate your gear being moved to your
campsite. Backpacks are highly recommended.
Check-in consists of reviewing your unit roster and
reconfirming fees. Everyone attending camp must see
the Camp Health Officer for medical re-checks and to
check in all medications. By Oregon State Law, all
youth medications must be turned in to the Health Office
in original Rx prescription containers.
After Check in you will have time to settle into your
campsite and get to know your guide and the other
boys in the Troop.
CAMP TROOPS AND PATROLS: Your boys will merge
with boys from other dens to form a Troop of 15-20
boys. Each troop will also be divided into 2-3 patrols.
Each troop will have a staff member assigned as your
Troop Guide. This is a great opportunity for your boys
to interact with scouts and leaders from throughout the
Cascade Pacific Council.
SLEEPING ARANGEMENTS: Once in your campsite
your first order of business is to assign sleeping
arrangements. Canvas wall tents on wooden platforms
are provided for sleeping. Bring what you need to be
comfortable (cots, bedding, sleeping bags, pillows,
pads, etc.). Each tent is meant to house two campers. In
the event that you have an odd number of boys you
may want to assign three boys to a tent. Please keep
in mind that it may be necessary for leaders from
different dens to share a tent. Adults and boys may not
share tents; the only exception to this rule is that a boy
may share a tent with his parent(s). Please plan to
bring tents for adults in the event the camp week has a
higher than average number of adult campers.

ROUND-ROBIN ORIENTATION: At 3:00pm, all boys


and leaders will gather at the flag poles for a roundrobin orientation. During the orientation, campers will be
introduced to the trading post, dining hall, health lodge,
and shooting sports ranges. Adults will meet in the dining
hall for an adult orientation. Any Health checks that
were not completed upon arrival will be done at this
time.
ADULT LEADER MEETING: There will be a a meeting for
all adults in the dining hall. At this time we will go over
additional information you will need to be sure your
camp experience is a great one. Please come prepared
with any questions you may have.

A TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP


MORNING ROUTINE: Each morning, your Troop Guide
will arrive in your campsite at 7:30a.m. All campers will
meet at the flagpoles each morning at 7:45 a.m. for
announcements and flag. Breakfast will be served in the
dining hall at 8:00 a.m. Following breakfast, the boys
and adult leaders will participate in assigned camp
chores.
MEALS: At each meal, one spot will be reserved for a
staff person. This will give all campers and leaders an
opportunity to get to know staff members. Scouts and
leasers are asked to enter the dining hall quietly and
respectfully and be ready for instruction form the dining
hall steward.
WAITERS: One waiter is required for each table. If
your troop is assigned to 3 tables, you will need to send
3 waiters, etc. Waiters report to the dining hall 30
minutes before each meal and under the direction of the
dining hall steward will set the tables and assist with
duties as assigned. Waiters will remain after the meal
and will receive instructions for cleanup.
Meals will be served daily at these times:
Breakfast 8:00a.m. (waiters report at 7:30a.m.)
Lunch
12:30p.m. (waiters at 12:00p.m.)
Dinner
6:00p.m. (waiters report at 5:30p.m.)
MORNING PROGRAM: Each morning troops and leaders
will go with their troop guide to the station rotation for
that day. Stations will include learning activities to help
scouts fulfill achievements they need, games, and hikes as
well as shooting sports. Adult leaders should assist
station leaders and troop guides to ensure the scouts
have more successful activities.

