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North Florida Council Baden Powell Scout Reservation

Boy Scouts of America Camp Shands


521 S. Edgewood Avenue 1453 Baden Powell Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32205 Hawthorne, Florida 32640
(904) 388-0591 (352) 475-5080
www.nfcscouting.org www.campshands.org
Sept 1, 2009

Senior Patrol Leaders and Scoutmasters,

It is with great pleasure that the North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America present you with
the 2010 Camp Shands Leaders Guide. As I look forward to my fourth year at Camp Shands
and my second year as your Camp Director, I come to camp armed with a proven and
experienced staff ready to serve.
I was a Boy Scout for five years, earning the rank of Life. I earned 50 merit badges, including all
the required Eagle merit badges. I completed my Eagle project; however, I did not sit on my
Board of Review. At that time in my life, it didn’t seem important since I excelled at other
programs. Soon after high school graduation, I joined the United States Navy where I served
honorably for 22 years, reaching the rank of Master Chief. During my last few years of naval
service my son Jon joined Scouting, which brought me back to the Scouting family as an
Assistant Scoutmaster. My leadership training and responsibility in the Navy prepared me to
successfully manage Scouting events. I have chaired 12 Camporees for several districts and
was the chairman for the last two Scout Blasts. I served as the Green Bar Bill Director in 2007
and the Program Director in 2008. I feel 2009 was a great, successful, learning year for our
staff, branching out in new directions. With that learning curve behind us, we have learned from
both our mistakes and successes, and we look forward to providing your Scouts the best
possible summer camp experience in 2010 and future years.
In Scouting, Summer Camp is the most important activity a Scout participates in annually. My
Scouting experiences, as a youth at Camp Comer, was directly responsible for my future
success in the United States Navy. Camp Shands mission to your Scout is to give him every
opportunity to learn, so that he will be a better Scout, student, son and future leader of our great
country.
As I watched my own son advance up the ranks to his Eagle, and then beyond to the Silver
Award in Venturing and Vigil Honor. I know what it feels like to want your Scouts to succeed.
The program at Camp Shands is designed for your Scout to excel. We are offering as many
merit badges as possible (45) that we can safely teach, without sacrificing quality. I know that
it’s important to have an older Scout program; we have designed two of them, one for
conservation and one for High Adventure. Our First Year Camper Program is highly sought out
for its excellence. Most importantly, adult leaders manage Camp Shands, but Scouts and
Venturers run the program. While this concept sounds simple enough, many camps are not
youth led. In 2008, twenty Eagle Scouts were on staff; in 2009 we had nearly forty. While we
aren’t a super camp in size, nobody will beat us in Scout Spirit. Our reputation is important to
us. We are going to keep your Scouts busy learning, meeting new friends and having fun; after
all, this is Scouting!
I expect every member at Camp Shands to treat each other as family, only as one family, the
Camp Shands family. Together we can ensure that every Scout gets the most out of his
summer camp experience. On my Honor as a Scout, the staff at Camp Shands will do
everything possible to help your Scouts excel!

Pat Wright
Camp Director
A little bit about Baden Powell Scout Reservation,
The Baden-Powell Scout Reservation was purchased in the 1960's with a plan for it to be
the home for the new summer camp of the North Florida Council. The Council’s main
summer camp at that time, Camp Echockotee in Orange Park, had become surrounded by
development as the city grew. On a quiet night, Echockotee campers might even hear the
sounds of traffic and radios coming from nearby houses that had encroached on the once
isolated camp. There was also Camp Francis Johnson off of Blanding Boulevard (FL 21),
but it too would soon suffer the fate of surrounding development. Baden-Powell Scout
Reservation would become the premier summer camp for the North Florida Council.
Legend says an old recluse owned the property around Lake Osborne (at one time called
Gin House Lake, and is known in the State as Lake Loyal) before the council bought it. The
Sadler Lodge (known as the Brownsea Lodge pre-1980's) had dings in the brickwork by the
fireplace that the old hermit put there with his shotgun. He was supposedly shooting at the
ghosts of the stuffed animals that decorate the lodge.
In 1965, two years before Camp Shands opened for summer camp, the Baden-Powell Scout
Reservation had its central lodge constructed (The Meninak Lodge). The building was a gift
from the Meninak Club of Jacksonville, Florida. It served as a central meeting area with
limited cooking facilities, storage, and the trading post.
The early campers did not have a dining hall or tent platforms to ease their stay. The Taylor
Dining Hall was built in 1980 and platforms made their appearance about the same time.
Prior to the dining hall, campers ate in their sites, preparing their own meals with the help of
patrol kitchens that were checked out from the commissary. Young scouts were often sent
back to the commissary for a "left handed smoke shifter" allegedly missing from the patrol
kitchen. (The equivalent of a "snipe hunt" quest for the unaware) Of course resourceful
staffers in the commissary made up some "smoke shifters" and sent the young scouts back
to camp to turn the tables on the pranksters.
From the establishment of the camp in the 1960’s through the 1970’s and 80’s the
infrastructure and facilities at the camp slowly grew.
In 1978 and 1983, the Echockotee Lodge of the Order of the Arrow built an obstacle course
and council rings for Section Conferences hosted at the camp. Additionally, the Order of
the Arrow was involved with building the rifle range, ecology building, handicraft building,
the dining hall, and the waterfront shelter.
In the early 90’s, our C.O.P.E. program was established thanks to the efforts of our
volunteers, the Florida National Guard, and the Telephone Pioneers of America. In 2008,
the high course was completely rebuilt to make it the best in the Southern Region. In 2009 a
new 14 foot inflatable ―Iceberg‖ was purchased and a new rappelling tower was built.
The late 90’s witnessed a strong renewed interest in the future of our camp through the
efforts of the Council’s Executive Board. Years of heavy use and maintenance neglect had
left us with a camp that no one wanted to go to. After over $1.5 million spent on upgrades
and renovations, we once again have a camp to be proud of.
In 2008 Echockotee Lodge completed building new tent platforms in all campsites, and 80
new camper tents and 300 oversize slumberjack cots for all campers were purchased.
Camp Shands has become an attractive and appealing camp destination hosting a large
number of national, regional, and council training events. Our staff training is always a
priority and the camaraderie is second to none (to match our facilities). We are looking
forward to a bright future for the Baden-Powell Scout Reservation.
In 2009, Camp Shands had a record 34 Eagle Scouts on staff; our goal is 40 Eagle Scouts in
2010…Come help us write history in 2010….
Camp Shands 2010 Dates, Deadlines, and Fees
View Leaders Guide online – www.campshands.org

Program Highlights
* Forty-Five Merit Badges Offered (11 Eagle Required)
Awesome First Year Camper Program – Green Bar Bill
Excellent Shooting Sports facilities, equipment, and Instructors
Large Waterfront: Sailing, BSA Lifeguard, Motor boating and more
New C.O.P.E. and Climbing facilities
Extreme Course
Best Camp Food on the East Coast
Helpful, fun, and spirited staff
NEW High Adventure Camp for Older Scouts

Dates and Deadlines


Weeks of operation
Week 1 June 13-19 Traditional
Week 2 June 20-26 AJROTC
Week 3 June 27 – July 3 LDS
Week 4 July 4 – 10 Traditional
Week 5 July 11 – 17 Traditional
Week 6 July 18 – 24 NRA/NYLT/Webelos
Week 7 July 25-31 Venturing
Week 8 Aug 1 –7 Life to Eagle with Modified Traditional

Campsite Reservation for 2010 started at Summer Camp 2009 $200 site fee due
($200.00 site fee is non-refundable)
February 15, 2010: $50.00 per camper deposit due to Council Service Center
March 15, 2010: Campership applications due to Council Service Center
April 1, 2010: $100 per camper due to Council Service Center
May 1, 2010: All fees due to Council Service Center

Camp Fees
Scout – camping with his troop: $195 before May 1, $210 after May 1
Tree house Campsite fee: $220 before May 1, $240 after May 1
Camp Davis (with Troop only) $165 before May 1, $170 after May 1
High Adventure Scout $325 before May 1, $350 after May 1
Leader Fees (first 2 Leaders free) $85 before May 1, $100 after May 1
Leader Fees (High Adventure) $150 before May 1, $175 after May 1

* Camp Fees include all program activities, unless otherwise noted in Leaders Guide.
Camp Shands 2010 Program Selection Fees
View Leaders Guide online www.campshands.org

Program Selection Fees


Additional fees assessed a particular merit badge opportunity or program offered by
Baden Powell Scout Reservation not covered by the basic summer camp fee.

Refer to schedule below concerning these fees.

Class, Activity or Merit Badge Notes Additional Cost


Archery Material Cost + Recognition $15.00
Archery II – NAA Qualifications Material Cost + Recognition $25.00
Basketry * Kits purchased from Trading Post $20.00
Climbing Material Cost + Recognition $20.00
COPE Material Cost + Recognition $20.00
Electronics* Kits purchased from Trading Post $10.00
Indian Lore* Kits purchased from Trading Post $20.00
Leatherwork* Kits purchased from Trading Post $20.00
Motor boating Gasoline Use $10.00
Rifle Material Cost + Recognition $20.00
Rifle II – NRA Qualifications Material Cost + Recognition $30.00
Shotgun Shells / Skeet + Recognition $25.00
Shotgun II Material Cost + Recognition $100.00
Space Exploration* Kits purchased from Trading Post $15.00

Do not pay Merit Badge fees with Scout Registration. All Merit Badge fees will be collected during
Unit Check-In.

