Troop 505 Camp Daniel Boone 2014 Summer Camp Jul 21-27

Troop 505 has confirmed Camp Daniel Boone as the destination for our 2014 Boy Scout Summer Camp. We will be in the Chippewa campsite from July 21st until July 27th.

A commitment to attend camp and a $95 deposit is due at our first January Troop Meeting.

An additional $100 non-refundable deposit is due by mid February.

The remaining $100 per Scout registration fee (Total $295) is due March 1st.

The 2014 Camp Daniel Boone Merit Badge Program includes: Indian Lore, Leatherwork, Geology, Nature, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Space Exploration and Orienteering (just to name a few). While in camp, our Scouts will select up to six (6) Merit Badge sessions per week. A first draft of Scout Merit Badge selections will also be due at our first January Troop meeting.

Any Troop 505 Scout over 14 years old will be eligible to attend the week long Camp Daniel Boone High Adventure Rock School ($350) OR Kayak Trek ($460). Commitment to attend a Camp Daniel Boone High Adventure Camp is due  by the end of January, minimum 4 Scouts will be required for each camp.

We hope all Troop 505 Scouts will be able to attend!

To find out more information visit: http://www.campdanielboone.org

Current Troop 505 Camp Daniel Boone 2013 Summer Camp Confirmed Attendees:

Option 1 Regular Summer Camp Merit badges, live with rest of troop, eat in dining hall. $295 – currently 0 Troop 505 Scouts attending:

Option 2 High Adventure Rock School Five days of rock climbing in various locations across Western NC. Day one focuses on an overview of the climbing merit badge. The scouts then take those skills and test them at the chosen climbing crags. The locations include some of the Southeast’s most notorious walls, including: Looking Glass, Rumbling Bald, Table Rock, the Chimneys, and other notable climbing sites. The evenings are used either to travel between rock faces, or are spent enjoying the area by swimming, hiking, sightseeing, or just bouldering and learning more about rock climbing.

Due to the level of physical and mental maturity required, requirements for the trip are that all participants must be either 14 years of age with the climbing merit badge or at least 15 years of age. Participants should also be able to do 2 pull-ups and 20 pushups. We will furnish all harnesses, helmets, and climbing hardware. Scouts are highly encouraged, but not required, to bring their own climbing shoes to take full advantage of the climbing opportunities. Scouts should be prepared for climbing, backpacking, and swimming. Also, dinner out is an option on some nights. Participants who do not already have the climbing merit badge will earn it during the week. – $350 – max 6 Scouts – currently 1 Troop 505 Scouts attending:

Option 3 High Adventure Kayak Trek (5-day kayak trip )This trek will begin with a full day of canoeing on the Tuckaseegee River.  With three class II rapids, the Tuckaseegee is about nine miles of floating fun before the river empties into Fontana Lake.

Once on the lake, enjoy three days of paddling Lake Fontana in two man kayaks or canoes. The crew will canoe Robinson Crusoe style from shore to shore, island hopping across Fontana Lake. Friday will provide an opportunity to visit Fontana Dam, the largest dam east of the Mississippi River.

All participants are expected to bring personal camping and fishing gear. All personal gear will be stored in dry bags and transported on the canoes/kayaks.  Therefore, it is important for scouts to pack lightly.  We recommend one dry bag for every two scouts, and we will provide dry bags if participants do not wish to bring their own.  Swimming merit badge is a pre-requisite as Scouts will have the opportunity to earn Canoeing Merit Badge on the trip. Participants must also be able to pass a swim test at Camp Daniel Boone’s Lake Allen. Our pontoon boat will carry all of the food and patrol gear – $460 – max 6 Scouts – currently 1 Troop 505 Scouts attending: