Friday, March 18 -
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Treasure Valley Scout Reservation
On this camping trip, Troop 54 returns to Treasure Valley Scout Reservation for our first time since September 2020. We will tent camp at the Madore site. During the afternoon on Saturday, we will travel to Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, where each participant can do some downhill skiing or snow tubing (whichever he registered for).
As indicated in the Guide to
Safe Scouting, helmets are required for downhill skiing. If you will be downhill skiing, you will need a lift ticket, ski boots, skis, ski poles and a helmet. If you are tubing, you will need a tubing ticket.
If skiing is not available that weekend due to the lack of snow (they do make snow, so don't go by what your backyard looks like), we will not purchase skiing/tubing tickets (and related gear rentals) and will refund those fees. In that case, we will still camp at Treasure Valley and will instead focus on outdoor/advancement skills.
March 12 Update: On March 11, Ski Ward posted that March 13 will be their last day of the season. Skiing/ snow tubing payments will be refunded. Registration for the campout is extended to Monday, March 14.
This trip is open to Scouts BSA members and Webelos/Arrow of Light Scouts.
Troop 54 COVID-19 Controls will be
employed on this trip.
- Permission Slip - Each participating Scout
must submit this to the Scoutmaster by March 8.
- To pay for this event, pay the camping registration fee and either one of the two snow options (A or B) - pay by March 8:
Camping (Youth or Adult, includes food) - $26 (online payment)
A - Lift ticket - $52 (online registration)
A - Ski rental package (boots, poles, skis) - $40 (online registration)
A - Helmet rental - $13 (online registration)
B - Snowtubing ticket - $33 (online registration)
- Annual Health and Medical Record - Each
participant must have submitted
this record within the previous year and no later than March 8. This trip requires only Parts A and B,
including copy of insurance card (both sides). A medical exam is not required.
- 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 March 8.
- 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 March 8.
- 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 March 8.
Use our Personal Camping List to ensure you pack the needed items and see our Personal Camping Gear page for descriptions of most of the items needed and for how to use the checklist. 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 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
Participants bring your own drinks and food for snacks. We will make lunches to take to Ski Ward.
- Cloth face masks (at least 2 per person). Please ensure that masks are sized so that they will stay
- We will meet at the Epworth United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:30 PM Friday where we will
pack personal gear into the trailer. Only the participating adults will drive to the campground.
- Travel to the Madore camp site
is approximately 25 minutes from Epworth United Methodist Church.
- Scouts should be picked up at the church at approximately 11:30 AM on Sunday. We will call family
members as our timing becomes more clear.
Page updated 3/12/22