* Estimated cost of kits that must be purchased at Trading Post to complete Merit Badge.
Camp Policies and Procedures
Adults - Each troop must have 2 adult leaders in camp at all times. Camp Standards require all adults
in camp to be registered leaders of the BSA. Units may bring 2 adult leaders at no cost and
one additional leader free for every 8 boys over 16 in your group. NOTE: Units who do not
meet minimum requirements will be placed in a campsite with other Troops in the same
circumstance, regardless of site reservation, to share leadership or will not be permitted to
stay.
Aquatic Safety Rules - The following rules apply to all persons in camp and will assist you in safely
enjoying one of the most popular areas of camp. Please go over these rules with your Scouts
prior to camp.
Swimming and boating are only permitted at the times and places as specified on the camp
schedule and under proper supervision.
Before entering the water, take your buddy tag off the "out board" and place it on the "in
board" with the supervision of a lifeguard. Reverse the procedure upon leaving the water. NO
ONE IS PERMITTED TO MOVE ANOTHER PERSON'S BUDDY TAG FOR ANY REASON!
Wear shoes at all times going to and from the Aquatics area.
Do Not:
Leave the aquatics area without telling the lifeguards and removing your tag.
Switch buddies without telling the lifeguards.
Swim outside the designated areas.
Swim under the docks.
Get separated from your buddies.
Distract the lifeguards.
Sit on the fence.
Engage in excessive horseplay.
Fish in or near the swimming or boating areas.
Go near the lake from dusk to dawn. The lake is closed to all activity between those
times.
Automobiles - Each troop may have one vehicle to haul troop equipment into and out of their campsite
during check-in and checkout. No vehicles may be left in the campsites. Traffic on camp
roads is limited to service vehicles and designated emergency vehicles only. Equipment
trailers may be left in campsites provided they do not block any trails, roads or tents. Golf
cart use is prohibited unless there is a medical reason.
Bikes – Personal bike use in camp is prohibited. Use of the BMX course without staff supervision is
strictly prohibited. Safety equipment must be worn at all times.
Boating - Recreational rowing, canoeing, kayaking, and sailing are available at the Aquatics area,
however you must show skill proficiency. ONLY those who are classified as a Swimmer can
use canoes and sailboats. Non-Swimmers and Beginners may ride in rowboats, provided that
a BSA Lifeguard is with them. Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) must be worn at all times.
Camp Equipment – Troops will be financially responsible for any damage to camp, tents, cots etc.
Camp Tour-As part of your check-in procedure, you will be assigned a troop guide. Your troop guide
will give the troop a required tour of Camp Shands.
Contact by Phone-An emergency number that you can give to parents is (352-475-5080). Please
emphasize that this number is for emergencies only. Callers should also be aware that it
might take as long as an hour to make contact with the person in question.
Drugs - Anyone found in the possession or presence of any illegal, illicit, or controlled substance will
be dismissed from camp immediately and be turned over to the Putnam County Sheriff's
Office. Only drugs prescribed by a physician and on record with the Medical Officer will be
allowed.
Emergency Procedures-A detailed list of directions will be posted on each troop bulletin board.
Scoutmasters should make sure that all boys are familiar with the procedures. Anytime there
is a camp emergency, a wailing siren will commence (red emergency bell if siren fails). At
that time all areas of camp will close and all troops and staff will muster at the Meninak
Flagpole. Senior Patrol Leaders and Scoutmasters will conduct a roll call and report to the
Camp Commissioners as to their Troop’s status. Directions will be given as to the nature of
the emergency.
Fireworks, Firearms, Firewater - No fireworks, firearms, or alcoholic beverages are permitted on
Council property. Anyone found with these items in his or her possession or presence will be
dismissed from camp immediately.
HAZING AND INITIATIONS ARE NOT TOLERATED AT CAMP SHANDS!!
Insurance-THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Camp Shands does not carry accident insurance on campers.
Units are required to provide their own accident insurance. There is a special program for
Scouting Members and is available through your local council. ALL UNITS MUST PROVIDE
PROOF OF INSURANCE DURING SUNDAY CHECK-IN. Units without insurance will not be
allowed to attend Camp Shands.
Leader’s Meeting-An adult leader’s orientation meeting will be held Sunday Night after dinner at the
Taylor Dining Hall. Each morning at 8:30 AM a leader’s meetings will be conducted to inform
of last minute changes and additions to the camp program and schedule.
Leaving Camp-Any scout leaving camp at any time for any reason must sign out at the Ames Lodge
with an adult leader and the adult who is checking out the Scout present. When returning,
stop and sign in. NO SCOUTS will be permitted to leave camp without the permission of the
Scoutmaster. This is for your safety in case of emergency. New leaders and/or changes of
leadership should be reported at the Camp Office.
Liquid Fuels-Lanterns that burn liquid fuel may be used in camp; battery or propane powered stoves
and lanterns are preferred. No liquid fuel may be stored in the campsite. Extra fuel must be
locked in an area designated by the Camp Ranger. Check with the Ames Lodge if your unit
needs to store any fuels.
Lost and Found-If you find a ―lost‖ item, bring it to the Ames Lodge and demonstrate how trustworthy
Scouts can be. The camp is not responsible for lost items.
Mail Service-Daily deliveries and collections are made at Camp Shands at the Ames Lodge. It is
required to include Troop number and week number attending in the address.
Scout’s Name
Troop and Campsite or Provisional Scout
Camp Shands, Week #
1453 Baden-Powell Road
Hawthorne, Florida 32640
Meal Service-Meal service for visitors is available. We appreciate 1-day advance notice for any
visitors you may have. Large groups should let us know during reconciliation with the
Business Manager. Meal prices: Breakfast $3, Lunch $4, and Dinner $5
Parking-All vehicles will be kept in the assigned parking lot. For safety’s sake, no cars may be kept in
the campsites. Do not park your vehicles next to the Taylor Dining Hall or on the roads, as
these areas are needed for delivery vehicles.
Refunds - Any unit reservation deposited will not be refunded (including the $10 per participant
deposit for tree houses). Individual refunds will only be made in the cases of: 1) the death of an
immediate family member, 2) summer school that does not allow a Scout to any of the Traditional
Weeks or Specialty Camps that the Scout has registered for 3) illness or injury that does not allow a
Scout to any of the Traditional Weeks or Specialty Camps that the Scout has registered for, or 4)
relocation to a different council. Written verification must be provided at the time the refund is
requested. A refund request, regardless of reason, will not be accepted after May 31, 2010. The
Camp Director approves/disapproves any refund request. Refunds will be mailed to out-of-council
troops or transferred to unit membership accounts for in-council troops, according to Council
Accounting Procedures.
Sheath Knives-Sheath knives are never needed at camp and must be left at home.
Tobacco Use-Smoking and other tobacco usage is not permitted for those less than 18 years of age.
Although adults over 18 may use tobacco, it is expected that they will refrain from tobacco
use in front of Scouts or in any buildings.
Timber-A Scout is a true outdoorsman. He does not destroy or deface live timber.
Vacations/Parents Away-If parents are on vacation, we must have the name, address, and phone
number where they can be contacted. This should be stapled to the Scout’s medical form.
Valuables-No electronics or other valuables are allowed at camp. Camp Shands or its staff will not be
held liable for damaged, lost or stolen items.
Camp Information
Bedding - Each camper, youth and adult will be provided with a fold-up oversize Slumberjack cot.
(Except for Camp Davis and High Adventure camp) Individuals desiring padding or an air
mattress should bring these items to camp.
Counselors in Training - The Counselor In Training (CIT) program is a volunteer position designed to
give 14 and 15 year old Scouts and Venturers the opportunity to train as future Staff members. If
you have a young person that should be considered for the CIT program see the Camp Director or
contact the Council Service Center for an application.
Health Lodge & Medical Treatment-Camp Shands provides a professional trained in first aid. In
addition, the majority of our Camp Staff is CPR certified and has had significant first aid training.
Arrangements have been made with agencies to treat emergency care patients from Camp
Shands. The Troop Leadership will make non-emergency transportation to the hospital.
Here are a few important considerations in maintaining a healthy and safe camp:
Report all accidents and illnesses in the camp to the Medical Officer. The Medical Officer is
responsible for the general welfare of all and is advisor to the Camp Director in this area.
DRINK WATER!
Encourage your Scouts to shower on a regular basis, preferably daily.
Watch for signs of heat exhaustion. (#1 cause of emergencies in 2007).
Ensure that Scouts wear proper footwear at all times to prevent foot injuries-no open toed
shoes.
Supervise the placing of all clotheslines. Avoid trails and immediately around tents.
Air sleeping bags and blankets in the sunshine often.
Do not allow food to be stored in tents. Wildlife will enter tents if they smell food there.
No running on camp trails or roads, as it causes too many injuries.
Make sure your scouts carry and drink plenty of water frequently to avoid dehydration.
All campers (Youth and Adult) are required to bring a current physical to camp.
Remind Scouts to wear sunscreen and stay in the shade when possible.
Use spray pump insect repellant.
Leader's Lounge - An air-conditioned leader's lounge is located in the Meninak Building. This lounge
is provided to allow for leaders to escape for a little while, do some paperwork, or have a little
fellowship. Wireless internet is usually available, depending on your computers sensitivity.
Coffeepots and coffee is provided, however the Scoutmasters need to make it. The
Scoutmaster's Lounge is for adult leaders only and is not for overnight use. Hours will be from
6:00am to 11:00 PM daily. Remember that a Scout is Clean. Please help to keep the
Scoutmaster's Lounge clean.
Merit Badges – Any class with less than 4 participants is subject to cancellation. We register Scouts
into merit badge sessions on first come, first serve basis. Scoutmasters should give prior
approval to all badges that their Scouts select. Camp Shands will honor partial completion
certificates from other camps but reserves the right to review all requirements with each Scout.
Camp Shands will issue partial certificates for merit badge work completed. Some Programs are
limited in size, due to safety and quality concerns. Camp Shands issues a computer printout of
each Scouts MB requirements completed, if your troop would like Blue Cards, the troop must
supply these filled out to the Program Director on Sunday night.
Order of the Arrow - An Order of the Arrow campfire will be held Wednesday evening. Unit Elections
should be held prior to coming to camp, consult with your local OA Chapter about completing
elections for your unit. OA members are needed to help serve as torch- bearers, fire builders,
and a host of other jobs, please volunteer through your Camp Commissioner. Brothers
(regardless of Lodge or Chapter) are encouraged to wear their sashes to dinner on Wednesday
night. Echockotee Lodge provides a Camp Chief to complete local unit elections if needed.
Family Night - Friday is Family Night at Camp Shands. Your Troop’s families are invited to join your
Troop for dinner. Cost for dinner is $5.00 per person (Children 5 years old and under are free).
To ensure that we have enough prepared food for family night; units must notify the Camp Office
by Tuesday lunch of anticipated attendance for Family Night and pay the $5 per person. A guest
bracelet will be given to the Scoutmaster for each guest.
Trading Post-The Camp Trading Post is operated for the sale of camping supplies, handicraft items,
candy, soda, ice cream, souvenirs, and other sundries. Most Scouts spend $50 for souvenirs,
merit badge kits and other items while at camp.
Evening Activities

