Scoutland Adventure Camp
Any Cub Scout Can Attend Scoutland Adventure Camp – There Is Something For Everyone!
Spend 4 days and 3 nights at Scoutland on Lake Lanier, near Gainesville, GA. Days are packed with fun and nights are spent under the stars. Your meals will be served in the air-conditioned camp dining hall and you will bunk in a two-person tent with another Scout or your parent. Hot showers and flush toilets are available in the Camp shower house. There are separate facilities for men, women, and boys. We offer five sessions of camp during the month of July. The camp maintains a full-time health facility and provides a certified aquatics instructor, trained shooting sports personnel, as well as a full-time qualified staff.
CUBS who will be in either 2nd or 3rd grade in the fall of 2017, can swim, hike, learn handicrafts, and much more. What a great time for a boy and his parent to spend together in the great outdoors this summer! Parents will accompany Scouts to all activities.
CUBS who will be in either 4th or 5th grade in the fall of 2017, will receive a special introduction to Boy Scout camping. They have the choice to attend camp with their Patrol or as a Cub/Parent team. Boys will cook, swim, canoe, learn handicrafts, and participate in archery and BB shooting. Everyone will have the opportunity to cook at least one meal over a campfire (food and equipment will be supplied). There are two ways to attend camp (1) with your Patrol and leaders, or (2) you and your parent can attend as a team. If attending as a team, parents will accompany Scouts to all activities.
WHO CAN COME TO SCOUTLAND ADVENTURE CAMP?
Any registered Cub Scout can attend Scoutland Adventure Camp this summer.
- In order to provide the Scoutland Adventure Camp program to as many Scouts as possible, there are no facilities or programs at camp for siblings regardless of age.
- Scoutland Adventure Camp is open to all registered boys, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin.
- Handicapped facilities are available upon request. Please notify the Scoutland Adventure Camp Director in writing at:
- P.O. Box 399, Jefferson, GA 30549 by June 9.
Sign up for one of our FIVE exciting sessions for camp:
Register Online Here for session 1 (July 5-8)
Register Online Here for session 2 (July 9-12)
Register Online Here for session 3 (July 12-15)
Register Online Here for session 4 (July 16-19)
Register Online Here for session 5 (July 19-22)
Scoutland Adventure Camp Information
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CUB SCOUTS – While at Scoutland Adventure Camp for Cub Scouts you will have an action-packed time, designed just for you and your parent. The Scoutland Adventure Camp schedule is set up for you to have FUN from the time you arrive at camp until you leave for home. All activities are planned for Cub/Parent teams. You will be able to swim in the lake, hike, play on the incredible Fort Adventure Activity Grounds, and learn handicrafts. During your free time you will also be able to participate in other Scouting activities such as archery and BB shooting.
WEBELOS – Your Webelos/Parent team or patrol will be able to choose eight (8) Adventures.
WEBELOS ADVENTURE OPPORTUNITIES
- Adventures In Science – Your chance to be a Mad Scientist and participate in neat experiments!
- Aquanaut – Swimming skills are important! Enjoy the dock and swimming area in Lake Lanier! Be prepared to take a Swim Test. Still learning to swim? In this session, we offer beginner swimming instruction.
- Archery – Learn the techniques and skills needed to hit the mark! Trained instructors teach archery.
- Aware & Care – Participate in activities that develop an awareness of individuals with disabilities.
- BB Shooting – Your chance to shoot BB-Guns on our range built just for Cub age Scouts! Trained instructors teach this Adventure.
- Build It – Tools are fun & making things can be great! Learn the proper use of tools and leave with an item you make.
- Cast Away – An Adventure dealing with fire building skills, tent pitching, and the use of knots in camp. Cook a meal over a campfire.
- Earth Rocks – This program Rocks! Learn about Earth’s deepest secrets. Learn about rocks, minerals, and fossils, how they are formed and their uses.
- Engineer – Make a catapult, learn about electricity, find out what engineers do, discover the physics of block and tackle pulleys in action.
- Into The Woods – Explore the woods to identify trees and plants. Learn about forestry and how to judge the age of a tree, etc.
- Into The Wild – Discover the wonder of nature at Scoutland. Participate in a nature project; learn about birds, snakes, & bugs!
ARROW OF LIGHT
For Arrow of Light patrols and leaders or for the Arrow of Light/Parent team – this program is extremely popular and has limited space – Participation is first-come, first-served.
Boys attending Scoutland Adventure Camp as Arrow of Light or entering the fifth grade can share in an entire camp experience of fun
and overnight camping during their Outback Adventure. This experience will include the basics of canoe safety, safe swim defense, safety afloat, Leave No Trace Awareness, setting up camp, and introductory Scout skills. Please review Water Safety, pages 128-129, in the Cub Scout Leaders Book #620569.