THE GREAT MERIWETHER TREK: Each Day, two troops


of Webelos II will make the trek to Camp Meriwether
from Camp Clark. This trek will give scouts a look into
the camp and give them an opportunity to experience
some Boy Scout activities that are available at camp.
Before returning to Camp Clark, scouts will have lunch in
the Meriwether dining hall with their campers.
B.O.B. (BODIES ON BUNKS) TIME: This quiet time lasts
45 minutes after lunch every day in your campsite,
which ensures that everyone has the energy to last the
day. Adult leaders supervise this lack of activity. During
this time the Trading Post is open for adult leaders only.
OPEN TIME ELECTIVES:
All Pack Camp: Afternoons at Camp Clark are exciting
and fun filled. Leaders will go with Tigers, Wolves, and
Bears for free choice activities that everyone will want
to do. Pioneering activities, shooting sports, crafts and
rocketry are some of the activities that are available.
Scouts will also be able to work on some of their
achievements while having fun, there are age and rank
level activities for the entire pack.
Webelos I: Webelos I will be on track at Camp Clark to
work on achievements for Arrow of light while taking
some of the first steps in preparing for Boy Scouts.
While Tigers, Wolves, and Bears will experience some
of the activities that Pioneer children might have done,
Webelos I scouts will learn and experience what a
young Brave might do in a day. These young Braves
will learn traditional Native American skills, arts and
crafts, shooting sports, games, robotics, rockery and
other activities are all available to fill the afternoons.
Webelos II: Webelos II are well on their way to
becoming Boy Scouts and at Camp Clark they will be
living as young Warriors might have. They are ready
to make some of their own choices and have the
independence to travel through comp with a buddy.
Afternoon activities at Camp Clark are specifically
designed to meet the needs of these boys and help
prepare them for Boy Scouting. Boys will make choices
about their electives and manage shark cards to keep
track of their achievements and activities. Some of the
activities they can choose from are shooting sports
including pellet guns, time in the Nimawanachen Village
(Native American village with traditional arts, crafts,
and activities), Lego Robotics, nature at the beach, as
well as other areas to acquire achievements. Elective
choice schedules will be available at the pre-camp
leaders meeting.
FEE BASED ACTIVITIES: While the majority of elective
activities are free some may require the purchase of a
kit. The fee based activities are intended to be
optional. When scouts attend Boy Scout Summer Camp,
they will experience the concept of certain fee-based
merit badges. $10.00 will be the high point of fees
with most being much less. Fee based activities will be
for the Webelos II scouts only.

EVENING ACTIVITIES: Most evenings, a different fun


activity is planned. These can range from special
ceremonies, bioluminescent hikes, sand castle building,
or fun on the beach. There is a wide range of activities
available.
CAMPFIRES: Camp Clark Staff will lead campfires
and ceremonies throughout the week. Some will be
camp-wide and some will be for specific ranks. One
campfire each week will give scouts and their leaders
the opportunity to participate in a skit or song and earn
their performance achievements. Closing campfire will
be a very special event that promises to leave a lasting
memory for everyone.

DEPARTURE
PACK UP AND CAMPSITE CHECKOUT: Time will be
allotted for campers to pack up camp and load
vehicles. We ask that leaders do not deprive boys of
program time in a effort to get packed dup early.
Camp staff will be available and willing to help
campers move their gear form the campsite to the
parking lot. With all of us working together this process
can be completed smoothly and quickly. Remember that
Scouts Leave No Trace.
Family Picnic: On Closing day, campers, leaders and
visitors will meet at the dining hall for the family picnic.
Family members are invited and encouraged to attend
the picnic and enjoy the finale to a great week. Please
arrive at camp with an approximate number of guests
planning to attend the picnic so preparations can be
made. The cost of each guest attending is $7.00 and
tickets can be purchased at the Trading Post. Following
the picnic, campers and families will meet in the Parade
Grounds for cosign ceremony and flag. Scouts and staff
will then hike up the trail where they will meet leaders
and families and bid farewell. Please be cautious as
you leave camp to travel to your homes. Departure will
be on Friday about 2.30 and Thursday at about 2.30
for the All Pack session.

