Camp Squanto 2019
2019 SUMMER CAMP
When: Sunday, July 28th – Saturday, August 3rd
Location: Camp Squanto Scout Reservation, Myles Standish State Park,Plymouth, Massachusetts
Trip fee: $425
Payment deadline: May 2nd
Coordinator: Mr. Bruce Raine, Committee Chairman, 781-697-5209
Summer camp provides the greatest opportunity for advancement all year. New Scouts can quickly jump-start their Scouting careers, while veteran Scouts, in addition to continuing their own advancement, will gain valuable leadership experience. Most of all, summer camp affords an atmosphere of camaraderie, teamwork, and fellowship. We live, work, and compete together as a troop and have a lot of fun along the way.
We hope that each Scout, along with his parents, will seriously consider the benefits of summer camp and will choose to join us at Camp Squanto this year. Troop 89 has traditionally maintained a strong presence at summer camp, and we hope this year will be no exception.
The total cost for the week is $425 per Scout. The full payment is required by Thursday, May 3rd. An additional $15 per Scout late feemust be charged after this deadline. Please talk to Treasurer Chuck Whitaker if cost would prevent your Scout from participating. The troop is committed to working to ensure that no scout misses the chance to go to Camp Squanto because it is unaffordable. If you cannot make the meeting, please mail payment to Mr. Chuck Whitaker at 40 Cypress Rd.
Merit badge sign-up and collection of medical forms will be done at a meeting in early June. Please schedule your Scout for a checkup prior to June if he hasn’t had one within 12 months of July 28th. The BSA Class 3 medical form required for Squanto is attached.
ADDITIONAL SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES
Coordinator: Mr. Bruce Raine, Committee Chairman, 781-697-5209.
In addition to Troop 89’s week at camp, Camp Squanto offers additional opportunities available to Troop 89 Scouts. These specialty camp weeks are offered directly by Camp Squanto and are not coordinated by the troop. If you are interested, see Mr. Hatch for registration forms.
- Scouts may attend camp any time as part of the Provisional Troop. The Provisional Troop is made up of Scouts that want additional time at camp, Scouts that can’t attend camp when their troop attends, and Scouts whose troops don’t go to summer camp.
- Eagle Week offers Scouts First Class or higher an opportunity to focus on merit badges required for the Eagle rank. Since these are difficult merit badges, it is recommended that Scouts be 14 years of age and a STAR Scout by the time Eagle Week starts. This year Eagle Week will be held in August.
The cost for these specialty weeks is $425 (there is no early bird discount). If this will be the second week or more of camp this summer for the Scout, then the price is discounted to $325. The same $325 brother or sibling cost is also available.