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May 31, 2019
Boy Scout Summer Camp Early Bird Registration Dead
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2019 Scouts BSA Summer Camp at Camp Birch

We will be offering three weeks of Scouts BSA Summer Camp in 2019

  • Week 1: June 23-29
  • Week 2: July 7-13
  • Week 3: July 14-20

Information Guide

The 2019 Scouts BSA Summer Camp Information Guide is now available! It contains everything you need to know about Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Birch! 

2019 Scouts BSA Summer Camp Info Guide.pdf

Cost   Early Bird   Regular

  • Scout $250 $300
  • Scout - Additional from Same Family $240 $290
  • Scout - Second Week of Camp $180 $230
  • Additional Adult $90 $90

Important Dates

  • March 22, 2019 - Campership applications are due to Damon.Kaufman@scouting.org or the Council Office
  • May 31, 2019 - Early Bird Registration Deadline (registration closes at 11:59 pm)
  • June 14, 2019 - Last day to register for Scouts BSA Summer Camp (registration closes at 11:59 pm)

10 Day Out Meetings

  • June 13, 2019 - 10 day out meeting for Week 1 at 7:30 pm in the Turner Building at Camp Birch
  • June 27, 2019 - 10 day out meeting for Week 2  at 7:30 pm in the Turner Building at Camp Birch
  • July 2, 2019 - 10 day out meeting for Week 3 at 7:30 pm in the Turner Building at Camp Birch                                                        (PLEASE NOTE THE DATE - the actual "10 days" fell on 4th of July)

Merit Badge Schedule & Scout Registration Worksheet

The 2019 Boy Scout Summer Camp Merit Badge Schedule is now available! It is a great tool to assist Scouts in choosing and scheduling which classes they would like to take prior to registration.

2019 Scouts BSA Summer Camp Merit Badge Schedule.pdf

The 2019 Scout Registration Worksheet is a tool to assist Troops in registering their Scouts. This form is to be turned into the Troop Scoutmaster or Summer Camp coordinator ONLY (do not turn into the council office). 

2019 Scout Registration Worksheet.pdf

Qualified Leadership

Reminder for all units, while at camp your unit must meet the minimum number of leaders for the BSA Youth Protection Guidelines. To help with that, Camp Birch will not charge for minimum number of leaders your unit will for this, but there will be a $90 charge for every additional adult to cover cost of food and facility. All unit leaders must be registered adults in the Boy Scouts of America and be current with their Youth Protection Training.

1-10 youth = 2 free adults          11-20 youth = 3 free adults          21-30 youth = 4 free adults          and so on

Tecumseh Island for First Year Scouts

Tecumseh Island at Scouts BSA Summer Camp is Camp Birch’s program for First Year Scouts. We focus on learning Scout skills, getting to know camp, teamwork, working with others, the patrol method, and rank advancement.

Tecumseh Island is a full day program. Half the day is spent in Tecumseh Island, half is spent in merit badges. Scouts will take Swimming and First Aid the other half of the day. Scouts work on requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class, leaving only a few requirements left before they are eligible for First Class. 

We do not sign off on requirements in their book. Scoutmasters will need to review with their Scouts the information covered to make sure they retain what they have learned. Tecumseh Island Scouts will work as a patrol, tying knots, working on requirements, and completing an over night outpost on Thursday.

For full details on Tecumseh Island, check out this promo (available soon)!

Summer Camp Registrations

Campsite reservations are now being accepted for 2019 Boy Scout Summer Camp! Scout/Scouter and activity registration will begin January 2019.

We will be using our online registration system for Boy Scout Summer Camp in 2019. Payment must accompany all registrations via Credit Card or Electronic Check.

You will need to be logged into your MyCouncil account on our website in order to process online Summer Camp registrations. If you do not have a MyCouncil account, instructions on how to create one can be found by clicking the “How to Join MyCouncil” icon at the bottom of our homepage.

