Turkey Shoot Camping Trip
Friday, November 20 -
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Treasure Valley Scout Reservation
On November 15, 2020, the Heart of New England Council BSA, the operator of
Treasure Valley, advised us that they have closed all of their camps to overnight camping until
COVID-19 restriction ease. As a result, this event is cancelled and replaced with a
Virtual Camping Trip. All fees paid for the shooting
and camping events will be refunded.
The Turkey Shoot is a shooting sports themed event at Treasure Valley. This will be our first time
at the event since 2016 (it was called Woodsman Weekend that year). Our camp site will be determined
We have one patrol (up to 8 Scouts) registered for a time slot that runs 8:00-11:30 AM Saturday.
Our Scouts will need to grab a quick breakfast in time to get to the air rifle portion of the
event, near the Benedict Lodge, by 8:00 AM.
This trip is open to Troop 54 Scouts BSA members. If we have any of our eight spots remaining after
our registration closes, those will be open to Troop 7054 Scouts.
The camp rules only permit 12 people in the site. The event rules only allow 8 Scouts in
the patrol; they must be accompanied by 2 adult volunteers (these are not required to be registered
We will employ our COVID-19 Controls on
Campsite Rental Guidance - This provides the
Heart of New England Council's COVID-19 rules.
We have separate registration fees for the campout and the Turkey Shoot for two reasons: This will
simplify refunds if state COVID-19 regulations cancel the camping portion of the weekend. This also enables
Scouts to sign up for only the Turkey Shoot.
- Permission Slip - Each participating Scout must submit
this to the Scoutmaster by November 7 - Online Form.
- Turkey Shoot registration fee - pay by November 7:
Youth - $20 (online payment). The
adult volunteers with the patrol do not pay.
- Camping registration fee - pay by November 7 (includes food):
Youth or Adult - $21 (online payment)
- Annual Health and Medical Record - Each participant must have submitted
this record within the previous year and no later than November 7. This trip requires only Parts A and B, including copy of insurance card
(both sides). A medical exam is not required.
- COVID-19 Statement - Each participant needs to
submit this form by November 17. For youth, it is to be signed by a parent.
- CORI - Adults staying overnight must have submitted a CORI to
Troop 54 within the last year. If you need this, please submit it to the Scoutmaster by November 7.
- Youth Protection Training - Adults staying overnight must have
completed BSA Youth Protection Training within the prior two years. If you need this, submit your training
certificate to the Scoutmaster by November 7.
- Vehicle Information - If you are driving anyone other
than your own family members to and/or from the event (not likely during the COVID-19 pandemic) and your
vehicle information has not been provided to the Troop previously, please provide this to the Scoutmaster
by November 7.
See our Personal Camping Gear page for a check list and descriptions of
most of the items needed. You can pack your stuff in a backpack (the big kind),
a duffle bag or a tub. Specific items to bring:
- Water bottles (2)
- Full uniform (as for just about any event) - wear this.
- Day pack
- Food - Each patrol should plan to provide 1 dinner, 1 lunche and 2 breakfasts. Participants bring
your own drinks and any snacks.
- Cloth face masks (at least 2 per person). Please ensure that masks are sized so that they will stay
in place on your child.
- Mosquito repellent
To be prepared for mosquitos and ticks, see our Insects page. One plus to
the cooler weather: mosquitos stop functioning below 50°F, and the risk from ticks is minimal below
- The drive from Worcester to the Campmaster
cabin is about 22 minutes from Epworth United Methodist Church. Each Scout will need to be transported
to and from the camp site at Treasure Valley by a family member. Stop at the Campmaster Cabin to check in,
then meet at the camp site (to be determined) at 6:30 PM on
Friday. Contact the Scoutmaster if you plan to arrive later.
- We will not travel anywhere in vehicles during the camping trip.
- Scouts should be picked up at the camp site at 10:30 AM on Sunday.
Page updated 11/15/20