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2019 Camp Guide

Table of Contents

Welcome

2

Camp Information

3

Fees, Camperships, and Refund Policy

3

Non-Discrimination Statement

4

Medications and Medical Forms

4

Camp Long Lake Daily Camp Schedule

5

Order of the Arrow

6

Friday Family Day

6

Camp Long Lake Merit Badge List

7

Guest Merit Badge Offerings

9

Merit Badge and Activity Online Sign-Up

9

Program Costs

10

Project First Class

10

STEMlab and NOVA Opportunities

11

Age Guidelines for Programs

11

Troop Program Opportunities

12

Special Camp Long Lake Opportunities

13

Outpost Trek Program

14

Polaris - BSA ATV Pilot Program

16

Special Program Opportunities for Adults

16

Camp Long Lake Adult Volunteer Program

17

Dining Hall Procedures

17

Wednesday Cookout and Patrol Cooking Opportunities

18

High Adventure Shooting Camp and Provisional Camping

18

Trading Post

19

Appendix

18

Welcome to Camp Long Lake

Dear Parents and Leaders,

Welcome to Camp Long Lake, we are glad you could BE THERE this summer. The following will help you and your Troop prepare for the 2019 summer camp season at CLL. This guide should have everything you need to make sure you are prepared for the summer. As items update, we will be changing this document and informing the unit’s contingent leader to pass along all the changes to the rest of the members of the troop.

As you set your Scouts’ schedules for camp this summer, I’d like to ask for your help. Merit Badges are great and can spark fantastic new interests that can lead to lifelong hobbies or careers, but they are not everything in Scouting. We have made time to allow for fun and fellowship.  Each day from 3:00-5:00 PM we will have open program time for Scouts to attend open programs like zip line, shooting sports, swimming and boating, STEM competitions or try to complete a NOVA award, or sign up for the Outpost programs we will offer each day, or just stop down by the Hub at the Boes to play games and enjoy Slushies. We offer so many things for your Scouts to enjoy that they might never want to leave!

Thank you for sending your Scouts to Camp Long Lake.

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Aims of Scouting

Citizenship Training

Personal Fitness

Character Building

Methods of Scouts, BSA

The Ideals-The Scout Oath and Law

Advancement

Adult Association

Leadership Development

Outdoor Program

Patrol Method

Personal Growth

Uniform

Scout Motto

Be Prepared

Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my country

And to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong,

Mentally awake, and morally straight.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Scouts, BSA is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Law

A Scout is…

Trustworthy.  A Scout tells the truth.

Loyal.  A Scout is true.

Helpful. A Scout is concerned.

Friendly.  A Scout is a friend.

Courteous.  A Scout is polite.

Kind.  A Scout understands.

Obedient.  A Scout follows the rules.

Cheerful.  A Scout is an optimist.

Thrifty.  A Scout works.

Brave. A Scout can face danger.

Clean.  A Scout keeps clean.

Reverent.  A Scout is reverent

Contact Information

Camp Phone Number                             (920) 533-8258

Potawatomi Area Council Office           (262) 544-4881

Email                                                            campdirector@pacbsa.org 

Camp Address                                   N4350 Boy Scout Road

                                                                St. Cloud, WI 53079

Include to any letters or packages sent the Scout’s name, Troop #, and campsite.

Fees

TYPE

INDV. DEPOSIT

EARLY FEE

REGULAR FEE

Due before 3/8/19 *

Deposit before 3/8/19 + Full payment before 5/10/19

Full Payment after 5/10/19

Youth

$100

$305

$325

Adult

N/A

    $125**

   $125**

Provisional

N/A

$305

$325

TYPE

INDV. DEPOSIT

EARLY FEE

REGULAR FEE

N/A

Before 6/3/19

After 6/3/19

NEW Scout Crossover

N/A

$305

$325

2ND WEEK: (attend CLL earlier in the summer)

PAC NYLT

N/A

$255

$255

Provisional

N/A

$255

$255

* Deposit & Fees are non-refundable, but transferable to additional youth

** Daily Adult rate is $25 a day

Camperships

Our goal is for every Scout to have an opportunity to experience long-term Scout Camping.  Any registered Scout in the Potawatomi Area Council who is unable to afford the full camp fee may apply for a campership to cover part of the fees (Normally, families are expected to try to cover part of the expenses by participating in troop fundraisers). Camperships are granted based on a number of factors, including need.  Campership funds may be limited and they will be granted on a first-come, first served basis. Campership applications are due at the non-refundable fee date (May 10th).  Please make sure you talk to your troop leadership to get more information.  We want EVERY Scout to make it to camp.

Refund Policy

Normally, camp fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.  We encourage troops to transfer fees to another Scout who is attending camp.  However, the Council Camping Committee will deal with each situation in which a written refund request is received and try to be as fair as possible.  Refunds are rebated to the troop’s unit account at the Council Service Center, if PAC units, only.

