Southeast Louisiana Council Boy Scouts of America 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Camp

LEADER’S GUIDEBOOK

Table of Contents:
Camp Location ...................................................................................................................................... 3 Camp Dates ........................................................................................................................................... 3 Camp Fee Schedule ............................................................................................................................... 3 Program Fees ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Refunds ................................................................................................................................................. 3 Check Requests ..................................................................................................................................... 4 Camp Telephone ................................................................................................................................... 4 Cellular Phones ..................................................................................................................................... 4 Dining Hall ............................................................................................................................................. 4 Dietary Needs........................................................................................................................................ 4 Daily Schedule ....................................................................................................................................... 5 Class Schedule ....................................................................................................................................... 6 Schedule Overview ............................................................................................................................... 6 Prerequisites Needed............................................................................................................................ 7 Function of the Troop and Patrol Method............................................................................................ 7 Advancement in Camp .......................................................................................................................... 7 Adult Opportunities .............................................................................................................................. 8 Webelos Day ......................................................................................................................................... 8 C.O.P.E. .................................................................................................................................................. 9 Saturday Schedule .............................................................................................................................. 10 Wednesday Schedule .......................................................................................................................... 10 Trading Post ........................................................................................................................................ 11 Uniforms ............................................................................................................................................. 11 Tents ................................................................................................................................................. 11 Showers ............................................................................................................................................... 11 Rules ............................................................................................................................................ 11-13 Health & Safety .............................................................................................................................. 13-14 The Risk Zone ...................................................................................................................................... 14 Directions to Salmen Scout Reservation ............................................................................................. 14 Camp Salmen Map .............................................................................................................................. 15 Personal Equipment Checklist ............................................................................................................ 16 Troop Equipment Checklist ................................................................................................................. 17 Individual Registration Form ............................................................................................................... 18 Troop Registration Form ..................................................................................................................... 19 Annual Health & Medical Record................................................................................................... 20-23

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GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION
CAMP LOCATION Salmen Scout Reservation, Camp V Bar is located in Southern Mississippi approximately 1 ½ hours outside New Orleans, Louisiana. Salmen Scout Reservation, Camp V Bar 27585 V Bar Road Perkinston, MS 39573 Camp Office: 228-255-7336 Ranger Office: 228-255-1336 Southeast Louisiana Council, BSA 4200 S. I-10 Service Road West Metairie, LA 70001 Council Offices: 504-889-0388 Council Fax: 504-889-1162 Toll Free 800-394-9410

CAMP DIRECTORS Camp Director: Chris Torres - Email: chriswoodbadge@yahoo.com Program Director: Brandon M. Queen - Email: escout06@gmail.com CAMP DATES Saturday, November 19 (Check-in 8:00 a.m-11:45 a.m.) -Wednesday, November 23 (Check-out 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) CAMP FEE SCHEDULE Scout Fees $ 105 / Scout (Early Bird DEADLINE is October 24, 2011) $ 125 / Scout (Registration DEADLINE is November 14, 2011) Adult Fees $ 35 / Leader (Registration DEADLINE is November 14, 2011)  Each participating Troop receives 1 free adult leader for every10 Scouts. PROGRAM FEES Carpentry - $7.00 Rifle -$15.00 C.O.P.E. – $15.00 Textiles/Art - $5.00 + bring a white t-shirt Please pay all program fees in advance of arriving at camp. FEES: Fees may be transferred from one Scout to another with written permission from the Scoutmaster. REFUNDS: Refunds will be issued for camp fee with written notification from the Scoutmaster except for a $15.00 processing fee to cover costs incurred for that Scout prior to cancellation. A check request for any refund must include the Scout’s name, amount to be refunded, and the reason for the cancellation. This must be done no less than 7 days prior to their arrival at Camp. Exceptions apply for medical reasons only (must have written doctor’s excuse). 3

