Retirement Christmas Camp – January 13th-15th

Our next camp is Retirement Christmas Camp, scheduled for January 13th-15th, at Camp Butler, in Peninsula (800 W Streetsboro Road, Peninsula, OH 44264). We will be staying in heated cabins with indoor bathrooms, although we will still be spending plenty of time outside. 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! The cost for camp is $25, 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 6:45 PM on Friday, January 13th. We are expecting a return time to Chapman around 10:30 AM on Sunday, January 15th.

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. Like last month, if every member of a patrol brings at least three pairs of gloves/mittens, their patrol will earn a token! 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:

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 and your Patrol Leader! The Staff will be participating in this activity as well! Please don’t bring any tinsel, 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.).
-A few masks/face coverings.
-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!

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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