 Non-Discrimination Statement

In the operation of the summer camp program, no child, as defined by the program regulations, will be discriminated against because of race, color, age, national origin, religion, or disability.  Any person who believes that a child has been discriminated against in any USDA related activity should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

Medications and Medical Forms

Medical Form:  All Scouts and leaders in camp for more than 72 hours need to have a completed medical form signed by a physician and parent (for youth) and a copy of their health insurance coverage card. Anyone staying overnight in camp needs AT LEAST parts A and B (health history) filled out completely. The medical form needs a doctor’s signature dated within the last 12 months, along with a new medication card. The signature is good until the end of the month a year after it is dated (ex. doctor’s signature dated 7/1/2018 is valid through 7/31/2019). Both Sides of the insurance card must be included. Make sure each youth and adult has the MOST CURRENT form.

Medications: In accordance with National BSA Standards and Wisconsin state law, all prescription medication must be locked up in a medical box. Each troop shall designate an adult who will be responsible for administering medication to Scouts. The medication box will be stored in the campsites.  The adult leader must be present to administer medication to the Scouts. Exceptions are made for bee-sting kits, asthma inhalers, certain heart medications, or any other emergency medication required, which may be carried by the person for whom they are prescribed.  A medication card is required for each prescription medication to be dispensed. Medication should be sent to camp with the troop in its original packaging with the doctor’s name and instructions.

 

Medical Re-checks:  All Scouts and leaders must go to the Health Lodge for an orientation speech as well as a recheck of their medical form by the Health Officer. To prevent long waits in this process, please make sure your paperwork is in order prior to arriving to Camp.

Submitting Medical Forms: In an effort to streamline the Sunday check-in process, troops should turn in summer camp medical forms in advance. We have created a secure national email address (MedicalCLL@scouting.org). Medical forms should be in at least two weeks prior to your unit’s arrival at camp. You can electronically submit Part A, Part B, Part C and the front and back of the insurance card.  Make sure to send your emails together. Please block out any Social Security numbers that are put on the medical forms. You can also have them dropped off at the Scout Office in Waukesha to have them copied as well.  Units need to keep their own copies of the health forms.  Any hard copies given to camp will not be returned.  Medical forms will be checked for completion, and troops will be notified of any issues or missing information one week prior to your unit arriving at camp.

Camp Long Lake Daily Camp Schedule

Time

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

7:50 am

Flags

Flags

Flags

Flags

Flags

Flags

8:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

9:00 am

-

11:45 am

Morning Program and  Merit Badges

Morning Program and  Merit Badges

Morning Program and  Merit Badges

Morning Program and  Merit Badges

Morning Program and Merit Badges

Check- Out

by 10:30 am

Thank you for Coming

to Camp

Long Lake

12:00 pm

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

12:30 pm

Check-in starts at 1:00 pm

Set up campsites, health lodge, dining hall, aquatics

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

After Lunch

Noonwatch

Noonwatch

Noonwatch

Noonwatch

Noonwatch

2:00 pm

-

4:45 pm

Afternoon Program and  Merit Badges

Afternoon Program and  Merit Badges

Afternoon Program and  Merit Badges

Afternoon Program and  Merit Badges

Afternoon Program and  Merit Badges

5:00 pm

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

Free Time

5:50 pm

Flags

Flags

Flags

Flags

Flags

Flags

6:00 pm

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

7:00 pm

Camp-wide orientation @ 6:45

Camp-wide program

Camp-wide program

Troop Program After Dinner - All Open Camp Activities are Available

Camp-wide program

Closing Campfire

7:45

Cracker- barrel to follow

8:00 pm

Campfire @ 7:45

Troop Program

OA Callout

Troop Program

10:00 pm 

Taps, quiet

Taps, quiet

Taps, quiet

Taps, quiet

Taps, quiet

Taps, quiet

Merit Badge Sessions are generally 45 minutes long and start on the hour allowing 15 minutes to get to your next activity. Some are scheduled for a double period of 1 hour 45 minutes.  A complete schedule is available in the appendix and on www.camplonglake.org.

Noonwatch:  This is an all faith, inspirational service to help Scouts fulfill their Duty to God. It is led by the Camp Chaplain. Noonwatch is held after lunch on Monday through Friday.  

Open Program: Open program is mostly offered in the afternoon. It is a great opportunity to schedule a time to make up requirements with a merit badge counselor. Keep the following opportunities in mind when coming to camp, with some opportunities in the morning.

  • Open Aquatics and Boating from 3-5:00 PM daily.  If a camp-wide event is not being held, troops can sign up to do troop boating in the evening.
  • Open Climbing is from 9-9:45 AM  daily and possibly some afternoons. Zip Line program will also be in the afternoons.
  • Open Shoot from 3-5:00 PM daily. There will be a cost for open rifle and shotgun. See the price list at camp. If an event is not being held, troops can sign up for troop shoots.

*NOTE: Times are subject to change.  Any change in schedule will be shared in advance of camp.

Camp-wide Activities: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights will be designated as camp-wide event nights. During this time, troops may participate in staff-led events around camp such as Camp-Wide Relay and Aquafest. Troops are also encouraged to partake in troop time and may reserve specific program areas through the area directors.  We will also be holding camp-wide campfires on Sunday and Friday nights.

