Post date: Feb 18, 2016 11:36:24 PM

It is time to prepare for Camp Horseshoe 2016. The camp week is July 3 through July 10. The Camp is organized and run by the staff at Horseshoe. As returning scouts know, summer camp at Horseshoe is a great opportunity to:

* Earn merit badges

* Participate in fun activities

* Forge bonds with fellow scouts

While there are several Boy Scout troops in residence during the week, each troop has its own designated campsite and Troop 181 will be staying again in our favorite campsite – Roberts!

RSVP and Deposit Deadline – Tuesday, March 15

Full payment of $390 is encouraged to streamline paperwork and emails. However, you are welcome to make a deposit payment of $50, with the remaining balance of $340 due by May 6. Your check will serve as your RSVP. Please make your check payable to “Troop 181”, and give to either Ted or Susan at an upcoming troop meeting, or you can mail to Susan at 232 Waterloo Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312.

Some of our scouts have money in their fundraising accounts. If you are planning to pay the full payment by March 15, please let me know if you would like the account balance paid against the camp cost and I will email you your scout’s balance. No scout will be excluded due to financial considerations and Troop 181 has a designated fund set aside for camp scholarships. If you would like details, please contact Scoutmaster Scott Shreve.

Footlocker & Packing List

Scouts should bring a footlocker packed with items needed for Summer Camp. A plastic footlocker is recommended, for durability and ease of cleaning. See footlockers for sale at Walmart and Home Depot. See sample packing list below.

Required Medical Forms

Every scout who attends Summer Camp must have a Boy Scout medical form on file with the Council. Parts A, B and C of the health form are required, and Part C must be signed by your scout’s doctor. This form can be found below. Also needed is a copy of the front and back of your medical insurance card. These forms are good for one year, so if your scout has a form dated between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, then it will be valid for this year's summer camp (unless there has been a change in health). These forms are due to Susan by June 17. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need a few extra days to submit your medical forms.

Adult Campers Welcome

Moms, Dads and Grandparents are not only welcome to join in the camping fun, but are needed in order to fulfill the two-deep leadership requirement. This means that we must have four adults in case any leaders need to leave camp for any reason. Adults don’t need to stay for the full week – although we recommend a minimum of 2 or 3 nights in order to really benefit from the unique Horseshoe camping experience. There is no camp charge to adults (free vacation!) and Wi-Fi is available at Camp Headquarters. If you are not needed by the scoutmaster, you can pop in at headquarters to check email and make quick phone calls if necessary. An email will be sent soon as adult sign-ups will be done online.

Camp Horseshoe is such a special experience for both scouts and their parents. Please contact Susan at if you have any questions.

Happy Camping,

Susan Huck