CHECK REQUESTS: Any requests for refund must be made seven days prior to check-in at Camp, for the Scout’s, or the Troop’s, week at Camp. Upon check-in at Camp, the total fees owed and the amounts paid will be balanced and a check request completed at that time. CAMP TELEPHONE: There is a designated public telephone at camp for use by the Troop’s leadership. Scout campers must clear any personal use of the camp phone with Troop’s leadership and must be accompanied by an adult when using the camp phone. The public phone is located just outside the entrance to the Administration Building. Parents are encouraged to purchase disposable Long Distance Cards prior to their arrival for their sons to use while in camp. Incoming calls for Scouts will be accepted on the business phone, and a message will be relayed to the Troop Leader. The call back will be on the public telephone. The business/emergency phone CANNOT BE TIED UP FOR PERSONAL PHONE CALLS. CELLULAR PHONES: Cellular phone use by campers is prohibited. Scoutmasters are asked to confiscate cellular phones so that inadvertent phone calls to home do not prompt surprise visits from parents during the week. Scoutmasters can and should regulate all phone calls to home in order to avoid home sickness. DINING HALL Each Troop will eat at assigned tables, and will furnish a Table Waiter for each table to assist before, during, and after the meal. There is a ratio of 1 waiter per every 8 individuals. The table waiter should report to the Dining Hall 15 minutes prior to each meal. It is the responsibility of the Table Waiter to: (1) set his table, (2) refill drink pitchers during the meal, (3) wipe down tables and (4) sweep the area. It is important for unit leaders to assist the Dining Hall Staff by not allowing their Scouts to leave the Dining Hall until dismissed by the Dining Hall Steward. The Dining Hall Steward will dismiss the Table Waiters when they have completed their duties. Scout Leaders are expected to spread this responsibility among all boys attending Camp. It is a suggestion that your Troop’s first Table Waiter be an experienced Scout, to demonstrate the proper methods to your Scouts. Scouts are required to be in Class-A Uniform for the evening meals. DIETARY NEEDS The Dining Hall Staff serves well-balanced meals meeting Daily Dietary Nutrition Needs. If you have special medical or religious dietary needs, the Dining Hall Staff can accommodate your requests. We ask that you address those needs with the Chef (Josh Maille) prior to coming to Camp. He can be contacted at
jmaille@its.nicholls.edu

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Daily Schedule Time Saturday 6:00 7:00 7:15 8:30 – 10:00 10:15 – 11:45 12:00 12:451:00 1:101:30 1:453:15 3:30 – 5:00 5:005:45 5:45 6:00 6:457:15 8:00 – 9:00 9:00 – 10:00 10:30 SPL/Leader Mtg.

Sunday

Monday Tuesday Reveille Breakfast in the Dining Hall Period 1 Period 1 Period 2 Period 1 Period 2

Wednesday

Assembly at Flag Pole (Waiters to Dining Hall @ 7:00 a.m.) Check-out 9A – 11A

Check In/ Campsite set-up

Period 2

Lunch in Dining Hall (Waiters to Dining Hall @ 11:45 a.m.) SPL Meeting Fire Safety Merit Badge Tent Burning Exercise Chapel Service Period 3 Period 4 Troop Time/Free Time Period 3 Period 4 Troop Time/Free Time (Free Climb) SPL Meeting SPL Meeting

Troop Time for continued setup

Camp Tournaments Period 3 Period 4 Period 3 Period 4

Troop Time/Free Time (Free Climb)

Assembly at Flag Pole (Waiters to Dining Hall @ 5:45 p.m.) Dinner in Dining Hall Troop Time Chess/Checkers/Sudoku Challenge & Cobbler Cook-Off Troop Time Taps (Light’s Out) Troop Time Polar Bear Swim w/Patch and Night Climb Dodge Ball & Troop Time Closing Campfire

Opening Campfire Movie Night & Troop Time

Troop Time

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CLASS SCHEDULE

CLASS SCHEDULE Morning Sessions
Period # 1 8:30-10:00 Period # 2 10:15-11:45

Afternoon Sessions
Period # 3 1:45-3:15 Period # 4 3:30-5:00

American Heritage
(Mark Ernst)

Public Speaking
(Evan Bradford)

Photography
(Brandon Queen)

Plumbing
(Chris Torres)

Fishing
(Brian Moreaux)

American Cultures
Glenn Gilyot

Archery
(Richard Grabert/J Bilello)

Modern Railroad
(Eric Lochbrunner)