Order of the Arrow

OA Call-out: OA call-out will be Tuesday night, we encourage all troops to participate in the camp-wide recognition of those elected. For members of the Wag-O-Shag Lodge, we will continue to offer Scouts and leaders the option of completing their Ordeal at camp. Families are welcome to come up for the ceremony if they choose.  Please have them check in at the office.

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society. Wag-O-Shag Lodge serves the Scouts of the Potawatomi Area Council.  To become a member of the Order of the Arrow, a Scout under 21 years of age must be elected by his peers following Lodge Election Procedures. Adults over 21 years of age must be recommended by their troop committees to the Lodge.

 

Out-of-Council Call-Outs: All out-of-council units are encouraged to participate in the camp call-out ceremony but must submit an approval letter from their home Lodge with the names of those elected prior to camp.  Please consult with your local lodge as to their procedures for Out-of-Council Callouts.  Your lodge can submit this letter via email to campdirector@pacbsa.org.

Brotherhood: Wag-O-Shag Lodge members will have the opportunity to “seal their membership” by earning the Brotherhood award at camp.  Lodge members can practice prior to camp for the Brotherhood Test to be ready for camp. All youth (under 21 years old) can complete their Brotherhood for FREE, along with any adult who is earning their Brotherhood within the first year of eligibility.  All other adult must pay $20 for the cost of the sash.

Family Day

We are encouraging units to invite parents and family up Friday night to enjoy the program in action, dinner, and our campfire.  Visitors are able to begin arriving in the afternoon.  Troops should get a visitor dinner count to the camp office at check-in. Units can pay for tickets in advance in the Trading Post, or as families arrive they can pay for their own tickets for dinner in the Trading Post at arrival.  

Dinner cost is $25 for a family (up to two adults & three youth) or $10 per adult, $5 per youth.

Camp Long Lake Merit Badge List

Merit Badge

Times Offered

Pre-requirements

Cost

Location

Space Limit

Archery

9, 10, 11, 2

$5

Range

12

Astronomy

2

5a, 5b, 8

Eco/Con

Backpacking

9

8c, 11b, 11c

Camp Craft

Basketry 

2

$20

Proj. 1st Class

# Camping

9, 2

4b, 8d, 9a-c

Camp Craft

Canoeing

9, 11

Pass Swim Test

Boating

24

# CIT in Nation

11, 2

2, 3

Trail to Eagle

# CIT in World

10

7

Trail to Eagle

Week 5 & 6

Climbing

10-12

Climbing

16

# Communication

10

 5,8

Trail to Eagle

# Cooking

9-11, 10-12

4, 5d-f

$10

Camp Craft

Digital Technology

9

 1

STEM

8

Disability Awareness

2

4

Trail to Eagle

Electronics

11

STEM

12

# Emergency Preparedness

10-12

1

Trail to Eagle

Energy

11

1, 4

Trail to Eagle

Engineering 

9

4a-e

Trail to Eagle

# Environmental Science

9-11, 10-12

Eco/Con

Family Life

2

3, 4, 5, 6b

Trail to Eagle

Week 5 & 6

*# First Aid

2

1

Trail to Eagle

Fish and Wildlife Management

11

Eco/Con

Fishing/Fly Fishing

9

Fishing Pier

Forestry 

2

8

Eco/Con

Game Design

2

STEM

Geocaching

11

7

Camp Craft

Geology

2

Eco/Con

Golf

9

8

$20

Trail to Eagle

Indian Lore

10

$13

Trail to Eagle

Kayaking

9, 10, 11, 2

Pass Swim Test

Boating

16

Leatherwork

2

$10

Proj. 1st Class

*# Lifesaving

10-12

Pass Swim  Test

Aqualand

12

Metalwork

11

$10

Maintenance

6

Motorboating

10, 11, 2

Pass Swim Test, 4a (Boaters Safety)

$10

Boating

6

Nature

11

Eco/Con

Orienteering

2

Camp Craft

# Personal Fitness

9, 10

1a, 6, 7, 8

Trail to Eagle

#Personal Management

9

1.2, 2, 8c, 8d

Trail to Eagle

Week 5 & 6

Pioneering

10

Camp Craft

Programming

11

1

STEM

Week 5 & 6

Rifle

9, 10, 11, 2

$10

Shooting Sports

16

Robotics

10

STEM

12

Rowing

9

Pass Swim Test

Boating

12

Shotgun

9, 10, 11, 2

$20

Range

8

Signs, Signals, and Codes

11

.

Camp Craft

Small Boat Sailing

10-12

Pass Swim Test

Aqualand

12

Snorkeling BSA

9, 2

Pass Swim Test

Aqualand

16

Soil and Water Conservation

9

Eco/Con

Standup Paddleboard

Award

10, 2

Pass Swim Test

Boating

6

# Swimming

9, 10, 11, 2

Pass Swim Test

Aqualand

16

Water Sports

10, 11, 2

Pass Swim Test

$15

Aqualand

6

Welding

9-11, 2-4

Must be 14

$15

Maintenance

6

Wilderness Survival

2

Camp Craft

Woodcarving

2

2a

$5

Proj. 1st Class

(*) Require Scouts to show proof of completing a CPR course or complete a CPR course at camp

(#) denotes that the badge is an Eagle required merit badge

Guest Merit Badge Offerings

If your troop has a merit badge counselor for a different badge from those offered and they want to hold their own merit badge course during our scheduled time, they may do so.  The counselor must fill out the Adult Volunteer Form found on our website, be an approved merit badge counselor, and be willing to allow Scouts from all units to attend the merit badge. Once the counselor and office staff work together on a time and location, we will inform all units of that opportunity.  We will put the badge time into Doubleknot for Scouts to sign up.  The course should be approved by May 3.