SUNDAY Opening Campfire


The camp staff will help you check in and guide you around our camp. The rest of the day should
be spent preparing your Troop and yourself for a fun filled week at camp. A non-denominational
youth led church service at the chapel will be followed by the Scoutmasters and Senior Patrol
Leaders having a short meeting with the Senior Camp Staff, followed by an entertaining Opening
Campfire. All troops are encouraged to attend. Please have birthday of youngest scout in your
troop at leader/SPL meeting.

MONDAY Camp-wide Sports Night


Monday’s classes are always full of safety, first aid and other activities that don’t burn
enough energy from our excited Scouts, so this year Monday night will be sports night
on the Meninak activity field; Soccer, Basketball, Frisbee Golf, Tether Ball and
Volleyball will all be available for troops and patrols to wear themselves out.
Scoutmasters will have the less strenuous activity of horseshoes and watching kids run,
while sitting on the porch of the Ames Building.
Bad Weather - New release PG-13 movie will be available for viewing at the Meninak.

TUESDAY Troop Volleyball Competition


Monday night’s practice should have your troop ready for some friendly competition.
Depending on the # of troops camping, it will be either single or double elimination;
winner will play the staff. Other competitions may take place as well, the Senior Patrol
Leaders will decide on what we do.

WEDNESDAY Vespers/Order of the Arrow Pow - Wow


A Scout is Reverent! A short youth led non-denominational service will be conducted in the
camp chapel. Afterwards members of the Echockotee Lodge 200, of the North Florida Council,
and the Summer Camp Staff will host a Pow-Wow event. All members of your troop, regardless
of membership in the OA, are encouraged to attend and participate.

THURSDAY Baden Powell Marathon/Follow me Boys


A tradition at Camp Shands, each troop is invited to participate in the Baden Powell
Marathon, it has something for everyone. Green Bar Bill will show the famous Boy Scout
Movie ―Follow Me Boys‖ at the GBB Pavilion. This is the best night to invite a staff
member to your cracker barrel.

FRIDAY Closing Campfire


Aquatics Fair happens after dinner. So make sure your Scoutmaster isn’t to full for the
SM Belly Flop Contest. It’s all about fun and friendly troop competition at the waterfront.
Make sure you bring your parents to watch as well!
The Staff and the Troops plan and perform skits and songs for each other. In addition,
some of the awards for the week’s competitions are given out. This is a show not to
miss. This is also family night; invite your parents to visit Camp Shands.
Green Bar-Bill Program
The first year of summer camp is vital to the continued participation of a boy in Scouting. A
positive, successful year will encourage a Scout to return next year. Camp Shands was one of
the first Boy Scout Camps to establish a program just for first year campers. Our finest Camp
Staff members lead the Green Bar Bill Program.
The emphasis is on Scouting Basics, outdoor skills, personal development (teamwork and
success) and helping Scouts to truly enjoy their first long-term camping experience. Camp
Shands is dedicated to preparing the best program for these impressionable Scouts. Many
requirements for the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class will be completed
during the activities of this course. In some cases, Scouts may have already completed some of
the GBB requirements. A review of materials learned is recommended to refresh their memory,
sharpen their skills, and assist in helping them to teach others. Scouts are strongly encouraged
to attend all sessions.
This GBB Program is designed to have games, activities, and lessons for the ―First Year‖ Scout!
On one of the days, GBB Scouts will complete a 5-mile hike so appropriate footwear and a water
bottle are required
The Green Bar Bill program will include opportunities to work toward a few merit badges. Each
Scout will be provided with a checklist indicating the advancement requirements completed
during their stay at Camp Shands. It is the policy of Camp Shands not to sign any Scout's
Handbook. It is the responsibility of the Troop leadership to transfer completed requirements
from the checklist to the Scout's Handbook. A listing of requirements completed in GBB will be
provided upon conclusion of camp. Below is a sampling of GBB’s requirement schedule.
Although it is subject to change, our focus of the program is to ensure that young scouts have a
positive, enjoyable first year experience.
For planning purposes, each scout/scoutmaster should consider the following:
Trailblazers: Geared toward new scouts working on their Scout/Tenderfoot Rank
Requirements. Program meets four periods a day. In the third and sixth periods these scouts will
be given the opportunity to earn two merit badges. We recommend that scouts consider
swimming, first aid, or a Handicraft Program Area merit badge in their first year at camp. (See
Schedule)
Pioneers: Geared toward scouts working on Second Class Rank requirements. This
program will meet during the first and second periods only. Scouts are then encouraged to
select from merit badges offered during the third through sixth periods. Potentially scouts
participating in this program could earn up to four merit badges during their week at camp. (See
Schedule)
Frontiersman: Geared toward scouts working on First Class Rank requirements. This
program will meet during the fourth and fifth periods only. Scouts are then encouraged to select
from merit badges offered during the other remaining periods. Potentially scouts participating in
this program could earn up to four merit badges during their week at camp. (See Schedule)
A complete BSA Uniform is strongly recommended; a backpack is also recommended
for Trailblazers, to learn the proper way to pack a backpack. Recommend Trailblazers
take First Aid third period and Swimming sixth period.
The staff at GBB is handpicked and has recently included Echockotee Lodge Officers,
S4-S Section Officer and Chapter Chiefs of the Order of the Arrow. Make sure your
Scouts are ready for a Great Time!
Rank requirements covered in GBB:
Scout Tenderfoot Second Class First Class
4, 5, 6 & 8 1, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 9,11, 1A, 1B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 1, 2, 4D, 6, 7A, 7B, 7C,
12a, 12b 2G, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 6C, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 9A,
7A, 7B, 7C 9B, 9C
Aquatics Program
Proper demonstration of CPR must be accomplished prior to arrival at camp for ALL Aquatic
Merit Badges. BSA Lifeguards – current CPR certification is required to be awarded the BSA
Lifeguard Award

Merit Badges

Swimming-Must pass swimmer test. Scouts will need the following


complete the merit badge: long pants, long sleeve shirt, extra shoes, and
extra belt. (Eagle Required) * 6th Period just for GBB participants.

Canoeing—Must pass swimmer test, before class on Monday.

Rowing- Must pass swimmer test, before class on Monday.

Motor Boating- Limited to Scouts 13 and older. Must pass swimmer test,
before class on Monday. Class is limited in size due to number of boats
available. Please refer to our Program Selection Fees for additional costs.

Small Boat Sailing- Limited to Scouts 12 and older. Must pass swimmer
test, before class on Monday. Class is limited in size due to number of
boats available.

Lifesaving-Limited to Scouts 13 and older. Must pass swimmer test and


have earned Swimming Merit Badge. (Eagle Required).
Other Aquatics Opportunities
BSA Lifeguard - This is an intensive one week-long program. At
least 6 hours a day should be allotted to complete certification. It
is recommended that Youth members complete the following Merit
Badges prior to attending camp: Swimming, Lifesaving, Rowing,
Canoeing, and First Aid. BSA Lifeguard is also available to
registered adult leaders. Adult Leaders must display satisfactory
knowledge of the above listed merit badges. Every Troop should
have at least one BSA Lifeguard for every ten scouts. This course
is limited to Scouts 14 years of age and older. For this class to be
held, the camp must have a minimum of 4 participants in BSA
Lifeguard. The Lifeguard Patch will be given to all who complete
the requirements while at Summer Camp.

Snorkeling BSA - Our certified camp staff will instruct you in all of
the requirements to complete this course. You can bring your own
mask, fins, and snorkel or Camp Shands has equipment you can
use.

Mile Swim - This program is for strong swimmers. Instruction and


practice will be given during scheduled times. Participants must
attend all scheduled practices. The mile swim is open to adults as
well as youth. The Mile Swim emblem may be purchased in the
trading post after successful completion.