Scouting Heritage
(Glenn Gilyot)

Genealogy
(Garry Winchester)

Wilderness Survival
(Mark Ernst)

Truck Transportation
(Mark Ernst)

Collections
(Buddy Blakesley)

First Aid
( )

Citizenship of the World
(James Hall)

Citizenship of the Nation
(Garry Winchester)

Textiles/Art
(Christine Kelly)

Traffic Safety
(Buddy Blakesley)

Leatherwork/Indian Lore
(Christine Kelly)

Insect Study
(Buddy Blakesley)

Architecture
(Lonnie Babin)

Space Exploration
(Pavel Glukhikh)

Engineering
(Brian Domangue)

Law
(James Hall/Walt Lanier)

Communications
(Glenn Gilyot)

Reptile & Amphibian Study (Evan Bradford) Astronomy
(Lonnie Babin)

C.O.P.E.
(Not a merit badge-just C.O.P.E opportunity. $15.00 additional fee. Must have at least 6 participants registered by 11/5/11 to conduct the course)

Some class sizes are limited due to facilities or other considerations. Early registration is the best way to ensure that Scouts get the classes they want. Camp administration may rearrange schedules to balance size if necessary. Merit badge pamphlets should be purchased prior to arriving at camp. There will be a limited # for sale in the Trading Post. Classes begin on Saturday afternoon beginning with periods 3 & 4 to allow additional time for merit badges that might require more time to complete.
*(Please understand that this schedule is subject to change at any given time)

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SCHEDULE OVERVIEW Merit Badge and related activities at Camp V Bar are designed to fit into a three and ½ day schedule. Classes are held in two sessions in the morning with two more in the afternoon on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Scouts are encouraged to stay current and to use this extra time to make sure all requirements are met. PREREQUISITES NEEDED Citizenship in the Nation:
1. The Scout must have toured a National Historic Landmark, the Louisiana state capitol, the U.S. Capitol or a federal facility; and, 2. The Scout must watch the national evening news five days in a row OR must read the front page of a major daily newspaper five days in a row.

ADVANCEMENT IN CAMP Advancement in Camp is the same as it is at home. To have a successful experience in the merit badge program at Thanksgiving Camp, your Scouts must actively participate in the program every day. Some merit badges can be completed during the camping session; however, others have requirements for observations, tests, record keeping, or time requirements that must be completed over an extended period. In these cases, complete all or as many as possible, of these requirements prior to camp. Make sure to review the comments and prerequisites of each merit badge prior to arriving at camp. See to it that your Scouts have reviewed the badges that they are attempting at Camp. See to it that they are familiar with the requirements, and the skills that are involved with each badge they are attempting. Make sure that they have completed any requirements that must be done before arriving in Camp. See to it that they have any proofs of completion from their counselor with them for work that has been finished prior to Camp. An "Incomplete Form", indicating partial completion of requirements, will be given to Scouts unable to complete the full badge requirements while in Camp. Merit Badge Counselors are dedicated to making sure every willing Scout completes as much as possible. If there are any accommodations we can make to ensure a youth completes a merit badge or rank requirement, please let us know. Camp V Bar encourages the participation and assistance of adult leadership with the instruction of merit badges and activities. FUNCTION OF THE TROOP AND PATROL METHOD IN CAMP: Camp V Bar strongly encourages the use of the Troop and Patrol method while at Camp. It will be the duty of the Senior Patrol Leader to attend the evening Senior Patrol Meetings and keep the Troop informed on what is happening around Camp. The Senior Patrol Leader is encouraged to conduct PLC meetings. If the Troop's elected SPL is not at Camp, the Troop should elect or appoint a Senior Patrol Leader to act in his place for the week. The camp experience will bring Patrols together, especially for first-year Scouts. Units are encouraged to bring Troop and Patrol flags with them to Camp.

