Troop 505 Blue Ridge Scout Reservation Summer Camp 2015

Men of TomorrowTroop 505 has confirmed Blue Ridge Scout Reservation as the destination for our 2015 Boy Scout Summer Camp. We will be in camp from June 14th until June 20th.

To sign-up for Troop 505 Summer Camp, please use the Troop 505 Planner Wikispace at: http://troop505tripplanner.wikispaces.com/home

Located in Pulaski County Virginia, the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation encompasses 17,500 acres of rugged beauty high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For over 50 years, the Reservation has been a leader among Scout Camps, pioneering new and exciting programs, and providing thousands of Scouts and Scouters with a positive camping experience.

A commitment to attend camp and a $100 deposit is due at our first January Troop Meeting.

An additional $100 non-refundable deposit is due by our first March Troop Meeting.

The remaining Scout registration fee (estimated $110-$240 for a total of $310-$440 depending on program selected) is due May 1st.

The Camp Powhatan is the Blue Ridge Scout Reservations Merit Badge Camping Program  ($310) which includes: Indian Lore, Leatherwork, Geology, Nature, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Space Exploration and Orienteering (just to name a few). Tucked into the valley formed by the Big Macks Creek, Camp Powhatan is the largest council owned Scout camp in the United States. The big camp atmosphere surrounds you with excitement from morning flags till evening taps. Extensive camping facilities, wireless Internet, and many opportunities for advancement make Powhatan an ideal spot to live the Scout Oath and Law.

Any Troop 505 Scout over 14 years old will be eligible to attend the week long Blue Ridge Scout Reservation High Adventure Program. Scouts may choose between New River Adventure ($310), Voyager Trek ($440) OR Claytor Lake Aquatics Base ($400). Commitment to attend a Blue Ridge Scout Reservation High Adventure Program is due  by the end of January, a minimum 4 Scouts will be required for each High Adventure camp.

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

To find out more information visit: CLICK HERE for Blue Ridge Scout Reservation

Option 1 Camp Powhatan (Regular Summer Camp) 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 March Troop meeting. Merit badges, live with rest of troop, eat in dining hall – $310 – Troop 505 Scouts attending:

CLICK HERE for a Video of Camp Powhatan

Option 2 New River High Adventure If you are a thrill seeker and looking for a roller coaster week of challenge and fun, look no further than the New River Adventure. There’s so much to do! Whitewater Rafting, ATV’s (4 wheeling/All-Terrain Vehicles) and more! – $310 – max 6 Scouts – Troop 505 Scouts attending:

CLICK HERE for a Video of the New River Adventure

Option 3 Voyager High Adventure Trek Embark on a 5-day, 50-mile-plus canoe trip down the breathtaking New River. We are looking for a few stout mates who are ready to put their sense of adventure and their canoeing and whitewater rafting skills to the test. – $440 – max 6 Scouts – Troop 505 Scouts attending:

CLICK HERE for a Video of the Voyageur Trek

Option 4 Claytor Lake High Adventure Aquatics Base Located on a brand new facility situated on the 4,500-acre highland reservoir of Claytor Lake, this camp caters to older Scouts looking for thrills on the water. This is the first camp to offer the Personal Watercraft Safety as a BSA pilot program. – $400 – max 6 Scouts – Troop 505 Scouts attending:

CLICK HERE for a Video of Claytor Lake Aquatics Base