MORE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW


SHOWERS
Boys and men share a common restroom with a separate shower area for the boys and one for men.
There are separate shower and restroom facilities for
all females in camp. Shower times for the boys are
any time they do not have to be somewhere specific.
Open program time, mornings before breakfast, and
evenings prior to 10 pm are great times to fit showers
in. Please remind your boys to leave other peoples
personal items (clothing, towels, etc.) alone.
THE S RULES
The S Rules will be posted throughout camp. Please
go over these rules with your Scouts daily as a way to
remind them that SAFETY is the most important thing
here at Adventure Cove.
SPECIAL NEEDS
In order for your special needs request to be filled,
you MUST turn in a Special Needs form into the Scout
Office by May 31st. Each special need will require
planning and preparation. We categorize special
needs into four groups. Mobility, Dietary, Medical,
and CPAP. For those with mobility needs, efforts will
be made to place them in areas with limited travel
throughout camp. Dietary needs will be addressed
by our head cook and in some cases participants will
need to bring food to supplement the menu. Medical
needs will be reviewed by our health officer. Those
requiring the use of a CPAP equipment will need to
obtain a battery operated unit. None of the
campsites have power supply. Facilities are available to recharge batteries. With a little flexibility on
everyone's part, all special needs can be addressed
to ensure a fun adventure.
NO SMOKING AND NO ALCOHOL POLICY: Smoking is allowed only in a designated area in the parking lot, out of view of Cub Scouts. At NO TIME will
the use of alcohol be permitted in camp. If a leader
or adult is found consuming or under the influence of
alcohol, they will be sent home with arrangements
being made through the other leaders.
TRADING POST: Our Trading Post offers refreshments, boredom busters, and last minute essentials.
We also have a variety of Adventure Cove souvenirs
like shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and our souvenir cups.
We have Scout approved gear and a selection
of awards. . Our average camper spends about $10
a day, so come in and explore our Trading Post.
We have something for everyone!
We are looking forward and are excited to serve
you this summer.

Advancement at Adventure Cove: The entire program


at Camp Clark is designed to show your Cub Scouts
how much fun Scouting can be. As leaders we promise
to get boys outside and provide them opportunities to
safely camp. If you look at the program closely you will
notice that many achievements can be attained at
camp. We provide these opportunities but do not
promise that all scouts will meet all of the achievements.
It is the responsibility of the adult leaders to track the
achievements and make awards to the scouts. Station
Leaders at each station will have a list of achievements,
completed with their course time. For your convenience
a compete list will be give to leaders at camp.
The following is a list of the achievements your boy
could possibly earn during his stay. This will depend on
his interest while he is here and the verification by an
adult leader upon completion of any of these activities.
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The Adventure Cove Staff truly looks forward to you
* Archery
* Astronomy
* BB Gun
* Craftsman: (Fee $5)
* Citizenship
* Communicating
* Flag Football
* Fitness
* Forester
* Geology
* Good Manners
* Hiking

* Kickball
* Map & Compass
* Naturalist
* Nutrition
* Outdoorsman
* Readyman
* Science: (Fee $10)
* Soccer
* Sportsman
* Ultimate
* Wildlife Conservation

and your Scout joining us this summer. We have been


preparing for a long time and are excited to have you
visit us. We hope that this information will help
prepare you for the Adventure Cove experience.
Prior to camping at camp Clark, it is imperative for
your unit to have a representative join us at one of our
Pre-Camp Leaders Meetings. This meeting will give
you the most up-to-date and most complete information
to prepare for your stay with us. You will have an
opportunity to ask question, learn secrets to a better
camp experience, and pick up your pre-camp order if
you have purchased items. Leaders meetings will take
Place Friday, June 6th at 7pm or Saturday June 7th at
1pm at the
Happy Valley
LDS Church,
10300 SE
132nd, Portland
OR. Come to
one meeting;
they will be
duplicates.

The Cascade Pacific Council presents the

ANNUAL CUB SCOUT RESIDENT


CAMP LEADER AWARD

General Requirements:
Stay one full session of camp. You must attend the appropriate camp to receive that
camps section of the patch.
Assist in den activities.
Meet staff.
Participate in a variety of camp programs and events while at each specific camp.

Who is eligible:
Any adult, parent or registered leader.
The appropriate forms and complete list of requirements can be found in this guide and will
be available at each of the camps and at the pre-camp leader meetings.