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Adult/Scout Troop Activity Awards
        Scavenger Hunt (must attend religious services) Trash Award Cobbler Cook Off Award Service Award – Service to Camp Koo Stick Award Trained Adult Award Best Scout Award Cleanest Troop Award

Adult Training CLASS SCHEDULE Morning Sessions
Period # 1 8:30-10:00 Period # 2 10:15-11:45

Afternoon Sessions
Period # 3 1:45-3:15
FREE TIME

Period # 4 3:30-5:00
Free Time Sunday

Youth Protection
(Training Center)

Venturing Training
(Training Center)

How To Promote
(Training Center)

ADD/ADHD Scouts
(Training Center)

FREE TIME

Free Time

Monday

Free Time

Webelos Training
(Training Center)

Photography in Troops
(Training Center)

International Scouting
(Training Center)

Tuesday

***We encourage all leaders and new leaders to participate in Youth Protection training. These training course are for your resources. Please participate in the trainings. **During your free time if you are not participating in any event please help out with other open areas such as Dining Hall and Webelos Day.

Webelos Day
We are hoping to have a Webelos Day one day during camp. This is a great opportunity for us to introduce Webelos to Boy Scouting and to get them excited about advancing to the next level. If your unit would like to assist with Webelos Day please email the Program Director at escout06@gmail.com. Some ideas for the day are:     Belt Balooza History of Scouting Belt activity pin achievements Games and recap  Camp with Boy Scouts

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C.O.P.E (Pending as of 8/24/11)
C.O.P.E., which stands for “Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience” has evolved into the BSA’s premier outdoor training experience which stresses team building and personal accomplishment. Our course has a multitude of low COPE activities which develop teams and individual leadership skills. These elements lead to a high element course which includes:

- 13 elements:  “Cat Walk”  “Multi-Vine”  “Giant’s Swing”  “Flying Squirrel”  500 ft. zip line. This course will be something that is NOT to be missed! There is a $15 fee associated with this program.

Check out our exciting NEW C.O.P.E. video on YouTube.

C.O.P.E. will be held during the last 2 periods of every day. In order to participate in C.O.P.E. a scout must be at least 14 years of age before he arrives at camp.

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SATURDAY SCHEDULE
GATES OPEN AT 8:00 a.m. Official Check-in time is between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. It is imperative that these times be observed to facilitate the proper orientation and handling for your unit. TROOPS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER CAMPSITE BEFORE 8:00 a.m. We appreciate your observance of this policy. From the front gate your troop will head to their campsite, where they unload their gear and set up camp. At the Administration Office the (1) Troop Leader should “Be Prepared” to: 1. Turn in any final late registrations. 2. Review and revise the Merit Badge Schedule Requests. 3. Settle any unpaid registration and program fees. The Camp Health Officer will receive Scout medication and dispensing information. A Scout not having a Health Form WILL NOT be permitted to engage in physical activities until the Health Form is secured. No provisions are made for medical exams to be administered at camp. By 11:30 a.m. all vehicles should have been moved from campsites and into the parking lot in front of camp. 11:45 a.m. Waiters to the Dining Hall 12:00 p.m. Lunch in Dining Hall 12:45 p.m. SPL Meeting in Training Center 12:45-1:30 p.m. Continued setup time or Troop time 1:45-3:15 p.m. Class Period # 3 3:30-5:00 p.m. Class Period # 4 5:00-5:45 p.m. Troop Time/Free Time 6:00 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Hall 6:45-7:15 p.m. SPL/Leader Meeting in the Training Center 7:45-9:00 p.m. Opening Campfire 9:00-10:00 p.m. Troop Time 10:30 p.m. Lights Out (Taps)

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE
Check-out time is between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. In the Campsites: 1. The Troop will pack up their Troop gear. 2. The Campsite must be policed for trash. Scouts always leave a campsite cleaner than they found it…take pride in leaving a clean camp. 3. All trash collected and left in the Campsite must be disposed of in the proper receptacle. At the Administration Office (1) Scout Leader should: 1. Pick-up and review complete Merit Badge cards for Scouts in your Troop. 2. Pick-up Scouts’ Health Forms & Scouts’ medication left with the Health Officer at Check-in. 7:45 am 9:00 am11:00 am Breakfast in the Dining Hall Check-out (see above) Pick up your Troop’s completions and partials in the Administration building Have a Safe Trip Home! 10

GENERAL CAMP OPERATIONS INFORMATION
TRADING POST: Camp V-Bar maintains a well-stocked Trading Post and Concession Stand to serve you in making your stay more enjoyable. There is a full complement of snacks and Scouting items such as patches, handicraft kits, and camping gear to enhance your Scout’s camp experience. Daily hours will be posted. Scouts will need spending money to purchase items at the Trading Post.

