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  1. Did anyone camp at resica falls this summer? If you did let me know your personal opinion of the following Camp Program Areas (Be specific) Staff (By Area) Food Lake Program Pool Program Your Answers will help in planning for 2007 season of the aquatics and other programs. -Chris Lake Director 06 Resica Falls
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    North East Camps

    I personally suggest Resica Falls Scout Reservation in Marshalls Creek, PA. Great camp on 4600 acres. Staff is great, food is great, brand new pool/showerhouse, great program.. resicafalls.com (email me with questions as i am on staff and can help) Also, Treasure Island Scout Reservation in Pennsylvania. Col-bsa.org
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    Pennsylvania / Maryland Camp Reviews

    Hey Jo, Saw your post and thought that i would do a review on Resica Falls Scout Reservation for you. It might be bias because i am the lake director but I am very truthful and have been in the same position as you looking for camps for my troop. When we came to Resica i fell in love with it and went back on staff for 5 weeks in 05 and a full summer this year. I hope this helps and if you have any questions my email is clunden@grangerclassic.com... feel free to email me Enthusiam of staff - Very high. This past summer we ran a great program for over 500 scouts one week. Our staff works really well together and makes the week something to remember Quality of programs for older scouts - We offer Cope. Also climbing by the water falls. Also there is fawn run a program where they hike around the property and do different activities like black powder shooting, boating, knife and ax throwing, and so much more. We also offer Boot and Paddle which is a hike on the NJ section of the appilation trail and then a canoe trek to Treasure Island our sister camp down river Thoroughness and quality of teaching of merit badges (do they follow the letter of the merit badge requirements and teach them in a way that isn't "boring?)... Based on our reviews and what kids were saying, no merit badges are boring. All of our directors spent a ton of time preparing plans that incorporate fun into each class session so that the kids feel like they are doing something not sitting in a class. I know at the lake i do 30 -45 min of class and then an activity like sink the dock, swim, or something the kids want to do. Portions and quality of food. This years food was 110% better then last year. We had big portions and always had food left on the table. The selection of food and cooks were also very easy to get along with and cooked seperate food for vegetarians, etc. Quality of the "waterfront" be it pool or lake. Lake- We offered a stunning program this year and the program will be even better next year. The reviews from new and old troops said it was an awesome program we ran and all the kids had a great time. We offer canoeing, rowing, sailing and fishing. Next year i hope to put Kayaking BSA in the program. Pool - Brand New pool with waterslide(always a hit). We offer Swimming, Lifesaving, BSA Guard. In the afternoon there are free swims which the slide will be in use as well as polar bear. On tuesday nights we run a pool carnival that will have activities based around the theme of the summer. Next year will be pirate theme so the games will be great. Hope all of that helped
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    CIT Training Program

    I am putting together a CIT training program for this summer and i need some help with it. Does anyone out there have a CIT training manual they could email over to me so i have something to go off of? let me know and i will send you my email address.
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    Summer Camp 2007 -Which is the Best

    Camp Big Springs - Resica Falls Scout Reservation - Marshalls Creek PA Cradle of Liberty Council, Eastern Zone Reasons: The camp is amazing. Not only is the program put together really well, but the staff is awsome. Last year was my first year going to the camp and i fell in love with it. There is so much besides merit badges that the scouts can do with their time. Swimming down by the river, boating, etc. Also, they just built a brand new pool and shower house which is huge. Individual showers with private changing areas. Out of all of the camps i have been to, this one is the best. The food is great. Normally when i am leaving camp, I feel like i had fun but not all the scouts did. Last year, every scout left with a smile on his face and we are still talking about the summer!
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    Lake ideas

    This summer i am going to be lake director at a boy scout camp. Just trying to rework the lake program and put fun games and activites into the program. Does anyone have and fun ideas to do at the lake such as games, activites, or anything else? Thanks -251scout
  7. Hello all, I need some help with this one. I was an SPL who ran everything. Did everyones job for them. I did all the campouts, youth training, ceremony's, meetings, parties, etc. and now that i am JASM i feel like i have no active leadership role. Its kind of just a place my scoutmaster throws you when you have no where else to go. I was wondering what do you other scoutmasters have your jasm do to keep him busy and if you have a set job description. Any input would be greatly appreciated as i have a meeting with my scoutmaster to discuss my role as JASM. Thanks, 251scout
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    Summer Camp 2006

    So where is everyone going for camp in 2006?? i know its early but trying to get an idea.. Anyone heading to Resica falls, Ockanickon, treasure island KMSR?? or anywhere?? Ill be at Resica (Pool staff) but my troops going to ockanickon...
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    Try Resica Falls Scout Reservation in Marshalls Creek, PA.. not sure how far that is from you... its a good camp.. if you have any questions let me know... im on staff so i can answer them
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    Resica Falls Scout Reservation

    To all who are looking for a new summer camp location... I highly recomend Resica Falls Scout Reservation part of Cradle of liberty council. They have an amazing program run by excellent staff. Next year they will be offering a new pool, 2 new showerhouses, an even better program and so much more. After camping there the first week of their camping season, i had such a great time that i went back on staff and it truley is an amazing camp. The program director and reservation director are great people to deal with. The camp also offers a few high adventure programs like -Boot and Paddle - which is a week long canoeing adventure down the delaware river. It also includes hiking to the river. -Fawn Run - Which is a week long hike around the reservation And so much more. For more information check out resicafalls.com I highly reccomend it and maybe we will see you there next summer as i will be working as pool or lake director... (make sure you stop and say hi! Let me know what week your coming) -251 Scout
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    Webelo's Campout

    Thank you for all of your ideas.. they will help is in planning... I am going to attempt to make this a district event to... i like to plan things on a large scale! Anyone know of the procedure for getting things to be a district or council event?? -251
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    Searching for new summer Camp

    Hops, Im not from your area so i dont know any off hand but we found the camp we went to this year by word of mouth and i checked it using http://www.scoutcamp.org/ That site and under the heading where it says WELCOME TO SCOUTCAMP.ORG you click on camp database link. You can search by state and it gives peoples reviews of the camp.. i usually look for ones with a lot of reviews then look into them more closely, Just trying to help another scout out YIS, 251 Scout Spl
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    Webelo's Campout

    Thanks for your posts! Good points bob... thanks again for your imput... your always there to help!:-)
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    Webelo's Campout

    Hello All, As senior patrol leader i have been nominated to put together a campout for webelo's 1st and 2nd years. We would appreciate any plans you may be able to share with us.. please pm me if you have any plans and i will send you my email address Thanks, 251scout
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    Summer Camp Reviews

    The camp is located in the poconos.. in marshalls creek. They have some 4000 + acres to explore on bikes and such.. a couple of nice swimming holes which all of the scouts love.. Is your son going to big springs?