Participants will cook at least three meals with food and equipment that is provided. Scouts and adults who have passed the Scout swim test will canoe to the Outback Adventure Patrol site while non-swimmers and beginners will be transported to the patrol site by boat. All equipment will be transported to the site for you, so you will only be taking minimal gear for this overnight experience. Showers are not located at the Outback Adventure site; however, Port-O-Potties will be available.
FREE TIME FOR ALL
Although the days are packed with activities, there will be FREE time for swimming, archery, BB’s, fishing, and other activities. Free time activities will be selected on the day you arrive at Camp after the Parents’/Leaders’ meeting. These will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis based on availability. You may not be able to take advantage of all free time activities.
- Fort Adventure – Climb, slide, crawl, and swing at the Cub Scout Activity Grounds – one of the BEST playgrounds around!
- Volleyball – Always a popular sport! Learn the game.
- Nature Hike – Hike this short trail and identify local flora and fauna.
- Fishing – Take the challenge & try your luck for some great fishing. Learn the skills to land the big one. (Bring your own gear and bait. Anyone 16 or older must have a valid Georgia fishing license to fish at Lake Lanier).
- Horseshoes – Always a favorite at Scout Camp!
- Archery & BB Shooting! – Put to use those techniques and skills you have learned while having fun! Always a favorite!
- Swimming – Enjoy the swimming area and dock! Swim tests will be conducted for all campers on the first day of camp.
- Ultimate – A camp favorite! A fast-paced Frisbee team sport.
- Compass Course – Learn the basic compass skills by navigating from one point to the next.
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Patrol Coordinator’s Guide Scoutland Adventure Camp
Cubs Camping with their patrol
If the boys in your Patrol will be in the 4th or 5th grade in the fall of 2017, they are able to attend Scoutland Adventure Camp as a group. You can choose from five opportunities to attend this four day/three-night camp experience.
If you plan on attending Scoutland Adventure Camp as a Patrol, there are some important things you need to consider:
Each Patrol must provide its own leadership while at Scoutland Adventure Camp. Volunteers do not have to be registered leaders with the Boy Scouts of America. A parent of a Scout is acceptable; however, each Patrol MUST be accompanied by at least two (2) adults.
Leadership criteria is:
|# of Scouts in Patrol||Leaders Required||# of Scouts in Patrol||Leaders Required|
|1 Scout||1||Parent||5 – 8 Scouts||3||Adults|
|2 – 4 Scouts||2||Adults||9 – 12 Scouts||4||Adults|
- In order to provide Scoutland Adventure Camp to as many Scouts as possible, there are no facilities or programs for siblings, regardless of age.
- If your Patrol is Arrow of Light, you must choose whether you will participate in Webelos Adventure or in the popular Outback Adventure. Outback Adventure has limited space and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
- You can choose from five opportunities to attend this four day/three-night camp experience with the first camp beginning on Wednesday, July 5, and continuing throughout the month of July.
Note: T-shirts are guaranteed with early registration ONLY. Payment received after June 1 ARE NOT guaranteed a t-shirt.
COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR PATROL
It is up to the Patrol Coordinator to communicate with the Scouts/Parents regarding the details of your Camp Session.
- Date and time of camp Travel arrangements
- Equipment list Collect Health Forms
Campsite assignments will be made at check-in. Meal tickets and class location lists will be issued at check-in. Adventure schedules, patches, and t-shirts will be given out at the Leaders’ meeting. This is usually held on the first night of camp.
RAIN OR SHINE
Scoutland Adventure Camp will be conducted rain or shine. Registration fee is transferable, but not refundable. All requests for transfers must be made in writing to Adventure Camp Director, PO Box 399, Jefferson, GA 30549.
HEALTH & SAFETY
The camp maintains a full-time health facility. Please attach any special physical, or medical needs to the participant’s registration form. Any required medication must be checked in with the Health Office upon arrival to camp. All medications must be in the original container, marked clearly with the patient’s name and dosage and be noted on the health form.
Everyone attending camp, both youth participants & adult leaders or parents, must bring to camp a completed Health and Medical Form #680-001 Parts A and B that can be found on the council website and in each of the Council Service Centers. Health forms will be collected at check-in on the first day of camp. This form does not have to be completed by a physician. These forms will not be returned to you. PEASE DO NOT MAIL HEALTH FORMS.
Scouts and adults who are participating in the Outback Adventure and have passed the Scout swim test will canoe to the Outback Adventure Patrol site while beginners and non-swimmers will be transported to the patrol site by boat. Requirements to be considered a swimmer can be reviewed on pages 128-129 of the Cub Scout Leader Book #620569. All equipment will be transported to the site for you, so you will only be taking minimal gear for this overnight experience.
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