We ask that you bring small bills (1’s and 5’s)

and quarters if possible.
UNIFORMS: The official Scout Uniform is necessary for wear at Camp. Scouts and Leaders will wear the complete “Class A” uniform for evening meals and closing campfire. Scouts “Class B” uniform is worn at both the Morning Assembly and Lunch Assembly. TENTS: In order to keep costs of Camp the lowest in the area, troops must provide all of their own tentage. SHOWERS: Each Troop is issued a shower key, which allows access to the two (2) shower houses on Camp. The key is ONLY to be used by adult leadership. The adult should develop a shower schedule with their Troop. The adult leadership is to accompany the Troop to the shower house and remain with the Troop until completed. Each shower is a private stall with wet and dry areas. There are two leader showers with flushing toilets. It is the Troop’s responsibility to keep the showers clean. If you need assistance while at Camp, contact the Camp Administration. Complete guidelines of Camp shower usage will be outlined at the Saturday SPL/Leaders’ Orientation at Camp.

RULES: FOR SCOUTS & ADULTS
THE OUTDOOR CODE: All Campers are asked to live by the Outdoor Code. Please don’t cut down, or damage, in any way, live trees. They will become infected. Make sure any open fires are in the properly designated fire area. Please be sure that your Scouts know and understand the importance of caring for Nature as well as camp property. The Outdoor Code As an American, I will do my best to Be clean in my outdoor manners, Be careful with fire, Be considerate in the outdoors, and Be conservation-minded. A SCOUT IS CLEAN: You are expected to keep your campsite, latrine, shower facility, and washstand clean. If you need any special maintenance or if you need toilet paper, please report it immediately to Camp Administration. We appreciate your cooperation.

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FISHING: Because of the large range of bank area near the lake, and no supervision except in the Waterfront Area, fishing will be allowed only under the “Buddy System.” Salmen Scout Reservation maintains a policy of “catch and release” so all can enjoy the fishing. Scouts are encouraged to enjoy the Joe Domino Fishing Pier. All Scouts and Scouters who wish to do some fishing during their stay in camp will be required to obtain a Salmen Scout Reservation Fishing License. Fishing licenses may be obtained from the Camp Administration Office at no charge. Individuals will be able to obtain their license on Saturday or any day during the week. FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, BOWS, ARROWS, AND WEAPONS: Personal rifles, firearms, ammunition, bows, arrows, and other weapons are NOT ALLOWED in camp. Only those supplied by the camp are permitted, and only in the designated area. Any exceptions MUST be arranged prior to arriving in camp with the Camp Director. ALCOHOL, ILLEGAL DRUGS, AND/OR STIMULANTS: The use of alcohol, illegal drugs, and/or stimulants on Boy Scout property has long been prohibited.

This

policy will be strictly enforced for all those who use our camp facility.
state, and federal laws in these matters.

We will enforce all local,

SMOKING OR USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN CAMP: National Scouting policies prohibit anyone under the age of 18 to smoke, or use tobacco products. Leaders who smoke must do so out-of-sight of youth. Proper “field stripping” and disposal of butts should be done in proper receptacles. National standards require every scout camp to have a designated smoking area. V-Bar’s designated smoking area is the porch of the Scoutmaster’s Lounge. FIRE AND EMERGENCY ALARMS: The fire and emergency alarm system will be explained in detail at the meeting of unit leaders and SPL’s scheduled for Saturday evening. Scouts should not remove any fire fighting equipment, or fight any fire themselves. A fire barrel and fire buckets will be provided in each campsite for Troop use. A Troop should follow the procedures in the Unit Fireguard Chart plan. LIQUID AND L.P. FUEL: All liquid fuels should be checked in with at the Administration Building upon arrival in camp. The use of liquid fuels (kerosene, gasoline, Coleman fuel, diesel, etc…) and liquid fuel equipment in camp is guarded because of hazards involved in storage, handling, filling, and lighting of such equipment. Fuel can be retrieved each morning to fill lanterns and stoves, and then returned to the storage area. Under no circumstances shall flames of any kind be carried into or used in tents. Empty liquid petroleum cylinders should be returned home. They can explode when heated, and, therefore, must never be put in fireplaces or trashcans. For safety reasons, boys must not be involved in the handling of or the lighting of stoves and/or lanterns. Propane is recommended. PETS: NO PETS of any type are allowed in camp. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! FIREWORKS: NO FIREWORKS are allowed at Camp V-Bar unless done by an authorized, bonded user for arena show purposes. Personal usage is not allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! 12