Merit Badge and Activity Online Sign-Up

After your troop has submitted a roster and payment to the council office, your troop will be able to access the Doubleknot registration system by going to the calendar on the council website, clicking the link for your week at camp, then ‘register’. Please designate JUST ONE member of your troop to enter activity schedules. Multiple troop registrations cause significant work to sort out. In 2018, Camp Long Lake eliminated sign-up limits to any merit badge without physical limitations (ex. Welding only has three booths so we limit each class period to 6 Scouts).

Program Costs

Program costs can be paid at the Trading Post during Camp. The fees defray costs for program materials (i.e. gasoline for boats, ammunition, etc.). Merit badge fees are listed above in the list. You can find all fees also listed in the 2019 price list.  

Merit badges which have program fees will be included in the sign up of badges. This would then be managed by the unit.  The option will be there for units to pay program fees at camp, as done in the past.  For badges that require kits (Leatherwork, etc.) the kits will be ready and available at check-in for the unit leaders on Sunday.

All prices are subject to change. Units will be notified prior to camp on any changes.

Program Fees (Additional Opportunities)

Red Cross CPR and First Aid

$45

ATV Program

$50

Black Powder Rifle

$0.50/shot

Outpost Fee 

TBD

Individual Event Price

TBD

Shotgun Open Shoot (If not registered with a merit badge)

$5 per participation

Rifle Open Shoot (If not registered with a merit badge)

$2 per participation 

Troop Shoot Fee (ammo and range time) $25 PLUS

$2 per participant Rifle

$5 per participant Shotgun

Project First Class

During morning sessions, Scouts will be introduced to skills and then have time for skill enrichment in the afternoons. Scouts in PFC will be grouped into inter-troop patrols, and they will work with their patrol all week. Accordingly, Scouts should attend all sessions at Project First Class throughout the week.  Attendance will be taken by the staff, but no advancement will be signed off by camp staff. All rank requirements need to be checked and marked “complete” by an adult leader in their troop. PFC will instruct Scouts in the following categories: the EDGE method, the patrol method, and knowledge of Scout Skills. We have also made sure to keep 2 pm open for PFC Scouts to earn merit badges. Our PFC staff will be teaching three handicraft badges at 2 pm daily, and PFC Scouts are encouraged to try those badges.  Not only can the Scouts work their way to First Class, but they can also go home with two additional badges as well.  Afternoon times are split into two sessions to allow the Scouts to be able to attend the other events in camp. Afternoon activities are all optional. Scouts in Project First Class will also keep a scorecard of their week in the program that will be given to the Scoutmasters at the end of the week.

2019 Project First Class Schedule

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00- 9:30

SCOUT Req

(Scout 1e; 4a, b. TF 7a. SC 8b)

Review game

Knot review 

(covers TF 3a-c)

Review game

5-mile Hike with Orienteering Course

(SC 3b, FC 4a)

Fitness testing

(TF 6a,b or 6c)

9:30- 10:15

Knots/ Lashings

(FC 3a-c)

Knots/ Lashings

(TF 8. SC 2f, g. FC 3c, d)

Cooking

(TF 2a-c. SC 2a, d, e)

Questions / Quiz for Candy

(Scout 1a-d; 2b-d; 3a. TF 9. FC 9b)

Cleaning will be required before Scouts leave

10:15-11:00

First Aid

(TF 4a-d. SC 6a, b)

First Aid

(FC 7a-f. SC 6c-e)

Aquatics

(SC 5a-d; FC 6a-e)

11:00-11:45

Safety, Hiking/ GPS intro

(SC 9a, b. FC 4b, 5b-d)

Safety, Hiking / Nature Hike

(TF 5a-c. SC 1b, c; 3a, c, d; SC 4. FC 5a)

12:00-1:15

2

2:00- 3:00

Merit Badges being offered all week (Leatherwork, Basketry, Woodcarving)

3:00- 5:00

Open time for activities for fun and advancement, like Totin’ Chip, Firem’n Chit or reteaching opportunities for the Scouts.

  • A service project is TF 7b, offered during camp projects during the week
  • Teaching the EDGE method is Life Req. 6, opportunities will be available for older Scouts to help teach Scouts in PFC for when they don't have a merit badge time.
  • Totin’ Chip (Scout 5; TF 3d) and Firem’n Chit (SC 2b, c) will be offered in the afternoons during open time

STEMlab and NOVA Opportunities

Continuing our support for STEM related badges and opportunities, our STEMlab is continuing to improve.  This summer the STEMlab will be moved to the Rotary Lodge to offer for the appropriate space needed to put on a good program. This summer we are going to be offering four (4) badges, one additional during Provisional weeks, along with time dedicated during the open time in the afternoons to help Scouts who want to earn one of the NOVA awards while at camp possible.  Our staff will also be providing STEM related competitions to Scouts as well to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Age Appropriate Guidelines

The following chart has been created to help Scouts understand what activities are appropriate for their age. Scouts with prior experience or knowledge regarding a certain subject CAN attend those merit badge sessions.  Not all badges and events are listed. The requirements that we must adhere to are listed. We know some Scouts have prior experience that may allow them to do activities beyond their expectations.  In this case, contact us and we can determine if accomodations can be made.