Safe Swim Defense & Safety Afloat - Certification in these areas is a must if your Troop has any
plans for year-round Aquatics. These procedures explain and demonstrate how to safely plan
scout boating activities as well as how to safely operate a swim area. The Aquatics Director will
offer this at the beginning of the week.
Instructional Swim - For Scouts, who need additional help to pass their Swim Test. Our camp
staff is trained to work with your Scouts to pass the swimming requirement. This instruction will
be offered during scheduled periods.
Troop Swim – Open to all ability groups. Camp attendees are invited to attend Troop Swim at the
waterfront during troop time/free time. Troops will operate under Safe Swim Defense. If a large
portion of your troop will be participating, please have at least one adult come with them to
assist in lifeguard duty. The Aquatics Director’s first priority is safety; they have the right to
close the area in case of bad weather or overcrowding. Please work with the staff to provide a
safe and fun experience on the water.
Aquatics Fair – Friday night after dinner, all troops will come to waterfront for inter-troop
competition. Senior Patrol Leaders make sure your Scoutmaster is ready for the Scoutmaster
Belly Flop Contest.
ICEBERG – Fourteen foot high inflatable, to climb up and slide down.
Handicraft Program
Merit Badges

Art- Let the artist in each Scout come out!

Basketry- Making baskets and a stool bottom are just part of the fun.

Fingerprinting – Everyone has a unique set of fingerprints; find out how


many types there are.

Indian Lore – Learn Native American games and crafts.

Leatherwork – Make dad a pair of moccasins or some for yourself.

Pottery – Work the clay, and then fire it in a kiln, make sure there are
no air pockets or it might pop!
Outdoor Skills Program
Merit Badges

Camping – Scoutmasters will need to fill out a survey at camp for each
Scout, so we can give credit for certain requirements.

Cooking – Tired of burnt food at your Scouting events, every Scout needs
to know how to cook, and the different ways Scouts can make good food.

Emergency Preparedness – With the amount of serious weather we have


in Florida, every Scout needs Emergency Preparedness. Eagle Required

First Aid – The most earned merit badge for nearly 100 years. Third period
is only for GBB participants. Eagle Required
Outdoor Skills Program cont...

Orienteering – A compass isn’t near as frightening to use, if you know


how. Scouts will learn on several different compass courses. Scouts will
be introduced to GPS as well.

Personal Fitness- Requirements 7 & 8 take 12 weeks to complete.


Eagle Required.

Pioneering – Lashing and making rope are just some of the fun things
Scouts learn.

Wilderness Survival – Overnight in the wilderness caps off a week of


learning.
Conservation/Ecology Program
Merit Badges

Environmental Science-This merit badge takes at least 2 hours per day.


Eagle Required. Recommended Scouts 14 or older.

Oceanography – Learn about the Oceans and make model volcanoes.

Forestry – Learn about trees and the role they play in our daily lives.

Fish and Wildlife – Mr. Pat’s favorite merit badge, take fish samples and
observe wildlife at feeding stations.

Nature – Good introduction merit badge for younger Scouts.

Soil and Water Conservation – Work on erosion conservation project,


and find out how you can help fix one of Earth’s biggest problems,
loss of topsoil.
Conservation/Ecology Program cont…

Space Exploration – Build and launch a rocket and learn about space.

Weather – New digital weather station will help you forecast our daily
weather.

Insect Study – Takes a special Scout to collect 50 insects. Working as a


team will speed up the process.

Astronomy – A 3 hour night observation is required.

If these Ecology/Conservation Merit Badges are not challenging enough for you, or maybe you
have earned them all, challenge yourself and be the first in your unit to earn the Hornaday Badge
Award (see enclosure on requirements).

Fishing and Fly-Fishing are not offered this year, due to low percentage of Scouts not finishing
merit badge (not catching fish). However, if your Scouts would like to work on Fishing or Fly
Fishing Merit Badges, they may check out rods at Ecology (please bring your own tackle, our
supplies will be limited, but all Scouts may use what we have), we will sell fish bait at the trading
post, and we will have fly making kits for purchase in the trading post. Please coordinate with
Ecology Director for large groups.

Bee keeping is also available; learn how bees make honey, see permission slip, Appendix A-12
Hornaday Badge Award Program
Older Scouts that enjoy the ideals of conservation, and who have
completed three of the Bold face merit badges, plus two of the other in the list,
may elect to do a Substantial Conservation Service Project at Camp Shands
during their first three morning merit badge classes or their last three merit
badge classes in the afternoon. Free/troop time may also be needed to finish the
project while you are at camp.

MERIT BADGES

Energy Geology
Environmental Science Insect Study
Fish and Wildlife Management Landscape Architecture
Forestry Mammal Study
Public Health Nature
Soil and Water Conservation Nuclear Science
Bird Study Oceanography
Fishing Plant Science
Fly-Fishing Pulp and Paper
Gardening Reptile and Amphibian Study
Weather

Your project must be in one of the following categories:


Energy conservation
Soil and water conservation
Fish and wildlife management
Forestry and range management
Air and water pollution control
Resource recovery (recycling)
Hazardous material disposal and management
Invasive species control
Hornaday Badge continued…
All conservation project ideas must be submitted to the North Florida
Council Service Center by 1 May 2010 for approval by the Camp
Director (ensure application is addressed to Pat Wright, Camp
Shands, Camp Director). Use the Hornaday Award Application found
at:
www.scouting.org/awards/hornadayawards/forms.aspx

Scouts wanting to do this exciting program at Camp Shands should


be mature enough to plan and execute a substantial service project
during the week they attend Summer Camp. The Scout is required to
find all his resources needed for the project.

The Hornaday Awards have been in Scouting since 1914, in


2009 three Scouts took on this program, and the new bat boxes and
bird houses at camp have greatly increased our overall ecological
program at Camp Shands.

All efforts will be made to find Scouts in Ecology Merit Badges


to help with the Hornaday projects, however Scouters from the
Scouts unit, and other units are strongly encouraged to help supply
man power to all Scouts that take on this program.

Depending on the amount of participation for this program,


Camp Shands management may have to limit the number of
Conservation Service Projects being completed in a given week.

This program can be completed year round. Just follow the


same instructions.
Venturers may also do this program until 21st birthday.
Trail to Eagle
Merit Badges – Required for Eagle

Citizenship in the Community- Read merit badge book prior to arriving at


camp. Must complete 3a prior to camp, so merit badge can be finished.
Recommended Scouts 12 or older.

Citizenship in the Nation- Read merit badge book prior to arriving at camp.
Recommend Scouts 13 or older.

Citizenship in the World- Read merit badge book prior to arriving at camp.
Recommend Scouts 14 or older.

Communications- Scouts will be required to write and present a speech


while at camp. Recommend Scouts 13 or older.

MEDIA Merit Badges

Photography - Pictures, and working on the Camp Newsletter.

Journalism - Learn about writing, and edit the Camp Newsletter.

Cinematography - Make Camp Shands promotional video for 2011.


Shooting Sports
Camp Shands Shooting Sports Program is the BEST in the Southern Region!

Merit Badges
Rifle Shooting-One hour of instruction per day. Proficiency in .22 rifle
shooting required to complete merit badge. Additional fees required. Please
refer to our Program Selection Fees. Scout must be at least 12 years old for
this merit badge.
Rifle II (must already of earned merit badge) will shoot approx 250+ rounds

Shotgun-One hour of instruction per day. Scouts will use 12 Gauge shotguns
for shooting qualification (48% of 50 shots). Additional fees required. Please
refer to our Program Selection Fees. Scouts must be at least 12 years old
and physically able to properly hold/shoot our shotguns.
Shotgun II (must of already earned merit badge) will shoot 250 rounds.

Archery - Building an arrow is an aspect of the merit badge. The 2 hour class
time will be used for instruction and practice. Scouts may need to return
during free time in order to qualify for the badge. Additional fees required.
Please refer to our Program Selection Fees.
Archery II is for Scouts that are already qualified, that want to increase their
ability and score.

Other Shooting Sports Opportunities


High Score of the Week -This program will recognize the top shooter in archery,
rifle shooting and shotgun. A special recognition will be given out at Friday's
Campfire.

High - Tech Program


Merit Badges

Electronics – Scouts will learn how to solder an integrated circuit and use
computer binary language. Recommend Scouts 14 years or older.

Radio – Scouts will learn how to use a amateur radio, and talk around the
world. Recommend Scouts 14 years or older.

Computers – Scouts will learn how a computer works. Recommend Scouts


14 years or older.
Home Improvement Program
Merit Badges

Home Repair – Scouts will learn how to fix many different things around
his house. A good working knowledge of hand tools will help, but is not
required. Recommend Scouts 12 years or older.

Plumbing – Scouts will learn how to repair different types of pipe.


Recommended for Scouts 13 years or older.

Electricity – Scouts will learn how to safely repair wiring. Recommend


Scouts 13 years or older.

C.O.P.E. and Climbing Merit Badge


C.O.P.E. - Project C.O.P.E. is a high adventure program for Scouts and Scouters fourteen
years of age and older. C.O.P.E. stands for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience. At
C.O.P.E. experienced Scouts can expand their leadership and problem solving skills. Through
teamwork, they build on communication, self- esteem, trust and decision-making. Participants
will be faced with challenges ranging from lateral thinking games to the intense low course
events with the potential for rocking out on the High Course. This is an experience that no scout
should miss. Get it here at Camp Shands on the best and newest COPE course in the southeast.
This program requires a minimum of 8 participants.

C.O.P.E. High course was completely re-built in 2008!


Rappelling Tower rebuilt in 2010.

Climbing-Scouts must be at least 13 years old. The class will run for 2 periods.
Scouts should be physically fit and open to enduring heights. Participants will
gain experience climbing and repelling, as well as learn the correct techniques
and safety precautions necessary.