TAPS/QUIET HOURS: Taps occurs at 10:30 p.m. All campers are expected to be in their campsites by that time. Unit activities such as night hikes, astronomy, etc…would constitute an exception. Reveille is 6:00 a.m. LASER POINTERS: Laser pointers are not allowed at Camp. KITCHEN: The kitchen area is off limits for all except Dining Hall personnel. If anything is needed from the kitchen, please ask the Camp Administration. HEALTH & SAFETY The Health Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day by persons trained to handle minor accidents or illness. All injuries, regardless of the extent, must be reported to and treated at the Health Lodge. Special arrangements for the treatment of more serious cases have been made with Hancock Medical Center in Bay St. Louis. In the event such treatment is required, the camper’s parents will be notified by telephone giving the nature of the emergency, and their desires concerning further treatment will be followed. If the parents of any Scout will not be home during the time he is in camp, please find out where they can be reached and note this information on the Scout’s medical form. The Boy Scouts of America recommends that all youth and adult members have annual medical evaluations by a certified and licensed health-care provider. In an effort to provide better care to those who may become ill or injured and to provide youth members and adult leaders a better understanding of their own physical capabilities, the Boy Scouts of America has established minimum standards for providing medical information prior to participating in various activities. Those standards are offered at the end of this guidebook in a threepart medical form. Note that unit leaders must always protect the privacy of unit participants by protecting their medical information. The Annual Health and Medical record is to be completed for participants and parents or guardians and kept on file for easy reference. It is to be completed and signed by a certified and licensed health-care provider— physician (MD, DO), nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant as appropriate for your state every 12 months. The medical forms are available at the Council Service Center at no charge or you can make your own copies from the sample enclosed in the Appendix. At the medical screening given each camper and leader, upon his arrival, the camp reserves the right to refuse admittance or involvement in any activity to any individual who, in the opinion of the examining person and the Camp Director, has developed any physical or medical situation which could present a hazard to the individual or other individuals. All out-of-council Troops attending Thanksgiving camp at Camp V-Bar must have a copy of their Medical/Accident Policy or provide proof of individual coverage to submit to the Camp Staff upon arrival. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. If your Troop DOES NOT have Medical/Accident coverage, please contact the Camp Director (or) your District Executive 30 days prior to camp. Southeast Louisiana Council troops are covered by Accident Insurance purchased by the council.

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THE RISK ZONE “The Risk Zone” is a state of physical and mental fatigue that is a major cause of highway crash fatalities. As a leader it is your challenge to do all that you can to keep Scouts safe, both at Camp and while traveling to and from Salmen Scout Reservation. Take the Driver’s Pledge and get a good night’s sleep the night before you come to Camp and on your last night at Camp. The Driver’s Pledge is a commitment to plan ahead and avoid killer fatigue. A special training session on “The Risk Zone” will be offered each week during Thanksgiving camp for all drivers – youth and adult.

Camp V-Bar Driver’s Pledge
I WILL NOT DRIVE WHEN I FEEL FATIGUED. I realize that when I am fatigued, I process information slower and less accurately, and this impairs my ability to react in time to avoid accidents. I WILL GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP before I drive to camp – and my last night at camp. I WILL MAKE TRAVEL PLANS that take into account my personal biological clock and I will only drive while alert.

