Lego Christmas Camp – December 2nd-3rd

Our next camp is Lego Christmas Camp, scheduled for December 2nd-3rd, at Red Oak Camp, in Kirtland (9057 Kirtland Chardon Road, Willoughby, OH 44094). This is a new camp location for us, so we are excited to spend the weekend there. Christmas Camp is one of the most fun camps of the year, and our awesome PLC and youth leader teams have been hard at work planning some really fun and engaging activities for everyone to participate in. Plus, our Quartermaster team will be preparing their annual holiday dinner feast!

In order to join us for the weekend, all Scouts must have a waiver signed by them and their parent/guardian. You can access the waiver here:

Red Oak Camp Waiver

If possible, please fill out the waiver and turn it in at an upcoming troop meeting.

Due to the cost of the facilities, we will only be staying at the camp on Saturday night. The cost for this month’s camp is $35, and we are asking that you please sign up on TroopWebHost as soon as you can. Also, if you will be arriving to camp late or leaving early, please share those details in the comment field of your sign-up.

We will be meeting for camp at Chapman Elementary School at 7:45 AM on Saturday, December 2nd. Please be prompt, so that we can head out to camp as soon as possible. We are expecting a return time to Chapman around 11:30 AM on Sunday, December 3rd.

While preparing for camp, please check the weather forecast, and pack accordingly. Warm socks and gloves are definitely necessary, and Scouts should bring a couple of extra pairs of each. In addition to warm socks and gloves, please prepare to dress in layers, with boots and a warm hat (a lot of scouts bring a Santa Hat for this camp). Also, with all the fun activities that the PLC has planned it is VERY IMPORTANT that each Scout brings some additional special gear/items to camp:

-Signed Red Oak Camp Waiver (if not already turned in)
-Class A Uniform.
-One dozen homemade cookies. Please put your last name on the cookie container if you want it returned.
-Christmas decorations and lights for decorating your bunk/cabin and your Patrol Leader! The Staff will be participating in this activity as well! Please don’t bring any tinsel or glittery items, as it is very difficult to sweep up.
-Candy and supplies for the gingerbread house building competition.
-A gift for the gift exchange. The gift should be valued at $15, and needs to be wrapped (but not tagged). Please bring a fun gift that would be appropriate for a 12-year old scout.

Additionally, everyone should remember to bring the following items as well:

-A pair of indoor shoes to wear only in the cabin (slides, Crocs, tennis shoes, etc.).
-Any specific patrol gear/clothing.
-A headlamp or flashlight.
-Rain gear.
-Some garbage bags for any wet/muddy clothing or gear.
-Your white or green advancement book (in a ziploc bag).
-A filled water bottle.
-Patrol Leaders should bring their patrol flag.
-Lots of holiday spirit!

Lastly, we will have a Pinewood Derby track at camp for one of our activities, so if a Scout would like to bring an old Pinewood Derby car to race down the track for fun, please feel free to do so.

If you have any questions about camp, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know. We hope to see you there!

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