Please refer to our Program Selection Fees concerning additional costs for the
C.O.P.E. and Climbing programs. Signed permission slips from a
parent/guardian is required to participate in the C.O.P.E. and Climbing
programs. The permission slips are found on Appendix pages A-? and A-? in
this guide.
High Adventure for Older Scouts
―Lewis and Clark Expedition‖

History:
In 2009, This trek was enjoyed by many Scouts; Camp Shands is pleased to continue to
offer High Adventure Camp.

While we continue to refine the schedule for our High Adventure Camp, the following are
activities that have been planned.
Two day canoe trek on the Ocklawaha River.
Camping on backside of Camp Shands away from traditional troops.
Action Archery (3-D targets).
Black-Powder, High Powered Rifle and Pistol Shooting.
Horseback Riding
Tour of Saint Augustine, America’s oldest city on Segways!
Nature tour on Zodiak Boats on Inter Coastal Water Way
110 foot rappel of camp water tower.
Special Crafts
Special Recognition
Cost includes everything, except spending $$$.

Camp management continues to look at possible ideas to add to this High Adventure Camp…..it
will be worth every penny.

There are several mandatory requirements for participants. Each youth must be physically able
to camp in a High Adventure environment. All participants need to be in the Philmont
Height/Weight standards. All participants must have completed the 8 th grade and be 14 or older,
and registered primarily or dual registered in a Venturing Crew. If this requirement is not
possible in your area, please contact the Camp Shands Camp Director for options. There are
only 12 slots for participants per week.

Needs List:

The participants will need to bring their own 2-3 man tents. All personal gear needs to fit in/on
their backpack.

Cost:

The cost is $350 per scout.

Trek Requirements (the absolute minimum):

At least First Class, Swimming Merit Badge, Canoeing Experience (Merit Badge
Preferred), First Aid Merit Badge, proficient in English language, Scoutmaster approval
for maturity and responsibility.
Appendix
Daily Schedule ........................................................................................... A – 1
Merit Badge Schedule ................................................................................ A – 2
Provisional Scout Application ..................................................................... A – 3
Campership Application ............................................................................. A – 4
Medical Form ............................................................................................. A – 5
Climbing Permission Form .......................................................................... A – 6
COPE Permission Form .............................................................................. A – 7
High Adventure Permission Slip ................................................................. A – 8
Computer Usage and Internet Permission Form ......................................... A – 9
Bee Keeping Permission Form ................................................................... A – 10
Media Permission Form .............................................................................. A – 11
Adult Leader Training Description .............................................................. A – 12
Swim Classification Procedures ................................................................. A – 13
Check in Procedures .................................................................................. A – 14
Honor Scout Award .................................................................................... A – 15
Honor Patrol Award .................................................................................... A – 16
Honor Troop Award .................................................................................... A – 17
Scoutmaster Merit Badge ........................................................................... A – 18
Scoutmaster ―Extra Activities‖...………………………………………………….…..A – 19
Camp Shands Family & Employer Appreciation Form….………………………..A - 20
Camp Shands Staff Application …………………………………………………...…A – 21
Camp Inspection Check List ….…………………………………………………….…A – 22
Directions to Camp Shands...…………………………………………………………..A – 23
Map of Camp Shands ……………………………………………………………………A – 24
CAMP SHANDS RESERVATION FORMS ……………………………………….…..A – 25
Go ahead, be a Wrangler
Provisional Camper Application
Campers not able to attend camp with their troop or wanting
to attend additional weeks should complete this form. The
provisional camper fees are as follows:

Wrangler (Provisional) Camper Fee: $195 for one week ($210 after May 1)
Add a week: Additional $175 for each additional week (a
savings of $20 for each additional week)

Provisional campers will be accepted on a first come first served basis until the
provisional troop is full. Please indicate your choices for classes (Merit Badges) and
alternative choices below. Confirmation of your selection will be either emailed or
mailed to you as indicated below. Provisional campers should have complete and up-to-
date medical forms at check-in on Sunday of your week at camp along with a copy of
this form.

Need additional information or help? Visit our website at www.campshands.org or call


our service center at (904) 388-0591 and ask for our camping department.

Provisional Scouts: C/O North Florida Council, 521 South Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL
32205

Name __________________________________________________________ Troop ________

District: _______________ Council: ____________________ Scout Rank: ________________

T-Shirt Size (Circle One) AS AM AL XL XXL(2X) XXXL(3X)

Mailing Address________________________________________________________________

Email Address: ________________________________________________________________

Home Phone Number _____________________ Cell Phone __________________________

Scoutmaster’s Name: _____________________________ Contact # _____________________

I approve my son’s attendance at Camp as a provisional camper and understand that he must bring a
completed medical form.

Parent’s Signature________________________________________________________

In case of emergency I / We can be reached at: Day ______________ Night ________________

Scout’s 1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 4th Period 5th Period 6th Period
First Choice
Alternative
Choice

I will be attending camp during week _______ (Week 1: , Week 3: ,


Week 4)

Enclosed is my Check/Money Order in the amount of $ ______________ pertaining to the summer camp
week I am requesting to attend at Camp Shands.

A-3
Campership Application
The North Florida Council, Echockotee Lodge – Order of the
Arrow, and Baden Powell Scout Reservation believe that every
Scout should have the opportunity to experience Camp Shands for
the summer. For this reason, we have set aside funds along with
other financial support opportunities to provide those scouts in need with financial assistance
supporting our summer camp experience. Maximum financial assistance available is $75.00.

Please fill out the following information below so we can begin helping you send your Scout to
summer camp. This information is evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine who will
receive financial assistance. Fill out the form honestly and return it to the council service center
by March 15, 2010. Mail to: Camperships: C/O North Florida Council, 521 South Edgewood
Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205.

Need additional information or help? Visit our website at www.campshands.org or call our
service center at (904) 388-0591 and ask for our camping department.

Campers Name ___________________________________________________ Date ________

District: _______________________ Troop: _____________ Scout Rank: ________________

Home Phone Number _________________ Alternate Phone Number_____________________

Scoutmaster’s Name: ___________________________________________________________

Mailing Address________________________________________________________________

Email Address: __________________________Contact Phone Number __________________

Camper’s Parent/Guardian: _______________________________________________________

In case of emergency I / We can be reached at: Day ______________ Night ________________

Scout will be attending camp during week _______ (Week 1: , Week 3: June ,
Week 4: June .

Scout is attending camp with his troop ____ as a provisional camper ____ (Attach Provisional Form)

To help us determine your need, please provide the following information:


The scout has earned this amount through his troop and is able to pay: __________
The unit/charter institution is able to provide this amount to help: __________
The scout’s parents/guardians are able to provide this amount to help: __________
Total amount: __________

We are requesting that the North Florida Council and participating agencies consider a campership
to help our scout in the amount of ___________ in order for him/her to enjoy a summer camping
experience at Camp Shands.

Please state your reason for requesting this campership: __________________________________

By signing below, I understand that I am being taken On My Honor as a Scout, as a Scoutmaster and
as the parent/legal guardian of this scout. The information provided is truthful and accurate.

____________________ _______________________ ___________________

A-4
A–5
A–5
A–5
A-5
Climbing/Rappeling Permission Form
The Climbing Merit Badge is conducted under the supervision of Certified Directors and trained
instructors. There are, however; some risks inherent when the participant is off the ground, even
when secured by lines and harness.

Please complete this form and submit it at check-in.


Participation in this activity requires this signed Permission Slip.
Need additional information or help? Visit our website at www.campshands.org or call
our service center at (904) 388-0591 and ask for our camping department.

Climbing: C/O North Florida Council, 521 South Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Name ________________________________________________________ Troop _________

District: ________________ Council: ____________________ Scout Rank: ______________

Mailing Address_______________________________________________________________

Email Address: ________________________________________________________________

Home Phone Number _____________________ Cell Phone __________________________

Scoutmaster’s Name: _____________________________ Contact # _____________________

Parent / Legal Guardian: __________________________________________________________

In case of emergency I / We can be reached at: Day ______________ Night ________________

Scout will be attending camp during week _______ (Week 1: , Week 3: ,


Week 4: , Week 6: , Week 7: .

Scout is attending camp with his troop ____ as a provisional camper ____ (Attach Provisional Form)

By signing this Permission Slip below, you are stating that your scout possesses the maturity
required for a “High Risk” area and that you are giving him/her permission to participate in this
activity.

____________________ _______________________ ___________________


Scout Parent/Guardian Scoutmaster

Date of Permission: _______________

There is an additional cost for the 110-foot free rappel off the camp water tower(high-adventure
Scouts, the cost is included).

A-6
C.O.P.E. Permission Form
(Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience)
C.O.P.E. is conducted under the supervision of National Camp School certified directors and
trained instructors. There are, however; some risks inherent when the participant is off the
ground, even when secured by lines and harness.

Please complete this form and submit it at check –in.


Participation in this activity requires this signed Permission Slip.
Need additional information or help? Visit our website at www.campshands.org or call
our service center at (904) 388-0591 and ask for our camping department.

C.O.P.E: C/O North Florida Council, 521 South Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Name ________________________________________________________ Troop ________

District: _________________ Council: ____________________ Scout Rank: ____________

Mailing Address_______________________________________________________________

Email Address: ________________________________________________________________

Home Phone Number _____________________ Cell Phone __________________________

Scoutmaster’s Name: _____________________________ Contact # _____________________

Parent / Legal Guardian: ________________________________________________________

In case of emergency I / We can be reached at: Day ______________ Night ________________

Scout will be attending camp during week _______ (Week 1: , Week 3:,
Week 4: , Week 6: : .