DIRECTIONS TO SALMEN SCOUT RESERVATION FROM NEW ORLEANS
Travel East on Interstate 10 from Slidell approximately 20.2 miles from the intersection of I-10 and I-59 and exit at Mississippi Exit # 13. Then proceed North on Mississippi Highway 603 approximately 14.6 miles. This will place you 1.0 mile past the Victory Baptist Church where you will turn right onto Standard Dedeaux Rd. You will see a Salmen Scout Reservation Sign. From this turn "when going to Camp - Stay Left" you will proceed approximately 2.1 miles passing the "Halfway Grocery" and come to a fork in the road with a Brick house near this fork. Turn Left and proceed approximately 1.7 miles to a 3 way stop sign again stay left and proceed 0.5 miles to the Entrance of Salmen Scout Reservation which will be on your left.

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CAMP V-BAR MAP

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PERSONAL EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
Individual Scout Equipment □ Signed Medical Report Form □ Scout Uniform and Belt □ Socks and Scout Socks (4 or 5 pair) □ Pants/Jeans and Scout Pants □ T-Shirt □ Jacket or Coat □ 3 or 4 Scout T-shirts (no tank tops) □ Shoes (closed toe) or Hiking Boots □ Cap or Hat □ Underwear □ Pajamas or sleeping clothes □ Sleeping Bag or 2 blankets & sheet □ Pillow □ Personal First Aid Kit □ Poncho or Rain jacket □ Towels & washcloth □ Soap and Shampoo □ Toothbrush & Toothpaste □ Comb, Brush, & Mirror □ Flashlight & Extra Batteries □ Pocket Knife & "Totin Chip" □ Insect Repellent (non-aerosol) □ Sun Screen □ Boy Scout Handbook □ Water Bottle or Canteen & Cup □ Spiral Notebooks □ Pen or Pencils □ Completed Merit Badge Work □ Spending Money (1’s, 5’s & quarters please) □ PREPAID TELEPHONE CALLING CARD Don’t Bring: Personal electronic items such as radios, CD players, iPod’s, TV’s, electronic games, cell phones Fireworks Sheath or hunting knives OPTIONAL: □ Writing Material □ Backpack □ Fishing Rod & Tackle □ Camera & Film □ Bible or Prayer Book □ Work Gloves □ Dirty Clothes Bag □ Combination Lock □ Mosquito Netting □ Watch

Pets Personal firearms & ammunition Jewelry or other expensive items Personal bows & arrows

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TROOP EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
□ Patrol Flags □ Lanterns (propane is best) □ Matches/Lighters □ Dining Fly(s), poles, & stakes □ Rope □ Tents, poles & stakes □ Hammers & other hand tools □ 5 Gallon Water Jugs □ Ice Chests □ Trash Bags □ Lockable Storage Container □ Troop First Aid Kit □ Compass □ Shovels, Rakes, Hoes, Bow saws □ Rolls of Surveyor’s marking tape □ Lawn chairs □ Dutch oven and other cooking and cleanup gear (gear as needed for Cobbler and chili Cook-off) Campsite entrance/gateway materials: □ Troop Sign (should include Troop number) □ Troop Flag □ U.S. Flag □ Twine & poles for lashing Bulletin Board: □ Bulletin Board (Provided in campsite) □ Camp Roster □ Troop Duty Roster □ Scout Schedules □ Emergency Procedures □ Push pins, etc. for bulletin board Paperwork: □ Troop Advancement Records □ Troop Leaders Guide Book □ Medical Forms

Do not forget to bring items such as thumbtacks, duck tape, vice grips, sharpening stone & oil. Troops can buy ice at camp to put in your 5-gallon water jugs. Tickets are sold at the Trading Post for $1.00 per bag. They may be redeemed and ice picked up at the Dining Hall.