 

Bolded items are no exceptions

Program Area

Age 12/2nd year

Age 13/ 3rd year

Age 14+

ATV Program

Age 14+ ONLY

Aquatics and

Boating

Canoeing, Lifesaving

Rowing, Motorboating, Small Boat Sailing, Water Sports, Snorkeling

Maintenance

Metalwork

Welding

Shooting Sports

Archery, Rifle

Shotgun

Trail to Eagle

Communication, Citizenship, First Aid

STEM/Con

Environmental Science

Older Scout

Zip Line, COPE, Outpost

Troop Program Opportunities

Troops have the opportunity to check out specific program areas at certain times of the day or night for them to be able to have some special unit activity time.  See the following opportunities your unit could participate in. Troops can pair up with other units to share in meeting the two-deep leadership requirements to use an area.

 

Troop Boating

Troop boating gives troops the opportunity to use the practices of Safety Afloat in a controlled environment.  It also gives troops an opportunity to have time together as a unit.  Troops will have the opportunity to sign up with the Boating Director.  Some staff assistance may be available.  Available times for troop boating are between 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM.  Afternoon reservations may be available upon request and are subject to program needs.

 

Requirements for a Troop Boating

  • Two adults must be present.  One must be 21 years of age and Safety Afloat Certified.  The aquatics staff may be able to help with the second adult requirement if asked.
  • Safety Afloat must be strictly followed.

Troop Shoot

Troop shoots give troops the opportunity to practice safe recreational firearm or archery skills in a controlled environment.  It also gives troops an opportunity to have time together as a unit.  Troops have the opportunity to sign up for Troop Shoot time with the Shooting Sports Director.  Some staff assistance may be available.  Available times for troop shoots are between 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM.  Afternoon reservations may be available upon request and are subject to program needs.  A fee will be collected to use this area.  

Requirements for a Troop Shoot

  • Two adults must be present. One must be 21 years of age.  The Shooting Sports staff will be required to attend the event. If your troop has trained NRA Instructors and Range Safety Officers, your unit could function without the aid of the Shooting Sports Staff.
  • Documentation of certifications needs to be given to the Camp Office Staff prior to your event.
  • BSA Shooting Sports Manual and Council Standard Operating Procedure must be followed.

 

If a troop is interested in reserving any of these areas, please contact the Camp Office.  Reservations can be made prior to the week of camp by contacting the Camp Director, or Camp Program Director.  Troops have the option to share with other units in camp.

Special Camp Long Lake Award Opportunities

Each of these awards is for Scouts who wish to excel in a certain area of Camp. A patch is awarded to Scouts, and adults, who complete all of the requirements.

  • Master Climber—Know the eight points of Climb on Safely and climb all sides of the tower.
  • Master Ecologist—Take the self-guided Nature Hike, collect evidence and identify 15 plants/trees, classify 10 different rocks, and help with a conservation project.
  • Master Marksman—Shoot a score of 200 with thirty consecutive arrows at archery, shoot a score of 40 at the Rifle Range, and know the rules of the ranges.
  • Master Outdoorsman—Tie a square knot, timber hitch, clove hitch, bowline, sheepshank, sheet bend, and around turn with two half hitches, complete a back splice, eye splice, and short splice, complete the camp compass course, build a survival shelter, and cook a meal for your patrol.
  • Master Sailor—Sail a course showing how to tack and jibe (including rigging) in 30 minutes.
  • Tittle Lake Yacht Club Membership—Know the nine points of Safety Afloat, canoe in a straight line to the channel to Long Lake and back in the stern position without switching sides with your paddle, row in a straight line to the channel to Long Lake and back using feathering and pivots, and backwater in a rowboat for 50 yards.
  • Outpost Master—Participate in all three outpost events.

Baden-Powell Honor Patrol 

Lord Baden Powell was the founder of the Scouting movement and created the patrol method.  Patrols allow each Scout to learn leadership and responsibility and not just hide amongst the masses. Patrols that complete these requirements will be recognized at the Friday Campfire.  Each patrol that completes the requirements will also earn a ribbon they can post on their patrol flag to display with honor.

  • Have and carry your patrol flag for one whole day.
  • Have and use a patrol cheer and a song
  • Have and post in your site a patrol duty roster including latrine cleaning duty, waiter duty, fireguard, water duty, firewood duty, etc.
  • As a patrol, conduct at least two patrol activities in camp, i.e. patrol hike, campfire, or cookout.
  • As a patrol, participate in at least two camp activities.
  • As a patrol, complete a service project for camps, such as a camp improvement or conservation project. This project must be approved in advance by your Scoutmaster and either the Ecology/Conservation Director or the Commissioner.
  • As a patrol, participate in a campfire in your site, with another troop if desired.  