Scout is attending camp with his troop ____ as a provisional camper ____ (Attach Provisional Form)

By signing this Permission Slip below, you are stating that your scout possesses the maturity
required for a “High Risk” area and that you are giving him/her permission to participate in this
activity.

____________________ _______________________ ___________________


Scout Parent/Legal Guardian Scoutmaster

Date of Permission: _______________

A–7
High Adventure Permission Slip
The TREK experience will be led by a National Camp School Certified Staff member and staff
guides. Like all Scouting activities, The Lewis and Clarke Expedition includes activities that
could possibly cause harm or death.

Please complete this form and submit it at camp check-in.


Participation in this activity requires this signed Permission Slip.
Need additional information or help? Visit our website at www.campshands.org or call
our service center at (904) 388-0591 and ask for our camping department.

TREK: C/O North Florida Council, 521 South Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Name ________________________________________________________ Troop ________

District: _________________ Council: ____________________ Scout Rank: ____________

Mailing Address_______________________________________________________________

Email Address: ________________________________________________________________

Home Phone Number _____________________ Cell Phone __________________________

Scoutmaster’s Name: _____________________________ Contact # _____________________

Parent / Legal Guardian: ________________________________________________________

In case of emergency I / We can be reached at: Day ______________ Night ________________

Scout will be attending camp during week _______ (Week 1: , Week 3: ,


Week 4: )

Scout is attending camp with his troop ____ as a provisional camper ____ (Attach Provisional Form)

By signing this Permission Slip below, you are stating that your scout possesses the maturity
required for a “High Risk” area and that you are giving him/her permission to participate in this
activity.

____________________ _______________________ ___________________


Scout Parent/Legal Guardian Scoutmaster

Date of Permission: _______________

A-8
Computer usage and Internet Permission Form
Everyday the use of computers and the internet becomes more and more a part of our
lives. Merit Badges are no different; many merit badges have requirements that give the
scout the ability to research a program area using the internet with his parent(s)
permission. If you would like your Scout to have access to computers and the internet
for merit badge use only, please fill out the form below.

Scouts may not misuse Camp Shands Computers or go to inter-net sites that are
considered hate sites, pornographic or any other site that does not keep within the
standards of the Boy Scouts of America.

Please complete this form and submit it at registration.

Participation in this activity requires this signed Permission Slip.


Need additional information or help? Visit our website at www.campshands.org or call
our service center at (904) 388-0591 and ask for our camping department.

Name ________________________________________________________ Troop _________

District: ________________ Council: ____________________ Scout Rank: ______________

Mailing Address_______________________________________________________________

Email Address: ________________________________________________________________

Home Phone Number _____________________ Cell Phone __________________________

Scoutmaster’s Name: _____________________________ Contact # _____________________

Parent / Legal Guardian: __________________________________________________________

Scout will be attending camp during week _______ (Week 1: Week 3:,
Week 4: Week 6: Week 7:

Scout is attending camp with his troop ____ as a provisional camper ____ (Attach Provisional Form)

By signing this Permission Slip below, you are stating that your scout possesses the maturity to
use a computer properly.

____________________ _______________________ ___________________


Scout Parent/Guardian Scoutmaster

Date of Permission: _______________

A-9
Bee Keeping Permission Form

Camp Shands takes pleasure in offering Bee Keeping


as an activity in 2010. Humans have kept honey Bees for thousands
of years. In 1995, Boy Scouts of America discontinued the Bee Keeping Merit Badge,
after 60,000 Scouts had earned it over several decades. This year, Camp Shands offers
Scouts the chance to learn and work Italian Honey Bees.

Since a small percentage of the population is highly allergic to Honey Bee Stings, all
Scouts that sign up to do this program, must have been stung by a honey bee in their life
time and know they do not have severe reactions to honey bee stings. (Normal reaction
is mild pain, swelling and redness around the stung area).

Scouts that sign up for this program should be able to follow instructions, and act very
mature in a stressful situation. (Example: a couple of hundred bees flying around you).
There is a good chance you will be stung once or twice, but it’s worth it! I pride myself in
having earned this merit badge as a youth, Mr. Pat.

Please complete this form and submit it at check in.


Participation in this activity requires this signed Permission Slip.
Need additional information or help? Visit our website at www.campshands.org or call
our service center at (904) 388-0591 and ask for our camping department.

Bee Keeping: C/O North Florida Council, 521 South Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Name ________________________________________________________ Troop _________

District: ________________ Council: ____________________ Scout Rank: ______________

Mailing Address_______________________________________________________________

Email Address: ________________________________________________________________

Home Phone Number _____________________ Cell Phone __________________________

Scoutmaster’s Name: _____________________________ Contact # _____________________

Parent / Legal Guardian: __________________________________________________________

In case of emergency I / We can be reached at: Day ______________ Night ________________

Scout will be attending camp during week _______ (Week 1: Week 3:,
Week 4: Week 6: Week 7:

Scout is attending camp with his troop ____ as a provisional camper ____ (Attach Provisional Form)

By signing this Permission Slip below, you are stating that your scout possesses the maturity
required for a stressful area and that you are giving him/her permission to participate in this
activity, and has been stung by a honey bee in the past, without any severe reactions.

____________________ _______________________ ___________________


Scout Parent/Guardian Scoutmaster

Date of Permission: _______________

A – 10
Media Permission Slip

You’ve heard ―a picture is worth a thousand words‖; the North Florida Council
would like your permission to possibly use your Scouts image in photography
or video in future Camping Promotion material and/or advertisement. With this
permission slip, your son’s image may also be in the camp newsletter and
campfire slide show. Thank You in advance for sharing your Scouts image with
the North Florida Council and permission to use it on the World Wide Web.

Scouts Name: _____________________

Troop: __________

I/We give permission for the North Florida Council to


use our Scout ____________________________ image in
photo or video format for camping promotion,
newsletters or other media.

___________________________
Parent or Guardian Signature

___________
Date

A – 11
Adult Leader Training at Camp!
Itinerary:
Sunday: (8:00 PM) Leader’s Orientation
Monday – Friday: (9:15 am to 11:30 am) Leader’s Essentials & Basic Leader for
Scoutmasters, and Introduction Outdoor Leadership Skills (Meninak Bldg)
Monday – Friday: (8:45 AM to 4:20 PM) BSA Lifeguard Certification (Waterfront)
Tuesday (4:30 PM) Safe Swim Defense (Waterfront); Climb on Safely (COPE)
Wednesday (4:30 PM) Safety Afloat (Waterfront); Trek Safely (Meninak Bldg)
Thursday (4:30 PM) Leave no Trace (Meninak Bldg)

For our camp leaders attending with the troop there are several programs to keep you
busy and active throughout the week. We encourage all leaders to get involved and see
what your Scouts are doing and have a little fun too.

Programs:

BSA Lifeguard. Just like Scouts, adult leaders may sign up for and qualify as a
BSA Lifeguard during the week of camp. The schedule for this is the same as listed on
the advancement schedule and requires attendance at all 6 sessions Monday – Friday.

Required Training for Adults. Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, Trek Safely,
Climb on Safely, and Leave No Trace will all be scheduled throughout the week for adult
leaders to complete or re-certify.

Basic Leader Training. This year we are encouraging scoutmasters and


assistant scoutmasters who may not have had the opportunity to attend New Leaders
Essentials and Boy Scout Basic Leader Training sessions to sign up while at camp and
become certified. Participants will also have their records updated while at camp on
Scout Net indicating they have met the basic training requirements for their position
within their chartered organization. *There could be a small charge for IOLS training.

Camp Leader’s Lounge. Leaders can relax anytime between 9am and 10pm in our camp
leader lounge located next to the Trading Post in the Meninak Building. Leaders are
encouraged to share their experiences and encourage new leaders to continue their
training opportunities such as Outdoor Leader Training, Wood Badge, Powder Horn,
Sea Badge, University of Commissioner Science, University of Scouting or Philmont
Training Seminars. Updated announcements are posted daily. Stop by for some good
old R & R.

Camp Leader Merit Badge. Why let your Scouts have all the fun? We are again offering
the Camp Leader Merit Badge, an original designed patch. By completing the very
demanding (yeah, right)
requirements we will gladly present you with your very own merit badge. See appendix
A-18.

A – 12
Swim Classification Procedures

The swim classification of individuals participating in a Boy Scouts


of America activity is a key element in both Safe Swim Defense
and Safety Afloat. The swim classification tests must be renewed annually within the calendar
year of attending summer camp. Traditionally, the swim classification test has only been
conducted at a long-term summer camp. However, there is no restriction that this is the only
place the test may be conducted. It may be more useful to conduct the swim classification prior
to a unit going to summer camp. All persons participating in BSA aquatics are classified
according to swimming ability.

The Classification tests and test procedures have been developed and structured to
demonstrate a skill level consistent with the circumstances in which the individual will be in the
water. The swimmer’s test demonstrates the minimum level of swimming ability for recreational
and instructional activity in a confined body of water with a maximum 12-foot depth and with
shallow water footing or a pool or pier edge always within 25 feet of the swimmer.

The various components of each test evaluate the several skills essential to the minimum level of
swimming ability. Each step of the test must be followed as listed below: The person conducting
the tests must present certification to the Camp Aquatics Director.

SWIMMER’S TEST:
Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming. Swim 75 yards
in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side stroke, breast stroke,
trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using the easy resting elementary back stroke. The 100
yards must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the
swim, rest by floating.

BEGINNER’S TEST:
Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, swim 25 feet on the surface, stop, turn
sharply, resume swimming as before, and return to starting place.

ADMINISTRATION OF CLASSIFICATION TEST

OPTION A (at camp): The swim classification test is completed the first day of camp, by camp
Aquatics personnel. (please fill out classification record on next page, prior to going to
waterfront for swim test).