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Thanksgiving Camp Individual Scout Registration Form
(Please complete one form for each Scout attending) Scout's Name _____________________________ Troop District ____________ Address ________________________________ City ______________________ Zip ______ Your Phone Emergency Contact Name ___________________________________ Your EMAIL Emergency Contact Phone___________________________________
Check all that apply: Cost $105.00 $125.00 $15.00 $15.00 $5.00 $
Merit Badge Selections (First Choice) 2nd Period 3rd Period Merit Badge Selections (Second Choice) 2nd Period 3rd Period 4th Period

Type of Fee Early Bird Registration Fee Registration Fee Rifle Program Fee C.O.P.E. Program Fee Textile/Art Program Fee

Comments Paid by October 24, 2011 Paid after October 24, 2011

(must bring a white t-shirt)

Total Fees Submitted
1st Period

1st Period

4th Period

Cut off and Give this portion to Scout _______________________________________________as his copy. Morning Sessions Afternoon Sessions Period # 1 Period # 2 Period # 3 Period # 4 8:30-10:00 10:15-11:45 1:45-3:15 3:30-5:00 American Heritage Public Speaking Photography Plumbing Fishing Scouting Heritage Collections Textiles/Art Architecture American Cultures Genealogy First Aid Traffic Safety Space Exploration Law Archery (must purchase arrow kit in Trading Post) Wilderness Survival Citizenship of the World Leatherwork/Indian Lore Engineering Communications Modern Railroad Truck Transportation Citizenship in the Nation Insect Study Reptile & Amphibian Study Astronomy

C.O.P.E. - pending (Not a merit badge-just C.O.P.E opportunity. $15.00 additional fee. Must have at least 6 participants registered by 11/5/11 to conduct the course) Some class sizes are limited due to facilities or other considerations. Early registration is the best way to ensure that Scouts get the classes they want. Camp administration may rearrange schedules to balance size if necessary. Merit badge pamphlets should be purchased prior to arriving at camp. There will be a limited # for sale in the Trading Post. Classes begin on Saturday afternoon beginning with periods 3 & 4 to allow additional time for merit badges that might require more time to complete.

2011 THANKSGIVING CAMP TROOP REGISTRATION
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Troop #: __________ Unit leader: __________________________________________________
(Print in full) Last First Middle

Council: _____Southeast Louisiana District: ________________ EMAIL

______ Istrouma

_____Pine Burr

_______ Other:_____________________

Unit Leader Daytime Phone # __________________

MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY INDIVIDUAL THANKSGIVING CAMP APPLICATIONS
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Total number of boys to attend Thanksgiving Camp EARLY REGISTRATION (on or before October 24, 2011) Total number of boys to attend Thanksgiving Camp LATE REGISTRATION (AFTER October 24, 2011) T-Shirt - Youth Large (Must be pre-ordered by October 24, 2011) T-Shirt - Adult Small (Must be pre-ordered by October 24, 2011) T-Shirt - Adult Medium (Must be pre-ordered by October 24, 2011) T-Shirt - Adult Large (Must be pre-ordered by October 24, 2011) T-Shirt - Adult X-Large (Must be pre-ordered by October 24, 2011) T-Shirt - Adult XX-Large (Must be pre-ordered by October 24, 2011) T-Shirt - Adult XXX-Large (Must be pre-ordered by October 24, 2011) PAID Total number of ADULTS to attend Thanksgiving Camp (1 adult free for the every 10 paid Scouts) Names:______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ FREE Total number of ADULTS to attend Thanksgiving Camp (1 adult free for the every 10 paid Scouts) Names: ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ TOTAL (Total of lines 1 thru 10)

Quantity @ $105.00 @ $125.00 @ $10.00 @ $10.00 @ $10.00 @ $10.00 @ $10.00 @ $12.00 @ $12.00 @ $35.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

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Troops will be assigned to their campsites based on the campsite capacity. This will allow each Troop to have the most comfortable accommodations possible. Please check your first & second choices here and we will try to accommodate: Mark 1 and 2 Choice for Camp V-Bar Troopsites (Campsite capacity is in parentheses next to each site name) Cherokee (24)__________ Apache (24)__________ Comanche (24)__________ Houma (24)_________ Mohawk (32)__________ Sioux (24)__________ Old Chickasaw (24)______ Fox (24)___________ Natchez (32)__________ Arapaho (24)__________ Choctaw (24)__________ IndianHead (32)_______
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RETURN THIS COMPLETED FORM WITH THANKSGIVING CAMP SCOUT APPLICATIONS TO:

COUNCIL SERVICES, SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA COUNCIL 4200 S. I-10 Service Rd. W., Suite 101, METAIRIE, LA 70001

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