Passport to Adventure

This program encourages Scouts, especially those in their first year, to try out all areas of Camp.

  • Archery—Attend and participate in an open shoot OR attend and participate in a program.
  • Rifle—Attend and participate in an open shoot OR attend and participate in a program.
  • Aqualand—Attend and participate in open swim OR explain the eight points of Safe Swim Defense.
  • Boating—Attend and participate in open boating OR attend and participate in a program OR explain the nine points of Safety Afloat.
  • Outdoor Skills—Attend and participate in a program.
  • Ecology—Attend and participate in an evening program OR attend one-star hike.

Duty to God

This program was created to help Scouts share the spirit of the Twelfth Point of the Scout Law, a Scout is Reverent.  Scouts and Scouters can earn this award by participating in all the Noonwatches, conducting prayer in their campsite, and participating in a conversation with the Camp Chaplain.

 

Reverent Scout

Complete the Duty to God Award at camp, plan and lead an 8-10 minute devotional, attend 4 devotionals, and assist the chaplain during Noonwatch.

Camp-wide Patrol Competition (Week-long)

Throughout the week there will be a challenge out to all patrols from every troop to show their ultimate Scouting prowess while at Camp Long Lake. Patrols will earn points be participating in camp-wide events, patrol competitions in the afternoons, and other point earning opportunities (earning Baden-Powell award, doing service to camp, etc.).  Look for more information as we get closer to camp.  

Outpost-Trek Program

Our outpost is a perfect opportunity for those Scouts who have done a lot already at Camp Long Lake over the years and are looking for something new to do. Our outpost trek program is scheduled as half-day adventures with activities that are both on and off the camp property.  Scouts who chose to participate will be busy with the program from lunch to dinner.  We will provide trail lunches for the days they are out of camp. To register you must:

  • Be at least 13 years of age.
  • Scouts sign up for the entire week, but individual participants may be available. Those opportunities will be shared as we get closer to camp, or upon arrival at camp.
  • Units should be registered online in the same platform badges are.
  • Sign up is on a first serve basis.
  • There is an additional charge per person to participate.  Payment must be done in advance to camp.  The cost for all events, a week-long participant, is $75 per person.
  • Adults are able to attend as well.  If needed for driving, we will offer a discount.

Daily Activities could include:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Event:

Mountain Biking Location:

Kettle Moraine State Forest, New Fane

Travel:

Leaving after lunch at 1:45 pm

Event:

Horseback Riding

Location:

Camp Anokijig, Plymouth 

Extra:

Earn Horsemanship Merit Badge

Travel:

Leaving at 12:30 pm

Event:

Disc Golf

Location:

H.A. Meyer Nature Park, Plymouth

Travel:

Leaving after lunch at 1:45 pm

Extra:

If needed, cover “class work” for Horsemanship.

Event:

Whitewater Rafting

Location: Kosir's Rafting on Peshtigo River, Crivitz

Extra:

Earn Whitewater Merit Badge

Travel:

Leaving Wednesday at 5:00 pm

Event:

Mini Golf, Aquatics Park Visit

Location:

Tom and Jerry’s Mini Golf and Plymouth Aquatics Center, Plymouth

Travel:

Leaving after lunch at 1:45 pm

Activities could change but will be notified to units in advance.  The order of events could be change.

MONDAY - Mountain Bike:  Scouts will be given the opportunity to go on the New Fane mountain biking trail, which is just over a 5-mile loop located 12 miles from Camp Long Lake. Scouts will be heading out after lunch to the location and will be able to ride the course at least once.  The course is rated as an easy/intermediate course.

Individual Cost: $5

Space Limitation: Number of bikes we have (10), Scouts are encouraged to bring their own mountain bike if they want.

 

TUESDAY - Horseback:  We get to head to another camp located in the area that is not a scouting camp. They will be providing us with an opportunity to go on a horseback ride on Little Elkhart Lake. The staff of Anokijig will take the crew on a trail ride, explain how to work with the horses, and give you a chance to help care for the horses. Scouts will be able to earn Horsemanship Merit Badge with our visit as the staff will start with an informational part, and then a trail ride after.  

Individual Cost: $30

Space Limitation: 15 riders

WEDNESDAY - Disc Golf:  The Scouts will be competing against each other on two disc golf course with different challenges.  One of the courses will be the Great Camp Long Lake Disc Golf Course and the other will be a local course not far from Camp. This will also allow the participants to be able to get back and also try out the zip line at Camp Long Lake, or other open afternoon programs

Individual Cost: Free

Space Limitation: Vehicle space limitation 

THURSDAY - Whitewater Rafting - Overnight: Scouts will be leaving Wednesday night at 5:00 pm and heading up to Crivitz to campout before spending the day on the Peshtigo or Menomonee River. The Scouts will be working with Kosir’s on earning their Whitewater Rafting Merit Badge and then taking a three-hour ride on the river.  Scouts will be back by dinner at Camp Long Lake. All meals will be covered on the trip (Wednesday dinner, Thursday breakfast, and lunch).  