OPTION B (At unit Level with approved aquatics resource people): The swim classification test
done at a unit level must be conducted by an individual with at least one of the following
certifications: Aquatics Instructor, BSA; Aquatics Supervisor, BSA Lifeguard; certified lifeguard;
swimming instructor; or swim coach. When the unit goes to a summer camp, each individual will
be issued an official buddy tag under the direction of the Camp Aquatics Director for use at the
camp.

SPECIAL NOTE: When swim tests are conducted away from camp or at the point of activity, the
aquatics director shall at all time reserve the authority to review or retest all participants to
ensure that standards have been maintained. Unit must still participate in the camp aquatics
orientation session on the first day of camp at the aquatics area.

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UNIT SWIM CLASSIFICATION RECORD

(Must bring at least three copies of this form to camp: copies to aquatics office, unit leader,
summer camp).

This is the individual’s swim classification as of this date. Any change in status after this date
i.e., non-swimmer to beginner or beginner to swimmer would require a reclassification test by
the Camp Aquatics Director.

SPECIAL NOTE: When swim tests are conducted away from camp or at the point of activity, the
Aquatics
Director shall at all times reserve the authority to review or retest all participants to assure that
standards have been maintained. Unit must still participate in the camp aquatics orientation
session on the first day of camp at the aquatics area.

Unit Number __________ Date of Swim Test _______________

Location of Swim Test__________________________________

Scout’s Name Non-Swimmer Beginner Swimmer

_________________________________ _____________________________
Name of Troop Leader (Print) Name of Person Conducting Test

_________________________________ _____________________________
Signature Signature

_________________________________ _____________________________
Phone Number Phone Number

________________________________ _____________________________
Signature – Camp Aquatics Director Type of Certification Held – Expiration

Date of Acceptance by Aquatics Director: ___________

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Check-In Procedure
Before you arrive:
___ Troop Roster
___ Troop Insurance
___ Troop Tour Permit
___ Medical Forms and Personal Medications
___ Swim checks (optional)
___ Fees paid in full
___ 2 or more registered adult leaders
Upon arrival:
Camp opens for check-in at 2:00 pm, please park in the main parking lot. One Scoutmaster
should supervise campers during the camp tour and move-in. The camp tour includes swim
checks, finding your campsite, dining hall procedures and the Camp Shands orientation. The
second Scoutmaster should complete paperwork and other administrative duties at Meninak
Lodge. You may drive one vehicle to the campsite for unloading. No vehicles are allowed at
campsite after 7:00 pm. The Scoutmaster’s and Senior Patrol Leader orientation meeting
Sunday Night after dinner at the Taylor Dining Hall is mandatory.
Do not go to campsite, till SM verifies campsite assignment at check-in.
Out of Council Troops (more than 250 miles from Camp Shands) that would like to come
to camp on Saturday, may do so with permission from Camp Director.

Check-Out Procedure
___ 7:00 am - Pick up breakfast at Taylor Dining Hall
___ One Scoutmaster reports to Meninak Lodge for reconciliation, merit badge report, and
medical records. Any discrepancies should be reported to the Camp Director at the
Ames Lodge.
___ One Scoutmaster supervises the campers at the campsite. The Troop Guide will inspect the
campsite.
___ No Troops are to leave campsite without clearance. Failure to obtain clearance from the
Camp Director or Administrative Supervisor will result in a $100 cleaning and/or
administrative fee before Merit Badge Records are released.
___ Units may park one vehicle at the campsite for loading and moving Troop trailer.

* Your Troop Guide will be assigned the same campsite all summer long, so they will be
thoroughly familiar with all discrepancies in the site. Any damage to cots, tents etc. will
be charged to the unit for repair or replacement. Over $1000 was recovered in 2009.
Please stress to Scouts that tents and cots should never be used to see if their knife is
sharp.
* Your Troop Guide will have a ―Check in‖ check list when you arrive at camp.

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Camp Shands
Baden-Powell Scout Reservation
Honor Scout Award
Scout: Troop: Site: Week:

Complete ALL of the following:

1. Earn at least four merit badges this week. (completed) MBC ____MBC____MBC____MBC____

2. Stay at camp the entire week (sun-sat). LDS (mon-sat). SM____

3. Where complete Field uniform to evening meals, church service, campfires.


(Scout Field Uniform is Scout socks, scout pants or shorts, scout belt, scout shirt). GBB____

4. Demonstrate high ideals of Scouting each day, including doing a Good Turn Daily. SM____

Good Turn Mon: ________________________________________________________


Good Turn Tues: ________________________________________________________
Good Turn Wed: ________________________________________________________
Good Turn Thur: ________________________________________________________
Good Turn Fri: ________________________________________________________

5. Complete one of the following: Participate in camp assembly flag ceremony, PD ____
lead camp in grace at meals or give thought of the day at camp assembly.

6. Help serve one meal at dining facility. PD ____

Complete 6 of the following:

1. Introduce yourself to the ―Camp OA Chief‖ and participate at the Pow-Wow. COAC____

2. Write and mail a letter to your parents, grandparents or guardian, thanking


them for supporting you and sending you to camp. SPL____

3. Write letter to Camp Shands supporters, telling them the fun things you have
done or learned at camp. (postcards available at Ames Lodge). PD____

4. Participate in the Mile Swim. AD____

5. Participate in inter-troop athletic games. SPL____

6. Memorize Camp Shands Grace. CHAP____

7. Meet a Scout from another troop and invite him to your troop cracker barrel. SM____

8. Invite your favorite staff member to your troop cracker barrel, introduce him/her
to your troop and tell the troop why this staff member is great! SM____

9. Write a letter to your Scoutmaster on Thursday or Friday, explaining at least one SM____
thing that could be changed to make the troop better.

MBC-Merit Badge Counselor, SM – Scoutmaster, GBB-Green Bar Bill Director, PD- Program Director
COAC –Camp OA Chief, CHAP – Chaplain, SPL – Senior Patrol Leader, AD- Aquatics Director

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Camp Shands
Baden-Powell Scout Reservation
Honor Patrol Award
Patrol: Troop: Site: Week: ________

Complete the following:

1. Patrol Leader participates in at least one PLC during Summer Camp. SPL ___
2. Patrol Leader completes daily tent inspections of Patrol. SPL ___
3. All members of Patrol know from memory: Scout Oath and Scout Law. SPL ___
4. All members of Patrol know Safe Swim Defense from memory. AD ___
5. Patrol attends Interfaith Service Wednesday night. SPL___
6. Patrol must utilize a patrol/troop schedule. SPL___
7. Patrol schedule must be posted by Noon on Monday SPL___
8. Patrol serves at least one meal. DHD___
8. Patrol completes a Camp Service Project. APD___
9. At least two Patrol members, participate in camp assembly flag ceremony,
prayer at meals or thought of the day. APD___
10. Patrol Flag must be displayed with pride during the week. SPL ___

The Senior Patrol Leader and Scoutmaster must approve and sign this form as evidence
that the patrol has participated in the whole troop program to their satisfaction and that the
troop objectives have been met.

Senior Patrol Leader: ____________________________ Date:


_____________
Scout Master: Date:

APD –Assistant Program Director AD – Aquatics Director


DHD –Dining Hall Director SPL – Senior Patrol Leader

THIS FORM IS DUE FRIDAY AT NOON to Ames Lodge!

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Camp Shands 2010
Baden-Powell Scout Reservation
Honor Troop Award
Troop: Site: Week: SPL:
Complete the following:

1. Set and accomplish unit objectives for advancement. SPL ______

2. Each Patrol must earn Honor Patrol. SPL ______

3. Maintain the cleanliness of their tables at all meals throughout the week. SPL______

4. Post a copy of the Troops planned activities throughout the week. CMM______

5. Participate in all evening activities. SPL______

6. The Clean Camp Award must be earned during the week. CMM______

7. Closed toes shoes must be worn at all times. SPL______

8. Be on time for all flag ceremonies, assemblies and camp-wide events. PD______

9. During the week each troop member must live up to the high ideals of the

Scout Oath, Law, Motto, and Slogan. SM______

10. Troop should hold a troop cracker barrel and invite at least 2 staff members. SPL______

11. Troop should conduct one service or conservation project while in camp. CMM______

12. Scoutmaster attends and earns a required certification. (Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat,

Climb on Safely, Leave No Trace) or participates in Basic Leader Training. CMM ______

Scoutmaster: Date:

PD/Commissioner: Date:

SM - Scoutmaster PD – Program Director CMM – Commissioner SPL – Senior Patrol Leader

Please print all information legibly.


This Form is Due Friday at Noon to Ames.

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SCOUTMASTER

―EXTRA ACTIVITIES‖
Camp Shands continues to think of ideas not only for the Scouts, but for the adult
leaders as well.

Scoutmaster Appreciation Dinner, Tuesday night with the North Florida Scout
Executive.

We have scheduled time for adult leaders to use the shooting


sports ranges, and are involving adults in the Baden Powell
Marathon and Aquatics Fair.

Continue to look at WWW.CAMPSHANDS.ORG for updates to


the FUN, FELLOWSHIP and LEARNING that will be taken place in
2010 at CAMP SHANDS!!!!

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Camp Shands and the North Florida Council, BSA
Welcomes you and your family to Camp.

We are humbled by your personal sacrifice to give up your valuable time in support of scouting
here at Camp Shands. We would like to also express our gratitude to your family at home and to
your employer for allowing you the time to bring your scouts to our camp for a great summer
experience.

