Scoutreach Camping

 

Scoutreach District camping FAQ?

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. We pride ourselves on the youth that participate in our community and feel that they help make Northwest Ohio a better place.

Scoutrreach District works to organize camping and outdoor experiences for Scouts within the Cub Scut and Boy Scout units. View the list of FAQ below concerning District camping.

  1. What type of camping is there? What is the difference? There are different types of camping but day camp and overnight are the most common. The main differences depends on the amount of time for each.
    • Day camp: occurs either during the week or the weekend and concludes before nightfall. There may be a campfire ceremony at the conclusion of camp. Always check the registration form and confirm with your program specialist before signing up.
    • Overnight: occurs with check in, and then overnight camping. Some overnight camping lasts more than one day, but not always. Overnight camping is a requirement for boy scouts and most Cub scout advancements. Check in and check out time should be confirmed with the program specialists before signing up.
  2. Where (what location) will the camping or overnighter occur? Boy Scout camping or boys in the fifth grade or higher, either camp at Camp Miakonda (5600 W Sylvania) or Pioneer Scout Reservation in Pioneer Ohio. Cub Scouts or boys in fourth grade or below always camp at Camp Miakonda.
  3. What is the difference between daycamp and boy scout camp? Day Camp is a weeklong experience for Cub Scouts (boys between 1st-4th grade). This weeklong experience is held on the grounds of Camp Miakonda. The district is not in charge of this cub experience. Scoutreach District scouts receive a fee reduction which the program specialists/scoutmaster/cubmaster will provide prior to registration. Scouts are encouraged to attend the reserved Scoutreach District week, but can sign up for any open week. Parents are encouraged to contact the Council office for information and visit the website link (HERE). Boy Scout Camp is a weeklong overnight outdoor experience for Boys between 5th and 12th grade. This experience is held on the grounds of Pioneer Scout Reservation. Scoutreach District does not run this program, so parents should contact the Council office for registration details and requirements. Scoutreach District scouts receive a fee reduction and this information is always available from their Scoutmaster. For information on what to bring or other common questions, pleasse visit the website link (HERE).
  4. I want to volunteer? Do I have to volunteer? Parents are encouraged to volunteer, but for some outdoor camping, cub scout or Boy scout activitites, it may not be required. All registration forms will outline what is required and what's optional. Tiger cubs must have a parent (or adult over the age of 25) that is registered with the boy scouts for all outdoor or camping activities. Webelos must have a parent (or adult over the age of 25) on site during Webelos overnight. These adults must be registered with Boy Scouts of America. The form is available on-line (HERE) and can be faxed to 419-241-6769, emailed to Karen.Krieger@scouting.org, or call Karen at 419-241-7293. Adult application fees apply.
  5. What should my Scout bring for overnight camping? 
    • ??At least 1-2 change of clothes for everyday at camp, plus socks, under garments, etc.
    • Athletic shoes and/or boots (depends on weather). No sandles.
    • Rain gear and outdoor/evening wear (Jacket, coat, sweater).
    • Personal care items (soap, deoderant, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, etc).
    • Sleeping bag or sheets with blanket, pillows
    • Water bottle
    • Flashlight
    • Bug spray
    • Medical Form A& B (Boy Scouts camping at Pioneer Scout reservation must also complete a physical).
    • Medication (turned in at registation, inside a plastic bag labeled with the Scouts name).
  6. What should my Scout bring for daylong camping? 
    • Outdoor appropriate attire: athletic shoes and/or boots (depends on weather). No sandles. 
    • Rain gear and outdoor/evening wear (Jacket, coat, sweater).
    • Personal care items (soap, deoderant, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, etc).
    • ?Water bottle
    • Bug spray
    • Medical Form A& B (Boy Scouts camping at Pioneer Scout reservation must also complete a physical).
    • Medication (turned in at registation, inside a plastic bag labeled with the Scouts name).
  7. How much does it cost? Costs vary based off the camp. Registration forms include the cost. Forms are either available in the resource section of this webpage, or from the Scoutmaster/Cubmaster/Program Specialists.
  8. What time is check in/check out? Both of those times are listed on registration forms. Times vary.
  9. When is payment due? Payment deadline is listed on the registration form. Payments are accepted via U.S. mail (Erie Shores Council; P.O. Box 8728; Toledo, OH 43623). 
  10. How can I submit payment? Cash can be turned into the Scout Shop (5600 W Sylvania Ave; Toledo, OH 43623) during normal business hours or via U.S. mail. Checks/money orders are payable to Erie Shores Council.
  11. I have a question about District Program Camping. Consider first speaking with the assigned program specialists/Cubmaster/Scoutmaster at your site/school. Then contact BethAnn Youngpeter (district program chair)

 

Additional District Resource Links

 

 

File Name Description
District Program Calendar Download
Position Name Telephone
Program Assistant Samantha Malloy (419) 843-0107 Email
Registrar Karen Krieger (419) 843-0106 Email
Scoutreach District Commissioner Charles Horne JR Email
Senior District Executive - Scoutreach Artisha Lawson (419) 250-5239 Email