Individual Cost: $35

Space Limitation: 20 riders, must have complete the Swimmer test.

FRIDAY - Aquatics Center and Mini Golf: Scouts will be able to go to the Plymouth Aquatics Center and Tom and Jerry’s mini golf course (both located next to each other). The Scouts will enjoy some fun time with the events at the aquatics center and enjoy a round of mini golf on one of the two 18-hole courses.

Individual Cost: $15

Space Limitation: 20 participants, must have completed the Swimmer test.

Polaris-BSA ATV Pilot Program

Learn how to ride an ATV, safely, and become certified to operate. Instruction in DNR safety course will be Monday through Wednesday with riding instruction to follow Wednesday through Friday. Scouts will have to pass the DNR test to move on to riding instruction. The program fee is $50 and is a great value for certification (which runs $30, alone, online) and vehicle/safety equipment use. Scouts must be at least 14 years old to sign-up. We are not allowed any flexibility in this age requirement per BSA.

Scouts must have boots, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt for riding days. Before arriving at camp, Scouts must register a free account online at Go Wild. The Scout will then be issued a DNR ID number to be added to the WI DNR waiver that participants should bring to their first class on Monday.

If time and opportunity permits, we will allow others who have their certifications to participate in open rides.  Scouts would need to have their certificate with them and a fee will be included.  

Special Program Opportunities for Adults

In general, all activities that are available to the Scouts are also open to Adult Leaders.  Adults are eligible to earn the Mile Swim BSA. There are also several training opportunities adults can take advantage of at Camp by request. Arrangements can be made after arrival at camp.

  • Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat - This training is required for troops who wish to go on aquatic and boating trips. Available upon request. Arrange with Aquatics Director.
  • Climb on Safely - An orientation to the climbing/rappelling policies of the BSA.  This is not a training session in climbing techniques. Arrange with COPE/Climbing Director.
  • Leave No Trace Training/Trek Safely - This training teaches participants how we as Scouts can set a positive example of conserving our natural resources and preserving wild places. Arrange with Eco/Con Director or Camp Craft Director.
  • American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Training - This is put on by a certified American Red Cross trainer that will certify you for two years. The cost will be determined closer to the start of camp. Cost of the event is $45 (includes fee, training materials, and a take-away gift).
  • Aquatics Supervisor and Paddle Craft Safety – This program is to replace the BSA Lifeguard opportunity for persons attending camp. Contact the Aquatics Director of your interest to attempt to complete your BSA Aquatics Supervisor certification or Paddle Craft Safety at camp upon your arrival.  It will take most of the week to do.  Arrange with Aquatics Director.

 

Scoutmaster’s Merit Badge:  All adult leaders are eligible to earn the “Scoutmaster’s Merit Badge” which consists of programs around Camp Long Lake patch and 6 rockers for each of the program areas below.  

  • Main Patch—Assist in Project First Class or another area three times during the week.
  • Archery—Attend and participate in an open shoot OR attend and participate in a program.
  • Shooting Sports—Attend an open shoot OR participate in a program.
  • Aqualand—Attend Safe Swim Defense OR volunteer as a guard.
  • Boating—Attend in open boating OR volunteer as a guard.
  • Camp Craft—Attend one of the training for Leave No Trace/Trek Safely.
  • Nature—Participate in a program OR attend one-star hike OR guide Scouts on the Nature Trail.

 

Camp Long Lake Adult Volunteer Program

Do you have any skills or training that you would be willing to offer to Camp?  We are looking for adults who can help teach special merit badges each week, volunteer as a Camp Commissioner, or even volunteer your time for the week to help us run the zipline and climbing tower, a lifeguard at the waterfronts, or help out on the shooting ranges. Please share in what capacity you are willing to come and help and share what trainings or skills you have. If you are interested in helping out camp on a separate week, or the week you are at camp, go to our website and fill out the Adult Volunteer Form. For any questions email campdirector@pacbsa.org.

  

Dining Hall Procedures

Troops will sit together, and we will be serving buffet style. Scouts will be expected to help wait for their own tables. Youth seating should rotate every two meals so that every youth has the opportunity to be waiters.  This method of service, commonly called the host system, is explained during the troop’s orientation on Sunday afternoon.

Waiter Duties:  Two Scouts should serve as table waiters for two (2) meals during the week.  The waiter should arrive 15 minutes before the meal. They set up the table with plates, silverware, and cups.  Condiments, salads, and fruit should be placed on the table from the kitchen area.  They will then stay after the meal until the Dining Hall clears out.  Please ensure they only bring up the dishes in the order the Dining Hall Steward calls for them.

 

Any dietary requests, please fill out our dietary request form at least two weeks before camp.

Meal Times

Breakfast:

7:45 AM, Waiters report

7:50 AM,  Flag Raising

8:00 AM, Breakfast

Lunch

12:15 PM, Waiters report

12:30 PM, Lunch

Dinner

5:45 PM, Waiters report

5:50 PM, Flag Lowering

6:00 PM, Dinner

Special Meals:  Throughout the week we honor several accomplishments at dinner:

  • Eagle and Religious Award Night- Tuesday night, wear your medals for each award you have.
  • Order of the Arrow Silent Dinner - Thursday night, all OA members should wear their sashes. 
  • Week Long Adult Appreciation - Tuesday night, all adults volunteering an entire week with their troop at camp will be recognized with a special dinner on Tuesday.  