Online Summer Camp registration is a two step process: 1. Reserving a Campsite and 2. Adding Scouts and Activities.

Reserving a Campsite 

On the left-hand side of our homepage, click “Summer Programs” then click the “Boy Scout Summer Camp Information” icon. On the right-hand side of the page click the “Register” icon for the week you would like to attend. Follow the steps to reserve a campsite and pay the $100 campsite deposit.

The individual who reserves the campsite for the unit automatically becomes the online Summer Camp registration unit manager and is the only one with permissions to continue with the next registration step. Additional unit managers can be added by having the original unit manager email a request including name and email address of the person to be added to [Click for member's page]. Please note that anyone who becomes a unit manager will have access to edit online Summer Camp registrations.

Adding Scouts and Activities

You will manage the remainder of your online Summer Camp registration through your unit page on our council website. Tecumseh Council units can find this page by clicking “Unit Information” on the left-hand side of our homepage and searching for their unit. Out-of-Council units can obtain this link by emailing a request for the link to [Click for member's page].

On the right-hand side of  your unit page, click on "Registrations”, then click “Boy Scout Camp Week #”. This is where you will go from this point on to add and pay for Scouts and add activities to Scouts. To add Scouts you will click the “Participants” tab, then “Register New Participant” and follow the instructions to add and pay for Scouts. You will also be able to edit and make changes to registrations from this page.

If you have any questions regarding online Summer Camp registration, please contact Tara Corns at [Click for member's page] or 937-325-6449 x101.


Campership Application

To ensure that every boy can attend Camp Birch regardless of financial resources, camperships are available to any Scout registered in Tecumseh Council for a percentage of the cost of camp. The Scout’s family and Unit Leader must complete this application and return it to the Camp Director DL Kaufman at Damon.Kaufman@scouting.org or Council Service Center by March 22, 2019. Unit leaders will be notified of approved camperships by April 12, 2019. Camperships are awarded on a basis of family need. 

Camperships must be redeemed by the Early Bird deadline or they will be forfeited and VOID. Application does not guarantee approval. 

2019 Tecumseh Council Campership Application.pdf


Camp Staff Application

Have you made plans for your summer yet? Want a rewarding experience? Like to work with today's youth? Ever thought about being a Camp Counselor? We have lots of opportunities for you. Come work at Camp Birch for the 2019 summer! We are now taking applications for 2019 Summer Camp Staff. Fill out the Camp Staff application below and return it to Camp Director DL Kaufman at Damon.Kaufman@scouting.org or the Council Office at your convenience. 

2019 Tecumseh Council Camp Birch Camp Staff Application.pdf

Director Position Openings

Aquatics director: 21 years of age or older

Holds or can obtain a Certificate of training as a BSA Aquatics Instructor. Holds or can obtain BSA lifeguard, American Red Cross Lifeguard. Able to be trained in Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED

Shooting Sports Director: 21 years of age or older

Holds or Can obtain NRA Instructor credentials in Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol, Co-op muzzle loading, and NRA RSO. Also will need to have, or attend NCS to receive Shooting Sports Director Accreditation. Level 1 USA Archery instructor. Some of these are offered along with the Camp school for Shooting Sports Director.

Cope/Climbing Director: 21 years of age or older

Responsible, able to climb, not afraid of heights, Methodical record keeper Cope Training and Climbing Training required. Can be completed at the Council.

Tech Director: 18 or older

Be proficient with Computers, Video editing software, picture editing software.


Medical Form

Parts A, B and C are required for all resident camps. Please bring these to the 10 day out meeting. Immunizations need to have a date accompanying them. 

Medical Form ABC 680-001.pdf


Camp/Program Payment Policies

Payments for all activities, summer camps and camping events are non-refundable. 

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding Scouts BSA Summer Camp, please contact Camp Director DL Kaufman at Damon.Kaufman@scouting.org.

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