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Summer Camp

posted by Alex Karn

Camp runs Sunday, July 21 until Saturday 27. Also don't forget your Class A, we wear Class A's for retreat and dinner every night. Lunch on Sunday is not provided, so plan on eating before you arrive at camp. Breakfast on Saturday is provided. 

Summer Camp

posted Jul 13, 2019, 1:11 PM by Alex Karn

We will be meeting at the camp parking lot to load gear into the trailer to be taken into the site. Please plan on arriving to the parking lot no later than 1:00PM. The Scouts will go to the site for check-in, and Mr. Karn will bring the trailer down to the site.

As mentioned, we will be sharing our site with another troop. Mr. Karn has been in touch with their coordinator, and they have requested the use of one lean-to and six tents. That leaves us with two lean-tos and eight tents. We will also bring troop tents to be used if needed as changing tents and/or storing gear. It is strongly recommended that you bring a bedroll, pad, inflatable, or some cardboard for under your sleeping bag in the lean-to.

Summer Camp Merit Badges

posted Jul 12, 2019, 2:17 PM by Jim Stringer   [ updated Jul 12, 2019, 2:21 PM ]

The attached file (T150 Prerequisites) has the merit badges that each scout - using initials - is taking and includes the prerequisites and notes (from Ockanickon). The prerequisites are expected to be completed before going to camp. Please pay careful attention as not doing the prerequisites will result in your son getting a partial (which means that the work that they will do will be recorded, but they will not receive the merit badge).

I have also gone through all of the prerequisites and pulled the text for each of the requirements from meritbadge.org. That info is contained in the 2019 Prerequisites file.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to call me on 732-995-6858.

Jim Stringer

Class B shirts/Summer Camp

posted Jul 9, 2019, 6:00 PM by Alex Karn

Class B shirts are in. Mr. Karn will be at the Firehouse on Thursday 7/11 between 7PM and 8PM if you want to pick them up. Shirts will also be brought to camp, and will be available to those going on the Merit Badge field trip on 7/18.

Mr. Karn will also be accepting Medical Forms, payments, and will be available to answer any last-minute summer camp questions.

Summer Camp Campsite and Medical Forms

posted Jul 8, 2019, 2:38 PM by Alex Karn

We have been assigned the Algonquin campsite this year, and we will be sharing it with another troop. 

There are still some Scouts who have not handed in their medical forms. If you show up at camp without your medical form, there is nothing we can do to help you. Also, Ockanickon does not return medical forms, so if you choose to go this route, make sure you make a copy. 

Summer Camp Update

posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:54 AM by Alex Karn

We have the following Scouts listed as paid (we'll use initials)
J.C.
A.K.
J.K.
M.L.
T.L.
O.L.
S.M.
N.M.
J.P.
Q.P.
N.R.
D.R.
If your initials are not listed, and you are going to camp, you need to contact Mr. Greg Karn ASAP


Eastern State Penitentiary / Stockton University Day Trip

posted Jun 27, 2019, 8:44 AM by Alex Karn

Attached is the permission slip for the Eastern State Penitentiary / Stockton University Day Trip on Thursday July 18th. Permission slips and fees must be dropped off in the mailbox of 42 Yellowbrook Road, Freehold, NJ 07728 by July 11th. There are no exceptions to this rule. Scouts will meet at 7 AM SHARP at the Adelphia Firehouse and will depart from Stockton University at approximately 4 PM. Additionally, although all Scouts are invited to attend, Scouts currently taking the Law and Crime Prevention merit badges with Alex Karn MUST attend in order to complete the requirements for both merit badges. 

SUMMER CAMP MEDICATIONS

posted Jun 25, 2019, 8:57 AM by Alex Karn

If your Scout(s) need to take meds during the week of camp:

Please provide a WEEK'S (please don't give us 90 pills) supply of meds in the original prescription bottle or OTC container, along with dispensing instructions. If you use a pill organizer like old guys such as Mr. Greg Karn uses, please either include a list of meds with physical descriptions or toss in empty containers, in case we have to ID what's what.

Medications will be kept in a lockbox, and dispensed by adults.

Medications that need refrigeration will be stored in the Health Lodge and dispensed by the Health Officer.

General meds such as Motrin, Tylenol, etc., will be available, and will be dispensed if you have given permission on your scout's medical form. 

If your scout needs an emergent medication such as a rescue inhaler or an Epipen, it is requested that the scout bring two, so that he can carry one and one can be kept in the Health Lodge. We recognize that the cost of these things can be absurd, so if the scout only has one, he should carry it at all times.

SUMMER CAMP PAYMENTS, MEDICAL FORMS, DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

posted Jun 25, 2019, 8:36 AM by Alex Karn

Mr. Maher has sent E-Mails out regarding payments and medical forms. Mr. Greg Karn will be at the Cranberry Road clean-up on Thursday 6/27, or you can contact him directly to get your payment and/or medical forms in.

If your scout(s) have DIETARY RESTRICTIONS, please go to the Ockanickon website, www.ockanickon.org, click on Forms and Resources, and fill out the Dietary Restrictions form.


Cranberry Road Clean-up do-over

posted Jun 23, 2019, 9:28 AM by Alex Karn

We will be meeting on Thursday June 27th at 6:30PM at 383 Cranberry Road. Hopefully the weather will cooperate this week.

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