 

Meal Costs:  Extra visitors are always welcome at Long Lake. If visitors plan to eat in the Dining Hall we would appreciate it if they would pay for the meals at the Trading Post.  The following are the fees for the meals: Breakfast $5, Lunch $7, Dinner $10.

Wednesday Cookout Day 

Learning how to cook is part of the Scouting experience. We encourage troops to participate in our Wednesday patrol-method cooking day. Food is picked up at the Dining Hall by Scouts from each troop.

 

Troops are encouraged to cook by patrol since the patrol method allows all Scouts to take responsibility for themselves and others. Bring your own gear for this event (troop and personal). However, some equipment such as chef kits, cook kits, Dutch ovens, and charcoal are available for check-out from the Quartermaster. You will be given cups and utensils to use for the entire day if you need them.

 

The menu has been designed to be easy for younger Scouts, especially those working toward First Class and learning how to cook and clean up. Meals can be picked up at 6:45 am for breakfast and for dinner.  Lunch is served in the dining hall for everyone. If your troop would like to use your own food for either meal on Wednesday, please let the Camp Office know in advance so we do not need to pack food for your troop. If your troop would like to eat in their campsite for lunch too, let us know.

Patrol Cooking

If a troop wishes to conduct Patrol cooking all week, we will make that accommodation. Please contact the Camp Director no later than two weeks in advance. The more advancement we have the better.

High Adventure Shooting Camp

Returning this year to week 4 (July 14-20) is High Adventure Shooting Camp (HASC)! This is an individual opportunity for Scouts and adult participants! This is a great opportunity to develop in all areas of field sports with the rifle, shotgun, black powder, archery (including aerial and night archery), powder ball, tomahawk, knife throwing and additional off-site shooting opportunities at The Highland Sportsman Club. HASC is a steal at $495 for the week!

Provisional Camping

During the fifth and sixth weeks of camp (July 21 - 27, and July 28 - August 3), all Scouts are invited to become part of a Provisional Troop. While regular troops will still be camping with us this week, troops will be formed with Scouts who come to camp independently of their own home troop. Scouts will take this opportunity for many reasons; perhaps their troop went to a different summer camp but they still wanted to come to Camp Long Lake, or they were not able to come to Camp Long Lake with their troop earlier in the summer due to conflicts in schedule, or they simply wanted a second week of camp to make new friends and earn more merit badges (Personal Management, Citizenship in the World, Programming, and Family Life). Attending Provisional Camp costs only $255 if a Scout has already attended a week at Camp Long Lake (Regular fee is still $325, or $305 if before May 10, if this is a Scout’s first week at CLL).

 

Provisional Scoutmasters are selected by the council and are held to the highest Scouting standards to ensure a safe, quality experience.  Adult leaders desiring to assist in a supporting role may apply at the Council Service Center.  In the appendix are the signups for provisional and applications for adults who wish to be a volunteer leader. We are always looking for new leadership to help with our mission.

 

If your troop has a handful of Scouts interested in the second week of camp at Camp Long Lake and at least two leaders, we’d be happy to find you your own campsite, as well!

Trading Post

The Camp Trading Post is a great place to socialize, get a treat, or purchase supplies for a great week!

  •  The Trading Post provides the Scouts with program supplies they will need during their time at camp (i.e. leatherwork kits, basketry kits, merit badge books, etc.).
  • Scouts pay fees incurred for some merit badge classes at the Trading Post. After paying, the Scout will receive a receipt to give to the counselor to verify that he has paid. The suggested amount of cash for the Scouts to carry at camp will vary by the number of program supplies that might need to be purchased, or what fees a merit badge might have.  It is suggested that Scouts bring approximately $50-$65 for use in the Trading Post.

 

Appendix

All of the items can be found on the Camp Long Lake website.   

Health Form (online)

Medication Card (Mandatory for ALL medications)

Adult Volunteer Form (online) (Commissioners, Merit Badge Counselors, Provisional Leaders, etc.)

Campership Form (Due May 10)

Dietary Special Request Form (At least two weeks prior)

Early Release Form

Religious Exempt Form - Youth (online)

Religious Exempt Form - Adult (online)

Swim Classification Form (Pre-camp Swim Test)

Unit Roster Form

Camper’s Gear Checklist 

Staff Application (online)

Counselor-In-Training Application (online)

Camp Map

Merit Badge Grid

Merit Badge Schedule - Including Costs, Pre-Requirements, etc.  

2019 Price List

2019 Program Pre Order Form

Camp Long Lake

N4350 Boy Scout Road

St. Cloud, WI  53079

Phone:  (920) 533-8258

Website:  www.camplonglake.org

 

Potawatomi Area Council

Boy Scouts of America

Harkrider Service Center and Scout Shop

804 Bluemound Road

Waukesha, WI  53188

Phone:  (262) 544-4881

Website: www.pacbsa.org