If you would like Mr. Jack Sears, Scout Executive of the North Florida Council, to express his
gratitude to your family or employer, please fill out this form and submit it to our Camp Director
or Program Director.

A letter of thanks will be sent to your family or employer or both based upon the information you
provide us along with a small token of our appreciation for them supporting you being here at
Camp Shands.

Your Name: __________________________________________________

Spouse / Family Member’s Name: _______________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________

City, State, Zip ________________________________________________

Employer / Supervisor: __________________________________________

Company: _____________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________

Thank you for supporting Camp Shands and enjoy your stay with us!

Yours in Scouting,

Patrick Wright
Camp Shands Director

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Campsite Evaluation Form
Evaluators: Please evaluate this campsite with the
Scouts’ welfare in mind. This is a wonderful tool for the
Scouts to see where they have been successful and where they can improve. It is a
competition and should be judged firmly and fairly, but please help us give the
Scouts a learning experience.

Campsite______________________________________ Evaluator______________________
Troop(s) # ___________________________ Day (circle) Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
CAMPSITE (5=Excellent, 4=Good, 3=OK, 2=Fair, 1=Poor)
Cleanliness – possible 5pt ea
_______ All trails leading to and from campsite and the campsite grounds are clear of trash
and debris.
_______ Fire pit clear of debris and raked, and wood is stacked outside of fire pit safely.
_______ Shelter clear of excess dirt, trash and debris, materials organized neatly.
_______ Bag posted at shelter for proper trash disposal.
_______ Evidence of participation in recycling program.
_______ Shared Bath House is Clean and Organized.

Tents – possible 5pt ea


_______ All adult and youth personal gear stowed away in tents and/or trailer.
_______ All tents uniformly (= all in campsite) open or closed.
_______ Tents taken care of in a Scout-like manner (tent cleanliness & care).

Troop/Patrol Method – possible 5pt ea


_______ First aid kit posted at shelter in an accessible location.
_______ Troop flag clearly posted in campsite.
_______ American flag clearly posted in campsite.
_______ Fireguard chart posted in shelter and filled out to current day ONLY.
_______ Evidence of patrol method (flags, signs, duty roster. Etc.).

Safety – possible 5pt ea


_______ All clothes lines in safe locations and properly used.
_______ No safety hazards in or around campsites.
_______ Flammable materials stored away properly and safely.

Dining Hall – possible 20pt

_______ Dining hall area properly cleaned and checked by Dining Hall Steward after each
meal.

EXTRA POINTS (5 points if campsite complies, 0 if the campsite does not)


_______ Something unique or a special camp gadget put together or displayed by the troop
(must be Scout related). There must be something significantly new either added to it or
made separate each
day.

_______ Some evidence of the names and positions of each person in each tent. Both youth
and adults (i.e. - routed boards, painted wood, wire, laminated sheets, etc.)

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Camp Shands, Baden-Powell Scout
Reservation
Mailing Address:
1453 Baden-Powell Road
Hawthorne, FL 32640

Camp Ranger: Jerry Welty Ames Lodge


352-475-1212 352-475-5080

DIRECTIONS TO CAMP SHANDS:

Directions to Camp Shands from Jacksonville:


Take Florida State Road 21 (Blanding Blvd.) south from Jacksonville. Travel SR 21 through
Keystone Heights and Melrose. Approximately three miles south of Melrose turn East (Left) onto
Baden-Powell Road. The entrance to Camp Shands is located 2.8 miles on the right, marked by
two large stone pillars.

Directions to Camp Shands from Gainesville:

From Gainesville, take the University Boulevard exit (SR 26) east from I-75. Travel through
Gainesville on University Boulevard (SR 26). Cross US 301 and continue on SR 26 to Melrose. At
the junction of SR 26 and CR 21, turn right onto CR 21. Approximately 3 miles south of Melrose,
turn left onto Baden-Powell Road. The entrance to Camp Shands is located 2.8 miles on the
right, marked by two large stone pillars. The phone number at Camp Shands is (352) 475-5080.

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Date of Application: ________________________

Week Dates Nature Comment


1 June 13-19 Traditional Camp Open to all Troops, Teams and Crews
2 June 20-26 Army JROTC Open to all Army JROTC Units
3 June 27- July 3 LDS Camp Open to all LDS Troops, Teams and Crews
4 July 4 – July 10 Traditional Camp Open to all Troops, Teams and Crews
5 July 11 – July 17 Traditional Camp Open to all Troops, Teams and Crews.
6 July 18 – July24 NYLT – Brownsea Open to Scouts 14 years or older.
NRA Open to Scouts 14 years or older
Webelos Open to all 1st and 2nd Year Webelos.
7 July 25 - 31 Venturing Camp Open to all Crews
8 Aug 1 -7 Life to Open to all Troops. Teams and Crews
Eagle/Traditional*

* Modified Traditional Camp (limited merit badges)

Unit District Council


# Name Name

We will have ________ Scouts and ________ Adults Attending Camp


(Please provide a reasonable estimate of the number of scouts and adults attending camp.
Please update our Camp Department as changes occur, please see rules on participant
number changes).

Troop Contact: _________________________ Phone: ______________________________

Address:
_______________________________________________________________________________________

Alternate Phone (Cell): ______________________ Email: ________________________________________

Week # Unit will be attending _____Campsite Preference: ____________________________________

Comments:________________________________________________________________________________

Information is continued on back of this form…

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1. Reservation Deposits.

a. ________ (Regular Campsite Deposit) Attached is my unit’s $200.00 base deposit for
our 2010 Summer Camp Reservation at Camp Shands, Hawthorne, Florida. This
$200.00 will be credited to our camp fees when we attend camp. We understand that
this is a nonrefundable deposit and nontransferable if my unit chooses to cancel
their reservation.

b. ________ (Tree House Deposit) Attached is my unit’s $200.00 base deposit plus an
additional $10.00 per participant (scouts & adults) for our 2010 Summer Camp
Reservation at Camp Shands, Hawthorne, Florida. This $200.00 plus the $10.00
additional per participant will be credited to our camp fees when we attend camp.
We understand that this is a nonrefundable deposit and nontransferable if my unit
chooses to cancel their reservation.

2. Campsite Assignments. Many factors go into assigning campsites during summer camp:

c. The most popular sites are requested by more troops than will physically fit into
them.

d. The size of the troops coming to camp must be evaluated. Because of the terrain,
tent platforms are used. Each campsite has a specific number of tents. It is possible
to put a few ―temporary tents‖ in each site, but neither scouts or adults attending
camp do not usually prefer these.

e. Medical needs sometimes dictate that a troop occupies a certain site. Some scouts
and adults must be near electrical outlets or closer to emergency facilities. Only
certain sites here at Camp Shands meet those criteria.

f. All troops should expect to be sharing their campsite with at least one, if not more,
troops.

g. Because of the above listed factors, and other considerations, units will be assigned
to the best available site with their preference carefully considered.

Camp Shands has purchased several large dome tents to increase the
capacity of a campsite from 32 Scouts to a larger number as needed.
Moving temporary platforms for canvas tents for increased attendance is
very hard on both participants and staff. Therefore these dome tents will be
used in this type of situation.

3. Please review the payment schedule outlined in the 2010 Camp Shands Leader’s Guide for
more information and deadlines.

4. Refunds - Any unit reservation $200 deposit will not be refunded (including $10 per
participant for tree houses). Individual refunds will only be made in the cases of: 1) the
death of an immediate family member, 2) summer school that does not allow a Scout to
any of the Traditional Weeks or Specialty Camps that the Scout has registered for 3)
illness or injury that does not allow a Scout to any of the Traditional Weeks or Specialty
Camps that the Scout has registered for, or 4) relocation to a different council. Written
verification must be provided at the time the refund is requested. A refund request,
regardless of reason, will not be accepted after May 31, 2010. The Camp Director
approves/disapproves any refund request. Refunds will be mailed to out-of-council
troops or transferred to unit membership accounts for in-council troops, according to
Council Accounting Procedures.

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Examples: A Scout is scheduled for week 1 traditional camp; however, he is ill and cannot
attend. He needs to attend camp as a provisional on a different week.
A Scout breaks his arm and was registered for week 1, however, his doctor does
not want him attending camp all summer, and he will be eligible for a refund prior to May
31, 2010. After May 31, 2010 the camp director will have the final decision.

5. Due to the fact that we limit camp to 250 registered Scouts, and cut off registration
when that number is obtained to ensure that merit badge classes have a good ratio of
Scouts to counselors, the following policy will be strictly enforced. Units are responsible
for paying the complete registration cost on the number of Scouts and Adults that they
reserve on this form. Your reservation number may be changed up or down by e-mail only
to Debra Dow Debra.Dow@Scouting.org or Patrick Wright pfatbusn@hotmail.com at the
camping department prior to May 1, 2010 with no penalty. After May 1, 2010, your number
of participants may increase slightly, however if the number of participants decreases your
unit is still responsible for that Scouts complete registration fees, except in special cases
(see refund policy). Swapping one Scout out for another is OK.
6. No Show Scouts: Every Scoutmaster that has taken a troop to summer camp more than
a year or two has had a Scout that at the last minute changes his mind and doesn’t
want to attend camp. Unfortunately, Camp Shands like every other camp has to buy
food and program supplies before you arrive, and has a budget that we must follow.
There is no refund for a no show. There is no troop credit for a no show. If that Scout
changes his mind and wants to come to Camp Shands later in the summer, there will be
an additional cost, depending on program the wants to attend, but that cost will not
exceed more than $100.

Send all payments to:

North Florida Council, BSA


Attention: Camp Shands Reservations 2010
521 Edgewood Avenue S
Jacksonville, Fl 32205

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